In collaboration with Research and Development Impact Fund, IEEE TT and NIHERST, The SmartGrid UWI project team at the University of the West Indies (UWI) will be having a public forum on the Development of Trinidad and Tobago’s Smart Grid.
“Countries throughout the world are making use of advances in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to improve the efficiency, availability and reliability of their electrical power grids.
The application of ICTs to these grids results in what is typically called a Smart Grid (SG).
Such smart grids use secure communication technologies and computational intelligence in an integrated fashion across electricity generation, transmission and distribution networks to achieve a cleaner, safer, securer, more reliable, more resilient, more efficient and sustainable system.
The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission has already started introducing ICTs into their grid using Advanced Metering Infrastructure.
The University of the West Indies is collaborating with the Ministry of Energy & Energy Affairs and the Commission to investigate additional technologies that can be introduced. Our joint team invites the general public to this forum to know the benefits of a Smart Grid, its implementation challenges and how they too can participate in forming a nationwide smart grid.”
What, Where and When
- Title: Public Forum on Development of Trinidad & Tobago’s Smart Grid
- Venue: Noor Hassanali Auditorium, Faculty of Law, UWI, St. Augustine. Parking by Old TGR Reserve Car Park (North)
- Date: 6th Nov. 2014 (Thursday)
- Time: 2pm – 4pm
- Registration link: Seats are limited so participants are advised to register in advance at https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/29761
- More info: http://smartgrid.tt/