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MEDOW Marie Curie Initial Training Network Open Day, Cardiff, UK, Friday 08 July 2016

Contributed by: Cardiff University

From 2016-07-08 to 2016-07-08, United Kingdom
The Multi-terminal DC Grid for Offshore Wind ITN will host an exhibition of its work and achievements.
MEDOW Marie Curie Initial Training Network Open Day, Cardiff, UK, Friday 08 July 2016
The exhibition is open to all! Come along, enjoy a coffee and cake and find out about how MEDOW's researchers are working to support a cleaner, greener power system for Europe.

Direct current (DC) grids are a promising and exciting new technology which has the potential to allow us to create offshore grids which will allow renewable energy to be transmitted and distributed in a more efficient and cost-effective way. Widespread use of renewable energy has the ability to vastly reduce the emission of the harmful greenhouse gases which are causing climate change. As an example, one kilowatt hour (kWh) of electrical power will allow you to: watch TV for 7 hours, iron your clothes for just 22 minutes or use your desktop computer for 4 hours. Every wind-produced kWh avoids a kWh created by power stations burning coal, gas and oil - which equates to a saving of, on average, 696g of CO2 per kWh. It is easy to see how the carbon emissions add up. We need to transform our energy systems in order to keep climate change under control and make it less of a threat to the planet and to our lives.

The exhibition will also include some of the other energy and environment-related research taking place at Cardiff University so that visitors can learn about a wider range of ways in which research is supporting a cleaner, greener Europe and playing a leading role in our transition to a low-carbon future.

Date: Friday 08 July 2016
Time: from 14.00
Location: The Forum, 1st Floor, West Building, Cardiff School of Engineering, The Parade, Cardiff, CF24 3AA, United Kingdom
Registration: none required, just come along on the day!

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    Cardiff University
    The Parade
    CF24 3AA Cardiff
    United Kingdom
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Offshore wind, DC grid, HVDC, renewable energy, transmission and distribution, operation and control
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