City Conversations: Gridlocked

This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 22nd Jan 2020


The increasing demand for electricity, as a result of major energy users such as transport networks and heating systems migrating to electricity, will lead to an inevitable stress on supply and distribution.

We will need to continue to ‘green the grid’ if we are to meet our carbon targets, especially with reduced reliance on nuclear power. Should we be looking to non-fossil fuel alternatives for heating buildings and, in particular, contribute to use our existing gas distribution system? What is the future of the electricity grid? On the one hand there is a movement which proposes that we meet our carbon targets by moving to more localised systems and reducing our dependence on the grid. Others feel that a more global grid system might be the answer.

Join the discussion about what built environment professionals need to know and how they need to plan for the future. A panel of experts will look at the issues from a number of perspectives.

Speakers include:

- Bob Lowe, UCL Energy Institute

- Bill Watts, Max Fordham

- Adriana Rodriguez, Vattenfall

- Tom Whipple, Science Editor at The Times

- Richard McGibbon, Berkeley Homes

- Alasdair Young, BuroHappold Engineering (chair)

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This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 22nd Jan 2020


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2020-01-22 2020-01-22 Europe/London City Conversations: Gridlocked A debate about the future of the power supply system in urban areas. The Building Centre,Store Street, London, London,


The Building Centre,

Store Street, London,


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