Knowledge Snack webinar: The challenge of decarbonising energy systems in remote areas

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Join us for this Knowledge Snack webinar with Cardiff University Professor Liana M. Cipcigan and BAS Energy and Carbon Reduction Manager Parthena (Nopi) Exizidou, Monday 2nd of November, 15:30-16:30 on Zoom.

Please register for this free event on our Eventbrite page.

This Knowledge Snack will give an introduction to the BAS Net Zero Carbon Strategy focusing on the opportunities and challenges of decarbonisation, and the importance of developing industry and academia collaborations to facilitate the low carbon transition. Liana will give us an insight into her work within the Decarbonising Transport through Electrification Network+, and our collaborative projects on decarbonisation of transport through electrification in a whole system approach.

15:30 Parthena (Nopi) Exizidou—BAS Net Zero Carbon Strategy and the importance of developing industry and academia collaborations

15:40 Liana M. Cipcigan—Decarbonisation of transport through electrification in a whole system approach

15:55 Cardiff Student projects—Energy Provision for Antarctic Infrastructure

16:00 Q&A and discussion

Following the Q&A session, there will be an opportunity to continue the conversation on a zoom call—the Zoom details will be shared at the webinar.

Speaker biographies:

A person standing in front of equipmentParthena (Nopi) Exizidou is the Energy and Carbon Reduction Manager at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) since 2017. Her role focuses on driving the low carbon transition for all areas of BAS operations. Currently she is leading on the development of the Net Zero Carbon strategy for BAS with a focus on Infrastructure, Transport & Logistics and Supply Chain. She is an engineer by background with several years of experience in research projects on energy efficiency in the built environment.


A person posing for the cameraLiana M. Cipcigan is a Professor at Cardiff University’s School of Engineering leading Sustainable Transport cross-cutting theme and Director of the Electric Vehicle Centre of Excellence. She was at the forefront of the shift to electrified transport for over a decade being recognised nationally and internationally as an expert in Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids leading the £1M project “Decarbonising Transport through Electrification (DTE)”. She has collaborated widely with industry, more recently during her secondment at National Grid under Royal Academy of Engineering Industrial Fellowship, working in the Energy Insights department responsible for the Future Energy Scenarios. She has held as PI and Co-I grants in the excess of £6.5M from EPSRC, Royal Academy of Engineering, Innovate UK, UKERC, Welsh European Funding Office, EU FP7/H2020 and industry.  She is a member of BSI technical committee ESL/120 Electrical Energy Storage, European IEC/TC120/WG1 Electrical Energy Storage and Wales Smart Energy System Group.

She gave evidence to Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee “EV charging in Wales” at Welsh Assembly (2018) and to Committee on Climate Change as a member of the “Reducing emissions from transport” panel in open meeting, November 2019.

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