The Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB) has become the first university in the country where energy from different sources will be integrated and used efficiently under an integrated smart power management system.

In this regard, Vice-Chancellor Engr Prof Dr Athar Mahboob formally inaugurated the Integrated Smart Power Management System. Through this system, under the latest monitoring system, the energy obtained from different sources will be used effectively with the help of the data obtained from the computerized system and the wastage of energy can be prevented.

He said that in our institutions, energy consumption statistics are usually collected through manual sources which are not reliable, which cannot collect the data of electricity wastage and proper use of energy resources at the national level. The Islamia University of Bahawalpur is already generating 3 MW electricity from a solar power plant.

On this occasion, Engr Faizan ul Hasan Faiz, in-charge of the solar plant, while giving a briefing, said that through this system, modern methods of energy use in the university. Monitoring will be done and under- or over-consumption of power will be determined automatically through a special control system. The Islamia University Bahawalpur will be able to save large amounts of energy costs by implementing this system.

On this occasion, the Vice-Chancellor appreciated the efficiency and diligence of the dynamic team of the Solar Power Plant.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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