On Sunday, May 21st, 2023, the IEEE AIUB Student Branch successfully organized a webinar session titled “Advancements in Renewable Energy Technologies: Shaping the Future of Power and Energy” in celebration of the 6th IEEE PES Day. The webinar started at 7:10 PM and ended at 8:40 PM. A total of 100+ participants attended the webinar. The webinar aimed to inform students about the latest developments in the power and renewable energy sectors, including advancements in wind, solar, and hydro technologies. It highlighted the potential of renewable energy to meet growing energy demands while addressing the climate crisis, inspiring students in their career choices.
Advisor of IEEE AIUB Student Branch Dr. Md. Saniat Rahman Zishan, Director, Faculty of Engineering, American International University - Bangladesh inaugurated the event by emphasizing the significance of PES Day and its relevance to the participants. He shed light on the power and energy sector, setting the stage for an insightful session. Advisor of IEEE Power and Energy Society AUST Student Branch Chapter Dr. Taskin Jamal, Assistant Professor, Department of EEE, AUST took the floor as the speaker of the session. His session revolved around sustainability and its crucial role in combating the global energy crisis. He delved into topics such as the impact of climate change, the revolution in renewable energy, and the importance of achieving a carbon emission-free environment. The webinar's objective aligned with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 7 and 13. SDG 7 aims to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all, while SDG 13 calls for urgent actions to combat climate change and its impacts. The webinar aimed to inspire participants to contribute to a more sustainable future by addressing these goals. The discussion further explored the volatile energy market, shifting energy forecasts, and the expanding capacity of renewable resources.
Dr. Taskin emphasized China's dominance in renewable energy manufacturing and the potential for wind and solar energy to double within the next five years. He also touched upon alternative fuels, fuel cells, and the increasing adoption of renewable energy in various sectors. Following the completion of the speaker's session, an engaging Q&A session took place, allowing participants to further delve into the topics discussed. Motivator of IEEE AIUB Student Branch Dr. Shameem Ahmad, Assistant Professor, Department of EEE, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB concluded the session by expressing gratitude to the esteemed speaker and presenting a token of appreciation on behalf of the IEEE AIUB Student Branch. Overall, the webinar served as an educational platform, fostering awareness and understanding of sustainable energy solutions while emphasizing the importance of taking action to combat climate change in line with United Nations SDGs 7 and 13.