Integrated Operation and Planning for Smart Electric Distribution Networks (OPEN)

Lead Research Organisation: Cardiff University
Department Name: Sch of Engineering

Abstract

The UK has a commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050 relative to 1990 levels. DECC's 2050 Pathway Analysis shows the various ways through which we can achieve this target. All feature a high penetration level of renewable generation and a very substantial uptake of electrification of heat and transport, particularly from 2030 onwards. This will place unprecedented demand and distributed generation on electricity supply infrastructure, particularly the distribution systems due to their size. If a business as usual model is to apply, then the costs of de-carbonisation will be very high. Being equally confronted by the pressure of global climate change and sustainable development, the Chinese government has declared that by 2020 the carbon emission per-unit GDP will reduce to 40-45% of that in 2008. However China also needs to meet a 10% annual demand increase which has been on-going for the past 20 years, and this rate of growth is expected to continue for at least another 10 years. Therefore reinforcement of current distribution networks in an economic and sustainable way while meeting customers' rising expectation of supply quality and reliability is one of the basic requirements of Smart Grid development in China. It is a matter of urgency to investigate how to develop and adapt the current distribution network using Smart Grid interventions in order to facilitate timely connection of low carbon and sustainable technologies in a cost-effective manner. This is a global challenge faced by UK, China and many other countries.

Our consortium brings together leading researchers from the UK and China to jointly investigate the integrated operation and planning for smart distribution networks to address two key research challenges:

(1) Conventional network operational and planning approaches do not address the emerging opportunities offered by increased measurement and control and do not deal with the inevitable uncertainties of smart distribution networks.
(2) A general understanding of how national or regional electricity distribution infrastructure should be developed and operated using Smart Grid interventions is required urgently by those making policy within Distribution companies and in Government/Regulators. Such an understanding cannot be gained from running conventional power system analysis tools and then manually assessing the results.

New techniques and approaches will be investigated to address these important questions

(1) Distribution state estimation and probabilistic predictive control approaches will be used to determine the location and control policies of smart grid interventions including Soft Open Points and electronic embedded hybrid on-load tap changers.
(2) Novel dynamic pricing techniques will be proposed to resolve conflicts between energy markets and network operation and find synergies where these exist.
(3) A very fast network assessment tool and a rolling planning tool that will bridge the gap between planning and operation will be developed.
(4) New visualisation and reporting techniques will be developed to give network planners, operators as well policy makers clear insights as to how Smart Grid interventions can be used most effectively.

Complementary, cross-country expertise will allow us to undertake the challenging research with substantially reduced cost, time and effort. The research will build upon the long-time well established collaborations between partner institutions of the two countries. Our ambition is to provide a strategic direction for the future of smart electricity distribution networks in the 2030-2050 time frame and deliver methodologies and technologies of alternative network operation and planning strategies in order to facilitate a cost effective evolution to a low carbon future.

Planned Impact

The potential beneficiaries will be
(1) Utility companies and energy suppliers, who will benefit from improved visibility and controllability of distribution networks, actively mitigating network constraints and planning future networks with minimum risks, as well as greater utilisation of renewables and active participation of customers;
(2) Manufacturers who are directly involved in the development and deployment of Smart Grid interventions;
(3) Academia who will benefit from the theoretical contributions from this project.
(4) Policy makers who will benefit from the fast network assessment tools developed and the results of case study provided, to gain a better understating of how national or regional electricity distribution infrastructure might be developed and operated using Smart Grid interventions, and
(5) Demand customers who will benefit from improved continuity and quality of electricity supply of distribution networks.

Our consortium brings together leading researchers from the UK and China, and the two nation cross-fertilisation will make sure that the impact of our research is not only limited to developed nations but also to developing nations transition to a low carbon economy. The project is supported by a Steering Group which represents the main potential beneficiaries and are in an exceptional position to support the research, maximise dissemination opportunities and enable impact.

