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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

The Wylfa nuclear power station in Wales is the last operating magnox plant in the UK Closing nuclear plants will cut 1,600 jobs

Up to 1,600 nuclear plant workers will be made redundant as the UK ceases the operation of obsolete power plants.

They are protected, yet no one has focused before on what noise could do to their ability to survive Wind farm construction puts seals’ hearing at risk

Harbour seals living close to wind farm construction sites risk hearing problems due to exposure to excessive noise levels, a study has found.

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.

Highlights

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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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IET debate tackles heat and rallies support for action

Find out more about tackling the key technological, economic, political and consumer issues around the future challenge of decarbonising heat in the UK.
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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

04 Jun

London, United Kingdom

08 Jun

Wyboston, 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