SMART GRID: The Future of Electricity Networks

The Department of Electrical Engineering at the College of Engineering and Sciences-IoBM organized a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminar from 12:00 to 14:00 on Monday, November 29, 2021, at the EMEC Conference Room. Dr. Zeeshan Shahid was invited to Speak on the "Smart Grid: the Future of Electricity Networks." The program was attended by the Engineering Department Faculty, Engineers, and students of the Electrical Engineering and CS department. Dr. Seema Ansari, Associate Dean College of Engineering and Sciences (CES) / Program Coordinator/ PEB/PEC/CPD along with the faculty of Electrical Engineering and CS Department attended the Seminar.     
During his talk, Dr. Zeeshan Shahid focused on the Smart Grid and the future of Electricity networks. He concentrated his speech on the rapid advancements in new technologies and increased demand for cheap, sustainable, and efficient energy systems. He said that the concept of Smart Grid (SG) is being promoted all over the world. The Smart Grid transforms a traditional Electrical Grid into an efficient, sustainable, and intelligent power network using digital networks and automation. The future energy systems based on Smart Grid will include distributed generation using renewable sources, Power Electronics Converters, Energy Storage Facilities, Real-Time Monitoring and Controls, Electrical Vehicles and Automated Transportation, and Smart Homes. 
The event provided useful insights and concepts to the students about the smart grid and its impact on society. The event ended with a vote of thanks by Dr. Seema Ansari. She thanked Dr. Zeeshan Shahid and all participants for attending the CPD Seminar. She said that it is a mandatory requirement of PEC. She added that rapid changes in the environment, different ways of working, technological advancement, social and economic developments, directly affect the environment we live in and work. She added that CPD supports professionals to enhance their professional competence and maximize their potential. The CPD program ensures people remain competent in their profession. She distributed Certificates to all registered and professional engineers and a shield to the Speaker.