Title: Digitalization and Energy – Developments in Smart Grid and Policy Implications

Date: 04 April 2018

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Venue: Engineering Block E3-06-02, Faculty of Engineering, NUS Singapore


Over the coming decades, digital technologies are set to make energy systems around the world more connected, intelligent, efficient, reliable and sustainable. Digitalization is already improving the safety, productivity, accessibility and sustainability of energy systems. But digitalization is also raising new security and privacy risks. It is also changing markets, businesses and employment. New business models are emerging, while some century-old models may be on their way out. Using the developments in smart grid as an example, this lecture will provide an overview of policy issues facing the developments in the digital transformation of the energy sector.

Speaker’s Bio:

Dr. Victor Nian is a research fellow of the Energy Studies Institute (ESI), National University of Singapore (NUS). He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering with a Minor in Management of Technology, all from the National University of Singapore. At ESI, his work is divided into two main streams, namely, developments in atomic energy and energy systems analysis. His works in atomic energy covers both peaceful and strategic use of atomic energy and his works in energy systems analysis includes modeling analysis with complex systems analysis tools, such as MARKAL/TIMES, and the development of new systems analysis methods/tools. Prior to his appointment at ESI, he has worked in usability and ergonomics consulting, intellectual property management, design and development of computer systems, and energy systems modelling software development. At the same time, he is the President of the Engineering Alumni Singapore and co‐leader of the nuclear special interest group of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (Singapore).

For further information, please contact:

Prof. Dipti Srinivasan 
Email: dipti@nus.edu.sg