Symposium on Emerging Technologies for Green Energy

Session 1: Expert Session on Green Hydrogen

The discussions in this session were related to green hydrogen and fuel cells. The  speakers discussed the potential of green hydrogen in various industries and its use as  a fuel source. They also talked about the challenges faced in the Green Hydrogen  economy, its safety standards, and regulations. The sessions also highlighted the  potential use of fuel cell technology in the maritime domain and Kerala’s roadmap for  green hydrogen production.

Session 2: Expert Session on Energy Storage and Grid Stability

The presentations by the three speakers were met with enthusiasm, and an amazing  discussion ensued, exploring various aspects of energy storage, grid stability, and the  integration of renewable energy sources. Each speaker brought a unique perspective to  the table, enriching the overall understanding of the topic. In conclusion, the session  underscored the importance of energy storage, grid stability, and the collaborative  efforts required from both industry and academia to address the challenges posed by  renewable energy integration. The speakers provided valuable insights into various  aspects of the topic, setting the stage for further exploration and research in the field.  The event was a resounding success, leaving attendees with a deeper understanding of  these critical topics and a sense of inspiration for future research and development in  the field.

Session 3: Expert Session on Challenges in Renewable Energy

The session discussed Kerala’s wind potential, emphasized India’s goal to meet the  Paris Agreement by 2050 and outlined plans for renewable energy to save 10 trillion  dollars by 2060. Key milestones for carbon emission reduction by 2030 were  addressed, along with the significance of electricity as the primary energy carrier. He  also covered topics like hydrogen, electrification, and hard-to-abate sectors, showcased  record electricity demand, and noted challenges due to weak monsoons impacting  coal-fired plant closures. Global energy trends like green hydrogen and battery energy  storage were mentioned, with a focus on distributed generation and challenges posed  by variable renewable energy sources to the power grid and fossil fuel generation. 

Session 4: Expert Session on IoT, Blockchain and AI Adoption in Green Energy

The seminar focused on data analytics in solar PV power plants, net-zero energy  transition, and blockchain technology in the power sector. Experts shared their insights  on the potential applications of AI and ML in the energy industry and the use of  blockchain technology in peer-to-peer energy trading, renewable energy certificate  trading, electric vehicle charging networks, and wholesale power trading. The panel  discussion touched upon the need for AI-based forecasting techniques to address the  unpredictability of solar energy. Overall, the seminar highlighted the importance of data  analysis in ensuring the efficient functioning of solar PV power plants and the potential  for AI and blockchain to revolutionize the power sector. 

Session 5: Expert Session on Net Zero Energy Transition

The “Expert Session on Net Zero Energy Transition” featured a panel of speakers who  shared insights into achieving a net-zero energy future. Satheesh Kumar Pai discussed  Cochin International Airport’s green initiatives, Dinesh Kumar A N emphasized energy  efficiency, Anand Gopinath outlined BPCL’s vision for net-zero emissions, and Sajan P  John focused on energy storage for marine use. Audience interactions added depth to  the session, addressing topics such as waste recycling and carbon footprint calculation,  making it a comprehensive discussion on sustainability and decarbonization efforts in  India.

Session 6: Expert Session on Renewable Energy Transition and its Impact on Economy

The topics covered range from India’s ambitious target to achieve net-zero emissions by  2070 and the declining costs of renewable energy (RE) to studies highlighting job  opportunities in the RE sector and the safety of RE sources. There’s also a focus on  energy conservation methods, the benefits of bicycle riding over vehicles, and  educational programs like ‘urjajalakam’ aimed at raising energy conservation awareness  among students. Additionally, the discussion delves into how the transition to RE  accelerates sustainable E-Mobility, the transformation of India’s automotive landscape  with a significant presence of two-wheelers and growing EV sales. It touches on the  energy requirements for charging EVs, power production, renewable sources, and the  broader energy needs in India.

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