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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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The largest 100 per cent biomass power plant in North America has opened in the Canadian province of Ontario.
A new set of sanctions imposed on Russia by the EU and the US aims to block deepwater, Arctic offshore, or shale oil exploration projects.
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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.
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.
Publishing papers of a high technical standard with a suitable balance of practice and theory. Its scope covers a wide range of applications and apparatus in the power field.
IET Fellow John Sinclair MBE flew to New Zealand this summer to represent the IET at the annual conference of the Electrical Engineers Association, addressing delegates on the first day, providing a key note speech on UK electricity networks.
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.
The annual Low Carbon Networks Fund Conference is organised by Energy Networks Association on behalf of the UK DNOs to promote the work of the Low Carbon Networks Fund projects and to provide an opportunity to update on progress and learning from them.
The great “Heat Debate” ensues between the Energy and Built Environment sectors. Following a round table discussion between key executives from both sectors we are planning a UK road show of activities to communicate the current and future positions on this topic to IET members and the UK Government.
SSEPD (Scottish Southern Energy Power Distribution), who own and operate Orkney’s electricity grid, organised and hosted a knowledge sharing event at the Ayre Hotel, Kirkwall, Orkney on the subject of the Orkney ANM Active Network Management.
Following the launch of the IET’s 2013 Skills Survey and the Sector Response we received a letter from one of our members, Harry Cather, regarding the skills shortage. Harry presents some interesting insights to how senior engineers could engage and help with the shortage…..
Are you looking for a career in the Renewable Energy Industry or do you want to find out about the new innovations within the Renewable Environment?
A very interesting and stimulating day in Birmingham which brought together IET and KTN members to discuss and debate the current and future innovations in Renewable Energy Generation Machines with some additional insights into the use of Power Electronics.
15 September 2014
Despite the UK's ambitious plans for a sustainable low-carbon economy, with significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions to be achieved by 2050, oil and gas are set to remain a crucial medium-term component of the energy mix.
11 August 2014
What will the future hold for Scotland's nuclear engineering industry if the nation votes for independence?
11 August 2014
In the Spring of 1956, a delegation from the British electricity-supply industry paid a visit to the Soviet Union. The following year, Mr J Eccles (later Sir Josiah Eccles) reported on the group’s impressions of the country in this article, originally published in the March 1957 issue of E&T’s predecessor magazine, the Journal of the IEE.
The IET and UK Power Networks have formed a unique partnership to share knowledge gained from an innovation project, Flexible Plug and Play, which is largely funded by Ofgem’s Low Carbon Network Fund.
The E3 Academy involves three universities (Bristol, Newcastle and Nottingham) and six companies (Emerson – Control Techniques, Cummins Generator Technologies, Edwards, Parker SSD, Ricardo and Siemens Industry) working together to address the graduate recruitment crisis in the Electrical Energy Engineering (E3) sector
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!
The Arago team's primary advancement was to develop an insulating cross-arm to retro-fit onto existing transmission towers. In this case, the insulating cross-arm allows electricity network operators to increase the operating current/voltage levels with a net upgrade of transmission capacity of up to 150%. Subsequent development has< shown the technology to be equally beneficial when applied to new lines as the cross-arm dra
In a special Sector Insight, the Energy sector spells out what the IET is doing to work with both industry and academia to help bridge the gap.
This high-level review summarises the major outcomes from a remarkable year of activity for IET Sectors.
Covers all existing energy storage techniques and at the same time deals with power system considerations for energy storage and storage applications.
This book discusses the connection of generation to distribution networks and then moves on to consider how sustainable generation can be fully integrated into the operation of the power system.
Providing impartial engineering advice to government and Parliament on energy policy issues.
The IET represents the views of its members on a wide range of professional and technological issues.
Addressing key topics within the energy sector.
Addressing key topics within smart grids.