8th NPEC held at CoEP

Sakal Times
Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Pune: The 8th National Power Electronics Conference (NPEC) was held at College of Engineering, Pune (CoEP), from December 18 to 20.

The three-day national conference was an amalgation of exchange of ideas, information and expertise amongst the power electronics community of India.

BN Chaudhari was the deputy director and convener of NPEC 2017. 

Pune: The 8th National Power Electronics Conference (NPEC) was held at College of Engineering, Pune (CoEP), from December 18 to 20.

The three-day national conference was an amalgation of exchange of ideas, information and expertise amongst the power electronics community of India.

BN Chaudhari was the deputy director and convener of NPEC 2017. 

"Power electronics has gained importance not only as a subject but a discipline as a whole. The vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to generate power using renewable energy up to 170 gigawatts by 2022 is possible only with power electronics and power systems, which will enable efficient conversion and utilisation of the power generated," said Bhim Singh, central electricity authority chair professor at IIT Delhi and general chair of NPEC 2017 at the inaugural function on Monday.

“Defence sector is one amongst the apt users of the technology developed using power electronics. DRDO has developed advanced guns, which are able to fire at long distances, up to 48 km, along with other state-of-the-art technology using power electronics and power systems,” said Pravin Mehta, distinguished scientist and director general of armament and combat engineering systems at Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).  

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