Many of our news and events postings have come directly from external organisers. This is the best way to keep our audience up-to-date with the breadth of activities that are ongoing, relating to ETP. More detailed information can often be found by following the links provided; this will take you directly to the organiser’s websites for full details.

Upcoming Events

SHFCA Annual Conference 2018

Date: 26th September 2018

Location: Dundee

Delegates will hear expert speakers during sessions on international trade and partnerships, and how hydrogen and fuel cells can be the smarter choice in Heat, Power, and Transport for low carbon deployments. The underpinning themes will be use of high efficiency fuel cells for clean power and hydrogen as the clean energy vector, and how these can both support the delivery of Scotland’s new Energy Strategy and Climate Plan.


Energy Systems briefing with Crown Estate Scotland & Everoze

Date: 25th September 2018
Location: Apex Haymarket Hotel, Edinburgh

This session is designed to update attendees of a study being carried out to demonstrate how integration of offshore renewables into a localised energy system can improve pathways to commercial viability of projects and benefits coastal communities.

The purpose of the workshop is:

  • To inform stakeholders and interested parties about the study;
  • To get feedback from potential stakeholders on the study; and
  • To provide an understanding as to what is meant by an energy system in the context of the study.


SR Marine Conference 2018

Date: 26th September 2018

Location: Edinburgh

Join Scottish Renewables to explore Scotland’s position at the forefront of marine energy development. Discuss the need to keep technologies at their full commercial potential and maintain our global lead.

Designed to feed in industry priorities to the Scottish Government’s Marine Energy Group, this conference will bring together key industry players to assess risks and opportunities facing the sector over the next 12 months.


Seasonal Thermal Storage for Scotland

Date: 26th Setpember 2018

Location: Edinburgh

Seasonal Thermal Storage (STS) projects and technologies are allowing regions to decarbonise their heating by allowing heat to be collected during the summer, stored, and then used in the winter when peak heat demand occurs. STS projects are successfully up and running in several countries but not yet in Scotland.

Alistair Mccay of ETP aims to use this event to introduce the concept of STS, how it can add value to local and national energy systems, and the technologies involved. There will be presentations from experts who have been delivering STS projects in North West Europe, and who have been appraising the potential of STS to best be integrated into energy systems in Scotland. Visit


Propelling offshore wind: blades

Date: 2nd October 2018
Venue: Technology & Innovation Centre, Glasgow

This event gives you the chance to find out about industry-wide initiatives that are improving operational performance and maintenance practices for wind turbine blades.

Attendees will gain an insight into the latest technologies and techniques from pioneering wind organisations and hear case studies from successful projects that have been carried out. You will also hear candid accounts from leaders in the wind energy market as they share their experiences for you to take best practice back to your organisation.




Edinburgh University: 150 Years of the School Of Engineering

Date: 5th-7th October 2018

Location: University of Edinburgh

2018 is the School of Engineering's 150th birthday at the University of Edinburgh.

Alumni, both staff and students, are invited to attend a celebratory weekend at the start of October.

Past alumni have made a significant impact to the world of Engineering. It is a good time to celebrate and remember, while getting excited about what innovation the school might produce in the future.


New steps for low-emission vehicles

Date: 9th October (AM)

Location: London

At this workshop, there will be discussion of the opportunities of vehicle-to-grid projects and future-proofing energy infrastructure. The morning's agenda includes speaking contributions from Rhian Kelly, Head, UK & EU Public Affairs, National Grid; Natasha Robinson, Head, Office of Low Emission Vehicles, Department for Transport and Tom Pakenham, Director, Electric Vehicles, Ovo Energy.


Scottish Engineering Conference 2018

Date: Thursday 25th October 2018

Location: Edinburgh

The role of Scotland's engineering and manufacturing companies in delivering employment, growth and raised productivity across the country is critically important. This conference discusses what Scotland's engineering and manufacturing sector needs to be successful. Its programme examines core themes determining the opportunity for the manufacturing engineering sector to thrive and grow in an uncertain national and international marketplace.


ETP Annual Conference 2018

Date: 29th October 2018

Location: Technology & Innovation Centre, Glasgow

ETP is hosting its 7th Annual Conference on Monday 29th October 2018 at the Technology & Innovation Centre (TIC) at the University of Strathclyde.

This year, the conference is centred around ETP’s PhD Students, their academic supervisors and sponsoring companies as well as all members of ETP universities. It will be an informative and interactive day where keynote speakers provided the context for a variety of presentations and interactive sessions; an opportunity to network with other energy students, and for students to take part in a poster competition.


Floating Offshore Wind UK 2018

Date: 30th October 2018
Location: AECC, Aberdeen

Floating Offshore Wind 2018 conference and exhibition is the UK’s dedicated floating offshore wind event. Supported by the leading players in this new global market, in 2018 we head to the UK home of oil and gas to learn about the crossover between these two sectors.


SICSA DemoFest 2018

Date: 6th November 2018 (evening)

Location: Edinburgh

DemoFest provides a perfect opportunity for your organisation to experience, first-hand, the cutting-edge research taking place in Scottish universities. ETP will be one of those exhibiting at this event, so come along and say hello.


9th Annual Capital Investment in Scotland Event

Date; 6th November 2018

Location: Edinburgh

This conference has potential interest for low-carbon energy thanks to the involvement of Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, Scottish Government. It is an opportunity to find out what is planned for the direction of transport in Scotland.


Priorities for Energy Policy

Date: 4th December 2018

Location: Cardiff

While this event is focused on Wales, it will be interesting to see what ideas can be transferred and may prove useful to the Scottish context. Delegates will discuss what might be needed to increase the proportion of energy generated from renewables, in light of the Welsh Government target of sourcing 70% of Wales’ energy requirements from renewable energy sources by 2030.

This seminar will bring together policymakers with key stakeholders to discuss priorities for energy policy in Wales - including progress on the Welsh Government’s key long term targets on community ownership and increasing the level of renewables in the energy mix.


Smarter Green Urban Places for Scotland

Date: 22nd January 2019

Location: Edinburgh

This conference examines the core project opportunities to modernise and improve the infrastructure of all Scotland's communities to create smarter, greener places - delivering real gains in resilient, green, digitally enabled places ready to compete, thrive and deliver inclusive growth.