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The Energy Sector is passionate about low-carbon ‘smart’ energy systems. We focus on opportunities for engineering and technology in this innovative space and provide independent, impartial thought leadership on the subjects relevant today and in the future. To achieve this we bring together experts from industry, academia and government, in neutral and impartial environments to deliver programmes of activity, inspired by innovation across the energy sector from generation to distribution and beyond.

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Utility Week: Electricity & Heat

IET.TV and the IET Energy Sector have teamed up with Utility Week to share key conference sessions from UW Live 2016, covering current topics in Electricity, Heat, Water and Gas.

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Energy Systems Catapult Launch, FPSA update and IET Collaboration Agreement Signing

Nearly 300 guests joined us on 9th May 2016 for a packed agenda of talks, presentations and discussion at IET, Savoy Place, London. Connections were made, relationships forged and ideas shared.

Key Topics

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Energy Infrastructure

Smart infrastructure can provide new and exciting opportunities as well as enhanced value and flexible benefits across all key sectors. The IET is at the forefront of this thinking within electricity power infrastructure and has published a number of papers and studies. This work is ongoing as it looks to extend thought leadership across other sectors and energy vectors.

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Energy Production

The key topics and challenges being faced by industry to meet today’s environmentally focussed market needs driven by the global decarbonisation agenda and involving the migration away from traditional approaches towards large scale, distributed and micro renewable generation. Covering: cross discipline engineering, renewable technologies and the new ways of thinking needed to assure global carbon targets are met.

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Energy Services

The innovations needed to be developed for the sector to meet future needs, demands and challenges will also need new ways of thinking about skills and talent as the sector adapts and changes. New technologies and new business models will develop to deliver new and improved services such as storage, carbon capture, demand/supply balancing, trading, smart communications and the use of data.

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Energy Usage

Smart City initiatives being driven by future forecasts on city migration and the resulting funded demonstrations in combination with a growth of Communities/Industries taking ownership of their energy needs poses a dramatic change in way we will use energy in the future. This theme aims to explore the key developments, topics and challenges being faced within this changing landscape.

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News

EDF Hinkley Point decision to arrive next week

French energy company EDF is set to make its long-awaited final decision over whether to invest in the Hinkley Point nuclear power station next week.

Climate change costs to rise due to removal of Carbon Capture support

The cancellation of a £1bn competition to develop carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology could push up the costs of meeting climate targets according to Whitehall's spending watchdog.

Winter gas imports to increase as UK storage hits record low

The UK will have to import substantial amounts of gas during the coming winter, analysts are warning, as the levels of stored gas have dropped to a record low following closure of the country’s largest storage facility.

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Bringing you all the latest on IET Energy Sector initiatives, partnerships and thought leadership together with details of upcoming events, Sector highlights on IET.tv and opportunities for you to get involved!