Title: An Integrated Energy Network (IEN) Pathway Options for Bangladesh to Achieve a More Affordable, Resilient and Clean Energy Future

Abstract: The Integrated Energy Network (IEN) pathway leads to a more interconnected and integrated energy system that provides customers with increased choice and control; the reliability, safety and affordability they expect; and the additional benefits of a cleaner, electrified environment.  Dr. Arshad Mansoor’s keynote address will focus on options as Bangladesh seeks to achieve a more affordable, resilient and clean energy future.

The IEN calls for a change in how we think about energy.  It calls for a much more integrated approach to providing energy services and managing natural resources – a fundamental shift from the planning, operation, and regulation of these systems today. It leverages digital technologies that enable levels of integration that would have seemed implausible even a few years ago. It requires that technology, policy, regulation, and business models advance in concert for the Integrated Energy Network to be realized.

For long-term energy planning, development, production, delivery and use, we must chart a path away from the status-quo, and toward unprecedented:

  • Efficiency
  • Sustainability
  • Connectivity
  • Customer choice and control

Biography: Arshad Mansoor is President of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), responsible for the institute’s operation and portfolio of R&D programs. Mansoor has been with EPRI for 21 years and previously served as SVP of research and development, and VP of the Power Delivery and Utilization sector. Mansoor holds five U.S. patents in power electronics and distributed energy resources. He is a senior member of IEEE, served as VP of the U.S. National Committee of CIGRE, and is a member of the board for the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) at UNC Charlotte. He earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology; and a M.S. (1992) and doctorate (1994) in electrical engineering from the University of Texas in Austin. He completed the MIT Reactor Technology Course and the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. As an energy thought leader, Arshad Mansoor has been widely quoted on related matters in both national and global press and has presented in various forums worldwide including board briefings. In addition, he has published numerous papers in journals and conference proceedings.