What the Risk and Resilience Day is all about
Energy Systems | Risk | Resilience | Uncertainty | Reliability | Modelling | Understanding
The EPSRC Supergen Energy Networks Hub Risk and Resilience Day is continuing the tradition of the previous Durham Risk Day series (2010-2014) and is an annual seminar for researchers involved in all aspects of risk and uncertainty analysis applied to current and future power and energy systems.
This one-day event will showcase the best research and industrial applications across the following topics:
Reliability analysis of system assets
resilience and high impact low probability events
Control and optimisation of uncertain power systems
Planning future energy systems under uncertainty
Modelling and quantifying uncertainty in energy systems
Communicating risk to energy system stakeholders and policy makers
The event (on Tuesday 12 March 2024) is an in-person-only event and will be a mix of keynote presentations, oral presentations, and posters. We need you and your research to make it a success so make sure you get involved and make the most of this unique opportunity to meet other researchers focused on these crucial topics.
Prof Liz Varga
University College London
The EPSRC Supergen Energy Networks Hub Risk and Resilience Day 2024 will feature two must-see keynote talks.
Professor Liz Varga, FCABE, FAcSS, has a chair in Complex Systems in the Civil, Environmental, and Geomatics Engineering Department, University College London (UCL), where she leads the Infrastructure Systems Institute. She teaches, writes, and advises globally on energy, transport, digital communications, water, and waste. Her key research themes are infrastructure resilience, sustainable innovation, circular engineering, and decarbonisation. She is a commissioner with the National Preparedness Commission. She is a director of UKCRIC Limited and leads the coordination of the UK Collaboratorium for Research in Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC). She is programme director for UCL’s new Infrastructure Systems MSc and is a co-investigator for the Data and Analytics Facility for National Infrastructure. She is the project manager for a new international standard ISO 22372 on infrastructure resilience building on work with United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Prof Liz Varga will be drawing on her vast experience to share developments in infrastructure resilience that go beyond the power and energy systems, and will be showing us what we can learn from other sectors.
Martin Queen CEng, FIET, FIES, is a chartered engineer and fellow the IET who has been working in the energy networks for the past 16 years. He has experience working in both transmission and distribution network operators including the R&D space. He has worked at Ofgem GB’s energy regulator for the past 8 years across more or less all aspects of energy regulation. As an engineer in Ofgem he views it as his job to ensure Ofgem obeys the laws of physics when creating new policies!
Martin will be talking about the regulator perspective on risk and resilience - looking at the regulatory instruments and incentives that exist and how these decide which engineering solutions are economically feasible to enact.
It's a fantastic lineup - so make sure you're a part of the day!
We Need You
Be a part of the EPSRC Supergen Energy Networks Hub Risk and Resilience Day 2024
The EPSRC Supergen Energy Networks Hub Risk and Resilience Day 2024 will only be a success with your involvement. We need you to come and present your research and discuss your ideas with the rest of us working in this area.
You can submit anything to the Risk and Resilience Day
It can be something you've already published, something you've not published, something you're about to publish, or even just a new idea you're working on. Presenting at the Risk and Resilience Day is about showcasing your research and starting conversations. Presenting will not stop you from publishing your ideas elsewhere - we promise!
To be a part of the Risk and Resilience Day in 2024...
You need to submit a one-page summary (using this template here) that describes what you will be presenting on the day. No extended abstracts or papers are required. You can include any figures or equations you need to clearly and concisely communicate your ideas. Just make sure you clearly cover:
The motivation for the research.
The unique aspects and novelty that make what you have done interesting.
The wider applicability and value of what you have done.
Once you have written your summary - please send it to email@example.com
We'll decide whether to put you down for an oral or poster presentation based on the mix of submissions we receive but if you have a preference for an oral or poster - let us know in your email. We can't promise you'll get your request as it all depends on space - but we'll do our best to keep everyone happy.
18 December 2023
One-page Summary Submission Deadline
Make sure you submit your one-page summary by this date to be in with a chance of presenting.
