Date: 21/03/2018
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Please note, this seminar has now taken place. Thank you to everyone that attended
Due to the overwhelming popularity of this event, we are repeating it on 09 May 2018. To book you place, please email [email protected] or click here


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 Central 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. A decentralised network utilises integrated energy storage technology to combine all these elements and form microgrids capabale of balancing the network and providing businesses with cheaper, more reliable, locally generated and utilised 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 and increase energy resilience for end users.

The implementation of intelligent energy storage solutions will provide reliable energy at a much cheaper cost to the end user, whilst simultaneously helping to balance demand on the network, and, when combined with local generation and underpinned with UPS, reduce transmission losses and increases the security of the supply.

To be placed on the waiting list for this free-of-charge seminar 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

Dr. Alex Mardapittas, CEO, 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.


Guest Speaker: The seminar will also feature a presentation from Europe’s leading flexibilities operator, Energy Pool, who will join Powerstar in sharing their expertise to provide a wider perspective on the future of the UK’s energy landscape. You can find out more about Energy Pool on their website by clicking here.

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 increasing requirement for energy resilience
  • How businesses can increase reliability, supply resilience and cost savings
  • How a decentralised energy network could be implemented on both a local and national scale
  • An introduction to an integrated energy storage solution that can assist in a smart, responsive energy network

Breakfast rolls and refreshments will be provided for all guests.


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