Karachi: Chancellor Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) Z.A. Nizami has said that energy crisis is severely affecting economic activities in the country including the production sector where growing power tariff has affected the manufacturing cost.
He expressed this view while presiding over a meeting held to review the arrangements for the forthcoming 14th IEEE International Multitopic Conference 2011 to be held at the Campus from December 22-24.
He referred to alarming population growth and in turn ever increasing consumption of energy leading to its depletion. He said whatever resources available, are simply too expensive forcing many industries to close due to insufficient power supply. He stressed the need for an efficient mechanism to provide significantly increased supply.
The Chancellor called for pursuing alternative sources of energy at home like solar, biogas etc and said these needs to be tried for solving this serious issue.
The 14th IEEE conference where a series of papers and tutorials given by the eminent researchers, scientists, technologists, and academicians enabling participants to learn about the latest trends of cutting-edge technologies, will in particular focus on energy sector with a tutorial session scheduled on December.
Dr Raziq Yaqub of Tennessee University, USA, who is inventor of numerous technologies in the field of wireless communication smart grid technologies, will speak on “Applications of communication technologies and controls to existing power grid for energy efficiencies in Pakistan”.
The purpose of the tutorial is to explain the importance of Smart Grid, Control and Automation of Power System through advanced telecommunication technologies, and energy efficiencies through enabling Internet of things.
Pakistan’s current electricity demand is about 25000 MW per day while production is less than 20000 MW per day resulting in a shortfall of over 5000 MW per day. The demand is supposed to rise to 30000 MW per day by 2015 and if the issue was not addressed on an emergency basis, it will widen the supply demand gap.
Around 15 international guest speakers have confirmed their participation in the conference which would provides opportunities to students and young engineers to have an inter action with national and international experts which in turn will help them to pursue research and development works in the fields of their interest.
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