Navigating the Clash: Centralized vs. Decentralized Generation Systems in the Power Industry

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Navigating the Clash: Centralized vs. Decentralized Generation Systems in the Power Industry

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I. Introduction

A. Definition of centralized and decentralized generation systems

B. Significance of the conflict between the two models


II. Understanding Centralized Generation Systems

A. Overview of centralized power generation

B. Key characteristics and components

C. Advantages and disadvantages


III. Decentralized Generation Systems: An Emerging Paradigm

A. Definition and features of decentralized power generation

B. Types of decentralized generation technologies (solar, wind, microgrids, etc.)

C. Advantages and disadvantages


IV. Clash of the Titans: Conflict Points

A. Infrastructure and grid integration challenges

B. Economic considerations and cost implications

C. Resilience and reliability concerns

D. Environmental and sustainability impacts


V. Opportunities for Synergy and Collaboration

A. Hybrid models and integrated approaches

B. Technological advancements facilitating integration

C. Policy and regulatory frameworks supporting coexistence


VI. Case Studies and Real-World Examples

A. Successful implementations of centralized and decentralized systems

B. Lessons learned and best practices

C. Future trends and implications


VII. Conclusion

A. Recap of key points

B. Call to action: Embracing diversity in power generation for a sustainable future

C. Open floor for questions and discussions


One PDH Course Credits are applicable to current requirements for Florida PE Renewal, IEEE Florida Provider Number: 0003849. Attendees who register accordingly provided a PE Number will receive a certificate by email shortly after the event.  

The program will be presented on Webex.  The Webex Link will be sent out late on the day before the event. 

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  • Date: 01 May 2024
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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Navigating the Clash: Centralized vs. Decentralized Generation Systems in the Power Industry


Ibrahima Kalle boasts over 20 years of extensive experience in the power industry, specializing in transmission and distribution planning, capacity expansion, and reliability studies. With expertise spanning transmission and distribution planning, generation and transmission interconnection feasibility, and system impact and facility studies for utility-scale renewable and conventional energy projects, Mr. Kalle is a seasoned professional. Additionally, he brings proficiency in production cost modeling, electricity market studies, and energy policy analysis. Holding advanced degrees including a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (Power System Engineering) and a Master of Science in Technology and Management from Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania respectively, alongside a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Conakry, Guinea, Mr. Kalle is well-credentialed. Moreover, he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Energy and Environmental Policy at the University of Delaware. Throughout his illustrious career, Mr. Kalle has assumed pivotal roles such as Principal Transmission Engineer, Director, Senior Project Manager, Lead Engineer, and Senior Transmission Analyst, showcasing his versatility and adept leadership. His contributions have significantly impacted the power industry, including overseeing wholesale electricity procurements, managing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, and executing transmission expansion planning studies. Committed to staying abreast of industry standards and regulations, coupled with his unwavering dedication to excellence, Mr. Kalle remains a valuable asset in any energy-related endeavor.

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