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2018 Power Academy Seminar

The 2018 seminar was held on 19 and 20 July 2018 at IET Birmingham: Austin Court

 

   

Programme

View the 2018 Power Academy Seminar programme

   

Accommodation

Invited Power Academy Scholars stayed,  in a room booked and paid for by the IET, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Birmingham, a modern four star hotel in Birmingham City Centre, on the night of 19 July 2018.

On day one, lunch and refreshments were provided, followed by a formal dinner in the evening.
On day two, breakfast and lunch were provided.

   

After Dinner Speaker  

The after dinner speaker was Warren East CBE FRS FREng FIET FBCS, Chief Executive Officer at Rolls-Royce Holdings

Presentations

 

The IET 2017 Power Academy Essay Competition

Every year, the Power Academy invites scholars to write a mini-essay on a chosen topic. 

The first prize was £600, the second prize was £400 and the third prize was £200.

This year scholars were invited to write 700 words on one of the following topics:-

1. What impact will the predicted growth in Electric Vehicles (EVs) have on the UK power sector and what solutions would you propose?
2. Decarbonisation of heat is a major challenge and what impact do you believe this will have on the UK power sector?

The three winners were announced at the Power Academy dinner on 19 July 2018. They received an invitation to attend the IET Annual Dinner in February 2019, including accommodation in a London hotel.

The 2018 winning essays were:

1st Adam MacDonald - SP Energy Networks - Liverpool John Moores University - What impact will the predicted growth in Electric Vehicles (EVs) have on the UK power sector and what solutions would you propose?
2nd Noé Guisset - Western Power Distribution – Imperial College London - What impact will the predicted growth in Electric Vehicles (EVs) have on the UK power sector and what solutions would you propose?
3rd Ryan A McCartney - London Underground - Queens University Belfast - What impact will the predicted growth in Electric Vehicles (EVs) have on the UK power sector and what solutions would you propose?

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