Activities under NaMPET Phase1 (2005-2010) focused on R&D, infrastructure and awareness creation. NaMPET has been successful in establishing a good network of premier academic institutes and industries around the nodal centre at CDAC. Highlights of activities under taken in NaMPET phase-1 are

  • Development of State of the art technology for Grid-tied solar inverters, Full Spectrum Simulator, Matrix Converter etc.
  • Major sponsored projects like STATCOM for IT Park from MoP, Vehicle Control Unit and Auxiliary Converter for Rolling Stock Application from Indian Railways etc.
  • Sponsored projects on Front-End Converter, UPS Systems and AC Drives with industries, and the development of Power Conditioner for Fuel Cell for NMRL, a DRDO lab.
  • Products like Hall Effect Current Sensors and IGBT Gate drivers are developed and commercialized through industry partners like M/s Electrohms, Bangalore and M/s Veeral Controls, Gandhi Nagar.
  • Many research projects undertaken by Academic Institutions have resulted in proving concepts and publication of papers.
  • Educational kits for hands on training of students in PE area developed and introduced in the academic institutions
  • National Power Electronics Infrastructure built at the Nodal centre, and at 11 Academic institutes across the country

NaMPET has conducted number of awareness creation programmes like Short-term courses, National annual workshops and seminars etc. with the support from all the participating agencies under NaMPET network, which has created a notable impact in attracting PE professionals and students in the country. The industry interactions got strengthened during the first phase. Technology on Front-end Converter and UPS systems are commercialized through industries. User industries like Indian Railways and Ministry of Power have joined hands with NaMPET in the development of systems like Vehicle Control Unit, Train Control Network, Auxiliary Converter, STATCOM for Neutral Current Compensation at IT Parks, Dynamic Voltage Restorer for Textile mills etc.