We will establish the OPEN as a visible focal point for Smart Distribution/Smart Grid research in the UK, China and internationally. We will learn from international experience; publicise the existence, objectives, activities, and findings of the OPEN project through the project web site, presentations at relevant meetings, publications in professional journals/conferences, and disseminate results through the leading research consortia in both countries, e.g. EPSRC HubNet in the UK and the Chinese National Basic Research Programme in China, both of which are led by the project partners of the OPEN project. The dissemination events are aiming at a diversity of academic, industry, policy individuals and organisations, for the UK, China and internationally.

Consortium members have extensive industrially focussed partnership experience (e.g. Energy Networks Strategy Group and the Electricity Networks Association), and have extensive experience of impact on policy and practice, whereby effective knowledge exchange has been achieved. Contributions will continue to be made through Grid Code and Engineering Recommendations revisions in the UK, participation in drafting the distribution network planning guidance for State Grid, Southern Grid and Microgrid connection standards in China, and also technology evaluation and demonstration. Engagement in DECC/OFGEM Smart Grids Forum, Low Carbon Network Fund bids, Innovation Funding Incentive projects, and the Energy Technologies Institute infrastructure programme, all provide the academics with pathways to impact. The focus on tangible technological outputs, together with the informing context of case studies, provides a strong delivery mechanism for communicating new thinking. This will be welcomed by the decision takers as they appraise the feasibility of emerging technology options.

The exploitation and application of the research outcome will benefit international activities on research and development of smart distribution networks. Opportunities for exploitation will be pursued through licensing, spin-outs, etc. The opportunities for further development of technology will furthermore be effected by the senior academics providing strategic input into EPSRC, DECC, TSB, NFSC, the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, etc, whereby follow-on funds can be identified in a timely fashion.
 
Description The OPEN consortium brought together leading researchers from the UK and China to jointly investigate the integrated operation and planning for smart distribution networks to address two key research challenges:

(1) Conventional network operational and planning approaches do not address the emerging opportunities offered by increased measurement and control and do not deal with the inevitable uncertainties of smart distribution networks.

(2) A general understanding of how national or regional electricity distribution infrastructure should be developed and operated using Smart Grid interventions is required urgently by those making policy within Distribution companies and in Government/Regulators. Such an understanding cannot be gained from running conventional power system analysis tools and then manually assessing the results.

New techniques and approaches have been investigated to address these important questions

(1) Distribution state estimation and probabilistic predictive control approaches have been developed to determine the location and control policies of smart grid interventions including Soft Open Points and electronic embedded hybrid on-load tap changers.

(2) Novel dynamic pricing techniques have been proposed to resolve conflicts between energy markets and network operation and find synergies where these exist.

(3) A very fast network assessment tool and a rolling planning tool have been developed to bridge the gap between planning and operation.

(4) New visualisation and reporting techniques have been developed to give network planners, operators as well policy makers clear insights as to how Smart Grid interventions can be used most effectively.

Complementary, cross-country expertise allowed us to undertake the challenging research with substantially reduced cost, time and effort. The research output have provided a strategic direction for the future of smart electricity distribution networks in the 2030-2050 time frame and delivered methodologies and technologies of alternative network operation and planning strategies in order to facilitate a cost effective evolution to a low carbon future.
Exploitation Route These findings have formed a foundation for an Ofgem Network Innovation Competition demonstration project.
Sectors Education,Electronics,Energy

