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Energy

Powering tomorrow; from smart homes to megagrids

A home for those working or interested in energy technology. Offering a platform for the exchange of knowledge and facilitating professional networking for the science, engineering and technology (SET) communities. 

Latest news

A solar power plant being built in China's Gobi desert was captured by a Nasa satellite China builds massive solar plant in Gobi

China has reportedly started construction of its first commercial large scale solar power plant located in the Gobi desert. 

British public prefers renewables over fracking and nuclear Public support for fracking hits record low

Only one in five people in the UK is in favour of shale gas extraction by the means of hydraulic fracturing, the lowest level of support since 2013, a new government-funded survey has revealed.

Key topics

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Smart Grids

If you are interested in learning about Smart Grid innovation, policy, planning, control, operation, security, network management, data or demand management there should be something here for you.

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Renewable Energy

If you are interested in learning about engineering innovation within Renewable Energy then please follow this link for interesting content, events, news and tweets from our members, partners and wider industry stakeholders.

Flames from fire

Heat Debate

Hot on the heels of a series the regional debates, the IET Energy and Built Environment sectors are collaborating on a series of initiatives around ‘the future of urban heat’. Join us as we engage with industry partners and stakeholders around decarbonising heating, cooling and power. Contact Gordon Graham.

Highlights

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Sustainable cooling technology ensures vaccines have long storage life with no power

Sure Chill’s cooling technology ensures that lifesaving vaccines can be stored safely anywhere in the world for more than 10 days with no power. Such a progressive and sustainable innovation demonstrates real social, economic and personal change which secured its 2014 IET Innovation Award winning status in the Sustainability category.

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Smart grid project informs electricity industry standards update

A leading UK smart grid project, the Customer-Led Network Revolution (CLNR) has published important new learning that could help inform and update UK electricity industry network planning standards. The project aims to kick-start the radical change electricity networks need to make the low-carbon energy sector a reality.

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Energy Policy Panel News

View the Energy Policy Panel submissions to Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), Ofgem and the House of Commons ECC Select Committee.

Sector publications

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Energy Sector Newsletters

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!


Factfiles

Energy storage

Electricity storage

This Briefing provides an introduction to electricity storage technologies and answers some key questions about the roles that storage can play within the electricity system.

Smart grids

What is a Smart Grid?

This IET briefing document explains what a smart grid is and why it is different from the existing electricity grid.  It explains why the move to low carbon electricity with significant amounts of variable wind generation will require new ways of balancing the electricity grid.

Latest events

10 Nov

Glasgow, United Kingdom

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If you would like to learn more or have any questions about the Energy Sector, please email: energy@theiet.org