Manchester Energy and Electrical Power System Symposium 2021: Power Systems in a Post-Pandemic Era

Page Last Update: 30 November 2021 

Date: Wed, 3rd – Fri, 5th November 2021
Time: 14:00– 17:00, UK Local Time
Location: Online via Zoom

More details of this event are reported in this PES eNews article.

Full Programme is available

*The organising committee reserves the right to make essential changes to the programme. Please refer to the latest version.

Guest Speeches

Day 1
Opening Address: Equipment Challenges in Future High Voltage Power Systems, Ian Cotton
Keynote Speech: The Death of Moore’s Law, Max McFarlane
Day 2
Women in Power for a More Diverse Power & Energy Society, Jelena Ponoćko
Accelerating Low-Carbon Transitions Everywhere: The Role of Policy and Technology Cooperation, Arianna Griffa
The Relevance of Resilience in Energy Policy: A Post-pandemic Perspective, Rosa Serrano
Strengthening Energy Policy through Civil Society, Vilislava Ivanova
Day 3
Keynote Speech: Implication of COVID-19 for the Electricity Industry in China, Haiwang Zhong
Closing Remarks, Steve Potts

Presentation Winners

Best Presentation Prize:
Sepehr Ramyar, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Presentation Runner-Up Prize:
Youhong Chen, The University of Manchester, UK
Presentation Third Place Prize:
William Seward, Cardiff University, UK


The Manchester Energy and Electrical Power Systems (MEEPS) symposium has been held annually since 2013 and is widely recognised as a great platform for researchers and young professionals in the Power and Energy Sector to showcase their work and exchange knowledge regarding the future trend of the power systems.

This symposium welcomes contributions in all topics related to power and energy, including (not limited to):

Planning, Operation and Economics of Future Energy Networks

  • Forecasting, Modelling and Management of Demands in the Post-pandemic Era
  • Power System Dynamics, Stability, Reliability and Resilience
  • Wide area Monitoring, Protection and Control
  • Cyber and Physical Security
  • Microgrids and Aggregation

Advanced Technologies Applied to Power Systems

  • Asset Condition Monitoring and Management during a Pandemic
  • Advanced Electrical Machines and Power Electronic Converters
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Machine Learning and Big Data
  • Electromagnetic transients and High Voltage technique

Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

  • Renewable Energy Integration
  • Energy Storage
  • Smart Grid Technologies
  • Smart Building/District and Energy Management System
  • Electrification of Transportation

Meet our guests

Opening Address Speaker

Ian Cotton
Head of Research in the School of Engineering
The University of Manchester

IEEE PES Women in Power Session

Jelena Ponocko
The University of Manchester
Arianna Griffa
Senior Consultant
Vilislava Ivanova
Senior Researcher
Rosa Serrano
PhD Researcher
The University of Manchester

Keynote Speakers

Max McFarlane
Technical Consultant
Haiwang Zhong
Associate Professor
Tsinghua University

Guest judges

Angeliki Loukatou
Research Engineer
EDF Energy
Despina Yiakoumi
Postdoctoral Fellow
Cyprus Institute
Ying Xue
Assistant Professor
University of Birmingham
Mohammad Yazdani-Asrami
Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Strathclyde
Wenjuan Song
Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Bath

Closing Remarks Speaker

Stephen Potts
The University of Manchester

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