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Energy Systems Day

17 March 2011

Organiser: Stan Zachary

There will be a one-day meeting on 17 March to discuss mathematical challenges arising in the management and control of future energy systems - notably those in which there is much greater variability and uncertainty in the sources of supply. This is likely to be the case if there is a heavy reliance on renewable sources of generation. Problems of interest include prediction and utilization of variable resources such as wind, buffering and storage of electrical energy, demand management, prediction of critical time scales, and problems imposed by transmission network constraints.

The meeting arises as a result of various current EPSRC projects in these areas, some of which were an outcome of the successful Energy Systems Week held at the Institute last May. During the morning there will be a series of short talks and presentations from those involved in the above projects and from industry representatives. The afternoon will be reserved for brainstorming and discussion. A programme will be made on the Institute website at the beginning of next week.

It is expected that the meeting will run from 9.30am to 4.30pm. All are most welcome to attend. However, In order to facilitate catering arrangements, please register your intention to attend with Stan Zachary ( - to which further enquiries may also be addressed.

This event is a followup meeting from the Stochastic Processes in Communication Sciences (SCS) programme
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