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Yorkshire and Humberside YPN

Welcome to the Yorkshire and Humberside YPN branch page

Welcome to the Yorkshire and Humberside YPN page.

The Yorkshire and Humberside Young Professional Network (YHYPN) is part of the Energy Institute acting as a hub to inspire the energy leaders of the future.

Our aim is to create a community which promotes collaboration with energy professionals from a diverse range of backgrounds. Our mission is to develop skills and knowledge to advance awareness of the key energy issues we face to improve industry standards and facilitate excellence in practice. 

We deliver a range of events throughout the Yorkshire and Humberside region which is open to all energy professionals - join our mailing list to receive notifications about our upcoming events. The YHYPN is managed by a committee of volunteers elected for a 2 year period.

Committee contact

To contact the branch, please email

Matt Walker
Position: Chair
Clare Ronoh
Position: Secretary
Andreas Georgakarakos
Position: Treasurer
Jean-Michel Bellas
Position: Vice Chair, Media and Sponsorship
Kalliris Vasileios
Position: Vice Chair, Events


Yorkshire branch members' lunch

Annual lunch for Energy Institute Members

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The role of electricity networks in unlocking the low carbon future

Energy Institute and Energy Leeds have organised for Jim Cardwell from Northern Powergrid to give a talk on the role of electricity networks in unlocking the low carbon future.

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Publications and documents

Yorkshire Branch Nomination Forms 1

Latest news

One more coal plant goes down – EDF’s 2 GW Cottam plant to close

Fifty years of generation at the 2,000 MW coal-fired power station at Cottam in North Nottinghamshire will end on 30 September, as a result of the drive to decarbonise the electricity sector.The decision reflects the challenging market conditions over the last few years – Cottam is understood to hav...

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Britain’s first carbon capture and usage project could be on the way

Carbon capture and storage is back on the UK agenda, extended to also include carbon usage – hence the new acronym CCUS – following an international ‘summit’ meeting held in Edinburgh. One result could be that the UK’s CCUS project could be up and running by the mid-2020s, according to governme...

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Van fleet operators pledge to go electric

Sixteen of the UK’s largest fleet operators have signed the Clean Van Commitment and will invest an initial £40mn over the next two years to drive the increase in use of electric vans. Backed by the Department for Transport and led by Global Action Plan in partnership with Engie, the Clean Van Commi...

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Progress at East Anglia ONE, Hornsea and Race Bank

Britain’s offshore wind industry continues to move forward, with three North Sea wind farms reaching different milestones in the summer.   First, construction work has begun to build the hub of the proposed East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm in Lowestoft – a new operations and maintenance ...

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Drax switches to gas and a BECCS pilot project

Operators of the Drax power station in Yorkshire – formerly Britain’s largest coal-fired power station and once said to be the single largest emitter of carbon dioxide in Europe – have taken three significant steps to achieving its coal-free ambitions.First, they have taken its fourth coal-fired pow...

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