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2011 Power Academy seminar


This year's summer seminar was held at the Marriott Hotel, Glasgow on 20 - 21 June 2011.  



Download the 2011 seminar programme (PDF)



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Offshore wind: Some of the engineering challenges ahead (PDF 1,561 KB)

Professor David Infield, University of Strathclyde

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 Marine energy challenges: A utility perspective (PDF 1,114 KB)

John Thouless, SSE

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Wave & tidal projects (PDF 2,922 KB)

Laura Watson, Scottish Power Renewables

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Investment in low carbon generation: Where would you put your (company's) money? 
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Dr Keith Bell, University of Strathclyde

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Sustainable energy (PDF 2,529 KB)

David Wilson, The Scottish Government


Power Academy essay competition

The Power Academy scholars were invited to submit a 700 word essay on the subject:

 "Consider the public responses to renewable generation in Britain.  Outline the issues and possible ways forward".  

Winner of the competition was Matthew Butler with joint runner up prizes being awarded to Christopher Macrury Harris and Jennifer Kincaid.

The prize for all three entrants is an invitation to attend the IET 2012 Annual Dinner and also the Anglo German Energy Policy Seminar in Germany next July.

All winnings essays can be downloaded below:

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