Webinar Young Professionals Going 100% Renewable Energy

IEEE Power & Energy Society Young Professionals Webinar Series

Going 100% Renewable Energy

24 July 2015  12:00 pm eastern

Presented by Mustafa Almomani
IndyACT in Jordan


Renewable energy is not a fantasy but a requirement if we want to save the world from drastic climate change. This webinar will discuss Solar and Wind technologies that are seen as being the source of electricity replacing all fossil fuels, which became the most economical solution for new capacity in growing number of countries and regions and are typically the most economical solution for new grid-connected capacity where good resources are available.

This talk examines why we should go 100% renewable energy with several case studies and examples across the world and what we are doing in Go100%RE campaign in Jordan. It will also cover what kind of skills and knowledge that the engineers would need to become part of the movement toward achieving 100% renewable energy.


The Presenter:


Mustafa Almomani is a senior Electrical Power Engineering Student Interested in the field of Renewable Energy. He is now the mentor of IEEE Hashemite University Student Branch and was the chairperson of the same branch in addition to his position with IEEE R8 Educational Activities program as the representative for Middle East and North Africa. Mustafa has studied leadership and civic innovation at University of Delaware.

Mustafa also is a core team member in IndyAct Jordan as a leader in Go 100% Renewable Energy campaign, he also considered as an expert with 101 movement for Amman (Energy task force) to decide and negotiate about what policies should be followed and how to guarantee that different ongoing programmers and initiatives in the area of Energy in Jordan.

Eric Sortomme received a B.Sc. degree (magna cum laude) in electrical engineering from Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, in 2007 and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 2011. His employment experience includes internships with Wavetronix LLC and Puget Sound Energy. He is currently a Senior Power Systems Engineer at Alstom Grid, Redmond, WA. He has authored or coauthored many technical publications. His research interests are smart grid technologies, including microgrids and vehicle-to-grid, and wind power integration. Dr. Sortomme is a co-recipient of the 2010 UW Department of Electrical Engineering Chair’s Award. He has been a member of IEEE since 2007 and has served as the Electric Vehicle Working group chair and the Seattle Chapter vice-chair.