Power in unity: A whole system approach (header image)

2 October 2014 | IET Birmingham: Austin Court, UK

About the conference


Following the success of Power in Unity 2013 The IET is delighted to once again bring to you a packed one day, multi-stream conference from a whole-system philosophy, bringing together all the key information on smart grid, smart metering, energy storage and power quality.

A selection of leading professionals from the Power Network Joint Vision Expert Group will talk about the challenges being faced in integrating low carbon generation to the grid while decarbonising heat and transport and to discuss the role of a system architect for the UK electricity system (Electricity Networks: handling a shock to the system). They will put forward their perspectives through plenary sessions, parallel conference sessions and panels.

The IET PNJV steering group have had two rounds of funding from the Technology Strategy Board for additional research studies in particular around the role of a system architect and the potential to model future network scenarios.

Hear about how this work aims to assist the government in lowering carbon emissions, making more efficient use of the UK’s resources, and identifying new opportunities for jobs and exports.


Highlights of the event

  • Keynote: Learn about the launch of the new Energy Systems Catapult in 2015 from Nick Smailes, Lead Technologist, Energy, Technology Strategy Board
  • The IET Power Network Joint Vision (PNJV) expert group published a report in December 2013 titled Electricity Networks: Handling a Shock to the System. Hear from a selection of leading professionals from the PNJV Expert Group about the developments and challenges of taking forward the recommendation of the report for a ‘systems architect’ role to oversee the UK electricity system
  • Highlights from the on-going work on DECC and OFGEM’s Smart Grid Forum Workstream 7


Please see the programme page for more details.

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