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Upcoming Events

UKERC Local Energy Systems Conference

Date: 24-25 April 2019
Location: Oxford


The UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) will be hosting a conference on “Local energy systems in national and international contexts” in Oxford on April 24 and 25 next year. Extended abstracts are invited by November 11th 2018. (Full papers are not required at any stage).

As with all UKERC things, this is intended to be a good, inter-disciplinary event and I’m sure will foster some interesting discussion. If you think you’ve got something interesting to say about local or community energy systems either in the UK or beyond, please do submit an abstract.



SR Low-Carbon Heat Conference

Date: 30th April 2019

Location: Glasgow

Coming into focus? Growing low-carbon heat into the next decade

The reality for low-carbon heat continues to be slow but steady growth. But there are many reasons to be optimistic about the sector’s future.

Our rapidly-decarbonising electricity grid and the falling cost of renewables is making the promise of clean, electric heat a reality. Meanwhile, major new projects like Dundee’s new V&A Museum and new developments at Queens Quay in Clydebank and Glenrothes are proving the concept of low-carbon district energy.


SR Hydro Conference & Exhibition

Date: 9th May 2019

Location: Perth

The Future of Hydropower in Scotland

With the Feed-in Tariff set to close, and at best a policy gap before any future support fully emerges, the future for Scotland’s hydro sector is uncertain.
This year’s conference will bring the industry together to consider how to secure hydro’s place in an ever-changing energy system and economic landscape.

Key questions the event will answer:
•    What new business models are likely to emerge following the closure of the Feed-in Tariff?
•    Will the BEIS proposals around a smart export tariff work for hydro?
•    Will the DSO transition stimulate a further market in hydro development?
•    What innovations are possible in the hydro sector, and how will they make a difference to revenue streams?
•    What do changing grid charges mean for hydro?
•    Will planning reform enable more hydro development?


17th International Probabilistic Workshop (IPW2019)

Date: 11th - 13th September 2019
Location: Edinburgh

The workshop has been previously held in Austria, Belgium, Czech republic, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, the United Kingdom, and we are honoured to follow the 16th IPW, that was held in Vienna.

The theme of the Workshop is on probabilistic and statistic techniques in engineering. Academic institutions, research organizations and industries are invited to contribute to the Workshop and to join in the discussions on needs and developments in the field.

The call for abstract is now open. Please submit your abstract by February 15th 2019.