Smart Grid: Opportunities and Challenges




 Sabbir Ahmad, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Manager of Engineering, Transmission & Distribution
Amec Foster Wheeler, Vancouver

Smart Grid: Opportunities and Challenges

Time & Date: 5 pm – 6 pm, May 11th, 2015
Location: EME 1151, UBC, Okanagan Campus, 3333 University Way, Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7

Talk Abstract: Smart grid represents the next generation electrical power grid that will integrate modern information, communications, and power technologies to improve the control, efficiency, reliability and safety of energy generation, transmission, distribution, and consumption. In this talk, the presenter will present some case studies of smart grid system implementations in North America.

Speaker Biography: Dr. Sabbir Ahmad received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Victoria, BC, Canada, 2008. Dr. Ahmad has more than 20 years of experience in engineering, planning, research and project management, mainly for transmission and distribution projects in Asia, Europe and North America. Currently, he is a manager of Engineering, Transmission & Distribution, with the global engineering & project management service provider Amec Foster Wheeler. He is also a registered Professional Engineers (P.Eng.) with APEGBC and PEO, a member of IEEE as well.

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