Faculty of Engineering organized a workshop titled ‘Power System and Renewable Energy Simulation using PSCAD/EMTDC Software’ on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the Microsoft Teams online platform. 23 faculty members from Dept. of EEE attended this online workshop. The workshop was conducted by Dr. Md. Rifat Hazari, Assistant Professor, Department of EEE, AIUB who mainly focused on the necessity of renewable energy and hybrid power system research and how PSCAD/EMTDC software can be used for the hybrid power system simulation.
The workshop was inaugurated by the opening remarks from Prof. Dr. Mohammad Abdul Mannan, Director, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB. He discussed about the growing demand of renewable energy in the worldwide and challenges of grid integration issues of renewable energy. After that, the speaker Dr. Hazari took the stage and initiated the workshop by providing introduction to hybrid power system and how it works. Then he presented a tutorial on how to use PSCAD/EMTDC software. He briefed about the large number of advantages of hybrid power system, like less harmful to environment as renewable energy sources are used. He also discussed about renewable energy sources, scenarios of renewable energy in Bangladesh, challenges of hybrid power system, like difficulty to produce output power with high quality and reliability for synchronization with the local grid connection. After that, Dr. Hazari provided hands on expertise to the participants using PSCAD/EMTDC software. In the final part of the workshop participants modelled hybrid power system in PSCAD.The workshop ended with concluding remarks from Prof. Dr. Mannan where he highlighted the importance of this software in research and higher studies.