London 2050: Engineering the Future - Lecture 3: Energy, keeping the lights on, London

12 October, 2015 | 18:30 - 20:00

London 2050: Engineering the Future - Lecture 3: Energy, keeping the lights on, London

About this event

London is growing at an unprecedented rate in terms of population and new building development, increasing pressure on the electricity distribution network which is already at capacity in some areas. While London currently enjoys an uninterrupted supply of energy over 99.99 per cent of the time; the capital may soon be facing an energy crisis, as demand begins to outstrip supply.

This lecture in association with Ernst & Young, will examine the steps the Greater London Authority is taking to address this potential crisis, energy generation in London and how the lack of available infrastructure can impact London’s future competitiveness and reputation.

The Infrastructure Plan 2050 was launched after a three month consultation by the Mayor of London and is the first attempt to set out the full range of infrastructure requirements for the capital over the next 35 years, during which time the population of London is forecast to increase by 37 per cent to more than 11 million people.

Chair: Rod Macdonald, Civic Patterns

Speaker 1: Peter North, Senior Manager – Programme Delivery (Sustainable Energy), Greater London Authority

London 2050 plan / The GLA perspective

Speaker 2: Professor John Miles, Arup / Royal Academy of Engineering Research Professor in Transitional Energy Strategies

Low carbon technologies and business models

Speaker 3: Nick Mills, Wastewater Innovation Manager, Thames Water Utilities Ltd

Unlocking the full energy potential of sewage sludge

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