Name of Topic: Climate Change and its Impact on Energy Economics.

Presenter: Dr. Sebastian Groh

Brief Profile:

Passionate to drive the 5D’s fuelling our energy future: Decentralization, Decarbonization, Disruption, Democratization & Digitization! In line with these believes, together with his colleagues at SOLshare, Sebastian installed the world’s first cyber-physical peer-to-peer solar sharing grid in a remote area of Bangladesh as the founder and managing director of SOLshare, a start-up based out of Bangladesh that has set out to develop the future of energy.

Dr. Groh is a 2013 Stanford Ignite Fellow from Stanford Graduate School of Business and holds a PhD from Aalborg University and the Postgraduate School Microenergy Systems at the TU Berlin where he wrote his doctoral thesis on the role of energy in development processes, energy poverty & technical innovations, with a special focus on Bangladesh.



Name of Topic: Role of Renewable Energies in the Sustainable Growth of Bangladesh Power Sector

Presenter:  Engr. Shahriar Ahmed Chowdhury

Brief Profile:

Engr. Chowdhury has 25 years of experience of Bangladesh Power & Energy sector. He studied EEE (B.Sc., BUET) and Renewable Energy (M.Sc., Uni Oldenburg, Germany). He has designed and implemented many solar PV projects. He has drafted several National Policy documents, like, Net Metering Guidelines for Bangladesh, Guidelines for Integration of Solar Irrigation pumps into National grid, and Bangladesh Delta Plan (Part 4: Power). For his innovative research and contribution to the solar PV technology he received many National and International awards.  



Name of Topic: Increasing Operational Efficiency of Systems by Automation and AI.

Presenter: Engr. Abdur Rahman

Brief Profile:

Engr. Abdur Rahman graduated from BUET in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and has more than 11 years of experience in the field of Electric and Electronic engineering and also in Education sector. Now he is a Director of Reverie Power & Automation Engineering Ltd.

Prior to this he worked for JORIS IDE Deutschland GmbH and SPINNER Werkzeugmaschinenfabrik GmbH, Germany as PLC Programmer. He also served in EC Global Ltd, Bangladesh as Automation Engineer Specialist. He was the Microcontroller Course Facilitator at Engineering Staff College, Bangladesh (IEB). He is specialized on Industrial/Process Automation engineering, Siemens CNC Control System, Supervisory Control & Monitoring Systems and Process Instrumentation. He attended many courses and trainings home and abroad.