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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.


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.



Advanced battery technology powers devices for twice as long

A new lithium metal battery has been developed that could power drones, mobile phones, wearable technology and even electric cars for double the current limit. 

Impact of climate change on power stations ‘not as bad as forecast’

A new study based on real-world data casts doubt on predictions from model-based studies that rising global temperatures will significantly reduce output from many power stations.

Revolutionary water heater will be on sale ‘in a few years’

A new type of gas-fired domestic water heater being developed in the US could operate at efficiency levels of greater than 100 per cent, its creators claim.

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