A Renewable Energy Research Laboratory and Training Centre was launched on Saturday at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) of Daffodil International University (DIU).
Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Nasrul Hamid inaugurated the Renewable Energy Research Laboratory and Training Center as the chief guest while member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nahim Razzaq was present as the special guest.
The event was presided over by Professor Dr M Lutfar Rahan, vice chancellor of DIU.
Dr Md Sabur Khan, chairman of the Board of Trustees, Prof Dr M Shamsul Alam, dean of the Engineering Faculty, Prof Dr Md Shahid Ullah, head of the EEE Department and Dara Abdus Sattar, associate head of the EEE Department of DIU were also present there, among others.
In his speech, the minister said that “The country’s largest and most modern Paira Thermal Power Plant has been closed due to lack of coal. This is causing about 2000 MW of load shedding. The Power Plant will take about 25 days to restart”.
In the draft of the Integrated Energy and Power Master Plan-2023, more importance has been given to increasing the production capacity of fossil fuel-based electricity compared to renewable electricity, he stated.
“The Renewable Energy Laboratory is a significant milestone for our department as it aims to foster innovation, research, and development in the field of renewable energy technologies. We believe that this state-of-the-art laboratory will not only enhance the educational experience of our students but also contribute to the advancement of sustainable solutions for our community and beyond”, he added.