18 January 2024
Acceptance and Full Event Schedule Announced
We will tell you if your presentation will be included and announce the full event schedule.
22 January 2024
Spaces are limited to make sure you book your place once registration opens.
5 March 2024
Registration will close a few days before the event and you cannot buy your ticket on the day - so make sure you register in advance.
12 March 2024
Supergen Energy Networks Hub Risk and Resilience Day 2024
The big day!
The following information is provided as a rough guide to the time and format of the different presentation types. This is not guaranteed at this stage and we might need to change timings depending on the submissions we receive.
If you have an oral presentation:
You will be given 12 minutes to present (with 3 minutes for Q&A afterwards).
We will be very strict on time to keep things running so please do not bring along a 20 minute presentation and just talk quickly – that never works. There are no limits on slides, only on time – which will be strictly enforced.
Please bring your slides along with you on the day, or email them in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your presentation will happen on a Windows PC, so if you have prepared your slides on a Mac, you might want to make them into a pdf to be safe.
Don’t worry, there’s plenty of time in the schedule for you to have longer discussions about the details.
If you have a poster presentation:
Your poster must be A0 and portrait orientation. You need to bring your printed poster with you. We will not print it for you.
We will not be accepting A4 slides on a poster board (we know you’re not that lazy... but just in case). There’s no template – just make it look good.
You will also need to stand and present a 1 minute overview of your poster in the Poster Introduction Speed Round. You'll be doing this without slides. You’ll basically be trying to get the audience interested so they come over to say hello in the following poster sessions.
The Catalyst, 3, Helix, Science Square,
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5TG
Tuesday 12 March 2024
09:00 - 17:30
Unfortunately nothing this good comes for free and we need to charge a small registration fee (£40) to cover basic costs like event hire and food. It's still an absolute bargain though!
Places are limited so don't leave it to the last minute, register early to secure your place.
Registration will open in January 2024 once the programme is announced. Subscribe to get an email reminder and be the first to know.
Please note you will not be able to turn up and register on the day! Registration will close a few days before the event to make sure we know the final numbers.
We don't know the full programme yet, but we do know that it will start at 09:00 and finish at 17:30 and will be a combination of keynote talks, oral presentations, a poster introduction speed round, and plenty of refreshment breaks and food for you to have while you discuss the posters.
The one-day event will be held in The Catalyst building, part of Newcastle University. The Catalyst is located a short walk from the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne and is a ten minute walk from Newcastle Central train station.
Please get in touch if you have any questions about how to find the venue.
This event is being hosted by Newcastle University and is supported by the Supergen Energy Networks Hub. Get in touch to find out more about the Supergen Energy Networks Hub and their other events.
If you want to send your thanks and praise, we recommend sending it straight to the people making the day happen.
Dr Matthew Deakin
Dr David Greenwood
Dr Robin Preece
The University of Manchester
EPSRC Supergen Energy Networks Impact Hub
The EPSRC Supergen Energy Networks Impact Hub brings together the vibrant and diverse energy networks community to gain a deeper understanding of the interactions and inter-dependencies of energy networks. Led by Professor Phil Taylor from the University of Bristol, the Hub integrates a wide range of industrial and academic partners with other energy networks stakeholders.
The EPSRC Supergen Energy Networks Impact Hub aims to address the challenges of resilience, digitisation, policy and place, markets, and regulation for energy networks and is a collaboration between a consortium of universities:
University of Bristol – Prof Phil Taylor, Dr Sridhar Adepu, Dr Caitlin Robinson, Dr Samuel Williamson
University of Bath – Prof Furong Li, Dr Chenghong Gu, Dr Andrew Shea, Catherine Adams
University of Birmingham – Professor Martin Freer, Dr Adriano Sciacovelli
Cardiff University – Prof Jianzhong Wu, Dr Muditha Abeysekera, Sian Allister
University of Leeds – Prof Peter Taylor, Dr Sheridan Few
The University of Manchester – Dr Robin Preece, Dr Victor Levi, Dr Alessandra Parisio
Newcastle University – Dr David Greenwood, Lindsey Allen
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