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Wind, wave and tidal power generation. Reliability and cost of energy

When Apr 21, 2016
from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Lecture Theatre 0, University of Cambridge Engineering Department, Trumpington Street
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Speaker: Professor Peter Tavner, Durham University

Wind energy is a significant UK electricity supply contributor, with offshore wind making a strong contribution over the next 20 years. How are other marine renewables, wave and tidal growing?

Peter Tavner is an Emeritus Professor of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences at Durham University. He received an MA in Mechanical Sciences (1969) from Cambridge University, a PhD (1978) from Southampton University, studying electromagnetism under Professor Percy Hammond, and a DSc from Durham University (2012). He had served as a Weapons Electrical Officer in the Royal Navy on the Guided Missile Destroyers,  BRISTOL  &  LONDON  and subsequently taught at the University of Benin, Nigeria. Following his PhD he worked for the  UK  Electricity Supply Industry. He then held senior research, development and technical positions in manufacturing industry, most recently as Group Technical Director of  FKI  Energy Technology, an international business manufacturing electrical machines, drives and wind turbines  in the UK, Holland, Italy, Germany and the Czech Republic.

This talk is part of the IET Cambridge Network - Lectures series.





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