AboutFAZIL ABDUL RAHIMAN
Fazil is an energy, climate change and sustainability professional with close to 10 years of experience in advisory consulting. Currently he is a Project Manager with EY’s MENA regional team. Fazil holds an M.Sc in Electrical Power Engineering from Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (UAE) in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA). Fazil has worked closely with region’s governments and corporates in setting up their energy and climate change strategies.
He is one of the first International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) scholars and was awarded ‘Young Future Energy Leader (YFEL)’ by Masdar. Fazil introduced the concept of ‘Demand Response Mismatch’ to the research world, which is published in the IEEE Journal of Smart grids. For developing the concept of 'Self-sufficient villages employing renewable energy', he was awarded by the Agency for Non-Conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT) India.
THE COUNTDOWN TO REINVENTION FOR UTILITIES
- Discuss when distributed energy technologies (particularly solar PV and battery storage) will make the utilities' core retail business model unsustainable
- Results of EY’s study which calculates three critical energy tipping points for various regions across the globe:
- when self-generation of power becomes affordable for all
- when EVs become mainstream mobility options
- when delivering power via the grid costs more than it does for consumers to produce it themselves
- Discuss how utilities could respond to the tipping points
TIME: 12:00 - 12:45
DATE: 27 November 2018