Dr. Daniel D. Dasig
System Thinking and Participatory Approaches in Smart Energy System Design: A Proposed Framework
Dr. Daniel D. Dasig, Jr. holds BSc in Computer Engineering, MSc in Engineering in Computer Engineering, and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering degree, and currently, he is pursuing Doctor in Business Administration.. He has been a Professorial Lecturer in electrical engineering, environmental engineering, information technology, computer science, and education in the Philippines and abroad. He is an Associate Professor 6 of the Graduate Studies of College of Science and Computer Studies of De La Salle University Dasmarinas since January 2018, and a Professorial Lecturer at the College of Continuing and Advanced Professional Studies of the University of Makati since 2014 where he also served as Research Coordinator in the College of Computer Science. In 2014, he served as Chair of Computer Engineering Department of Jose Rizal University. He also works with the Change Management and software development teams of TELUS since 2011. He is a Lean Six Sigma Certified, ITIL V3 Certified and Certified Project Management Expert. Dr. Dasig has authored and co-authored textbooks, reference books, and book chapters, and has more than 100 academic and technical papers extending over a wide spectrum of research areas such as in engineering, information technology, education, computer science and social sciences. He has organized and co-organized local and international conferences and was a recipient of Fellow, Best Paper and Best Paper Presenter awards. He has an executive roles, lifetime and active membership to more than 40 professional, research and policy-making organizations such as ICANN-NCSG, Internet Society Philippines, ICpEP, and PSITE. He has received numerous global and international awards including the World Class Filipino for Engineering and Information Technology. He is a book Editor of Recent Advances in Big Data and Applications in Education, Springer, Switzerland, and Handbook of IoT and Blockchain: Methods, Solutions, and Recent Advancements, CRC Press- Taylor & Francis Group, USA, and Innovations, Models, and Policies of Green Engineering Technologies, IGI Global, USA. He is an IEEE member of the Republic of the Philippines Section.
The Philippines power sector needs to transform into an interoperable system to transition from the power system to a smart grid level by 2040. While there have been well-organized and specialized plans, approaches and methodologies, policies and strategies, there are system components, segments and interfaces, challenges and stakeholders engagement that impede the implementation. This Keynote talk introduces a proposed framework using the engineered system thinking and participatory methodologies in designing a resilient smart grid for an archipelagic country. This framework particularizes the system components, interfaces, stakeholders and their roles, as well as a resilient energy infrastructure design. The proposed framework affords a socially robust smart grid design and distinguishes the design components and participatory component. It also presents the technical domains of the smart grid to help policy-makers and decision-making entities to develop policies and informed decisions without compromising the stakeholders’ participation in migrating from the power system to a smart grid.
System thinking, participatory approach, smart grid, power system, energy system