Energy System Resilience

Energy System Resilience

28/06/2021 16:00 - 17:00
Online Webinar
This is a free of charge event
In the light of the emerging need for resilience in UK infrastructure, highlighted by the recent resilience report by the UK National Infrastructure Commission, this seminar will share the experiences of the recently completed NIA project led by National Grid titled “Forward Resilience Measures” which focused on developing integrated qualitative and quantitative resilience assessments for the electricity transmission network across England & Wales. The Authors will then demonstrate how the knowledge gained can be transferred and applied to gas infrastructure, highlighting strategic roadmaps towards a more resilient energy system.

Evening paper delivered by a team comprising: 

Ben Kuchta is a multidisciplined engineer having recently joined National Grid Electricity Transmission in 2019. He is a multi-award-winning Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM) and has held a number of board level positions across the industry before joining the Innovation Team. He has over a decade of experience empowering people, creating valuable new products, processes and services, enabling growth and sustainability through all levels from start-up to enterprise. Ben is currently responsible for leading a number of Network Innovation Allowance portfolios focused on resilience and civils to ensure that National Grid Electricity Transmission can deliver fair returns and high societal value by enabling the energy transition for all. He is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management (InstLM) and an experienced asset manager and Member of the Institute of Asset Management (IAM). 

Dr Mathaios Panteli is an Assistant Professor in Resilient, Low-Carbon Energy Systems at the University of Cyprus, with more than 10 years of experience in contributing to and leading several national and international research projects in the area of resilient and sustainable energy systems and interdependent critical infrastructures. Dr Panteli is the Chair of the CIGRE WG4.47 “Power System Resilience” and an invited member in other working groups in IEEE and CIRED. Dr Panteli is an IEEE Senior Member, an IET Chartered Engineer (CEng), a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA), UK, and the recipient of the internationally prestigious 2018 Newton Prize.

Dr Eduardo Alejandro Martinez Cesena is an academic fellow in multi-energy systems at The University of Manchester. His research interests include business case assessment, decision making under uncertainty, and integrated electricity/heat/gas system modelling. He has co-authored over 40 research papers in high ranking journals and international conferences,and has participated in over a dozen UK and international research projects; currently holding ~£1M in active European and industry-led projects. He is also a member of CIGRE C6/C1.33, Multi-Energy Systems, and the secretary of CIGRE C6/C2.34, Flexibility provision from distributed energy resources.

Dr Juliet Mian is a Director at Arup and an experienced civil engineer with over 25 years’ experience on a broad range of infrastructure projects both in the UK and overseas. Juliet has an in-depth understanding of infrastructure and specialises in assessing and enhancing the resilience of infrastructure systems, to climate change and other shocks and stresses. Juliet has a strong interest in the application of new research and innovation to our client’s needs. She works closely with clients across transportation, energy and water sectors. Juliet is also a Director of the Resilience Shift, Arup’s flagship project aiming to enhance the resilience of critical infrastructure, supported by the Lloyd's Register Foundation. She is also Global Leader for Arup’s City Resilience Skills Network, and is on the faculty for the Arup MIT leadership programme the Resilience of Urban Systems. Juliet is a Fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) and a Chartered Engineer.

Dr Oliver Pritchard is a Senior Consultant within Arup’s Infrastructure Advisory Group. Principally, Oliver's work is focused on investigation of the risks posed by severe weather and climate change to infrastructure networks, and his experience covers the energy, highways, rail and water sectors. Additionally, Oliver has an understanding of the mitigation and recovery measures that help to derive an infrastructure assets overall resilience. He uses data-driven approaches to try and understand the potential drivers and triggers for infrastructure failure and has helped developed resilience-based asset management approaches as well as providing technical support to infrastructure resilience-related programmes. Oliver regularly contributes to the Resilience Shift, Arup’s flagship project aiming to enhance the resilience of critical infrastructure, supported by the Lloyd's Register Foundation.