Past Meetings

The first power swarm workshop took place in 2018 . We meet once a month. You can find the slides from the past workshops here. Are you interested in presenting at a future event? Let us know by e-mailing


27th February | Coal phase-out | Imperial College London, London

Rosa Stewart (SSE): Powering Past Coal Alliance and UK leadership in coal phase out
Dave Jones (Ember): Coal phase-out
Sam Bright (ClientEarth): Coal phase-outs: legal approaches
Iain Staffell & Malte Jansen (Imperial College London): The future of global coal markets
Peter Tunbridge (Ember): Tracking the coal phase-out with energy system data


11th December | Wind Energy | Imperial College London, London

Sarah Merrick (Ripple Energy): New wind farm ownership models for a post subsidy world
Malte Jansen (Imperial College): The era of subsidy-free offshore wind
Imogen Brown (Bloomberg NEF) The next frontier: finding new offshore wind markets
Donna Peng (Aurora Energy Research): Weather year and location-linked capture price risks
Ayrton Bourn (UCL): Energy & AI: Opportunities & Pitfalls for Wind Generators
Alex Asher (Cornwall Insight): Wind and the general election

21st November | Mobility Services | Bloomberg NEF, London

Phil Steele (Octopus Energy): Octopus experience with Time-of-Use tariffs
Khangzhen Leow  (e4tech): What’s next for Energy and Mobility service?
Andrew Grant (BloombergNEF): Modelling passenger vehicle demand
Kate Laing (C40): C40 Cities, the ambition of the Paris Agreement, and the implications for urban mobility in the next 10 years
William van der Byl (delta-ee): European customer research: The EV customer and smart charging


17th October | Decarbonisation of Heat | Energy Systems Catapult, Birmingham

Bianca Howard (Loughborough University): Benefits of Intelligent Aggregation for Demand Response in Electrically heated Homes
Thomas Bradley (Cadent Gas Ltd): Developing a 21st Century Gas System
Muhammad Imran (Aston University): Renewable energy integration in heating network
Arianna Griffa (Energy Systems Catapult): Towards low carbon, smart and affordable heat: policy drivers to decarbonise our homes
Oliver Lancaster (Wales and West Utilities): Freedom: smart multi-vector heating


5th September | Future Electricity Networks and Ancillary Services | Strathclyde University

Ricardo da Silva (Scottish Power Renewables): Flexibility Strategy with Variable Predictable Resources
Laura Kane (Smarter Grid Solutions): DERMS: Enabling Future Networks
Alastair Martin (Flexitricity): Experiences with distributed resources in the Balancing Mechanism
Bless Kuri (Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission): A paradigm shift in network planning in the face of diverse flexibility
Marcel Nedd and Callum MacIver (University of Strathclyde): Frequency Containment in a Low Inertia Power System with August 9th Case Study


20th June | Mobility | Baringa

Natalie Bird (Baringa): Consumers, Vehicles and Energy Integration – Market Design and System Integration
Nikolas Soulopoulos (BNEF): Modelling EV adoption in passenger and commercial vehicles
Roberto Moreira (Imperial): A Multi-Service Business Model for V2G Flexibility
Charlie Cook (Octopus Energy): Powerloop – The vehicle-to-grid demonstration project
Edward Sargent (Pivot Power): EVs in the next 10 years – More answers than questions!


23rd May | Solar | Imperial College London

Gemma Stanley (Solar Trade Association) – Post-Subsidy Policy Outlook
Jamie Taylor (Sheffield Solar) – Improved real-time monitoring of the national and regional PV outturn
Dan Travers (Open Climate Fix) -Solar PV ‘nowcasting’
Christopher Baker-Brian (BBOXX) – BOXX – Building a next generation utility
Nathan Murray (Solarcentury) – Furniture and solar panels – The IKEA experience


25th April | Demand-side response | EPEX SPOT London


21st February | Hydrogen | Imperial College London


23rd January | Energy Trading | Imperial College London



15th November | Value of Storage | Imperial College London


18th October | Modelling Renewables | Imperial College London