PSU

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Summary of accomplishments

Prince Sultan University taken efforts on bringing the environment pollution free and contribute towards climate change. As an important stakeholder, PSU contributes towards the achievement of sustainable cities and communities through various events, practices, and research. It regularly organizes events and exhibitions for students and employees to promote the affordable, clean and sustainable energy for all.

The strong commitment can be witnessed from the type of support provided in events related to clean energy, EV and the sustainable practices followed for sustainable PSU campus to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency, research contribution on microgrid and EV, etc. Moreover, the integration of clean and affordable energy as an important topic is endorsed in our curriculum and outreach.

Research on affordable and clean energy

Renewable Energy lab, PSU is showing a serious commitment to encourage its researchers to increase their productivity in this field.

Achievements

MoU with Koncar

The Prince Sultan University is involved in several industrial collaborations that are leading the way in the search for alternative energy sources. One such example comes from our Renewable Energy Lab, who are in cooperation with Koncar Power Plant Electric Traction, Croatia for a collaborative project on microgrids test bench for EV charging and renewable energy in REL at Prince Sultan University.

The focus areas of the sponsors chosen business themes towards Saudi Vision 2030 and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG7,9, 11). The chosen themes help students, researchers, and faculty to gain the knowledge and experience on new technologies in the clean energy domain.

View Memo of Cooperation

MoU with Power and Telecom Technologies Co., KFB Holding Group, Riyadh

The Prince Sultan University is involved in several industrial collaborations that are leading the way in the search for alternative energy sources. One such example comes from our Renewable Energy Lab, who are in cooperation with Power and Telecom Technologies Co., KFB Holding Group, Riyadh for a collaborative consultancy project on investigations on minimizing electricity cost and feasibility study of self-sustainable campus.

The main objective of the project is to study PSU Lighting electricity network to provide Strategic solutions as per the sustainable development goals (SDG 7, 9, 11)

  • Benchmarking the energy usage with Solar based LED Lighting
  • Implementing stepping stones for the Localization Target within renewable energy based lighting sector in context of the Vision 2030
View Memo of Understanding

Renewable Energy Lab and Altair Inc Organised two days webinar on Simulation driven Innovation on Emobility and Renewable Energy

The global demand for energy continues to increase and the diversity of sources is growing. We are helping customers explore sustainable generation, achieve efficient, distribution, maintain reliable power grids, and transform the market with the Internet of Things(IoT).

Whether in oil and gas, coal, renewable energy, nuclear power, or distribution, our customers use Altair to simulate everything from geomechanics to composite wind turbine blades and analyze structural safety to network loads.

Agenda:

  • Ensure Reliability and Robustness with Multiphysics
  • Streamline Aerodynamics and Thermal
  • Increase Network Efficiency
  • Smart Digital Transformation
  • Optimize Energy Production and Distribution

Promote pledge on 100 per cent renewable energy (4.6%)

Climate change is a major concern, which needs a collective response to mitigate its catastrophic effects. Energy Swaraj Foundation (ESF) is igniting the Energy Swaraj Movement to bring awareness to people on energy and climate change to make this planet liveable for the sake of our future generations. Renewable Energy Lab, PSU is partnered with ESF for achieving the following sustainable development goals (SDG 7,11,13 & 17), to promote 100% renewables and to train the students, researchers, faculty, and technical staff in PSU on Solar PV System Design with digital certification.

Energy Swaraj Foundation & Renewable Energy Lab jointly organised the “Learn to Design your Solar System.” This course gives a unique opportunity to become Energy Literate irrespective of their educational background and experience.

Conference on 2020

International Conference on Power Electronics and Renewable Energy Applications

This conference is a step to encourage various professionals for colonizing the relevant topics in Power Electronics and Renewable Energy Applications. The participants from academia, instry and research organisations come closer through presentation sessions, keynote lectures and exhibitions. The conference will be an opportunity to discuss the developments in the signal processing, electronic systems and soft computing which enhances the ability of Power electronics system for various applications. The applications include FACTS, HVDC, Custom power devies, electric vehicle, Industrial drives, Welding system and Renewable energy developments.

