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26th January 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Rethinking Hydro-power – with Mike Mason

Local entrepreneur and ECI alum Mike Mason talks about the potential for hydro-power.

Solar PV and wind are falling in cost – but taking renewable power through a battery can treble its cost.  At the same time dams are limited in the power they can deliver by their local river flow rates, and many are seeing reducing water flow as a result of climate change. Putting the renewables and dams together to operate as a hybrid offers us a new way to get deep penetration of renewables into the grid – especially in the developing world.

Upcoming Colloquia

2 Feb – Geothermal Energy: present and future
Tony Batchelor, Geoscience Ltd

9 Feb – National Grid’s Future Energy Scenarios
Marcus Stewart, National Grid

16 Feb – Decarbonising Heat
Nick Eyre, University of Oxford

23 Feb – Resilience and risk in the energy transition 
Sara Bell, Tempus

1 Mar – Challenges to the electricity network of a low carbon Cornwall
Nigel Turvey, Western Power Distribution

8 Mar – Green Ammonia – a carbon free economy?
Tim Hughes, Siemens PLC

All colloquia will take place in the School of Geography and the Environment at 5pm. They are free to attend and open to all.


Oxford Energy Network


Halford Mackinder Lecture Theatre
School of Geography and the Environment, OUCE, South Parks Road,
Oxford, , Oxfordshire OX1 3QY United Kingdom
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