Engineering Students’ Association of Bangladesh (ESAB) AIUB Unit Face organized a workshop titled “Hybrid Power System Simulation Using PSCAD/EMTDC” at room number 3205, Annex-3, American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB). The purpose of this workshop was to provide an initial guideline about power system and show the students how to do simulation work in a power system. The program started with national anthem and a promo video of ESAB AIUB Unit Face. Afterwards Dr. Md. Rifat Hazari, (Assistant Professor, Dept. of EEE, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB) provided introductory remarks and thanked ESAB AIUB UF for organizing a useful workshop for the students.

The workshop was divided the workshop into two segments. In the first segment Dr. Hazari gave introduction to power system and how it works. Then he helped the students the students with a tutorial on how to use PSCAD / EMTDC. He briefed about the large number of advantages of hybrid power system, like less harmful to environment as renewable energy sources are used. He then briefly discussed about renewable energy sources and scenarios of renewable energy in Bangladesh. He discussed about challenges of hybrid power system, like difficulty to produce output power with high quality and reliability for synchronization with the local grid connection. Renewable energy sources are intermittent. The second segment started after lunch break where Dr. Hazari provided hands on expertize to the participants using PSCAD / EMTDC software. He discussed in detail how to use the software and how to do simulation. The students participated enthusiastically. In the final part of the workshop students modelled hybrid power system in PSCAD.

The workshop ended with concluding remarks from Prof. Dr. Md. Abdul Mannan (Director, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB). In his remarks Prof. Dr. Mannan highlighted the importance of this software in research and potential future prospects in higher studies abroad. He also thanked ESAB (AIUB) Unit Face for continually organizing informative workshops. Dr. Mannan then handed a crest and a certificate as a token of appreciation to the trainer, Dr. Hazari. Afterwards, Dr. Hazari provided certificate to the participants for successfully completing the workshop.

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