Workshop concludes: Energy crisis due to reliance on traditional sources: Dr Amir

Stresses focus on renewable sources of energy.

News Desk December 21, 2014

A two-day workshop on “Power electronics with renewable integration” concluded here at the Faisal Mosque campus of the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) on Sunday.

Earlier, while speaking at the opening ceremony of the workshop IIUI Department of Electronics Engineering (DEE) Chairman Dr Muhammad Amir said that Pakistan despite being rich in renewable energy sources was facing energy crisis due to its reliance on traditional energy sources, said a press release.

He also apprised the participants regarding the aims and objectives of the department.

Dr Amir lauded the efforts of the workshop secretary Engr Tila Muhammad and other staff members on arranging the workshop.

Speakers at the workshop included Prof Nauman Ahmed Zaffar from Lahore University of Management Sciences and Dr Muhammad Raza Kazmi from National University of Science and Technology (NUST).

The speakers discussed topics such as basic circuit theory and magnates, semi-conductor switches and power electronic convertor topologies.

Participants were of the view that modern systems were getting more efficient and new generation (especially students) could take benefit from these advancements by helping reduce in-system losses.

“We are being provided with an excellent opportunity to broaden our exposure regarding the advancements in the field of electronic engineering and we are thankful to IIUI and HEC for providing us with this opportunity” said Usman, a student of NUST.

Various discussion sessions were also held for the students participating in the workshop.

The workshop was attended by students from NUST, Bahria University, Foundation for Advancement of Science and Technology (FAST), University of Engineering and Technology as well as experts from Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC), Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) and National Development Complex (NDC).

Published in The Express Tribune, December 22nd, 2014.


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