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Events

IGEN GENDISTRANSCON 2021


Altair Engineering Inc. is an American multinational information technology company headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA. For leveraging University programs, Altair offers online programs for students and researchers. As a part of Industry-Academia engagement, Altair in association with Renewable Energy Lab (REL) & the Department of Communications and Networks, Prince Sultan University Organising events/training/certification programs for students of PSU through Altair University. Altair is the collaborator and industry partner with Renewable Energy Lab (REL) & Students Activities Committee, Department of Communications and Networks and will offer more events in the near future.

Coordinators

  • Dr. Umashanakr Subramaniam
  • Dr. Sagar Mahajan Baskar

Department of Communications and Networks Engineering

1. ALTAIR ACADEMIA

For leveraging University programs, Altair offers Student free license for students’ computers ( Having functional limitations) and Research bundles (no limitations) of software seats for the course and Lab practices for the universities.

https://altairuniversity.com/student-edition-products/

2. Due to COVID-19 work from home Initiatives

It’s a solicited mail for kind perusal. Under Covid19 situation, Altair wishes to open up Learning opportunities to all the students. As a courtesy, please share this info with your Friends/Students/Faculties. Note that these initiatives aid the Outcome-based Education principles of Washington Accord Learning outcomes. Scan QR code in my email signature to download the softcopy of the brochure for the notice board.

Easy steps to get the above benefits:

Step 1. Get Free license: First apply and get free student license - https://studentedition.altair.com/

Please use the official college email ID issued by your institution to you. Avoid using Gmail/Yahoo. Attach scan copy of Identity card Front and Back – in case you use Gmail/yahoo. File upload option gets activated only when you enter Official Email.

Immediately after applying, the student will get an automatic email notification for an email confirmation. So please confirm.

Step 2. After successful Software Installation (You will get an email with License and links to download Software), Register for Altair University Learning and Certification Course: Login request will be approved only if

  • The Student who have applied for student license & approved (Step 1 Complete) or
  • Have used Official email id issued by the college for the Certification login request

https://certification.altairuniversity.com/login/signup.php

Even after step 1 and step 2, if you have no access to learning and certification login > Reply me back to this email > We will activate the account.

Benefit: Does your student looking for Project work from Altair?

Get certified >> Verify the Project Synopsis Posted under “Resource Centre” > Get official Endorsement from your Faculty In-charge > We will share with you the model files and Guide from Altair. Project work should be part of the Curriculum. Use of Altair Products is mandatory in these projects.

Benefit: Does your student need Mentorship?

In case you have identified a project for which you need support from Altair. (Mentorship/Guide) > Please share the Synopsis and official Endorsement from your Faculty In-charge > we can assign an Altair Guide and provide you guidance and support. Use of Altair Products is mandatory in these projects.

Benefit: Wish to Publish Technical work at Altair University and Present in our Altair Conference?

Use Altair Products for your graduate/undergraduate / P.hd Project. Get access to Full version of HyperWorks > Submit a Technical paper / Write-up in Altair university and share your work > Get a chance to present your work in our conference.

In Future

In EE Program, SDGs well incorporated in advance while preparing the program specifications esp. core and elective courses. The courses like power electronics, power systems and elective courses like renewable energy mapped with SDGs 7, 11,12,13, 17 on Clean Energy, Responsible consumption, Sustainable Cities and Climate Action. Also the courses like Engineering Design, Logic Design, Microprocessor Design and Signals and System mapped with SDGs 9, 17. Senior Design Project would contribute for the applications with mapping SDG 1-17. Overall the EE Program designed to map with SDGs 4, 10,16,17 towards Quality Education and Partnerships for the Goals to achieve Reduced Inequalities.

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