Renewable Generation Microgrids: The Future of Power Generation and Distribution

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Please join us for a technical event on distributed generation systems and it's contribution to the future of sophisticated power generation and distribution. Please find the details of the event below;



The power grid is evolving and moving from big power plants based on conventional sources to small generation units such as nanogrids and microgrids based on renewable sources like wind and solar. Distributed generators based on microgrids can group residential houses, buildings, industry facilities, and communities. They can communicate with each other or to the main grid through energy management systems to maximize efficiency, lower cost and regulate demand. In the case of electrical disturbances, microgrids can be disconnected from the main grid and operate as autonomous systems. In this seminar, research on microgrids at the Laboratory of Control Systems and Mechatronics at Saint Mary's University will be discussed and shown through the available experimental systems.



Dr. Adel Merabet

Associate Professor
Division of Engineering
Saint Mary's University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada



Date: December 17, 2019

Time: 05:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Room # Loyola L271, Saint Mary's University, 923 Robie St, Halifax, NS B3H 3C3

Seating Capacity: Maximum 30

Fees: Free


1. Circuits & Systems/Solid-State Circuits Joint Chapter

2. Division of Engineering at Saint Mary's University 

  Date and Time




  • Date: 17 Dec 2019
  • Time: 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-04:00) Atlantic Time (Canada)
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  • 923 Robie Street
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Canada B3H 3C3
  • Building: LA
  • Room Number: L271

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  • Co-sponsored by Circuits & Systems/Solid-State Circuits Joint Chapter
  • Starts 08 December 2019 02:49 PM
  • Ends 17 December 2019 07:59 PM
  • All times are (UTC-04:00) Atlantic Time (Canada)
  • No Admission Charge


Dr. Adel Merabet Dr. Adel Merabet


Renewable generation Microgrids: The future of power generation and distribution


Dr. Adel Merabet received a BEng degree in Automatic from University of Annaba, Annaba, Algeria 1998, MSc in Automatic and Applied Computer from Ecole Centrale de Nantes, Nantes, France 2002, and Ph.D. degree in Engineering from the University of  Quebec at Chicoutimi, Chicoutimi, Canada, in 2007. He had a post-doctoral position in Electrical Engineering at Dalhousie University 2007-2008. Since 2009, he is faculty member in the Division of Engineering at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada. Currently, he is at the rank of Associate Professor. In 2016-2017, he was a Visiting Academic in the Department of Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. In 2019, he was awarded the Tan Chin Tuan Exchange Fellowship in Engineering from College of Engineering at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore where he spent three months conducting research on solar microgrids. His research interests include (wind-solar) energy conversion systems, energy management, advanced control systems, and smart grid.


Address:Halifax, Canada, B3H 3C3


05:30 PM- Networking

06:00 PM- Technical Presentation

06:30 PM- Question and Answer