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Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester, UK

The Presentations

Scott Ferson

Keynote 1

How to handle extremely rare events in a meaningful way

Panagiotis N. Papadopoulos


Efficient identification of transient instability state of uncertain power systems

Hailiang Du


Energy system optimization via uncertainty quantification

Amy Wilson


Sequential modelling of variable generation for capacity adequacy assessment

Jethro Browell


Demand for frequency response in 2025/26 (in GB)

Lesia Mitridati


Unveiling supply curves in electricity markets: a Bayesian inference approach

Ioannis Konstantelos


Planning megagrids and microgrids under uncertainty

Kazi Hasan


The influence of system loading on risk-based security profile of a power system

Keith Bell


Improved management of risk in power system development: lessons from the GARPUR project

Jacqueline Edge


The role and value of energy storage in enhancing safety

Matthew Deakin


Three-phase probabilistic power flow for secondary transformer design

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Did you miss EPSRC HubNet Risk Day 2018? Don't worry, you can download the presentations that were given here. Please note that not all presentations are available at the request of the authors.

Keynote Speakers
Prof Scott Ferson

Prof Scott Ferson

University of Liverpool

Dr Bob Oates

Dr Bob Oates


HubNet Risk Day 2018 will feature two must-see keynote speakers:

  • Prof Scott Ferson is a world-leading expert in methods for engineering risk and uncertainty analysis - particularly in the absence of good data. He will showcase reliable mathematical and statistical methods and ideas that will be invaluable for modern power system engineers. 
    You can find out more about his work on his website.

  • Dr Bob Oats works runs The Global Software Capability Team at Rolls Royce and specialises in cyber security and risk-driven software development. He will be talking about the Ukraine Power Grid Cyber Attack and the lessons learned from it resulting in more resilient system design. 

What the Risk Day is all about

Power Systems  |  Risk  |  Uncertainty  |  Reliability  |  Modelling  |  Understanding

The EPSRC HubNet Risk Day will continue 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 Tuesday 6 March 2018) 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.


Be a part of HubNet Risk Day 2018

HubNet Risk Day 2018 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. 

Submissions are now closed - thanks for all the great summaries that you have sent.
We've got a great event lined up - scroll down to check out the programme.
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 HubNet Risk Day 2018...

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.


Important dates

December 15, 2017

One-page Summary Submission Deadline

Make sure you submit your one-page summary by this date to be in with a chance of presenting

January 15, 2018

Acceptance and Full Schedule Announced

We'll tell you if your presentation will be included and announce the full event schedule

January 15, 2018

Registration Opens

Spaces are limited so make sure you book your place once registration opens

March 02, 2018

Registration Closes

Registration will close a few days before the event and you can't buy your ticket on the day so make sure you register in advance

March 06, 2018

HubNet Risk Day 2018

The big day!

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Presenter Information

If you have been allocated an oral presentation:

You will be given 12 minutes to present (with some time 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 been allocated 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 can do this with or without slides. You’ll basically be trying to get the audience interested so they come over to say hello in the following poster sessions.

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Event Details

Manchester Conference Centre

Sackville St, Manchester M1 3BB, UK

Tuesday 6 March 2018

09:30 - 17:00

Registration is now closed


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 and absolute bargain though!

Registration is now open!


Click the link below, you'll be taken to another site to complete registration (you'll have to create an e-store account to do this).

Places as limited so don't leave it to the last minute, register now and secure your place. 


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.

Event Programme

The programme is shown below. We have a mix of oral and poster presentations with plenty of opportunities to discuss work and learn some new ideas.

The full programme including all titles and speakers can be found by clicking the link below.


The one-day event will be held at the Manchester Conference Centre. This is just a 5-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly train station which is well connected with the whole of the UK. It is also just a 20-minute train journey to Manchester Airport if you are coming from further afield. 

The full address for searches and sat-navs is Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville St, Manchester, M1 3BB, UK. It is the same place as the Pendulum Hotel.

Please get in touch if you have any questions about how to find the venue.



This event is being hosted by The University of Manchester and is supported by HubNet. To find out more about HubNet and their other events, check out their website.

If you want to send your thanks and praise, we recommend sending it straight to the people making the day happen.

Dr Robin Preece

Dr Robin Preece

University of Manchester

Dr Mathaios Panteli

Dr Mathaios Panteli

University of Manchester

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