On Friday 3rd November 2023 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, the IEEE PES Student Branch Chapter (SBC) at the University of Manchester (UoM) hosted their biggest annual event - MEEPS 2023, the Manchester Energy and Electrical Power Systems Symposium, at the Engineering Building A, Manchester Engineering Campus, Manchester. This in-person event attracted 67 attendees (of which 33 were IEEE members) from 13 universities all over the UK and beyond, with delegates arriving from universities as far as India (Vellore Institute of Technology) and Nigeria (University of Benin). Most of the attendees were students and independent researchers, sponsor representatives and guests from industry and academia.
MEEPS 2023 was themed ’Navigating the Energy Transition: Challenges and Solutions’ - to provide an avenue to discuss opportunities and possible solutions to energy challenges, in attaining a more sustainable energy future. The event programme consisted of three keynote speeches from delegates, two Women-in-Power talks and MEEPS research competition - 6 Oral and 14 Poster presentations.
We would sincerely like to appreciate the kind support of our diverse sponsors (Scottish Power Energy Networks, TNEI, Weidmann and the University of Manchester Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering) and our supporters (IEEE Women-in-Power (WiP) UK&I, IET, IEEE PES and IEEE UK&I) which made this event a success. Special thanks go to the passionate and hard-working student branch committee members and also student volunteers from the University of Manchester.
According to the feedback we collected after the event, 98% of the attendees expressed that they strongly agreed they are glad to have attended MEEPS 2023. The IEEE PES SBC at UoM would like to thank all participants for attending the event and special thanks again to all the sponsors and guests. For more information about MEEPS 2023 and IEEE PES SBC UoM, please visit the IEEE PES Student Branch Chapter website.
Read a fuller account of the symposium (PDF document)