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Durham Energy Institute

Past Events

Find out about some of the previous events held by Durham Energy Institute:

Durham Risk Day: Risk & Reliablity Modelling of Energy Systems

24th November 2011, 09:30 to 17:00, Senate Suite, Durham Castle, DH1 3HP

Sponsored by Durham Energy Institute

Risk and reliability modelling is an area of increasing interest and importance in energy systems. This is due to both the advent of new technologies (e.g. high penetrations of renewable generation, and increased storage and other parts of the smartgrid paradigm), and increased pressure for energy systems to be run in a 'lean' manner (which often requires planning and operational decisions to be risk-based, as opposed to relying on more traditional conservative heuristic approaches.)

This meeting will bring together researchers in the field to present state-of-the-art methods in risk and reliability modelling, including both engineers working in energy systems, and also mathematicians and statisticians with key relevant expertise and an interest in energy system applications. The scope of the meeting includes probabilistic risk assessment and associated statistical modelling, the broad range of analytical techniques which may be required for assessing and mitigating system stability risk (particularly major disturbances), and economic risk  as seen by system operators (for instance network planning for renewables integration and real time system operation).

The day will be held in spectacular surroundings of the Senate Suite at Durham Castle (click here for a virtual tour.) The Castle is the main building of University College, the founding College of Durham University.

Invited Speakers

Paul Plumptre, National Grid
The folly of forecasting power system reliability 

James Cruise & Stan Zachary, Heriot-Watt University
Mathematical modelling techniques for the management of power systems under uncertainty


Wednesday 23 November 2011 - Evening dinner at Hatfield College
19:30 Drinks Reception
20:00 Dinner

Thursday 24 November 2011
09:30 Arrival; tea coffee & pastries
10:00 Meeting opens
17:00 Close


The deadline for registration is 7 November 2011.  More information on how to register and registration fees  are available here.

For more information on the event, please follow the link below to the Durham Risk Day web pages.

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