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Smart Grids, Smarter Vehicles, Informed Consumers Event

Energy CIP module
18:30 - 19:30
16 March 2015
Lecture Theatre A (3001), Building 46 (Physics), Highfield Campus University of Southampton

For more information regarding this event, please telephone 023 8059 4906 or email .

Event details

Staff and students are invited to join us for this Engineering@Southampton Inaugural Lecture, given by Professor Andrew Cruden and Professor Alex Rogers, entitled: ‘Smart Grids, Smarter Vehicles, Informed Consumers’.

Reducing carbon emissions in the UK requires radical change in the way we use energy. Meeting the target of an 80% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050 will require us to increase the use of electricity for transport and heating, and to generate more of that electricity from low-carbon renewable sources such as wind and solar.

In this talk, Professor Andy Cruden and Professor Alex Rogers will describe how electricity storage technologies and intelligent algorithms will be key to this change; allowing our cars to store electricity that can later be used by the electricity grid, and our homes and offices to adapt their energy use in real-time to better match that available from renewable sources.

Teas and coffees will be served beforehand from 18.00 in the Physics Seminar Room (5081).

Tickets can be reserved via our Eventbrite page.

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