Oxford Energy Conference on Energy Systems
The overall energy system deserves more attention. Discussions of energy tend to focus on electricity and transport. Heat is often neglected, although globally as much primary energy is used to provide heat as electricity (some 40% in both cases, twice as much as powers transport). Decarbonising heat will be especially difficult, and with the likely electrification of transport will have a major impact on electricity demand (especially the peak). Meanwhile electrity supply, distribution and markets will have to accommodate increasingly diversified sources (many intermittent) and changing demands. Better understanding of the whole system (customer engagement, demand, heat, transport, electricity supply and distribution) is required. Open questions include how to cost, allocate and charge for whole system benefits, and how to design markets and incentives that will drive the system towards relatively low-cost sustainable configurations. Speakers will address the implications of likely future developments for energy systems, challenge assumptions that underlie scenarios for future demand and supply, and identify known and hitherto unrecognised unknowns that could have major impacts.
Date/Time: Mon 13th June - 9:45 am - 6:00 pm Add to Calendar
How to Book: Visit the website to register to attend
Target Audience: Anyone interested in energy systems
Andrew Wiles Building, Mathematical Insitute