24-25 April: UKERC Annual Conference: Local Energy Systems in National and International Contexts

Published: 3 April 2019

The role of localised generation and supply of energy is attracting considerable interest both in the UK and internationally.

Local energy systems are a key focus in the UK’s Industrial Strategy and the Prospering from the Energy Revolution programme. They are considered to facilitate faster decarbonisation than large scale systems, while providing welfare and economic benefits alongside industrial renewal.  Localised systems have also been highlighted by the devolved administrations and local authorities as providing services that are well-adapted to widely varying local conditions and priorities.

This inter-disciplinary conference will bring together researchers, practitioners and policy-makers on local energy systems, to consider how best to exploit low carbon sources of energy, and manage or reduce energy demand.

Energy Systems Catapult at the UKERC Annual Conference

Energy Systems Catapult will be present across a number of sessions on the second day of the conference, on 25 April 2019.

09.00 – 10.30

Guy Newey chairs Workshop 2, ‘A new framework for Energy Governance’.

10.50 – 12.10

Daniel Murrant takes part in Session 6, ‘Global Perspectives – changing priorities for energy storage in local energy systems in the UK and internationally’.

14.50 – 16.10

Tim German chairs Session 10, ‘Using data and assessing system performance’.  During this session Tim will be joined by, amongst others, the local area energy planning team from the Catapult, Richard Halsey, Richard Leach, and Grant Tuff.

The full conference agenda can be downloaded here.