 
Description Electrical distribution networks play a vital role to achieve the Net Zero targets, by accommodating a high penetration level of distributed renewable generation and a very substantial uptake of electrification of heat and transport, in both the UK and China. If a business as usual model is to apply, the costs of de-carbonisation will be very high. The OPEN project investigated how to develop and adapt the current distribution network using Smart Grid interventions in order to facilitate timely connection of low carbon and sustainable technologies in a cost-effective manner. The consortium brought together leading researchers from the UK and China and jointly investigated the integrated operation and planning for smart distribution networks. The outcome of the OPEN project has provided a strategic direction for the future of smart electricity distribution networks in the 2030-2050 time frame and delivered methodologies and technologies of alternative network operation and planning strategies in order to facilitate a cost effective evolution to a low carbon future. The OPEN investigator is one of the 8 UK expert consortium commissioned by BEIS and Ofgem in 2019 to undertake a fundamental review to electricity engineering standards. The review includes analyses and recommendations around: i) the extent to which engineering standards in electricity are or will be blockers to an effective and affordable energy transition, and ii) what if anything needs to change. The review was published in December 2020, and the government delivered its responses to recommendations in April 2021. The OPEN investigator is a member of Northern Power Grid Technical Panel of ED2 Business plan helping them to develop their £3.2bn business plan for 2023-2028. The distribution network simulation tools developed by OPEN have been integrated in a Smart Distribution Network Simulation Software Package which has been used by the "Online Power Grid" platform of State Grid of China. This software package is able to run 3-phase power flow analysis of a 100,000-node distribution network in 2.66 seconds, which is 1.8 times faster than the EPRI OpenDSS software. The Network State-Space Model Toolbox developed by OPEN has been used by PGSTech who developed the widely used EMTP software. The alternative network operation and planning methods developed by OPEN has been employed in the Smart Microgrid Operation Platform which has been used by the Customer Service Centre of State Grid of China, which reduced its annual operational cost by £1m. The "Smart Integrated Energy Microgrid in Customer Service Center of State Grid Corporation of China" has won the 2019 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation "Energy Smart Community Initiative Silver Award". The smart distribution network planning and operation methods developed by OPEN have been employed in the project of "Key technology and application of planning and operation high-reliable smart distribution network", which has won 2016 First Prize of Shanghai Science and Technology Progress Award, China. The OPEN investigators published a book entitled "Smart Electricity Distribution Networks" by CRC in 2017, and a book entitled "Planning and Rewiring of Urban Power Network" by China Electric Power Press in 2015. Both books summarised the research outcome of the OPEN project and has a wider impact on both academia and industry.
First Year Of Impact 2020
Sector Electronics,Energy
Impact Types Societal,Economic

 
Description EU FP7
Amount £56,827 (GBP)
Organisation European Research Council (ERC) 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 01/2015 
End 09/2016
 
Description EU Horizon 2020
Amount € 3,500,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Research Council (ERC) 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 02/2015 
End 01/2018
 
Description Energy Revolution Research Consortium - Core - EnergyREV
Amount £7,966,339 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S031863/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 03/2022
 
Description High Energy And Power Density (HEAPD) Solutions to Large Energy Deficits
Amount £1,005,833 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/K036211/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2014 
End 06/2017
 
Description Joint UK-India Clean Energy Centre (JUICE)
Amount £5,094,437 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P003605/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2016 
End 09/2020
 
Description LCE-05-2017 - Tools and technologies for coordination and integration of the European energy system
Amount € 4,000,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 774309 
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 09/2017 
End 03/2021
 
Description National Grid NIA project
Amount £212,518 (GBP)
Organisation National Grid UK 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2014 
End 03/2016
 
Description RCUK/China NFSC EV
Amount £1,005,771 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/L001039/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2013 
End 12/2016
 
Description SUPERGEN +
Amount £776,993 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/M015025/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 04/2016
 
Description The Active Building Centre
Amount £35,947,427 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S016627/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2018 
End 03/2022
 
Description UK-China energy storage
Amount £1,019,958 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/L014351/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2014 
End 06/2017
 
Title Electricity distribution network data for a topological investigation 
Description An investigation of the topological properties of the real-world electricity distribution networks was conducted using real network data that was collected from China, covering urban and sub-urban areas. The study was focused on the 10kV level of the distribution networks. The networks have been modelled as graphs with nodes representing substations, distribution transformers, switches, busbars and consumer locations of the network, and edges standing for the connections between the nodes through underground (UG) cables and overhead (OH) distribution line segments. Since, the collected real-world network data set includes the actual geographical location of the electrical components in a map, the information about nodes were extracted with x, y coordinates. Hence, the edges were represented using start and end x, y coordinates. Therefore, the extracted topological structure of each 10kV network sample is available in the data set as a connection matrix. Connection matrix has four columns; start_x coordinate, start_y coordinate, end_x coordinate and end_y coordinate. A row in a connection matrix corresponds to one edge in a specific network. Connection matrices were used to analyse the topological properties of the networks and also it was used to re-create the network layouts for visualizing purposes. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
 
