Date/Time

Date: 21/03/2018
Time: 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Location: Wellcome Collection,
Dale Room, 183 Euston Road, Kings Cross,
London,
NW1 2BE,
United Kingdom



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Please note, this seminar is specific to the UK audience.

Introduction

Demand on the electricity network in the UK continues to grow year-on-year, and it is predicted to keep growing at a fast rate for the foreseeable future due to the ever growing reliance and advancement of technology. The recent UK Clean Growth Strategy highlights the ways in which this demand can be met in a smooth and sustainable manner and principal amongst them is a move towards a decentralised energy network.

The concept of a decentralised energy network is increasingly gaining momentum due to increasing fears over the security of the energy supplied from the grid. This is because of the harsh statistics showing that blackouts or brownouts are becoming more frequent with a staggering 46% increase recorded in 2016 compared to the number of occurrences in 2015.

This free, short seminar taking place in London will explore the concept of the decentralised network which will require the simultaneous uptake of several elements such as distributed generation, distributed storage, energy efficiency and demand response. The decentralised network utilises integrated energy storage technology to form a microgrid which relieves demand on the network by providing communities with cheaper, more reliable, locally generated energy.

Seminar Overview

During the seminar, delegates will be informed of the current restrictions and limitations on the UK electricity supply network and the ever-increasing demand it faces. The main focus of the seminar will discuss the concept of a decentralised energy network as a solution to this rapidly growing demand.

A decentralised energy network refers to energy that is generated off the main grid in a location closer to where the energy will be utilised in order to supply a local site or community with reliable energy at a much cheaper cost to the end user, whilst simultaneously reducing demand on the network significantly. This local generation also lowers carbon emissions, reduces transmission losses, and increases the security of the supply as end users would not have to share a supply or rely on a relatively small amount of remote power stations.

For a decentralised energy network to form, it relies on the installation of a series of smart, integrated systems that connect to form a microgrid capable of generating, storing, and supplying energy equal to the demand of its immediate area. These systems could support one another, providing a back-up supply to adjacent systems that fail or struggle to keep up with a ramp up in demand, ultimately creating a more reliable energy network.

To attend this seminar free-of-charge and join Powerstar in discussing the concept of a decentralised energy network within the future energy landscape, simply complete the short form at the top of this page.

Speaker Profile

TBA February 2018.

Why You Can’t Miss It

During the seminar the following topics will be addressed and discussed:

  • What is decentralised energy and how does it work?
  • The limitations of the current electricity network and how a decentralised energy network can help
  • The role of energy storage technology in storing decentralised energy
  • The benefits of decentralised energy, including cost and emissions reductions
  • How decentralised energy could be implemented on both a local and national scale
  • An integrated energy storage solution as part of a smart, responsive, microgrid

Breakfast rolls and refreshments will be provided on arrival.

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