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Energy Revolution

The Energy Revolution will be Digitised

The second event in our Urban Sustainability Talk Series.

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Date: 10 March 2016
Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Venue: The Core, Bath Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5TF

Smart grids are likely to have a key role in delivering the energy demands of the future. Experts in smart grid technology, computing and transport at Newcastle University and Northern Powergrid will introduce how smart grids will transform the ways we use energy, and create investment opportunities for the low-carbon transition.

The event is in collaboration with the Federation of Small Businesses with support from the North East Chamber of Commerce. There will be a free drinks reception after the talks.

Event programme

How smartgrids will transform the way we use energy (talk 1)

Professor Phil Taylor, Director of the Institute for Sustainability and Smart Grid Lab Research Lead at Newcastle University

What does a realistic, cost effective smart grid look like and what does it mean for our customers? (talk 2)

Ian Lloyd, Trading and Innovation, Northern Powergrid

How businesses can cut their carbon emissions with cloud computing (talk 3)

Professor Paul Watson, Director of the Digital Institute at Newcastle University

The rise of the electric car for urban transport (talk 4)

Dr Yvonne Hübner

About the speakers:

Professor Phil Taylor

Phil is Professor of Electrical Power Systems and Director of the Institute for Sustainability at Newcastle University. He is an internationally leading researcher and industrial expert in smart grid technology, energy storage system
management, infrastructure and control, and leads large-scale smart grid and energy storage demonstration projects throughout the UK.

Ian Lloyd

Ian led the network technology aspect of the Customer Led Network Revolution, the largest smart grid research project of its kind in the UK that delivered trials with real customers on real energy networks. At Northern Powergrid he is continuing the development and delivery of business and new technology innovation in this exciting aspect of electricity and energy distribution.

Professor Paul Watson

Paul is Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Digital Institute at Newcastle University. His research focuses on cloud computing, data intensive e-science and exploring ways advanced technologies can improve the lives of those from vulnerable groups including older people, disabled people, and marginalised youth.

Dr Yvonne Hübner

As a researcher on the EU-funded Compass 4d project, Yvonne specialised in developing, managing and delivering large-scale, real-world demonstrator trials of electric vehicles and ICT solutions for managing urban transport networks more sustainably and efficiently. In her role at Science Central she is generating a portfolio of new business leads, opportunities and projects, with a particular emphasis on digital technologies and applications in energy and future cities.

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