Date: 13/09/2017
Time: 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Location: Best Western Westley Hotel,
Westley Road,
West Midlands,
B27 7UJ,
United Kingdom
Please note, this seminar is specific to the UK audience.


Our free to attend breakfast seminar in Birmingham on Wednesday 13 September will explore the importance of Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) in the future energy landscape as blackouts and brownouts become increasingly regular within the UK.

By allowing a site to function entirely off-grid when needed, UPS can play a crucial role in securing the supply and protecting businesses from expensive power failures.

Refreshments and breakfast pastries will be provided for all attendees upon arrival, and the venue boasts free on-site parking and a 9 minute walk from the nearest train station.

Seminar Overview

Many organisations, in both the public and private sectors, now have to manage critical power supplies with technology that provides full UPS functionality, due to the electricity network experiencing an increasing amount of blackouts and brownouts, which can cause serious, often costly, damage to a business and its processes.

Traditional systems used to provide UPS are failing to keep up in a technologically advancing world, where connectivity and interactivity are key. Instead, modern, more advanced solutions that can support a smart energy network are becoming increasingly popular – one such solution being battery-based energy storage technology.

As the name suggests, these systems use batteries to store energy from the National Grid, at times of low demand, or from renewable sources, to be utilised at peak times or when required to enable a site to go completely off-grid.

This seminar will give delegates the chance to explore and discuss the current constraints on the electricity network and the supply issues across the UK which are causing a high demand for UPS functionality across businesses from every industry.

Speaker Profile

Dr. Alex Mardapittas, Managing Director, Powerstar

Alex established Powerstar in 2001, and has spearheaded the engineering-led company for the past 16 years.

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. This knowledge of the current UK energy landscape and its limitations enables him to discuss predictions for its future.

Why Attend?

The seminar will address the following topics:

  • How does UPS work and why is it needed?
  • The limitations of traditional systems historically used to provide UPS
  • Why battery-based energy storage is becoming a popular alternative to those systems
  • Why battery-based energy storage is future proof, including how it is easily scaled to future demand
  • The ‘green’ benefits of UPS

During the seminar, guests will also be introduced to the innovative energy storage system, VIRTUE, which provides businesses with a completely secure supply through power loss and quality issues. VIRTUE is delivered as a bespoke solution in an engineering-led approach, and so is tailored to each organisation and its needs.


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