IET extends collaboration with UK energy centre

The Institution of Energy and Technology (IET) has extended its collaboration with a UK technology and innovation centre. It will work with the Energy Systems Catapult which was created by the government’s Innovate UK to help the creation of a clean, intelligent energy system for the country. The innovation centre was set up in response to […]

Brits ‘lack interest in smart cities’

Only 18% of British people have heard about a smart city. That’s according to research by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) which also reveals a lack of consumer consensus on the relevance of technologies associated with smart cities. The IET, which surveyed 531 people, found that the lowest awareness of smart cities was among […]

First female engineering president calls for quotas to boost women in the sector

More engineering employers should introduce a range of measures including quotas to boost the number women in the sector. That’s what the first female President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Naomi Climer, is calling for to raise the number of female engineers. The proportion of female engineers in the UK has remained at less […]

UK energy system ‘must face challenges towards low carbon’

The UK energy system needs to face “significant” challenges to ensure an economic and secure electricity system. A report by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) looks at what the country’s energy system needs to do to assure it is moving to a low carbon system. It considers developments such as the smart grid and […]

Women encouraged to be engineers

Women in the UK are being encouraged to choose engineering as their career options. The ‘Women in Engineering’ campaign aims to give females the opportunity to discover more about the industry and the opportunities it offers to them. It also helps find ways to encourage more women to select engineering courses at university. Women from across the construction and […]

Energy storage ‘could end duck curve problem’

Energy storage could be the answer to California’s so-called ‘duck curve’ problem, according to an industry expert. That’s when there is low demand during the day due to the large amount of solar generation – however in the evening demand rockets as there is no sun. On a graph the curve looks like a duck. The […]

Barrier to large scale energy storage? Cost

The biggest barrier to large deployment of energy storage is cost. That’s according to Mick Barlow, Application Director at S&C Electric Europe who spoke at an energy storage conference last week. The seminar, run by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), looked at how energy storage is deployed in the UK’s energy system and its […]

Storage ‘fundamental to electricity system’

Electricity storage is a central part of the electricity system. That’s according to Anthony Price, Director at Swanbarton and the Electricity Storage Network who spoke at an energy storage conference run by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) this week. He told ELN: “It’s so fundamental, its development has really gone hand-in-hand in the development […]

"Light" chips win science award

A scientist who helped develop special computer chips that use light to move data, has won a leading engineering award. Professor Graham Trevor Reed from the University of Southampton won the Crompton Medal for Energy, at the Institute of Engineering and Technology Achievement Awards. Professor Reed will receive the honour for his work for in […]