Dear friends,
The IEEE Bangalore section organized a two day smarttech workshop with the theme “Smart Technologies for the Smart living” at Vivanta by Taj (MG Road, Bangalore) on 18th and 19th November 2016. The organizers were able to attract distinguished speakers from Industry, universities and startups in the area of automotive, healthcare, Smart cites/villages, connectivity, retail and data science. The workshop was designed to give a neat understanding of the key emerging technologies, their applications and the impact they will have on us, our lifestyle and our living spaces. I’m thankful to the organizers for giving me an opportunity to share our (FluxGen’s) work in the field of energy and water management at the workshop.
My talk was featured in the Smart cities and Smart villages section on the first day. I started my presentation by explaining the concept of micro-grid and its application for energy and water management in local community setup such as a village, an apartment or even a factory. I picked three projects that we had executed in last couple of years as part of my company FluxGen that helped me share the technology that we have developed in the micro-grid space using IoT(internet of things)tools. The first project was the rural electrification project that we had executed in a small village in Belgaum district of Karnataka state, where I could share the execution challenges in setting up a solar PV plant to power houses in the village and also to continuously monitor the energy and weather parameters for scientific study. The second project was about the solar powered water management system for an enterprise customer, who wanted to conserve water by measuring water flow and water level at multiple locations in a large campus. The third project that I shared was about the large scale solar PV farm health monitoring that involves automatic tracking of fault at a particular location(string) in a solar plant.
While this workshop gave me an opportunity to share the stage with some of the prominent technology leaders, it also connected me to some of the prospective customers and people with whom we could partner in further strengthening our technology. I’m also glad the organizers gave us the opportunity to exhibit the demo model of our IoT enabled energy and water management system to the participants, which I must say gathered lot of attention during lunch and tea breaks. Please feel free to write to me on to know more about the work we have been doing in conserving energy and water.

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