Manchester hosts MEEPS Symposium 2022

MEEPS 2022

The IEEE PES Student Branch Chapter (SBC) at The University of Manchester has hosted its biggest annual event – MEEPS 2022, the Manchester Energy and Electrical Power Systems Symposium. 

More than 60 people – 47 of whom were IEEE members – from 13 universities attended the in-person event on Friday, 11 November at the Core Technology Facility in Manchester. Delegates arrived from universities as far away as Sweden and India, and most were students and independent researchers, sponsor representatives and guests from industry and academia. 

MEEPS 2022 was themed ‘Towards a Sustainable Energy Future’, and provided an avenue to discuss opportunities and possible solutions to different energy challenges. The event programme consisted of keynote speeches, Women-in-Power talks and a MEEPS research competition – seven oral and 13 poster presentations. 

Professor Mike Barnes, Head of the Power and Energy Division at Manchester, gave the opening address and shared insights on the UK’s Integrated Grid 2050 plans, and keynote speeches were delivered by Dr Diptargha Chakravorty, a Principal Consultant with TNEI Services; David Botterill, General Manager at Weidmann Whiteley Ltd; and Dr Pablo Briff, Research and Development Manager at GE Renewable Energy. 

IEEE Women-in-Power guest speakers included Siva Kaviya, Trichy Siva Raman, from TNEI Services, and Dr Angeliki Loukatou from National Grid ESO, while Dr Robin Preece, SBC Academic Advisor, provided general closing remarks, and SBC Chair Omoniyi Akinpelumi helped to announce the awards for best oral, research for industry (ROI), and IEEE region eight local poster contests. 

These awards went to Alice Jansson of the University of Lund in Sweden (best oral presentation), Kathleen Davies of the University of Strathclyde in Scotland (best poster and ROI awards), and Zaichun Zhang of The University of Manchester (region eight local poster). 

For more information about MEEPS 2022, visit the IEEE PES SBC at Manchester website.

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