Dundee Arts Cafe - Power to the people - What happens when the lights go out

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar


During the winter of 2014 the UK was hit by an exceptional run of winter storms, leading to serious coastal damage and widespread flooding. This extreme weather caused disruption to electricity supply across the country, with over 100,000 people facing several days without power.

The loss of power affected remote and urban communities, with vulnerable people considered to be at a greater risk. The companies responsible for maintaining and repairing the electricity infrastructure asked themselves how they could improve their support communities before, during and after power cuts.

Join us for a talk from Dr Irena Connon and Dr Ed Hall from the University of Dundee, who will discuss stories of vulnerability and resilience collected from four very different communities. Irena and Ed’s research will help energy companies to plan and respond effectively when future storms reach our shores.
Period7 Jun 2016
Event titleDundee Arts Cafe
Event typeOther
Sponsors, Abertay University, Leisure & Culture Dundee
LocationDundee, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionRegional