Electricity System Change: flexibility and costs

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 10 January 2018
University of Strathclyde , Technology and Innovation Centre, 99 George Street, Glasgow,G1 1RD, United Kingdom

The electricity system’s technology has already changed substantially and that change is accelerating. Are the engineering of the system and the associated commercial and regulatory mechanisms keeping pace to ensure reliable future operation at a manageable cost?

A number of recent initiatives address aspects of this question. Among them are UKERC’s review of costs of intermittency, National Grid’s consultation on system needs and products, recent BEIS statements on the future energy system and Ofgem working papers on network access and charging. These all sit alongside interest in what a Distribution System Operator might be like, the Cost of Energy Review by Dieter Helm, and ongoing debate in Scotland about security of supply.

Places are limited so please visit the University of Strathclyde website to register and book your ticket. Registration includes lunch and refreshments, and costs £15 or £7.50 for students.

This event is supported by the UK Energy Research Centre, the University of Strathclyde and the UK and Republic of Ireland chapter of the IEEE Power and Energy Society.

Paris Sessions

The biennal session is held in Paris on even years in the final full week of August. All registered delegates can attend and participate in discussions on the proposed Preferential Subjects through prepared or spontaneous contributions.  The next Paris session is in August 2018.


CIGRE UK orgainises a range of events throughout the year.  These events are open to all CIGRE members throughout the world.