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IPowerE September Seminar

‘Diverse Solutions for De-Carbonisation’

Wednesday 27 September, 2023

MeetPoint Midlands Kegworth DE74 2DA

This one-day Seminar is aimed at examining today's energy challenges demand a full range of solutions to decarbonise the power sector.  Conventional gas fired plant will continue to support the Energy Transition, with changes to despatch, control, and fuels used.

Energy storage will, be it in battery or grid scale solutions, be used to complement renewable systems, deployed at increasing scale. Grid control and management will assume great importance as today's energy transmission and distribution systems are adapted to meet tomorrow's requirements. This seminar will bring many of these themes together, providing information and the opportunity for discussion and debate amongst your Power Engineering peers.

With the added opportunities for networking and discussions in smaller groups during the day and the excellent venue, this should be both an informative and enjoyable day.

Meetpoint Midlands is a quiet, relaxed and friendly meeting centre based in Kegworth in the East Midlands. Conveniently located just off junction 24 of the M1, three miles from East Midlands Parkway train station and four miles from East Midlands Airport allowing easy access for delegates and free parking.

Please contact the office for more information Tel +44 (0)1234 214340 or email

Ticket Prices                                                              Early Bird Discount

                                       (valid to September 08)

(IPowerE or Supporting Organisation)            £220 +VAT                 £199 +VAT

Non-Member                                                     £275 +VAT                 £245 +VAT

Concession                                                        £95 + VAT

Academic Organisation                                   £290 + VAT
(1 Faculty + 4 students)

IPowerE Seminar Ticket


  8:45         Registration

  9:15         Keynote:   Impact of sustainability and decarbonisation on operational reliability   

       Paul Grady, HM Principal Specialist Inspector – Health and Safety Executive


  9:50         Turning fossil fuel power plants into clean energy storage

                  Fabrizio De Candia – E2S


10:25         Tea/coffee break                

10:45         Path to commercial nuclear fusion: Spherical Tokamak combined with high temperature superconducting magnets

                  Daniel Buckley - Tokamak Energy


11:20         Upgrade of Cruachan Units 3 & 4 – The development challenges

                  Mike Wynd – Drax         


12:00         Lunch             

13:00         Zero-emission hydrogen: Thermal plasma electrolysis

       Aman Othi – Hiiroc


13:35         Decarbonising BESS construction

       James Mitchell - Clarke Energy


14:10         Tea/coffee break                

14:30         AMR contribution to UK energy security and decarbonisation     

        Stephen Coates – X-energy


15:05         Comfort break          


15:15         New and developing power technologies - Real world operating experience

                  Dr Jon Runyon, Uniper

16:00         Expert Panel