Energy Systems 2 - Energy transition in practice

Energy Systems 2 - Energy transition in practice

15 May 2019, 14:00 - 15:30


Chair and Introduction: Planning energy transitions – Dr Paul Dodds, Associate Professor in Energy Systems, University College London

Energy system of the future to be demonstrated in Orkney
Neil Kermode, Managing Director, European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)

The growth of the ancillary markets
Tony Gannon, Head of New Technology Delivery and Ricardo da Silva, Grid and Regulation Analyst, ScottishPower Renewables  

The value of future interconnection between Great Britain and Europe
Callum MacIver, Research Associate, University of Strathclyde 

Failing to engineer, aspiring to fail? The whole energy system decarbonisation transition challenge
Grant Spence, Chair - IMechE Power Industries Division Board (member volunteer) 

Energy generation in urban environment – Managing Air Quality Impacts
Stuart McGowan, Associate Director, ITPEnergised 

Limits to renewables - how fast are we going and what can we reach?
Dr Tanja Groth, Technical Manager, Energy Economics, Sweco UK

Closing speaker – Jenna Williamson, Senior Policy Adviser – Energy Strategy Implementation, Scottish Government 

Q&A and panel discussion


Programme subject to change 


  • Neil Kermode


    Managing Director

    European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)

    Neil has been the Managing Director of EMEC - the world’s leading test facility for wave and tidal energy converters – since 2005, and has overseen...

  • Tanja Groth


    Technical Manager, Energy Economics

    Sweco UK

    As lead Energy Economist for Sweco UK, Tanja leads on the provision of socio-economic, financial and economic impact support across Sweco’s project...

  • Callum MacIver


    Research Associate

    University of Strathclyde

    Callum works as a Research Associate within the Advanced Electrical Systems team at the University of Strathclyde, having 1st completed an M.Eng....

  • Grant Spence


    Chair – Power Industries Division Board

    IMechE (member volunteer)

    Grant is an independent energy systems consultant with over 25 years’ experience in the energy sector.  He holds a BEng degree in Electrical and...

  • Ricardo da Silva


    Grid & Regulation Analyst

    ScottishPower Renewables

    Ricardo is a highly motivated power systems engineer with over 8 years of experience in Markets and Regulation, managing large and wide ranges of...

  • Tony Gannon


    Head of New Technology Delivery

    ScottishPower Renewables

    In his role as Head of New Technology Delivery, Tony is responsible for the development and delivery of SPR’s Solar PV and Battery Storage portfolio...

  • Paul Dodds


    Associate Professor in Energy Systems

    University College London

    Dr Paul Dodds is Associate Professor in Energy Systems at the UCL Energy Institute of University College London. He specialises in energy systems...

  • Stuart McGowan


    Associate Director


    Stuart McGowan, CEnv, MIEnvSc MIAQM is an experienced EIA practitioner and project manager with 20 years’ experience. A technical specialist in air...

  • Jenna Williamson


    Senior Policy Adviser - Strategy and Coordination Unit

    Scottish Government

    Jenna currently leads on the monitoring and implementation of Scotland’s Energy Strategy for the Scottish Government. With 6 years experience in...