University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Department for Power, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, Novi Sad, Serbia
Title: An innovative approach to a more sustainable and reliable energy society demonstrated by Renewable Energy Sources for smart sustainable health Centers, University Education and other public buildings
Abstract: By reviewing current criteria of a modern society it is not hard to demonstrate that most of the qualifiers and quantifiers revolve around energy related trivia. It is hard to imagine a future for the humanity where significant efforts were not made to tackle the two most important questions: sustainability of energy supply and reliability of energy supply (with the opportune issue being energy independence). These issues will be highly influenced by the current state of the related technologies that has been developing swiftly. Predominantly, this relates to the energy generation technologies, however inherent benefits can be reaped from mutual co-benefits of other contemporary technologies such as energy storage, electrified transportation and others. The key to successful harnessing of the available potential lies within the inclusive and innovative approach to utilization of renewable energy sources in high energy demand public and private sectors, aggregated by comprehensive energy management solution that additionally assumes stationary energy storage and electrified transportation devices as intermittent storage. The innovative approach in creating a smart and sustainable energy society of the future will be demonstrated through key results of the Renewable Energy Sources for smart sustainable health Centers, University Education and other public buildings (RESCUE) project, with the most important component being transfer-ability and expansion of the results. Assuming the initial impulse from the regionally established knowledge transfer basis, the foundation for the climate-smart, emission-neutral sustainable energy society of the future has been laid. The key findings of the RESCUE projects can easily be applied to other public buildings, but in the wake of another energy crisis the benefits can also be acquired by private enterprises and SME’s looking to downsize daily operational costs. Renewable energy generation and other associated technologies (storage, EV’s etc.) present everyone with the opportunity for the paradigm shift (a change in perspective) and the development of novel climate friendly business models that can generate revenue in the same manner (if not better) as classical (fossil based) emission heavy solutions.
CV: Dr Boris Dumnić is with the University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Department for Power, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, Novi Sad, Serbia since 2004. He received Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, in 2013 and was promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor in 2013 and to the rank of Associate Professor in 2018. From 2010 until 2018, he was the director of the faculty Centre – Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Power Quality – CRESPQ. He is appointed for director of Department for Power, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering on 2015 and from 2018 he is Head of Chair for power electronics and converters. Currently he is vice-Dean for development and finances of Faculty.
The focus of his current research is on renewable energy systems, distributed energy resources, integration of DER in active distribution system, power electronics, e-mobility and electrical machines and drives. He published numerous of scientific papers/articles in international and national scientific events including significant number in top ranked international peer-reviewed journals. His research group is coordinating IPA CBC RESCUE project – “Renewable Energy Sources for smart sustainable health Centers, University Education and other public buildings” and was involved in IPA HUSRB REVLAB – “Renewable energy virtual laboratory”, TEMPUS “Cost Effective & Environmentally Friendly Energy Systems” and numerous other R&D and industrial projects funded by the EU, National projects funded by the Serbian Government and Provincial Vojvodina Secretariats.
He is IEEE Member and chair of IEEE Serbia and Montenegro Section.