The annual Panel Discussion organized by the Electrical Engineering Society (EESoc) of the University of Moratuwa was held for the 17th consecutive time at Waters Edge, Colombo on the 17th of December 2015. The topic for the panel discussion was Power Quality and Reliability, Are we satisfied?.
EESoc is a collaboration of graduates, undergraduates and the academic staff members of the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Moratuwa. One of the main tasks of EESoc's annual calendar is the annual Panel Discussion on a timely issue in the field of electrical engineering. Since Sri Lanka's power sector is now approaching 100% electrification, the next priority in the industry was identified as the quality and reliability of the power supply delivered to the electricity consumers. Hence, the topic of Power Quality and Reliability, Are we satisfied? was selected for the Panel Discussion of 2015.
Hon. Ranjit Siyambalapitiya, Minister of Power and Renewable Energy was the Chief Guest of the event and Hon. Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Mega polis and Western Development was invited as the Guest of Honour, who couldn't attend the event due to his tight schedules. The panel was moderated by Senior Prof. Ranjith Perera of the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Moratuwa. The panellists were Dr. Tilak Siyambalapitiya, energy consultant and the Managing Director of the Resource Management Associates Pvt. Ltd., Dr. H.M. Wijekoon, Chief Engineer of Transmission Planning Division of Ceylon Electricity Board, Eng. H.N. Gunasekara, General Manager of Lanka Electricity Company, Eng. Damitha Kumarasinghe, Director General of Public Utilities Commission Sri Lanka (PUCSL) and Dr. Dharshana Muthumuni, Managing Director of Manitoba HVDC Research Centre of Canada. Dr. B.M.S. Batagoda, Secretary to the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy and Eng. Anura Wijayapala, Chairman of Ceylon Electricity also addressed the gathering presenting their views on the topic.