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Conference LogoWorkshop on the Mathematics of Demand Side Management and Energy Storage

Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd June 2015, The Open University, Walton Hall,  Milton Keynes.

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Workshop venue and times

The meeting will be held in the Michael Young Building on the Open University’s Walton Hall Campus in Milton Keynes.(Directions)

Workshop themes

  • Storage in distribution and transmission
  • Smart grids, storage and demand side management
  • Electricity markets, energy economics and the incentivisation of storage
  • Storage methods (and their effect on system issues) including batteries (esp. degradation), hydrogen, pumped hydroelectric storage, vehicle-to-grid (V2G)

The meeting will also include two special sessions focussed on future problems in storage and collaboration between researchers and practitioners:

  • Challenges from industry
  • Storage research directions

Confirmed invited speakers

Ana Bušić (École Normale Supérieure - Paris)
James Cruise (Heriot-Watt University)
Lewis Dale (National Grid)
Nicolas Gast (INRIA - Grenoble)
David Howey (University of Oxford)
Zofia Lukszo (Delft University of Technology)
John Moriarty (University of Manchester)
Goran Strbac (Imperial College London)
Phil Taylor (University of Newcastle)

Who should attend?

Mathematicians, engineers, industry professionals and policymakers with an interest in the application of mathematical and modelling techniques to energy storage, demand side management, storage methods and associated system issues.

Contributed talks

Subject to availability on the programme, participants are invited to offer short contributed talks (20 minutes max). Please give a title (and, if possible, your abstract) on the registation form.


There will be a workshop dinner at 7.00 pm  on  Monday 1st June at the Purple Mango Indian Restaurant. The cost for non-invited speakers will be £13.50  covering 1 starter, 1 main course, 1 side dish, rice or naan, mineral water and coffee. Other items (including alcoholic drinks) must be ordered and paid for separately.  Please indicate on the registration form whether you wish to attend the dinner.  Those attending will notified how to pay.

Registration has now closed. 

There will be a registration fee of £20 to cover the cost of refreshments on both days and lunch on Tuesday 2nd June.  Registration page is here.  Payment is by secure card payment. The Open University receives no payment information other than whether a payment was successful or not.


Information on accommodation options close to the university is available here.


Parking (subject to availability) is free of charge on the Walton Hall Campus.  For more details see Getting Here.

Support for PhD students and early career researchers 

A limited fund may be available to assist with the costs of PhD students and early career researchers who wish to attend the meeting – please give details of your funding request in the box at the bottom of the registration form.  Please register by 1st May.  Priority will be given to those presenting (talks/posters), and to those who do not have support from specific research projects.

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