The Digital and Sustainable Energy Revolution

Date:
Tuesday 5 March 2019

Time:
6.00pm - 9.00pm

Venue:
Room CBA 0.060, Ground Floor, Chancellor's Building Complex, Keele University, Keele, ST5 5BG

Cost:
Free to attend for both BCS members and non-members.

Description

Professor David Healey will explain where the increasing importance of using digital technologies can make the transportation, delivery and use of energy more efficient to help counter climate change.

Speaker

Professor David Healey, Smart Energy Director at WSP and Professor at Keele University - Smart Energy Network Demonstrator (SEND) project.

Agenda

  • 18:00 - Refreshments, buffet and networking
  • 18:30 - Presentation
  • 20:30 - Event ends

Synposis

The advancing adoption of digital technologies and data systems across society are in parallel creating a new paradigm across energy and transport which is both undermining fossil fuel economics and ushering in a new democratisation of entire value chains.

This new digital and sustainable energy revolution, therefore, offers an economic and effective pathway to combatting climate change.

The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report at the Katowice Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Poland suggests that urgent steps are necessary to accelerate the global mitigation of advancing climate change. Energy generation and supply together with transport, contributes a majority of present carbon emissions, in addition to damaging levels of air pollution.

Speaker Biography

Professor David Healey, Smart Energy Director at WSP and Professor at Keele University - Smart Energy Network Demonstrator (SEND) project.

During his career, David has directly participated across the full breadth of the energy utility / ICT value chain from software and silicon systems design, hardware product development. This has included representation within a number of International standards bodies relating to Smart Meter and Grid technologies. For the last twenty years David has been the forefront of design and implementation of Smart Meter / Grid systems around the world, and in 2014 was the “Industry Expert” at the United Nations Committee for Europe (UNECE) developing UN strategy on Sustainable Energy to realise the international agreements on Climate Change.

David is currently an active member of both the UK Government Energy Data Taskforce and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority - Energy strategy Group.

Presentation

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