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Seminars

2022

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

Programme

The 2022 programme will show here soon

Keynote address

Craig Dyke Head of International Decarbonisation National Grid and Chair of the IET Power Academy Executive

Keynote speakers

  • Michelle Richmond Director, Membership & Professional Development The IET
  • Scott Mathieson Director, Network Planning and Regulation Scottish Power Energy Networks

IET Power Academy essay competition 2022

Every year, the Power Academy invites scholars to write a mini-essay on a chosen topic

The first prize is £600, the second prize is £400, and the third prize is £200.

In 2022 scholars will be invited to write 700 words on selected topics

2021

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

Programme

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

2020

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.

2019

The 2019 seminar was held on 18 and 19 July 2019 at The Crowne Plaza, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. 

Programme

View the 2019 IET Power Academy Seminar programme.  

After dinner speaker  

The after-dinner speaker was Nick Ellins, Chief Executive, Energy and Utility Skills Group and the National Skills Academy for Power.

Presentations

  • The Future of Flight: Electrifying Aerospace by Rob Watson, Director Rolls-Royce Electrical, Chair of the IET Power Academy Executive
  • Tackling the 4D Energy Challenge through Storage and Flexibility: Decarbonisation, Decentralisation, Democratisation, Digitalisation by Professor Phil Taylor,Head of Engineering, Newcastle University

Some years on! Ex scholars presentations

  • Andrew Allan - RWE Generation UK
  • Andrew Berndes - Western Power Distribution
  • Gavin Howarth - Northern Powergrid

The IET Power Academy essay competition 2019

Every year, the Power Academy invites scholars to write a mini essay on a chosen topic. 

The first prize is £600, the second prize is £400, and the third prize is £200.

In 2019, scholars were invited to write 700 words on one of the following topics:

1. The decarbonisation of heat is critical for the UK is to meet its decarbonisation targets. Discuss the possible routes to decarbonisation for the heat sector and the potential impacts on our existing infrastructure.
2. The UK’s installed capacity of base-load generation will continue to reduce as coal power is phased out and nuclear plant reaches end-of-life ahead of new-nuclear build. Is this a cause for concern or is the electricity supply industry ready for the changes this brings?
3. Is electric power really green?

The 2019 winners were:

  • 1st Prize - Connie Edgar, Rolls-Royce, University of Strathclyde
  • 2nd Prize - Caleb Halfpenny, RWE Generation, Queen's University Belfast
  • 3rd Prize - Fraser Steedman, Atkins, University of Strathclyde

The three winners were announced at the Power Academy Seminar dinner on 18 July 2019.

They received an invitation to attend the IET Annual Dinner in 2020, including accommodation in a London hotel.