IEEE PES ESPAÑA | [Webinar(6º) 14.7.2020] LA TRANSICION ENERGETICA | Role of the Smart Grid in Facilitating the Integration of Renewables



IEEE PES ESPAÑA | [Webinar(6º) 14.7.2020] LA TRANSICIÓN ENERGETICA | Hacia una ECONOMIA DESCARBONIZADA | Role of the Smart Grid in Facilitating the Integration of Renewables

Going ahead with the [Webinar] series on the topic



The energy transition towards a decarbonized economy will present a relevant challenge and a crucial transformation faced by our Society; Decelerating climate change effects is becoming a moral commitment.
As a society, we are part of the decarbonized energy process that goes through the electrification of the economy and it is supported by renewables within a sustainable energy model.
This means a change of paradigm which heads towards an immediate exciting future full of challenges at all levels associated with flexibility in its widest conception. It is assumed that a change of paradigm, that requires changing the focus from active based asset management towards the digitalization that ensures resiliency and security for the future electric systems.
In this context, we need to contribute and stimulate the exchange of ideas from different perspectives and experiences, creating a framework of reflection through these series of webinars. The expected benefit and impact is the identification of opportunities within the complexity associated with the change of paradigm.

The next [Webinar] will be delivered by the PES Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Saifur Rahman which is scheduled for the next week as follows.

Title: Role of the Smart Grid in Facilitating the Integration of Renewables

Speaker: Dr. Saifur Rahman (Joseph Loring Professor & Director of Advanced Research Institute, Virginia Tech, USA)

Date: July 14th, 2020
Time: 17:00 -18:30
Language: English

The participation in this [Webinars] is open to everyone including both PES Mermbers and non-Members. However it is necessary to REGISTER in order to receive the [Webinar] access link and URL to WebEx. The registration link to this [Webinar(6º) 14.7.2020] is

Further information:

Looking forward to hearing you.

Kind regards,

Xose M. López-Fernández
President of IEEE PES Spain Chapter

  Date and Time




  • On-Line via WebEx Vigo, Galicia
  • Spain
  • Co-sponsored by RedINtransf
  • Starts 09 July 2020 10:52 AM
  • Ends 14 July 2020 11:30 AM
  • All times are Europe/Madrid
  • No Admission Charge
  • Register


Prof. Saifur RAHMAN

Prof. Saifur RAHMAN


Role of the Smart Grid in Facilitating the Integration of Renewables

Director, Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute, USA
President, IEEE Power & Energy Society, 2018 and 2019
Candidate for IEEE President-elect 2021


Professor Saifur Rahman is the founding director of the Advanced Research Institute at Virginia Tech, USA where he is the Joseph R. Loring professor of electrical and computer engineering. He also directs the Center for Energy and the Global Environment. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE and an IEEE Millennium Medal winner.  He was the president of the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) for 2018 and 2019. He was the founding editor-in-chief of the IEEE Electrification Magazine and the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy. He has published over 140 journal papers and has made over four hundred conference and invited presentations.  In 2006 he served on the IEEE Board of Directors as the vice president for publications. He is a distinguished lecturer for the IEEE Power & Energy Society and has lectured on renewable energy, energy efficiency, smart grid, energy internet, blockchain, IoT sensor integration, etc. in over 30 countries.  He is the founder of BEM Controls, LLC, a Virginia (USA)-based software company providing building energy management solutions.  He served as the chair of the US National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for International Science and Engineering from 2010 to 2013. He has conducted several energy efficiency, blockchain and sensor integration projects for Duke Energy, Tokyo Electric Power Company, the US National Science Foundation, the US Department of Defense, the US Department of Energy and the State of Virginia. He has a PhD in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech.