Date: 18/05/2018
Time: 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Location: Powerstar,
4 Cowley Way,
South Yorkshire,
S35 1QP,
United Kingdom


Demand on the electricity network in the UK continues to grow year-on-year and is predicted to keep growing at a fast rate for the foreseeable future. This is because of the ever-growing reliance and advancement of technology which has been supported by recent Government white papers such as the Clean Growth Strategy and the Industrial Strategy.

The UK’s energy network is struggling to keep up with this demand and as a result, supply issues are becoming more common and causing a multitude of issues for businesses nationwide who are experiencing more blackouts, brownouts, and voltage spikes and dips every year. From 2015-2016 the increase in blackouts and brownouts was recorded at a staggering 46% growth. Due to supply issues becoming more frequent and the significant costs and disruption they can cause, organisations are taking steps to ensure that they are as resilient as possible.

This free, short seminar taking place in Sheffield will explore the effects that a lack of energy resilience can have on an organisation and what solutions can protect businesses from costly supply issues.

Seminar Overview

This seminar is focused at key sectors that have critical continuous processes such as the chemical, pharmaceutical, and food industries.

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 impact that energy related failures can have on an organisation and the technologies available to improve energy resilience.

One way in which an energy resilience plan can be effectively implemented is through the investment in leading edge technologies that provide instantaneous, responsive support to the sites loads through full Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) capabilities, such as Powerstar’s VIRTUE which also can come complete with the patented Powerstar voltage optimisation technology..

To attend this seminar free-of-charge and join Powerstar in discussing the dangers of a lack of energy resilience and how it can be improved, simply complete the short form at the top of this page.

Speaker Profile

Dr. Alex Mardapittas, Chief Executive Officer, Powerstar

As an experienced Chartered Engineer, with a research doctorate, Alex possesses extensive knowledge of software programming and innovative engineering design, enabling him to engineer 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.

What You Will Learn About Energy Resilience

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

  • How costly energy related failures can be identified and avoided
  • The limitations of the current electricity network and its effect on energy resilience
  • The role of energy storage technology in energy resilience

At the end of the seminar, guests are invited to witness a live demonstration of the VIRTUE energy storage solution, including how it can seamlessly provide UPS in real time by switching from grid input to stored energy output. Attendees will also be given a demonstration of VIRTUE EV, Powerstar’s rapid EV charging solution that eliminates the need for infrastructure upgrades.


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