Centre for Energy Research of United International University (UIU) in collaboration with Bangladesh Energy and Power Research Council (EPRC), Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh organized a Seminar on BlockChain and Cyber Security Applications in Smart Power System and Inauguration of Smart System Lab was held on December 22, 2021 (Wednesday) at 10:30 P.M. at UIU Campus, United City, Madani Avenue, Dhaka.
Dr. Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, BB Hon’able Adviser (Minister) to the Prime Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh was present as the Chief Guest. Mr. Satyajit Karmaker, Chairman, Bangladesh Energy and Power Research Council (BEPRC) and Secretary, Government of Bangladesh was present as the Special Guest. Mr. Md. Alauddin, Chairman, Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA), Government of Bangladesh was present as the Guest of Honour. Prof. Dr. Chowdhury Mofizur Rahman, Vice-Chancellor of UIU presided over the session.
The seminar was followed by the inauguration of the Smart Power System Laboratory supported by the EPRC fund. The lab is developed focusing on the research and development of future interactive smart grid systems. The presentation sessions were enriched by the contributions of the speakers Mr. Hasan Mahmood Raja, Chairman, Board of Trustees, UIU, Prof. Dr. M. Rezwan Khan, Executive Director, Institute of Advanced Research, UIU, Mr. Shahriar Ahmed Chowdhury, Director, Center for Energy Research, UIU, Dr. Md. Shahriar Rahman, Dept. of CSE, UIU, Dr. AKM Ariful Ahsan, Intel Corp., USA, and Mr. Quazi Ashiqur Rahman, Executive Engineer of DPDC.
The speakers in the seminar highlighted the necessity of a smart grid along with its salient features, how its cyber security can be further enhanced by the use of blockchain, and the development of required hardware for its successful implementation. The seminar ended with successful notes among the participants as it was to establish a lasting awareness of the adoption of smart grid in Bangladesh.
Faculty members, officials, academicians, government officials, researchers and other distinguished guests from various universities and institutions in Bangladesh were present in the program.