21 October 2022
Venue: 2 MW ANERT Solar Power Plant, Kuzhalmannam, Palakkad
Date: 21st October 2022
Time: 11 AM to 1 PM
IEEE PES SBC CEA in association with IEEE PES Kerala Chapter conducted ‘EXPEDITA’, an Industrial Visit at 2 MW ANERT Solar Power Plant, Kuzhalmannam, Palakkad on the 21st of October 2022. Dr. John George, [Professor and HOD, EEE Department, CEA; Vice Chair, IEEE Professional Activities, IEEE Kerala Section; Chapter Advisor, IEEE PES SBC CEA] and Mrs. Sumi Soman (Assistant Professor in EEE Department of College of Engineering Adoor) were the accompanying staff for the industrial visit from College of Engineering Adoor.
Industrial visits provide the students with an opportunity to learn practically through interaction, working methods and employment practices. It gives the students exposure to current work practices as opposed to theoretical knowledge being taught in their college classrooms. The target of the event was to acquaint the participants with the technical and theoretical aspect of using solar energy and educate them on the working, installation, maintenance and all other important concepts of a solar power plant. A funding of 10,000 ₹ was granted from IEEE PES Kerala Chapter to IEEE PES SBC CEA to conduct the event. Dr. Ajith Gopi (IEEE PES Kerala Chapter Chair, Joint Chief Technical Manager ANERT) gave his full support for conducting the event and helped coordinate the event with ANERT Solar Power Plant.
The team from College of Engineering Adoor arrived at the solar plant at 11 A.M. Dr. John George gave an overview of the plant to the students. The students were then divided into two groups. Each group was mentored by two junior engineers working at the plant. Each group was educated in detail about the plant and each specification of the various systems and components that make up the plant. The array layout of the solar plant as well as the division of