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IEEE Women in Engineering | ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND THE ELECTRIC GRID
Event Date : 06 Nov 2019
Timings : 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Venue : E421
 

Abstract: EVs are here, in part driven by environmental concerns, and in part driven by economic opportunities and keen consumer interest. As EV purchase prices drop, public charging stations spread, performance improves and automakers develop more broadly appealing model with longer ranges, EV adoption will soon hit a tipping point. As EV charging places greater demands on the power system, it also represents a large new source of demand for the Utilities. Many Utilities see EVs as a large opportunity, but they are only beginning to explore how to most effectively participate in the emerging electrification of transportation. 

This session examines what utilities are doing and what needs to be done to integrate EVs to facilitate what is an operational challenge, an important revenue stream, and a promising grid management resource.

About the Speaker

Eng. Balqees Al-Daghar graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2014 as a Master in Electrical Engineering, specialized in the field of Power Control for Power Generation Systems. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Engineering from UAE University in Al Ain in 2009. Eng. Balqees started her career in 2009 as an electrical engineer in the Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai. Looking for a dynamic thrive in her career, in 2011, Eng. Balqees decided to join the technology leader group company Asea Brown Boveri, ABB. She started as a technical support engineer and grew to become a technology business specialist in marketing and sales of smart power low voltage distribution systems for seven years across UAE and southern gulf countries. Eng. Balqees is now leading ABB’s Electrical Vehicle Charging infrastructure technology group portfolio as a business specialist in marketing and sales across UAE and southern gulf countries. Eng. Balqees has always been an active volunteering member in IEEE since 2006. She was elected as a student chair of IEEE Women In Engineering (WIE) Affinity Group in UAE University, and held various leading positions as an executive member of IEEE UAE Section. Eng. Balqees contributed in various Women in Engineering leadership summits since 2011 till date. Eng. Balqees is now chairing the WIE UAE Section and continues to tell her story to inspire more women to become engineers.

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