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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

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The first major permission has been granted to build a nuclear reactor using new technology, it was announced today.

Not even in exceptional circumstances - shale gas extraction in natural parks will be completely forbidden Fracking in national parks to be forbidden

A complete ban on fracking in Britain's national parks will be put in place although such a scenario was previously considered in ‘exceptional circumstances’, an energy minister has said.

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.

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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.


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LCNI Conference 2014

The 2014 Low Carbon Networks and Innovation (LCNI) Conference was held at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on 20-22 October 2014. It was organised by the Energy Networks Association, on behalf of Ofgem and the network operators was co-hosted by Scottish and Southern Energy Power Division.

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IET debate tackles heat and rallies support for action

The IET’s “Future of Urban Heat” debate tackled the key technological, economic, political and consumer issues around the future challenge of decarbonising heat in the UK.

Held in London on 4 December 2014 as part the IET “Future Intelligent Cities” conference, the debate concluded with a ‘call to action’ to bring together a community of industry experts, stakeholder groups and interested parties to collaborate, share knowledge and campaign around heat.

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Energy Policy Panel News

So far this year the Energy Policy Panel has approved 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 and opportunities for you to get involved!

Latest events

10 Feb

Birmingham, United Kingdom

25 Mar

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Contact us

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