T5-Smart Grid


May 8, 2017

Tutorial Topics:
• Introduction to Smart Grids
• Smart Grid Technologies and its Applications
• Smart Grid business drivers
• The role of Information Communication Technology in Smart Grids
• Smart Meters and Advance Sensors and Measurements
• Main Benefits and Challenges of Smart Grids
• Smart Grid Standards
• Consumer Engagements
• Smart Cities
• Overview of Typical Pilot Projects in the World and Utility Road maps
• Cost/Benefit Analysis of Smart Grids and Smart Meters (Case Study)



Essam A. Al-Ammar worked as a Power/Software Engineer at Lucent Technologies in Riyadh for two years. In 2003, he received his MS degree from University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, and Ph.D. degree from Arizona State University in 2007. He is an Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering Department, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as well as Governor’s Advisor in Electricity Co-Generation Regulatory Authority (ECRA). He was an advisor at Ministry of Water and Electricity (MOWE) and a former Energy Consultant for Riyadh Techno Valley (RTV). He involved in many local and international committees in different aspects in the areas of power and electrical energy. He published nearly 90 papers and 8 patents. His current interests include high voltage engineering, power system transmission and distribution as well as renewable energy and smart grid. He is a Senior Member of IEEE since 2007 and Saudi Engineering Committee since 1997, and has been a featured expert speaker at many energy conferences and workshops.