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Engineering a Greener Tomorrow

Monday, April 9th at 6:00 p.m., Dr. Damir Novosel, IEEE PES Immediate Past President and now President of Quanta Technology LLC, will be presenting “Engineering a Greener Tomorrow”.

Day & Time: Monday, April 9, 2018
6:00 p.m. ‐ 7:00 p.m.

Speaker: Dr. Damir Novosel
IEEE PES Immediate Past President
President, Quanta Technology LLC

Location: Bahen Center of Information Technology, Room BA4287
40 St George St.
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 2E4

Contact: Hoda Youssef

Organizer: IEEE Toronto Industry Applications & Power Electronics Society Join Chapter

RVSP: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/168257

Abstract: Reliable and efficient electrical grid operation is critical to society. The electrical power and energy industry in the next decades is changing rapidly to meet the demands of the society and address challenges. New technology trends include development of more efficient, reliable, and cost-effective renewable generation and Distributed Energy Resources (DER), energy storage technologies, Electric Vehicles (EV), monitoring, protection, automation, and control devices, and communications that offer significant opportunities for realizing a sustainable and greener energy future. We are at a crossroads in making business and technical decisions that will allow us to optimally and cost-effectively manage the greener tomorrow.

The presentation will address some of the challenges and opportunities facing modern grids and how industry trends and innovation will shape the future grid. Topics included are:

• Industry Trends and Transformation Drivers
• Opportunities and challenges with distributed energy resources, microgrids, electrical vehicles and the role of storage
• Technologies for the changing nature of the grid
• Grid modernization roadmap
• Education and workforce needs
• Key success factors to prepare for the greener future

Biography: Dr. Damir Novosel is president of Quanta Technology, a subsidiary of Quanta Services, a Fortune 500 company. Previously, he was vice president of ABB Automation Products and president of KEMA T&D US.

Damir is elected to National Academy of Engineers in 2014. He served as IEEE Power and Energy Society President (2016-2017) and Vice President of Technical Activities (2011-2012) and is a member of the IEEE Standards Board. He is also a member of the CIGRE US National Committee and received the CIGRE Attwood Associate award.

Damir holds 17 US and international patents and published over 100 articles and was leading and participating in developing industry standards and guides, receiving IEEE PES 2011 and 2013 Prize Paper Awards. Dr. Novosel is also an adjunct professors of Electrical Engineering at North Carolina State University.

He holds PhD and MSc, BSc degrees in electrical engineering from Mississippi State University (where he was a Fulbright scholar), the University of Zagreb, Croatia, and the University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, respectively. Dr. Novosel was selected Mississippi State University Distinguished Engineering Fellow in 2015.

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