Professor Innocent Ewean Davidson, who heads up the Electrical Power Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, at the Durban University of Technology (DUT), will deliver his inaugural lecture on Thursday, 25 October 2018, at the Mansfield Hall, DUT Ritson Campus, at 6pm.
Titled: Energizing Africa’s Emerging Economy – Through a Smart Integrated Electric Power Super-Grid, Prof Davidson’ lecture proposes to show the use of highly complex power system controllers to integrate African power grids into one super-grid that can accept large penetration of renewable powers, without compromising power quality, active and reactive power flow, and voltage and power system stability. “The proposed super-grid will be constructed with high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) and flexible ac transmission systems (FACTS) along with dedicated ac and dc interconnectors and smart grids,” he said.
His presentation will also highlight efforts in capacity building in electric power and HVDC engineering, smart grids and RE technologies, research, independent testing and verification services, power system solutions and smart utility services. “Africa can leap-frog to become the most electrified continent in the world in one generation,” he added.
Dr Innocent Ewean Davidson is a Full Professor and Chair, Department of Electrical Power Engineering. He is a Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, USA; Fellow, Institute of Engineering and Technology, United Kingdom; Fellow, South African Institute of Electrical Engineers; Chartered Engineer, United Kingdom; registered Professional Engineer with Engineering Council of South Africa.
Pictured: Prof Innocent Ewean Davidson.