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20 Mr. Prakash Nayak Senior Member, IET & Director, PEnA Power Engineering and Automation Pvt Ltd Solar energy technology becomes increasingly affordable and available and its potential as a major source of low-carbon energy grows In a 2004 report entitled, “Solar Generation” Greenpeace and the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA), estimated that, by 2020, Photovoltaic systems could provide MWh of energy-equivalent to 1% of the global demand projected by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Energetica India talks to Mr. Prakash Nayak; Senior Member, IET & Director, PEnA Power Engineering and Automation Pvt Ltd to know about IET India Solar Panel, Â Solarillion Foundation & its contribution to Indian Renewable Energy Sector ENERGETICA INDIA: Please introduce us to IET India Solar Panel- its mission, activities and members? MR. PRAKASH NAYAK: The IET is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community, with more than 150,000 members in 127 countries and offices in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. The IET provides a global knowledge network to facilitate the exchange of ideas and promote the positive role of science, engineering and technology in the world. Increasingly, the IET is projecting its voice and contributing to the major issues of our time such as climate change, affordable energy, transportation, sustainable development, the skills shortage and, perhaps one of the more fundamental topics, education. The IET has a strong presence in India, with an office in Bangalore and local networks of leading engineers and IT professionals in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, Nashik and Kanyakumar, along with a South Asia office in Bangalore. Power Engineers Panel: IET has formed the power engineer’s panel to create a platform bringing together the stakeholders from various parts of the power industry, academicians, education institutions, corporate bodies, scientists, students, government and policy making bodies. Under the national Power Engineers Panel, we intend to form local power engineer’s panel supported by IET Local Network. The Power Engineers Panel is an afterthought of IETs Sector focus and while looking at the core issues hindering the growth of power industry in India, similar panel exist at UK and Australia. The panel will be supported by the IET Power Academy based out of The UK. Panel objectives • To work on making engineering students excited about careers in core engineering industries. • To increase the engagement of students and academics with other stakeholders and drive home the importance of engineers and technicians in building national assets. • To work with similar minded bodies and relevant government agencies for creating concentration in technologies which are clean and environment friendly. Other Focus Areas • To form an advisory body around areas of power generation, distribution and transmission. • Creating pool of technocrats and professionals and researchers in the area of power management and technology energetica INDIA · MAY | JUN16 INTERVIEW


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