High Energy And Power Density (HEAPD) Solutions to Large Energy Deficits

Lead Research Organisation: University of Bath
Department Name: Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Abstract

Many countries around the world face an uncertain future over the next few decades as they move to greater electricity use and at the same time look to more intermittent low-carbon generation. India, which suffered numerous serious blackouts recently is already operating near the limits of its generation and network capacity and so provides an ideal case study for testing innovative solutions that can make power networks more resilient. The research outputs from this project will provide foresights into the development of low-carbon smart grids in India and the UK.

Local Direct Current (DC) grids, supported by local storage and local renewables in residential and commercial buildings, are identified by RCUK and DST as the key enablers for demand reduction and demand flexibility (demand response). Compared with local AC grids, they have highly desirable features to provide a game-changing solution to meeting the UK and India's rising demand in a sustainable way. This is because at least 30% of our demand (mobile phones, computers, consumer electronics) is fundamentally DC consumptions [1], local DC grids can achieve 40% demand reduction by removing lossy DC to AC conversion and directly feed these demand with local renewables and local storage [2]. This electrical conversion saving is set to rise substantially when the use of electrical vehicles (EVs) -vehicle charging and discharging are inherently DC- and efficient DC lighting becomes widespread. Lighting is currently responsible for 19% of our domestic consumption [1], the EV use will increase our traditional consumption by more than 40% by year 2050 [3]. Secondly, when backed up by local energy storage and renewables, local DC grids can substantially increase demand flexibility, thus enabling users and grid operators to take greater advantage of intermittent renewables. Finally, when main grid supply experiences supply interruptions, local DC grids have less technical issues to be disconnected from the main grid and re-connected back to the grid, thus ideal for provide support to security of supply.

There are a number of smart grid demonstration projects around the world to test the viability, efficiency and economics of a local DC grid. This includes the UK's first DC network at the University of Bath, which has led to a subsequent larger DC grids demonstration project across 10 schools, 1 office and 30 homes. These demonstration projects are primarily focused on balancing energy supply and demand and energy security at the local community level. Such demonstrators are supported by expensive energy storage solutions such as batteries, which make for a weak business case that limits the scale and speed of their uptake. In response to the RCUK-DST June 2012 workshop this proposal will address the research challenge of DC Networks in smart energy grids in the UK and India. We will look at how they can be used in residential and commercial buildings in practical and economically viable ways to make better use of local community renewable energy supplies especially when central generation is over-stretched or broken.

This consortium of Indian and UK experts in Energy Networks will take the timely step of investigating how DC networks, can increase the efficiency of renewable energy-storage systems deployed at a community level to benefit the resilience of the National Grid. The research outcomes will deliver cheaper and securer solutions to complement the traditional risk-prevention techniques used by grid operators, which will have difficulties coping with the added risks of introducing low-carbon, low-inertia, low-availability generation technologies.

References:
1. DECC, "Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics (DUKES)".
2. "Direct-Current Voltage (DC) in Households", Peter Vaessen, KEMA, 2005.
3. DECC, "Demand Side Response: Conflict Between Supply and Network Driven Optimisation", Poyry/Bath, August 2011 .