Description National Grid NIA 
Organisation National Grid UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Developed software models of dynamic demand; Validated the dynamic demand model using single machine simplified GB power system model; Validated the dynamic demand model using the whole GB model in National Grid; Quantified the impact of dynamic demand on GB power system operation; Research papers has been published in IEEE transactions and IEEE international conferences; Workshop was organised for National Grid for result dissemination.
Collaborator Contribution Provided technical support on the development of dynamic demand models; Provided the whole GB power system model for our research; Provided secondments opportunities for the researcher.
Impact Cheng M, Wu J, Galsworthy S, Ugalde-Loo C, Gargov N, Hung W, Jenkins N, Power System Frequency Response from the Control of Bitumen Tanks, IEEE Trans on Power Systems, accepted, (2015) Cheng M, Sami S, Wu J, Virtual Energy Storage System for Smart Grids, Applied Energy Symposium and Summit 2015: Low Carbon Cities and Urban Energy Systems, Fuzhou, China, Nov 15-17, (2015); Cheng M, Wu J, Galsworthy S, Jenkins N, Hung W, Availability of Load to Provide Frequency Response in the Great Britain Power System, the 18th Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC'14), Wroclaw, Poland, August 18-22, (2014);
Start Year 2014
 
Description ? Invited Speech entitled "Coordinated Operation of Multi Energies" in IEEE PES General Meeting 2018 in the Panel "Energy Internet: Concept and Key Technologies", Portland, the US, 7th Aug 2018. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited Speech entitled "Coordinated Operation of Multi Energies" in IEEE PES General Meeting 2018 in the Panel "Energy Internet: Concept and Key Technologies", Portland, the US, 7th Aug 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ? Keynote Speech entitled "Future Energy Supply Networks" in IEEE 2nd International Electrical and Energy Conference (CIEEC2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact IEEE 2nd International Electrical and Energy Conference (CIEEC2018), Beijing, China, 4th - 7th Nov, 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Applied Energy UNiLAB 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Applied Energy Global UNiLAB of Multi-Energy Microgrid is an international virtual lab of collective intelligence, in order to enhance international collaboration for scientific excellence and demonstrate innovative technologies in Multi-Energy Microgrids. It is a joint initiative by the Applied Energy UNiLAB of Distributed Energy & Microgrid (DEM) and the UNiLAB of Synergies between Energy Networks.
Multi-energy Microgrids are able to make a good use of local distributed energy resources, especially renewable energy, optimize the synergies between different energy systems (e.g. electricity, gas, heating and cooling systems), enable the applications of novel techniques (e.g. Peer to Peer energy sharing or trading) and provide services to other Microgrids or to the bulk energy networks. Multi-energy Microgrids have the potential to change the paradigm of the whole energy system.
Prof. Jianzhong Wu is one of the Co-Directors of this UNiLAB and disseminated the research output of the IOSM project, HubNEt and the OPEN project through this UNilAB.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Chair of Panel "Applied Energy Global UNiLAB of Multi-Energy Microgrids" in 10th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE), Hong Kong, 24 Aug, 2018. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Chair of Panel "Applied Energy Global UNiLAB of Multi-Energy Microgrids" in 10th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE), Hong Kong, 24 Aug, 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Chair of a panel on multi-vector in ICAE17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Chair of Panel "Synergies between Energy Networks" in 9th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE), Cardiff, UK, 22 Aug, 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited Speech in 1st UK-China UCEER Symposium on Electrical Excellence and Smart Energy, 12th Dec 2020. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited Speech entitled "Peer-to-Peer Smart Energy Systems" in 1st UK-China UCEER Symposium on Electrical Excellence and Smart Energy on 12th Dec 2020. There were over 10k participants in the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Invited Speech in IEEE PES General Meeting 2020 in the Panel "How Internet Thinking Change Energy Systems", 4th Aug 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited Speech entitled "Distributed Ledger Technology for DNO to DSO Transition - Overview of Existing Trials and Use Cases" in IEEE PES General Meeting 2020 in the Panel "How Internet Thinking Change Energy Systems", 4th Aug 2020, online conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Invited Speech entitled "Future