On Wednesday 6th of November the IEEE UK & Ireland PES chapter in conjunction with Birmingham Energy Institute and University of Birmingham hosted a Seminar called “UK Energy Flexibility: The Technical Challenges Facing Electricity Transmission in the UK Transition to a Low Carbon Society”.
The talk outlined National Grid Electricity Transmission’s view of the factors which are likely to impact on the performance of the current electricity network, and how this could affect the transmission system and its assets. It was highlighted the technology and resources necessary for planning and managing the network of the future and the evolution necessary to successfully meet these challenges. Additionally, the seminar outlined the role that society and stakeholders will play in the quality and security of their energy supply as we transition to a lower carbon future.
The event which had place in Lecture Theatre 1, Gisbert Kapp Building, University of Birmingham counted with Dr Mark Osborne as speaker. He is a Chartered Engineer and joined National Grid in 1997. He works in in Engineering and Asset Management in Electricity Transmission. Key activities include whole life-cycle design, application and management for new transmission concepts and technologies. He is active in the CIGRE B3 Substations Study Committee as a Strategic Advisory Group member, Special Reporter and UK Regular Member.
This successful event had an attendance of 79 delegates reinforcing in this way the PES chapter commitment to keep organising technical events that promote a learning and discussion environment in all Power and Energy related subjects.