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The 2023 seminar was held at IET Austin Court, Birmingham and the Holiday Inn, Hill Street, Birmingham on 13 and 14 July 2023



The theme of the seminar was health, well-being and safety. In addition, the route to net zero and the role scholars would have in this objective were covered.

Keynote address

Craig Dyke, Head of National Control, National Grid ESO & Chair of the IET Power Academy Executive supported by Sophie Gribben Ex PA Scholar with UKAEA and Professor Keith Bell, University of Strathclyde

Keynote speakers

  • Andrew M Reeve, Director AMR Consulting Limited
  • Tommy Allsopp, Tyseley Energy Park Birmingham

Interactive workshops

Power Academy company partners hosted workshops and scholars were each able to attend three of these.

Power Academy dinner

Mark Goudie, Whole System Manager, SP Energy Networks gave the after dinner speech.


The 2022 seminar was held at Liverpool Football Club Anfield and The Marriott City Hotel One Queen Square Liverpool on 14 and 15 July 2022


Keynote address

Craig Dyke, Head of National Control, Electricity System Operator and Chair of the IET Power Academy Executive

Keynote speakers

  • Michelle Richmond MBE, Director, Membership & Professional Development The IET
  • Mark Goudie and Nia Lowe, Scottish Power Energy Networks


The 2021 virtual interactive seminar was held on 29 and 30 July 2021


Scholars were sent a link directly to the Seminar.

Keynote address

  • Rob Watson, Director Rolls-Royce Electrical,  Chair of IET Power Academy Executive

Keynote speakers

  • Dawn Ohlson Vice President The IET
  • Nigel Vardy Mountaineer


We’d planned for this year’s seminar to be in Liverpool. However, due to the COVID-19 situation, the decision was made to cancel the seminar this year.