Public Forum on Development of the Trinidad and Tobago's Smart Grid

Event Date(s): 06/11/2014

Location: Noor Hassanali Auditorium, Faculty of Law

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 ICT 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 ICT into their grid using an 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. As a part of this initiative this joint team is organizing a public forum to create awareness among the general public of the benefits of a Smart Grid, its implementation challenges and how they too can participate in forming a nationwide smart grid.

The event takes place from 2pm to 4pm at the Noor Hassanali Auditorium, Faculty of Law.

Seats are limited so participants are advised to register in advance at https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/29761.

Feature Speakers:

  1. Mr. Randy Ramadhar Singh, Advisor, Ministry of Energy & Energy Affairs, Govt. of the T&T (Creating an enabling environment for deployment of Renewable Energy Technologies to maximize Smart Grid capabilities: policy and legislation).
  2. Mr. Varma Ratan, Manager, Metering Services, T&T Electricity Commission (T&TEC’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure).
  3. Dr. Sanjay Bahadoorsingh, Lecturer, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, UWI, St. Augustine (Smart Grid: Challenges and Opportunities).


Open to: | General Public |