Seminar Series

PEOSC is organizing a seminar as part of its goal to help members to achieve a better career through seminars.

TOPICInteroperability Standards for Microgrids

PRESENTER:  Dr. Javeed Ahmed Khan, Ph. D., P.Eng., SMIEEE

WHERE:  Zoom Video Conferencing. The zoom link will be provided to the persons who registered to the Seminar

WHEN:  Wednesday, December 1, 2021, from 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  November 29, 2021 at noon

REGISTRATION:  Follow the Link


5:45 pm   Connect to video conference

6:00 pm   Welcome Message

6:05 pm   Introduction

6:10 pm  Presentation

6:50 pm   Questions Period

7:00 pm   Vote of Thanks and Conclusion


Javeed Ahmed Khan is a full-time Professor at Georgian CD. Javeedollege’s Engineering and Environmental Technologies (EES), Barrie Campus and Director/Operational Technology Consultant at K Sustainable Energy Consultants Inc. Javeed received his Ph.D. from Anna University, India in Electrical Engineering and he is a Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng) in the provinces of Ontario and Alberta. He is also a Senior Member of IEEE (SMIEEE), Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India) (FIE) and Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (FIETE).


His research interests are Signal and Systems with Digital Signal Processing (DSP), Progressive and Accessible Renewable Energy (Futuristic Energy Models), Interoperability for Microgrids, Smart Cities with Industry 4.0 with Electrical Machines and Drives. He has 10+ years of career in academia and R&D consulting around the globe. He is an Amateur Radio Operator with call sign vu3jak. He has published many journal papers and is an active researcher in the quest for sustainable living solutions.


Synopsis of the Topic:   Standards are defined for uniformity and ease of measurements in the physical world. As the world grew with new quantities and technologies added, new standards were developed and defined further. Issues arise when there are two or more standards for a physical quantity or same/similar technology. In these cases, the comparison of standards for uniformity is necessary and the importance of interoperability standards. 

In this seminar, microgrids as a technology is considered. As microgrids grew the standards were defined locally (by the manufacturer), i.e., manufacturer specific standards. However, issues arose when customer use microgrids from different manufacturers. The need for interoperability between different manufacturer standards becomes a necessity. The challenges associated with interoperability standards such as technical issues, proprietary issues and economics are discussed in this webinar.