Energy and transport sectors are undergoing significant changes. With the increased concern about climate change, the interest in electric transport and renewable energy generation is continually gaining momentum. This talk will give an overview of recent developments that present challenges to electricity supply and urban transport. It will also cover opportunities and emerging technologies available to maintain reliable and affordable electricity supply whilst improving efficiency and lowering environmental impacts of urban transport.
Ghanim Putrus leads the Power and Wind Energy Research group at the Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Northumbria University. He has over 25 years of research experience with over 150 publications, including one patent, and has given several invited talks at national and international events. He has led several research projects and has often provided consultancy for industry. Prof Putrus is Associate Editor for Elsevier Renewable Energy journal and serves on the technical/steering committees for several conferences. He is involved in the Institution of Engineering Technology (IET) professional activities and served on the executive committee of the IET Power Trading and Control Professional Network (2001-2009). His main research interests are the application of power electronics in power systems, power quality, integration of renewable energy resources and electric vehicles into power distribution networks (smart grids).