UCL Energy Institute


Prof. David Shipworth's Inaugural Lecture 'Transactive energy: Turning the energy system outside-in'

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, 20 June 2017

David Shipworth

UCL Energy Institute invites you to Professor David Shipworth's Inaugural Lecture: 'Transactive energy: Turning the energy system outside-in'

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Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London

Distributed models of energy generation and supply-demand matching are increasingly viewed as an integral component of both a more robust and a decarbonised energy system. Transactive energy represents one way of achieving this through seeking to locally match supply and demand at the community level through peer-to-peer energy transactions. Its proponents argue that it provides social, environmental, economic, and energy systems benefits. 

Such transactive energy schemes are emerging around the world in response to the rapid uptake of local renewable energy generation through PV and wind, and will be further enabled by the anticipated rapid uptake in electricity storage. 

Transactive energy potentially represents a fundamental change in the physical and financial configuration of the energy system creating winners and losers both in the business ecosystem and across consumer groups. 

This lecture will assess the potential impact of transactive energy models. It will introduce some of the underlying enabling technologies (such as blockchains), assessing their strengths and limitations and the critical role of their system architecture in ultimately determining who may benefit from their introduction. It will also assess potential customer value propositions to ask what’s in it for the rest of us.

About the speaker

Professor David Shipworth, UCL Energy Institute

David Shipworth is Professor of Energy and the Built Environment at the UCL Energy Institute. He is the UK Government’s industry and academic representative to the International Energy Agency's Demand Side Management Technology Collaboration Programme, and in this role he is responsible for multilateral communications between BEIS, UK industry and academia, and the programme.

He is a member of the Strategic Advisory Group of the UK ’Smart Systems and Heat’ programme run by the Energy System Catapult on behalf of the Energy Technology Institute and its government and industry funders. He has been a consultant and advisor to the UK government and industry on smart metering over the last ten years having done work for BEIS; SEGB; ETI; ESC; EdF; E.ON; SSE; UKPN; Bosch; PassivSystems; and other organisations in the DSM area - as well as sitting on advisory boards for UK and European funded smart energy system projects. He is currently investigator on around £16M in research grants in the Demand Side Management field.


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Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London