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International Energy Systems Integration

Energy Systems Integration (ESI) is defined as “the process

of coordinating the operation and planning of energy systems

across multiple pathways and physical scales in order to deliver

reliable, cost effective energy services with less impact on

the environment” (International Institute for Energy Systems

Integration). It is a key emerging discipline nationally and

internationally in energy research and in industry, with major

initiatives by the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the

European Union, and Science Foundation Ireland, in addition

to the new UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research

Council Centre for Energy Systems Integration (CESI) in which

Durham is a partner.

A two day workshop on interdisciplinary collaboration in ESI will

be organised by the Durham Energy Institute, with support from

the Institute of Advanced Study, in collaboration with CESI. This

will for part of CESI’s “co-evolution cycle” process, in which

every 1.5 years the partnership holds a period of intensive

discussion with a wide range of experts to review its research.

The event will attract a wide range of high level international

research and industry figures to Durham; showcase Durham

energy research to this audience, and showcase the

achievements and plans of CESI; create new interdisciplinary

links within Durham; deepen external links (industry and

academic) for Durham University more broadly than just

those associated with Durham Energy institute; and create

opportunities for new international collaborations and joint

projects.

This workshop will take place Thursday 22 and Friday 23

March 2018. A detailed programme will be available at

www.durham.ac.uk/dei .

If you would like to receive further

information, please contact

dei.admin@durham.ac.uk

.