Recent Blog Posts

On Tuesday 16th February 2021, the Midlands Power Group hosted an on-line talk entitled Power Networks and Flexibility to Accommodate Changing Usage Patterns given by Dr David Mills of PSC Consulting. PSC has many years of experience in power systems interconnection, HVDC systems, operational, market and distributed energy services along with advisory services to utilities.   read more...
Posted by David Swanson on IET Midlands Power Group Jun 2, 2021 1:03 pm BST
On Thursday 29 th October 2020, the IET Midlands Power Group were pleased to host the latest in their technical talks, this time on the subject of Electric Vehicle Technologies and Applications.  The talk, given by Professor Wen Cao of Aston University, supported by Doctor Bing Ji of Leicester University, was delivered via webinar to an audience of 200 attendees. read more...
Posted by David Swanson on IET Midlands Power Group Nov 2, 2020 10:02 pm GMT
Opening Slide
On Wednesday 29th January 2020, the Midlands Power Group were delighted to host a talk by Dr Roger White, Director of Rail Electrification Consultancy, on the challenges of achieving electrical integration on modern railway networks.  The talk considered the Why, What, How and When questions that must be addressed whenever modern electric railways are designed and constructed. read more...
Posted by David Swanson on IET Midlands Power Group Feb 2, 2020 7:07 pm GMT
On Wednesday, 31st October 2018, the Midlands Power Group were delighted to welcome Dr Rob Armstrong, Expert Services Manager at Eurofins York to Austin Court to deliver a presentation on Electromagnetic Compatibility with a strong focus on the management of EMC in the railway sector. read more...
Posted by David Swanson on IET Midlands Power Group Feb 2, 2020 5:49 pm GMT
2019 Toby Norris Lecture
On Wednesday 30th October, the Midlands Power Group were delighted to host the annual Toby Norris Memorial Lecture at Austin Court.  This year's speaker was Dave Parkin, a Director at Progressive Energy and an inspirational figure in the development of the HyNet integrated energy network in the North West of England. read more...
Posted by David Swanson on IET Midlands Power Group Nov 8, 2019 9:09 am GMT
Philip Vassar Hunter
‘An Electrical Engineer whose design and development work created a generic blueprint for HV cable design’ read more...
Posted by Julie Hudson on IET Midlands Power Group Aug 23, 2019 11:15 am BST
On March 27th we held the annual MPG Student Poster event where students from our local universities present their ongoing project work to a panel of judges. read more...
Posted by David Swanson on IET Midlands Power Group Apr 21, 2019 9:58 pm BST
2018 Toby Norris Lecture - Ian Graves
On 4th October 2018, the IET Midlands Power Group hosted the annual Toby Norris Memorial Lecture at Austin Court.  We were delighted to welcome Ian Graves, CEO and Owner of Competitive Future Ltd and Past Chair of the MPG and Silan Celik, Project Development Engineer with National Grid who together delivered a thought provoking lecture entitled 'Journey to the Grid Edge' which brilliantly reflected the inimitable style of Professor Norris...."wonderfully interesting and curious".  read more...
Posted by David Swanson on IET Midlands Power Group Oct 7, 2018 12:33 pm BST
On 12th April 2018, the Midlands Power Group were delighted to welcome Beth Warnock, System Performance Manager at National Grid to deliver a talk on the future challenges of operating the transmission network as the nature of power generation changes into the future. read more...
Posted by David Swanson on IET Midlands Power Group Apr 15, 2018 4:18 pm BST
Last night we held the annual MPG Student Poster event where students from our local universities present their ongoing project work to a panel of judges.  This year the event was hosted by Aston University - our sincere thanks go to Lee and Wen for organising the event in the Great Hall.  We had 22 excellent posters presented with both post-grad and ... read more...
Posted by David Swanson on IET Midlands Power Group Mar 8, 2018 6:00 pm GMT