President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj awarded the young engineer N.Natsagnyam the highest State Award for his innovation on “Automatic adjustment for synchronized generator’s reactive potential and its virtual laboratory” which he calls it “NaNyam-AX12”. Earlier this month the government awarded him 2013 Prize of Technological Progress of Mongolia, with a cash of 100 million MNT.
His innovation of complete software and hardware solution will save MNT600 million or USD350 thousand in imports of a similar equipment. He adds that it will also be 10 times cheaper than a similar technology used in the People’s Republic of China.
N.Natsagnyam holds Master of Science Degree in Power Engineering from Manchester University and The Mongolian University of Science and Technology. He emphasized that while he worked in Britain, his main purpose was to fully understand the technology led him to this innovation. After 4 years, his system is successfully being implemented at the Power Plant – I without any failure or errors for over 7 months.
The technology can be used in various industries such as mining, power and construction. He expresses his gratitude to the people who worked voluntarily without a pay in the past 4 years. His future plan is to determine the possibilities to replace imported equipments and engineer it locally. N.Natsagnyam mentions that there are many Mongolian engineers graduated in Japan and United States working in non-engineering fields, and he plans to recruit them in his further research.
Interestingly, he adds that he wrote a dissertation based on what he learned in the Mongolian university to obtain a degree in the UK. He added that there wasn’t anything new to learn in the UK. He just had to write his dissertation and model it on Matlab to get employment in the UK.