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UPEC 2021 Powering Net Zero Emissions

56th International Universities Power Engineering Conference
31 August – 3 September 2021
Held virtually and hosted by Teesside University, UK

Platinum Sponsor


Welcome to the 56th International Universities Power Engineering Conference, hosted by Teesside University. UPEC 2021 continues the long tradition of the UPEC conferences. The theme of the 56th edition is “Powering Net Zero Emissions” and will deal with a range of research topics in power engineering. UPEC aims to brings together young researchers, PhD students, experienced researchers, and professors to exchange ideas, discuss innovative and emerging solutions, and develop collaborations. Owing to the COVID pandemic UPEC 2021 will be hosted as an online conference allowing registrants to participate virtually.

Extended versions of all papers accepted for UPEC2021 will be eligible for publication in our special issue for MDPI Electronics journal.

Registration for UPEC 2021 will close on 31st July.

Please see the registration page

Important dates

  • Deadline for full paper submission: 21 May 2021 15th June 2021
  • Notification for full paper acceptance: 18 June 2021 Continuous till 30th of June
  • Deadline for final camera-ready paper submission: 10 July 2021
  • Deadline for early registration discount: 12 July 2021
  • Deadline for registration: 31st July 2021
  • Deadline for uploading video presentations to EDAS: 2 Aug 2021
  • Deadline for uploading presentation slides to EDAS: 2 Aug 2021

Please visit the relevant links of the website and see our blog for other pertinent information.


The technical programme of UPEC 2021 will be hosted using the virtual conference platform Whova. To allow participants across the globe to have access to the technical content, we request that authors submit a video presentation of their work and accompanying slides by 2 August 2021. The presentations and slides will be available to watch on demand to participants through Whova before, during and after the conference for a few months (exact dates to be confirmed in due course).

During the conference, registered authors representing the paper will also be expected to present a short “elevator pitch” to prompt an interactive discussion within themed panel sessions that considers the paper. This will be a 2-minute summary of the paper with one accompanying slide.

For more details, please see instructions in the Author's tab of this website and the conference blog.

Bronze Sponsors

MDPI - Publisher of Open Access Journals
Electronics | An Open Access Journal from MDPI


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