Advanced Dynamic Energy Pricing and Tariffs (ADEPT)

Lead Research Organisation: Brunel University London
Department Name: Sch of Engineering and Design


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Description This research project investigated and implemented agent based modelling, smart metering communications and analysis of large amounts of data from smart meters. The ADEPT project was led at Brunel University London by Prof Gary Taylor as the director of BIPS and involved collaboration with the UK lead research partner Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford. The project investigated how information potentially available from smart meters can be exploited to the advantage of both distribution network operators and the customers.
Exploitation Route Dr Ioana Pisica who was a Research Fellow on the project is now a Lecturer in Power Systems at Brunel University London and has now actively researching modern optimization techniques for power systems with distributed generation and FACTS devices, machine learning for power systems control, power quality and smart metering.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Energy,Environment

Description ADEPT improved understanding of time-of-use tariffs by examining the whole interacting system by taking account of smart metering and infrastructure options. The meter is the interface between the consumer and the network operator, so in principle, a smart meter could manage and provide much of the information which describes the state of the network at that point at that time. Increasing data availability was shown to bring benefits to both users and controllers - with detailed knowledge system behaviour in near-to-real-time at the lowest operational level, network operators have a better opportunity to balance the system load, and concurrently offer consumers much enhanced mechanisms for reducing their own power demand.
First Year Of Impact 2014
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Energy,Environment,Retail
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

Description FP7 HiPerDNO: High Performance Computing Technologies for Smart Distribution Network Operation
Amount € 6,400,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 248135 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 02/2010 
End 02/2013
Description Smart Grid Demonstrators Forum and Tutorial - 4th September 2012 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Oxford E-Research Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This one day event highlighted the Smart Grid demonstration activities of the European FP7 Energy-ICT projects and the UK Low Carbon Network Fund. It brought together industry and academic researchers that enhanced our understanding of how to deploy some of the latest ICT technologies required to enable Smart Grid functionality in distribution networks. The emphasis for the event was on demonstrating future ICT infrastructure and discussion of how such technologies can be deployed.
Start Year 2012
Description Towards an Understanding of Dynamic Energy Pricing and Tariffs 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Poster presented at the IET Smart Grids evening drinks and poster session, 19 September 2012, London.

Smart grid is the system of the future. It will utilise the elements of the power system grid from end to end from power generation to individual utilisation; increased control of domestic appliances and informed cost saving options; plug in of electric vehicles; embedded and varied renewable generation; intelligent fast automated response to disturbance and improved system stability; and overall optimal utilisation of transmission, distribution systems, energy and reduction of carbon capture
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012