Energy Supply Networks" to the National Assembly for Wales Cross Party Group on Sustainable Energy, Cardiff, UK, 13th June, 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited Speech entitled "Future Energy Supply Networks" to the National Assembly for Wales Cross Party Group on Sustainable Energy, Cardiff, UK, 13th June, 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited Speech entitled "Integration of the Networks" in the Wales Energy Conference 2018, Cardiff, UK, 16th May, 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited Speech entitled "Integration of the Networks" in the Wales Energy Conference 2018, Cardiff, UK, 16th May, 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited Speech entitled "Multi-Vector Innovation" in Utility Week Live, Birmingham, UK, 22nd May, 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited Speech entitled "Multi-Vector Innovation" in Utility Week Live, Birmingham, UK, 22nd May, 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited Speech entitled "Smart Local Energy Systems" in IEEE 2018 International Conference on Power System Technology (PowerCon 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited Speech entitled "Smart Local Energy Systems" in IEEE 2018 International Conference on Power System Technology (PowerCon 2018), Guangzhou, China, 6th - 8th Nov, 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited Speech in 2020 IEEE Sustainable Power & Energy Conference (iSPEC 2020) in the Panel "Towards supply-demand balance in new energy dominated power systems", on 23 Nov 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited Speech entitled "Peer-to-Peer Energy Trading" in 2020 IEEE Sustainable Power & Energy Conference (iSPEC 2020) in the Panel "Towards supply-demand balance in new energy dominated power systems", on 23 Nov 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Invited Speech in IEEE PES General Meeting 2020 in the Panel "Addressing Power System Operation Challenges Using Blockchain", 5th Aug 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited Speech entitled "Roadmap of Applications of DLT in Power Distribution Companies" in IEEE PES General Meeting 2020 in the Panel "Addressing Power System Operation Challenges Using Blockchain", 5th Aug 2020, online conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Jianzhong Wu met with Welsh Government and Costain to discuss the potential cooperation between the 'Local Virtual Private Networks (LVPN)' development in Flintshire (North Wales) and the 'Resilience as a Service (RAAS)' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jianzhong Wu attended and presented at a meeting with Welsh Government and Costain to discuss the potential cooperation between the 'Local Virtual Private Networks (LVPN)' development in Flintshire (North Wales) and the 'Resilience as a Service (RAAS)' which is an NIC project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Keynote Speech entitled "Decarbonisation of Heat Supply Using a Multi-Energy Approach" in the Applied Energy Symposium 2019: Low Carbon Cities and Urban Energy Systems, Xiamen, China, 16-18 October, 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The event consisted of two-day symposium and one-day lab/site tours for sharing the most recent progress of research and developments in urban energy systems. CUE2019 was held on October 16-18, 2019 in the city of Xiamen, China. Prof. Jianzhong Wu from Cardiff University was invited to give a keynote speech entitled "Decarbonisation of Heat Supply Using a Multi-Energy Approach".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Keynote Speech entitled "Decarbonisation of Heat/Cooling Supply Systems Using a Multi-Energy Approach" in the 3rd International symposium on smart grid methods, tools and technologies, Jinan, China, 16-19 September 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The aim of this symposium was to explore the engineering and applications of smart grid and to further stimulate the international collaborations in this field. The organisation committee comprises The University of Manchester (UK) and Shandong University. We are bringing together the leading scientists from around 10 countries in North America, Europe and Asia. Prof Jianzhong Wu from Cardiff University gave a keynote speech entitled "Decarbonisation of Heat/Cooling Supply Systems Using a Multi-Energy Approach".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.intesgmt.sdu.edu.cn/index.htm
 
Description Keynote Speech entitled "Energy Infrastructure and Multi-vector Energy Systems" in the National Conference on Water Energy Nexus, Dead Sea, Jordan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The National Conference on "Water Energy Nexus" was held by the University of Jordan under the patronage of the Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, H.E. Dr. Omar Al-Razzaz, during November 4-5, 2019 in King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre-Hilton, Dead Sea-Jordan.

