Date: 04/08/2017
Time: 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Location: Powerstar,
4 Cowley Way,
South Yorkshire,
S35 1QP,
United Kingdom

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With demand for electricity growing and no indication of it slowing down at any point in the future, the traditional energy network is struggling to keep up, which is causing a multitude of problems for businesses; including increasing energy costs and frequent power failures.

This short and sweet breakfast seminar will explore how transmission constraints can be managed with Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) solutions, which play a crucial part in securing the supply and protecting sites from costly power failures.

About the Event

Transmission Constraint Management solutions begin with analysis. By thoroughly understanding the nature of a site and identifying peaks and power losses when they occur and how often they occur, an effective solution can be implemented.

It is common knowledge that many public and private sector organisations are having to manage critical power supplies with technology that can provide a full UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply) functionality, due to the increasing number of brownouts and blackouts the electricity network is experiencing.

A modern solution that is already saving energy and improving UPS for many businesses is battery-based energy storage technology. As the name suggests the systems can store energy from either the National Grid, at times of low demand, or directly from renewable sources in batteries, for use at peak times or when required, offering a scalable, flexible and secure transmission constraint management solution.

Attending this seminar will inform delegates of the current constraints and restrictions on the electricity network and the increasingly unstable supply provided across the UK. It will discuss the various solutions including traditional systems that are failing to keep up in an advancing world of connectivity and interactivity and the more advanced solutions that can support a smart energy network.

It will cover the following aspects:

  • What is meant by transmission constraint and how can it be managed?
  • What is UPS and how can it help?
  • Traditional systems for providing UPS and their limitations
  • Battery-based energy storage as a rapidly responsive solution
  • Future proof UPS – scaling to future demand
  • The ‘green’ benefits of UPS

During this session, guests will be introduced to the revolutionary energy storage system, VIRTUE, which allows businesses to store electricity generated during periods of low demand for use when required and offers a secure supply throughout power loss.

Speaker Profile:

Dr. Alex Mardapittas, Managing Director, Powerstar

As an experienced Chartered Engineer, with a research doctorate, Alex possesses extensive knowledge of software programming and innovative engineering design, enabling him to create award winning energy management solutions.

Alex utilises his expert knowledge within the current and future energy landscapes, including his extensive knowledge of the constraints to constantly innovate.

The VIRTUE energy storage solution is one of his recent solutions that will assist in tackling the ever-growing network supply issues whilst providing a range of additional benefits.

Putting Theory into Practice:

At the end of the seminar, guests are invited to witness a live demonstration of the VIRTUE energy storage solution and how it can seamlessly provide UPS in real time.


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