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Liquid Air (Cryogenic) Energy Storage - LAES
This talk will be given by Gareth Brett, CEO of Highview Power Storage, and will give an insight into the company’s novel cryogenic energy storage system, currently operating a 300kW/2.5MWh pilot plant. LAES is one of a few storage technologies that can be delivered at large scale, long duration and with no geographical constraints. The talk will focus on the pilot plant as well as future planned projects to scale up the technology to a commercial multi-MW demonstrator.
Lecture 27 Feb 2014, Birmingham. Register here
IET Engineering Prize Award Evening (in association with Industry)
This event brings together the work of graduates, post graduates and recent graduate engineers in a unique setting. Come and meet future engineers and see a rich cornucopia of engineering projects as undertaken in universities and industry across the Midlands region.
Exhibition commences 18.00 room EC1-29, Prize awards 20.45
Exhibition 18 Mar 2014, Coventry University, EC Building, Gulson Road, CV1 2JH
An Introduction to CHP
CHPs are a recognised source of low carbon energy for residential, commercial and industrial sites and recent legislative and incentive changes makes them even more important. The lecture will give an overview of the technology, discuss some of the common pitfalls and present some case studies of CHP installations.
Lecture 13 Nov 2013, Birmingham
53rd 2013 Hunter Memorial Lecture (& Dinner)
This lecture will be delivered by Mr. Tony Cocker (CEO of E.ON UK) on "The change to our electricity supply system - what do we need to do and how do we gain support from our customers and communities?". A dinner will be held after the lecture.
Lecture (& dinner) 5 Dec 2013, Birmingham
Energy Storage: A utilities perspective
As interest in the storage of electrical energy and the number of applications grow due to the transformation of our energy system, this talk aims to address the current technology options, services and benefits which storage can provide while giving insights and examples from E.ON’s activities within the energy storage arena.
Lecture 29 Oct 2013, Birmingham
Circuit Breaker Development: from Air Breakers to SF6
With the growth of transmission systems over the last 90 years circuit breaker technologies have moved from air, oil, air blast, to SF6 and vacuum circuit breakers. the lecture highlights some of the key issues and limitations of these technologies.
Lecture 23 May 2013, Ruxton Technology Centre, Staffordshire University, Stafford
Electricity: Generation to Supply - the Market
Liberalisation of the electricity industry in 1990 has consequences for the design of market mechanisms for the deployment of all components of electricity supply, ranging from generation to smart metering.
Lecture 15 Apr 2013, Birmingham
University Project Evening
Come along and meet future engineers, find out about their project activities and the engineering specialism’s and research areas of their universities.
Exhibition 13 Mar 2013, Coventry University
Understanding LED Lighting: Key Questions to ask your LED Suppliers
Following the development of white light LEDs in the mid-90s and the more recent launch of high efficacy devices, LEDs are fast becoming the lighting technology of choice. This illustrated talk will discuss the development of LED lighting, and using the UK guidance on specification, look at the key questions buyers need to address.
Lecture 18 March 2013, Birmingham
Railway Electrification - Why 25kV?
This lecture will be delivered by Graeme Brindle (Technical Director, Electrical & Systems Engineering, Amey), who will discuss the history and development of railway electrification within the UK.
Lecture 28 Feb 2013, Birmingham
High Voltage Power & Seawater – Rewards & Risks
The BritNed HVDC link connects the transmission systems in Great Britain and the Netherlands. The interconnector entered service in 2012. The 2.2 GW Western Link has 385km cable offshore and is the first HVDC link on the UK’s transmission network to use thyristor technology. The lecture covers the two projects including an interactive technical Q&A.
Lecture 17 Jan 2013, Birmingham
Hunter Memorial Lecture (& Dinner) 2012
This lecture will be delivered by Professor Xiaozin Zhou (Electric Power Research Institute, Beijing, China) on "The Present and Future Development of Power Grid and Sources in China". A dinner will be held after the lecture.
Lecture (& dinner) 29 Nov 2012, Birmingham
Nuclear Fusion: A clean future
This lecture will discuss the technologies and experiments at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy. More details will follow shortly.
Lecture 10 Oct 2012, Birmingham
Emerging technologies: Plug-In Vehicle Infrastructure
This lecture explores the current Plug-in Vehicle market, the charging technologies and the next stages in developing an infrastructure to support a mass market of Plug-in Vehicles.
Lecture 19 Sept 2012, Birmingham