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Future Meetings

Energy system modelling in an uncertain world

Venue: Sir Richard Morris building (School of Business and Economics), Loughborough University
Speaker: Chris Heaton, Energy Technologies Institute
Date: Thursday, 13 November 2014 at 17:30 - 19:30

This talk will describe how energy system modelling can be used to understand the role of different technologies in the future UK energy system. In areas such as renewable electricity, big power plants, how we heat our homes and the types of cars we drive, the UK energy system will undergo significant changes in coming decades driven by a combination of economics, climate change targets and renewal of old infrastructure. A key feature of the problem is uncertainty – uncertainty in the cost and performance of technologies in the future, uncertainty in international fuel prices and uncertainty in the political context for national infrastructure. This talk will describe the modelling work done by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), and what it tells us about how we can prepare for effective transition.

Refreshments will be served from 5:30pm, with the talk starting and 6pm.

If you have any questions or would would like more information please contact Nigel Monk, Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology, Email: n.a.monk@lboro.ac.uk