Webinars

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Description of Recent and Upcoming Webinars

Webinar Presentation

10 January 2021
Saudi Arabia

Connectivity in the Smart Grid for the Integration of Renewables in Saudi Arabia
Invited Talk – WEP2021 Connectivity Conference – King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

15 January 2021
Norway

Emerging Technologies for IoT Applications in Buildings
Invited Lecture – IEEE Norway Section AGM

20 January 2021
Iran

Role of the Smart Grid in Facilitating the Integration of Renewables
IEEE Iran Section and the University of Kurdistan

With the focus on environmental sustainability and energy security, power system planners are looking at renewable energy as supplements and alternatives. But such generation sources have their own challenges – primarily intermittency.  It is expected that the smart grid – due to its inherent communication, sensing and control capabilities – will have the ability to manage the load, storage and generation assets (including renewables) in the power grid to enable a large-scale integration of distributed generation. In a smart grid, information about the state of the grid and its components can be exchanged quickly over long distances and complex networks.

It will therefore be possible to have the integration of sustainable energy sources, such as wind, solar, off-shore electricity, etc. for smoother system operation. But in order for this to be possible, the electric utility will have to evolve, and change their ways of operation to become an intelligent provider of these services. This lecture introduces the operational characteristics of renewable energy sources, and various aspects of the smart grid – technology, standards and regulations. It also addresses the interplay among distributed generation, storage and conventional generation to provide an efficient operational strategy in the context of the smart grid.

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21 January 2021
Shanghai, China

Role of the Smart Grid in Facilitating the Integration of Renewables
Invited Lecture at Shanghai Jiaotong University

With the focus on environmental sustainability and energy security, power system planners are looking at renewable energy as supplements and alternatives. But such generation sources have their own challenges – primarily intermittency.  It is expected that the smart grid – due to its inherent communication, sensing and control capabilities – will have the ability to manage the load, storage and generation assets (including renewables) in the power grid to enable a large-scale integration of distributed generation. In a smart grid, information about the state of the grid and its components can be exchanged quickly over long distances and complex networks.

It will therefore be possible to have the integration of sustainable energy sources, such as wind, solar, off-shore electricity, etc. for smoother system operation. But in order for this to be possible, the electric utility will have to evolve, and change their ways of operation to become an intelligent provider of these services. This lecture introduces the operational characteristics of renewable energy sources, and various aspects of the smart grid – technology, standards and regulations. It also addresses the interplay among distributed generation, storage and conventional generation to provide an efficient operational strategy in the context of the smart grid.

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28 January 2021
Georgia Tech, USA

How to Write an Effective Technical Paper
Invited Talk, IEEE PES Student Chapter

In this presentation Prof. Saifur Rahman will highlight issues with paper structure, conference vs. journal papers, ethics, where to publish, open access, impact factor, etc. He will also highlight the IEEE publications business, the value and quality of IEEE publications, and the broad topical areas IEEE publications cover.

03 February 2021
USA

Energy Efficiency in Smart Buildings through IoT Sensor
Invited Talk, IEEE Electron Devices Society

Internet of Things (IoT) deployments offer a much higher value proposition if these can function in the context of smart buildings. Such advanced information and communication technology (ICT) applications in commercial buildings, schools, libraries, shopping centers, etc. offer low cost but highly effective monitoring and control opportunities.  Sensors deployed in key locations can monitor the building environment in real-time, collect information for intelligent decision making, and facilitate various services. An IoT sensor platform has been developed that provides a unified communication platform which can integrate information from disparate sources and provide one control hierarchy.

It is a powerful, low-cost, open-architecture software platform that can monitor and control major electrical loads (e.g., HVAC, lighting and plug loads), as well as solar PV systems, energy storage units and other IoT sensors in commercial buildings. The platform can provide new or legacy buildings with a building automation system (BAS) or connect with existing BAS systems in large and small commercial buildings. This platform leverages machine learning algorithms to draw insights from a deployed building’s historical operating data and occupant preferences to save energy (kWh) while increasing occupant comfort. This also allows buildings to reduce peak demand (kW) through direct communication with utilities using demand response protocols such as openADR. 

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Past Webinars

Turkey (August 10, 2020)

Bangladesh (August 11, 2020)