Carnegie Mellon University
October 20, 2017

EST&P student, M.Kavakuntala presented research paper at IEEE Conference

Meghana Kavakuntala attended the 2017 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference in San Jose, CA from Oct. 19-22, 2017. The conference addressed the underlying humanitarian challenges and opportunities associated with various fields such as energy, education, heath, sanitation, agriculture, and water, etc.

M. Kavakuntala presented her reserach paper, “Rural Indian Microgrid Design Optimization- Intelligent Battery Sizing”, which proposes a design framework to optimize the size of battery systems employed in microgrids set in rural Indian scenarios which was part of the Energy Management session

Kavakuntala stated, "the theme of the conference struck a chord with me as the pool of ideas and thoughts exchanged by the end of each day addressed the need of the hour, bridging the energy nexus in today’s world."

Meghana recieved conference funding through CMU's GSA/Provost office and from the EST&P master's program.