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Against a landscape of increasing renewable generation

Thursday 18 April 2024

Chelsea Harbour Hotel, London SW10 0XG

IPowerE’s 2024 Technology Seminar and 75th Annual Luncheon is to be held at the Chelsea Harbour

Hotel London.  The day will commence at 10.00am with a Technology Seminar, followed by a 3-course

Luncheon and guest speakers in the afternoon.  

The morning seminar will comprise a multi-stream programme covering a wide range of technologies and subject matter with contributors including CMS Energy & Climate Change Group, MAN Energy Solutions, GE Gas Power Systems, Petro-Canada Lubricants and North Lincs Biof Fuels.  Topics covered will include COP28 Roundup, management of hybrid power systems with a multi-fuel and multi-technology energy portfolio, latest developments in hydrogen technology, and the application and operational considerations associated with novel fuels in a diverse range of generation plant.

The Technology Seminar & Annual Luncheon is well established as a key event in the calendar of the power and prime mover industries and is an occasion not to be missed.  Book your place now and take the opportunity to catch up on the latest technology developments and to hear and engage with internationally renowned speakers, plus the chance to network with other members, clients and colleagues.

Principal Guest:  Heather Lewtas, Head of Innovation at UK Atomic Energy Authority

We are delighted to have Heather Lewtas, as our Principal Guest and Industry Speaker.  Heather leads UKAEA’s activities to identify and develop technical innovations and to translate these into commercial activity with wider benefit.  She has been heavily involved in their fusion initiative, leading a group focusing on bridging the gap from proof of concept through industrial realisation to advance fusion energy.  She

describes her role as “Managing the innovation pipeline process and supporting people across UKAEA to develop innovation opportunities wherever they arise”.

Guest Speaker:  Andy Green ‘Fastest Man on Earth’

Green is the current holder of the world land speed record, and the first person to break the sound barrier on land.  On 25 September 1997 in ThrustSSC he beat the previous record in Black Rock Desert, US, reaching a speed of 714.144 miles per hour (1,149.303 km/h).  On 15 October 1997, 50 years and 1 day after the sound barrier was broken in aerial flight by Chuck Yeager, Green reached 763.035 miles per hour (1,227.986 km/h),

the first supersonic record (Mach 1.016).  His call sign was "Dead Dog".  As the vehicle crossed the speed of sound it created a sonic boom.

He is now working on a new record attempt to break the 1,000 miles per hour (1,600 km/h) mark with Bloodhound LSR.  His next land speed attempt was intended to be for MG in a specially modified MG F called the MG EX255; however, due to the time required for modifications, the project did not finish on time and that attempt never happened.

Since then, Green's most recent challenge was the driving of the JCB Dieselmax car, attempting to take the Diesel Land Speed Record over 300 mph (480 km/h).  Having tested the vehicle on his own RAF base, Wittering, on 22 August 2006, he broke the previous record of 236 miles per hour (380 km/h) (set in August 1973), after attaining an average speed of 328.767 miles per hour (529.099 km/h) during two runs on the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah.  Twenty four hours later, Green broke his own record, achieving a speed of 350.092 miles per hour (563.418 km/h) on 23 August 2006.

He qualified as a fighter pilot on F-4 Phantom and Tornado F3 aircraft.  In 2003 Green was promoted to Wing Commander. He later became Officer Commanding Operations Wing at RAF Wittering near Peterborough.  Green was the captain of the RAF team at the Cresta Run, where he used an experimental French toboggan.  He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 1998 New Year Honours and was awarded the Segrave Trophy by the Royal Automobile Club in 1997.  In 2006 he was awarded the John Cobb Trophy by the British Racing Drivers' Club for "a success of outstanding character" and an Honorary degree from Staffordshire University in July 2008.

Technology Seminar and

75th Annual Luncheon



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Payment Options

Tickets            £195 + VAT

Table of   8    £1,560 + VAT

Table of 10    £1,950 + VAT

Table of 12    £2,340 + VAT

Concession    £97.50 + VAT


2024 Luncheon Booking Form.pdf

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