The purpose of the Conference was to strengthen the dialogue between water and energy sectors in Jordan and facilitate the exchange of international and regional knowledge, experiences and best practices in the context of the water-energy nexus, particularly aspects related to renewable energy (RE), energy efficiency (EE) and Climate Change.

The conference was attended by high-ranking officials including the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, the Minister of Water and Irrigation, President of the university of Jordan, the senator Prof. Rida Khawaldeh, and the Parliament council member; Eng. Jamal Qamoh. General secretaries from the ministries, and deans of different faculties were also present in the conference, In addition to a representative to the German Embassy-Amman.

The 129 workshop registered participants represented more than 35 entities, including governments, Parliament council, Senate council, universities, companies, funding agencies, associations, media and non-governmental organisations.

Many press releases (news release in UJ website and official media agencies, newspapers, media release in TV and Radio, and a recorded video of the opening ceremony) for the final conference were published, before the conference to attract participants, during the conference, and after the conference to disseminate the information and conclusions.

A Keynote speech entitled "Energy Infrastructure and Multi-vector Energy Systems" was given by Prof Jianzhong Wu from Cardiff University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://sites.ju.edu.jo/en/egreen/Lists/Events/Disp_Form.aspx?ID=74
 
Description Keynote Speech entitled "Green Energy and Energy Sharing" in the 180th XiaoGuWei Forum, Guangzhou, China, 23rd June, 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Prof Jianzhong Wu from Cardiff University was invited to give a keynote speech entitled "Green Energy and Energy Sharing" in the 180th XiaoGuWei Forum, Guangzhou, China, 23rd June, 2019 to the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Keynote Speech entitled "Local Peer to Peer Energy Balancing and Sharing" in the Annual Conference of the China Electrotechnical Society, Guangzhou, China, 21st June, 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Prof Jianzhong Wu at Cardiff University gave a keynote speech entitled "Local Peer to Peer Energy Balancing and Sharing" in the Annual Conference of the China Electrotechnical Society, Guangzhou, China, 21st June, 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Keynote Speech entitled "Low-Carbon Local Energy Systems" on 22nd Oct 2018 in Global Engineering Conference (GEC), 22nd - 26th Oct 2018 in London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Keynote Speech entitled "Low-Carbon Local Energy Systems" on 22nd Oct 2018 in Global Engineering Conference (GEC), 22nd - 26th Oct 2018 in London. GEC is part of our ICE 200 bicentenary programme, the 50th anniversary of WFEO and the UK Government's Year of Engineering. GEC brought together more than 2000 engineers from around the world to London to share ideas of how to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Keynote Speech entitled "Smart Local Energy Systems" in the Workshop on Nexus of Smart Energy, Intelligent Manufacturing and Transportation Systems, 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Workshop on Nexus of Smart Energy, Intelligent Manufacturing and Transportation Systems, Leeds, UK, 24-25 Jan 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Keynote Speech entitled "State-of-the-art analysis and perspectives for peer-to-peer energy trading" in the 18th Annual Power Symposium 2019 Power & Energy Section, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Hong Kong, 14th June 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof. Jianzhong Wu from Cardiff University gave a keynote speech entitled "State-of-the-art analysis and perspectives for peer-to-peer energy trading" in the 18th Annual Power Symposium 2019 Power & Energy Section, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Hong Kong, 14th June 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Keynote Speech in CSEE-IET jointed online Workshop on Energy Internet, 21 July, 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote Speech entitled "Peer-to-Peer Energy Trading and Local Balancing" in CSEE-IET jointed online Workshop on Energy Internet, 21 July, 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Keynote in Beihai 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Keynote Speech entitled "Robust Analysis of Smart Distribution Networks" in 2nd International symposium on smart grid methods, tools and technologies, Weihai, China, 4-7 July, 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Keynote in an international conference in Shenyang 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Keynote Speech entitled "Synergies between Multi-Energy Networks" in the 33rd Annual Conference of Electric Power and Automation, Shenyang, China, 14th Oct 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Keynote on VESS in Beijing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Keynote Speech entitled "Virtual Energy Storage Systems for Power System Frequency Response" in 2017 China International Electrical and Energy Conference, Beijing, China, 26th Oct, 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Member of CBI (Confederation of British Industry) Energy Policy Commission on Thermal Energy (Heat) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Member of CBI (Confederation of British Industry) Energy Policy Commission on Thermal Energy (Heat) and a report was published from this Commission and a meeting was held with Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Minister of State (Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth) on 30th Sep 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
URL https://www.cbi.org.uk/media/5123/heat-policy-commission-final-report.pdf
 
