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Dates for submission of papers extended

LV Automatic Power Factor Correction
(APFC) panels

22nd and 23rd Aug 2013

Call for
Papers, Participation and Sponsorship

Organized by
Central Power Research Institute
Power Capacitors Laboratory
Prof. Sir C.V. Raman Road, P.B. No. 8066
Sadashivanagar (P.O.),
Bangalore – 560 080, INDIA
Central Power Research Institute (CPRI), set up in 1960 by Government of India, functions
as a centre for applied research in electrical power engineering, assisting the electrical
industry in product development and quality assurance. CPRI also serves as an
independent authority for testing and certification of power equipment up to and
including UHV class.

Power Capacitors Laboratory of CPRI, Bangalore has established state-of-the-art facilities

for research, testing and evaluation of power capacitors which have applications as shunt
capacitors, series capacitors, surge protection capacitors, motor capacitors, fan
capacitors, fluorescent capacitors, etc. Tests are carried out as per national and
international standards. Laboratory also has facilities for undertaking tests on filter
reactors and series damping reactors associated with LV capacitors. Recently, facilities for
testing LV Automatic Power Factor Correction (APFC) panels have been augmented.

Application of APFC panels is becoming more attractive due to their specific advantages
over manually operated capacitor banks. At present, no comprehensive Indian standard is
available for testing APFC panels. Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the national
standards body of India has extended financial support to CPRI to undertake a R&D
project for development of a new standard for LV APFC panels. CPRI in association with
APFC panel manufacturers and purchasers has formulated an Indian standard for “APFC
panels for voltage rating up to and including 1000 Volts”. The standard will help both
manufacturers and utilities to setup uniformity in testing and also to install reliable APFC
panels for achieving the target power factor (PF), closer to unity, and consequently
improve the efficiency of the LV system by minimizing the losses in distribution systems
so as to meet one of the main goals of RAPDRP of Ministry of Power, Govt. of India.

The conference is organized to discuss and deliberate the Indian standard developed
under the BIS sponsored R&D project to get necessary inputs for further improvement.
This conference will also provide a common platform for the designers, manufacturers,
utilities, testing agencies, research organizations and consultants to discuss and share
knowledge on the latest developments on automatic PF control technologies.


Professionals dealing with APFC panels from organizations like State Electricity Boards/
companies / Power utilities / Electricity Distribution Companies / Wind farms /
Industries like Cement, Steel, Chemicals, Fertilizers, IT and BT centers, Automobile
industry, manufacturers of APFC Panel, panel components, Consultants, Researchers,
Academicians, Test Engineers etc.


• Testing standard for APFC panels - Present scenario

• Components of APFC panels – PF controller, capacitors, reactors, switchgear,
metering, protection
• Recent trends - Smart components, current limiting devices and PF controllers,
SCADA interface
• Issues of harmonics
• Capacitor Switching transients, PF correction Response time
• Modeling and Simulation studies
• Installation and commissioning
• Operation and safety
• Case studies
• Any other topics relevant to APFC
Authors are invited to submit original papers on conference topics. Papers shall be purely
technical in nature. Publicity of brand, make or company in the paper and presentation
are not permitted. All the papers will be reviewed by a Technical Committee and only
those papers approved by the Committee will be notified for presentation in the
conference. The authors of the accepted papers deemed to have transferred the Copyright
permission to CPRI. Official language of this Conference is English.

Number of pages in the paper shall be limited to 6. The paper should be on A4 size, text
shall be in single column. Text shall be in Times New Roman Font, font size 12, black
colour font, single line spacing with margin 1.25 inch on left and 1 inch on remaining
three sides. The paper title shall be in TITLE case, Bold and font size 14. Authors name
with affiliation and email ID, below the title, shall be in font size 12. The Figures and
Tables shall be numbered along with suitable captions.

Paper shall be submitted both in hard copy and soft copy (.doc / .docx format) through

Along with full paper, Authors are requested to furnish a brief resume limited to 5 lines
covering work experience, name of the organization, country, position, telephone No., Fax
No., e-mail ID, passport size photograph.


Deadline for submission of full paper : May 4th, 2013 Extended to 31st May 2013
Notification of acceptance : May 17th, 2013 Extended to 14th June 2013

CONFERENCE DATES : 22nd and 23rd Aug 2013

Central Power Research Institute
Prof. Sir. C. V. Raman Road, P.B.No.8066, Sadashivanagar (P.O.)
Bangalore – 560 080, INDIA.


Category Registration fee per Discount in Registration

delegate fee for group registration.

For General / Private Rs. 10,000/- (plus Service 10 % for 3 delegates

Organizations. Tax) per delegate
20 % for 4 and above

For Government Rs. 5000/- (plus Service 20 % for 3 delegates

Power Tax) per delegate
Utilities/Electricity 30 % for 4 and above
institutions / PSU
For students of Rs. 3,000/- (plus Service 10 % for 3 delegates
educational institution Tax) per delegate
20 % for 4 and above

The conference is organized under a sponsored R&D project. As a special case, the above
discounts are given for group registration.

Delegates are requested to make their own arrangements for accommodation and travel
during the Conference.
It is mandatory for one of the authors to register and make payment in advance for
inclusion of the paper in the conference proceedings and for paper presentation.

Amount Free Display of Logo Advertisement
(Rs.) Registration
(Number of

Rs. 1,50,000/- Conference One page company

(Service Tax, as 05 Venue, advertisement
applicable, to be borne Conference kit (colour) in the
by the sponsor) Conference
Rs. 75,000/- Conference ½ page company
(Service Tax, as 03 Venue, advertisement
applicable, to be borne Conference kit (colour) in the
by the sponsor) Conference

Company logo and advertise material to be sent well in advance for inclusion in the
Conference proceedings.

By way of either

(1) Demand Draft drawn in favour of “Accounts Officer” Central Power Research
Institute , Bangalore, or

(2) Wire transfer / RTGS.

SWIFT Code No. : SBININBB425 (From Abroad)

IFSC Code No. : SBIN0010370 (Within India)
Beneficiary Account No. : 10356553310
Beneficiary name : Central Power Research Institute
Bank charges if any shall be borne by the delegates / organizations.


Dr. (Mrs. ) H. N. Nagamani Shri. K Mallikarjunappa

Joint Director /Programme Co-ordinator Joint Director / HOD (DCCD)
email:, Email:
Mobile: +91 9449023326 Mobile : +91 8277107712

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