The EPSRC Supergen Energy Networks Hub Risk Day 2020 will feature two must-see keynote talks:
Professor Ragnar Lofstedt is the Director of the King's Centre of Risk Management at King's College London where he teaches and conducts research on risk communication and management, including in areas such as renewable energy policy. His presentation will discuss risk communication in the 21st century.
Damian Jackman has been with SSE for over 15 years where he is Grid and Regulatory Performance Manager for the company's generation business. As well as oversight of the SSE Renewables portfolio, Damian represents SSE on several industry code review panels. His presentation will discuss emerging risks in electricity network operation. He will focus on how we can manage the risk associated with integrating increasing amounts of wind and solar - particularly when we are less certain of how they will behave under stressed network conditions.
Make sure you come along to the EPSRC Supergen Energy Networks Hub Risk Day 2020 to hear these great speakers.
What the Risk Day is all about
Power Systems | Risk | Uncertainty | Reliability | Modelling | Understanding
The EPSRC Supergen Energy Networks Hub Risk 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
Understanding 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 4 March 2020) 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.
We Need You
Be a part of the EPSRC Supergen Energy Networks Hub Risk Day 2020
The EPSRC Supergen Energy Networks Hub Risk Day 2020 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 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 Day is about showcasing your research and starting conversations. Presenting at the Risk Day will not stop you from publishing your ideas elsewhere - we promise!
To be a part of Risk Day 2020...
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
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.
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.
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.
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 with without slides. You’ll basically be trying to get the audience interested so they come over to say hello in the following poster sessions.
Technology & Innovation Centre,
University of Strathclyde, 99 George St, Glasgow, G1 1RD, UK
Wednesday 4 March 2020
09:30 - 17:30
Unfortunately nothing this good comes for free and we need to charge a small registration fee (£45) 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. Sign up to the mailing list to be the first to know when registration opens.
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.
The event programme will be released nearer the time. For now, we know that the event will start at 09:30 and end at 17:30. We will have a mix of oral and poster presentations with plenty of opportunities to discuss work and learn some new ideas.
The one-day event will be held at the Technology & Innovation Centre (TIC) at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. The TIC is a striking new development in the heart of Glasgow, built to inspire research and innovation with a strong industrial focus.
It is approximately a 5-minute walk from Queen Street train station and a 13-minute walk from Glasgow Central train station. If you are coming from further afield then the Glasgow Airport express bus runs every 10 minutes and will connect you to the city in just 20 minutes, dropping you off at Queen Street train station. You can see a map and more directions to the TIC building by clicking this link.
Please get in touch if you have any questions about how to find the venue.
Glasgow is full of lots of accommodation options so you can be sure to find something to meet any budget. The following list represents some of the nearby hotel options in walking distance of the venue.
Please note that the organisers have no relationship with any of these hotels and you are welcome to stay wherever you want.
This event is being hosted by the University of Strathclyde 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.
Moxy Hotel (3-minute walk)
Premier Inn (3-minute walk)
Mercure Hotel (8-minute walk)
Ibis Styles Hotel (Glasgow Centre George Square) (8-minute walk)
Holiday Inn Express (15-minute walk)
Motel One (15-minute walk)
EPSRC Supergen Energy Networks Hub
The EPSRC Supergen Energy Networks 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 Newcastle University the Hub integrates a wide range of industrial and academic partners with other energy networks stakeholders.
The EPSRC Supergen Energy Networks Hub aims to address the challenges of risk, technology, policy, data and markets for energy networks and is a collaboration between a consortium of universities:
Newcastle University – Prof Phil Taylor and Dr Sara Walker
The University of Manchester – Prof Vladimir Terzija and Dr Robin Preece
Cardiff University – Prof Jianzhong Wu
University of Bath – Prof Furong Li
University of Leeds – Prof Peter Taylor
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