Wednesday, June 6th at 6:00 p.m., Dr. Prabha Kundur, President of Kundur Power Systems Solutions Inc., will be presenting a seminar on “Sustainable Electric Power Systems in the 21st Century”.
Day & Time: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
6:00 p.m. ‐ 8:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Prabha Kundur
President of Kundur Power Systems Solutions Inc.
Location: 10 King’s College Rd
Canada M5S 3G8
Building: Sanford Fleming building
Room Number: Room 1105
Contact: Omid Alizadeh
Organizer: Power & Energy Chapter, University of Toronto Student Branch
Abstract: IEEE Toronto is honoured to have Dr. Prabha S. Kundur give a presentation on Sustainable Electric Power Systems in the 21st Century: Requirements, Challenges and the Role of Intelligent Systems Technologies, on Wednesday, June 6th, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm, Room 1105 at Sanford Fleming building, University of Toronto.
Sustainability of electric power systems requires balancing the business across three areas: economic, social and environmental. This will have a profound impact on how power systems are planned, built and operated in the future. In the evolving electricity supply industry environment, the challenges are to produce, transmit, and use energy in an environmentally friendly manner, to reduce costs by improving operating efficiency and business practices, and enhance the reliability and quality of power supply. In particular, there will be increased focus on improving the security and reliability of power systems while addressing environmental concerns, such as greenhouse gas emissions and global warming issues. There will also be greater emphasis on “smart” use of energy. Research, development and application of intelligent systems technologies will play a major role in shaping the future directions of power systems in this regard.
This presentation will describe these changes affecting the electric power industry and highlight new technologies that will influence the changes.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Biography: Prabha Kundur holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto and has over 40 years of experience in the electric power industry. He is currently the President of Kundur Power system Solutions Inc., Toronto, Ontario. He served as the President and CEO of Powertech Labs Inc., the research and technology subsidiary of BC Hydro, from 1994 to 2006. Prior to joining Powertech, he worked at Ontario Hydro for nearly 25 years and held senior positions involving power system planning and design.
He has also served as Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto from 1979 to 2017 and at the University of British Columbia from1994 to 2006. He is the author of the book Power System Stability and Control (McGraw-Hill, 1994), which is a standard modern reference for the subject. He has performed extensive international consulting related to power system planning and design, and has delivered advanced level technical courses for utilities, manufacturers and universities around the world.
Dr. Kundur has a long record of service and leadership in the IEEE. He has chaired numerous committees and working groups of the IEEE Power & Energy Society and was elected a Fellow of the IEEE in 1985. He served as the Chair of the IEEE Power System Dynamic Performance Committee from 2001 to 2003. From 2004 to 2010, he served as a member of the IEEE PES Executive Committee and as the PES Vice-President for Education. He is the recipient of several IEEE awards, including the 1997 IEEE Nikola Tesla Award, 2005 IEEE PES Charles Concordia Power System Engineering Award, and the 2010 IEEE Medal in Power Engineering.
Dr. Kundur was elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering in 2003 and as a Foreign Member of the US National Academy of Engineering in 2011.
He has been awarded two honorary degrees: Doctor Honoris Causa by the University Politechnica of Bucharest, Romania in 2003, and Doctor of Engineering, Honoris Causa by the University of Waterloo, Canada in 2004.