A Report on POWERCON2008 & 2008 IEEE Power India Conference


A quick look summarily at what happened in IEEE PES Asia Pacific Region International Conference POWERCON2008 & 2008 IEEE Power India Conference, held at InterContinental The Grand, New Delhi, India from October 12 to 15, 2008.


First of all let me thank you all for the overwhelming support I received from you. Just to share as a part of quick reporting on the Joint Conference POWERCON2008 & 2008 IEEE Power India Conference with the theme "Technological advancements for the development of power sector", we are placing the following before you:

·         What a coincidence, exactly 300 papers & 300 primary registrants.

·         Sponsorship coming from Dept. of Science & Technology of Govt. of India (Gold), NTPC, Power Grid (both Silver), NDPL, Delta, & GE (all Bronze), while there were six Exhibitors displaying their products (software) in seven stalls and an international book-publisher providing hand-out in author’s kit.

·         Besides from India, with accepted papers  from 30 countries of China, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Lebanon, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, Algeria, South Africa, UK, Germany, Russia, Sweden, Netherlands, Switzerland, Norway, Turkey, Croatia, USA, Canada, & Brazil, delegates from most of the countries could make it. However, as against large contingent expected from China and Iran, few only were present, mainly due to problem in getting visa. 


Reported by

Subrata Mukhopadhyay

General Chair, POWERCON2008

October 16, 2008