Description Member of Northern Power Grid Technical Panel of ED2 Business plan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Member of Northern Power Grid Technical Panel to review their ED2 Business plan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
 
Description Participated in the Energy Technologies 2030: Heat Workshop at the World Economic Forum - Wu, J. - 27 Nov 2019, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Energy technology and energy transition modelling and scenarios are both politically and economically influential, since governments and investors use the information for polic ymaking, infrastructure planning, business strategy and investments. In the past, forward looking projections made regarding key energy technologies, for example for wind and solar PV, have often significantly underestimated their potential in terms of capacity, cost and contribution to the energy generation mix. At the November 2018 Annual Meeting in Dubai, the Global Future Council (GFC) on Advanced Energy Technologies discussed that energy technology assumptions, such as expected price and performance trajectories, are critical to ensure these scenarios reflect the real potential of these technologies. Rather than contributing to further studies, the Council members are creating an Energy Technologies 2030 platform and invite participation of the various organizations, academics and companies producing scenarios and insights to join in the workstream activities.

The full-day workshop brought together key energy scenario producing organizations, as well as energy technology manufacturers and operators to create a vision on the energy technology trajectory which is both fact-based and achievable by 2030. The focus was on cost and performance from a technology and providing a systemic view. Participants analysed the historic developments of low carbon heating technologies and formed a consensus of the potential by 2030 in terms of cost, performance and supply potential. Insights from this workshop contributed to a larger platform portfolio being developed by the GFC on Advanced Energy Technologies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Session Chair of the CSEE JPES Forum on Architecture & Model of Sustainable Power & Energy Systems, Mälardalen University, Sweden, 14th Aug 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof. Jianzhong Wu from Cardiff University was the Session Chair of the CSEE JPES Forum on Architecture & Model of Sustainable Power & Energy Systems, Mälardalen University, Sweden, 14th Aug 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description UNiLAB Panel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Chair of Panel "UNiLAB of Distributed Energy and Microgrids" in International Symposium of Renewable Energy Integration through Mini/Microgrids (REM), Cardiff, UK, 19th Oct, 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description UNiLAB panel in Beijing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Chair of Round Table "Applied Energy UNiLAB" in 2017 China International Electrical and Energy Conference, Beijing, China, 26th Oct, 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Urban Innovation in Brazil Partnership Building Visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited by the InnovateUK and Scottish Power Energy Networks, joined the "Urban Innovation in Brazil Partnership Building Visit" organized by Newton Fund and KTN, and as one of the 14 UK delegated, visited Sao Paulo and Belo Horizonte during 21st - 27th Jan 17
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop on Modelling of Integrated Multi-Energy Networks - Current Practices and Innovation Gaps, London, 5th April, 2019. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact With an excellent line-up of invited participants from government, industry and academia, this one-day workshop was aimed at sharing current best practices in multi-energy system modelling and discussing how to address the barriers and identifying the innovation gaps.
This invitation-only workshop was jointly organised by INCOSE UK Energy Systems Interest Group and the EPSRC Supergen Energy Networks Hub (https://www.ncl.ac.uk/supergenenhub/), with support from Energy Systems Catapult (https://es.catapult.org.uk/) and the UK Energy Research Centre (http://www.ukerc.ac.uk/). Prof Jianzhong Wu from Cardiff University was the Chairman of this workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019