Planned Impact

The HEAPD project will provide a strategic direction for the future of smart electricity grids and smart consumers in the 2030-2050 timeframe and deliver tools and technologies of alternative Direct Current (DC) transition pathways to a low carbon future. The potential beneficiaries, initially in the UK and India will be utility companies, energy suppliers, manufacturers (of control systems and hardware for smartgrids), academia (power electronics, energy networks, ICT,) policy makers (governments and energy supply regulators and planners) and society.
By understanding the benefits of local DC grids and storage requirements on the national supply infrastructure, this bi-lateral project will produce results relevant to India and the UK. The immediate outcome of this project will be to provide theoretical support to existing demonstration DC projects and provide guidance for the design of future systems with the challenges of decarbonisation and security of supply. In the longer term, the project aims to have a significant impact on the flexibility of the electricity network and its consumers, who through the new design, management and economic models will be able to play a vital role in ensuring local renewable energy and storage solutions benefit both the local and national systems. Our ambition is to place the UK and India in an internationally leading position in this important field and provide a secure platform for future joint projects.
More specifically, the research outcomes will inform:
1) The design, management, control and protection of local DC grids that can address large energy deficits introduced by low carbon developments, providing a robust regional defence system to large-scale supply interruptions.
2) The magnitude of benefits from introducing local DC grids and the impact on the development of smart transmission and distribution system, consumer energy usage habits (demand reduction and demand response) and the local DC grids' business case.
3) The required innovation in tariff structure (smart tariffs and smart contracts) and social interventions such that consumers can be pursued to defer their energy use to times of higher availability and lower demand when the system is under severe stress.
Society and policy
The above technical outcomes will contribute towards us having an energy infrastructure that is fit for purpose for the UK's and India's low carbon future and therefore society. As both countries increasingly rely on low carbon energy generation which have less resilience to peak loads and weather variations, solutions such as the one proposed will benefit society by helping to ensure the lights stay on.
This research will inform regulators, policy makers and government about the paradigm shift required in the design, operation, control, management and protection of local grids and their implications to our future low carbon systems. But also inform the tariff and cost structures which will enable these technical changes to be economically viable.
This work enables communities in India and the UK to utilise their renewables generation to a greater advantage, benefit the local consumers as well as wider systems especially when the central generation and infrastructure system is over-stretched or broken. This work could also help the UK and Indian understand how DC networks present cheaper and secure alternative to meeting rising demand in a sustainable way.
 
Description We have four key findings from our research to date:
1) home area energy management in volume can substitute major infrastructure development;
2) how much it can substitute is dependent on the efficiency of energy conversion, the price difference in energy over various time periods;
3) home area energy management cannot be one-size fit all, differing consumers have differing energy behaviour, consumer energy segmentation is critical for further development 4). community energy management system needs to integrate with real-time control to ensure the feasibility of the management schemes and security of the supply
Exploitation Route The initial findings have bee used by Western Power Distribution in their Smart Grid Demonstration project - Solar Bristol, with three separate strategies for three types of homes in the trial area.
Sectors Energy

URL http://heapdproject.com/
 
Description The key findings have been used by Western Power Distribution for their Smart Grid Demonstration, illustrating the efficiency from alternative local DC design and local energy management system. The key findings may have informed the development of home energy solutions for a number of manufacturers, such as Moxia.
First Year Of Impact 2015
Sector Energy
Impact Types Societal,Economic

 
Description A response to Ofgem's Call for Evidence for 'Future Supply Market Arrangements'
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description A response to the BEIS/Ofgem call for evidence on "A smart flexible energy system"
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Committee Member of Future Charging Forum
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description IEEE
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Chris Dent has the following roles within IEEE Power and Energy Society: - Vice Chair, Reliability, Risk and Probability Applications Subcommittee - Chair, LOLEWG (which shares experience between practical adequacy studies) - Chair, Task Force on Capacity Value of Solar Power - Chair, Working Group on Review of IEEE Standard 859 (transmission reliability data collection terminology) These contribute to development of industrial and academic knowledge and practice worldwide in the field of power system reliability analysis
 
Description Submission to House of Lords Enquiry by Wilson, Goldstein and Dent
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://www.parliament.uk/resilience-of-electricity-infrastructure
 
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 Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 03/2022
 
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 Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2020
 
Description MISTRAL: Multi-scale Infrastructure Systems Analytics
Amount £5,374,638 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/N017064/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2016 
End 08/2020
 
Description Peer-to-Peer Energy Trading and Sharing - 3M (Multi-times, Multi-scales, Multi-qualities)
Amount £1,000,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/N03466X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2016 
End 05/2019
 
Description Peer-to-Peer SmarTest
Amount € 5,000,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 244102 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Horizon 2020
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2015 
End 12/2017
 
Description The Active Building Centre
Amount £35,947,427 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S016627/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 03/2022
 
Description Western Power Distribution
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/H500103/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Western Power Distribution
Amount £897,122 (GBP)
Funding ID 6351 
Organisation Western Power Distribution 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Western Power Distribution
Amount £250,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 123434 
Organisation Western Power Distribution 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Western Power Distribution
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 6501 
Organisation Western Power Distribution 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Title Reduced Indian power network to validate DC microgrid topologies and concepts 
Description Implementing control techniques and energy management schemes within the DC microgrid: - Presence of power electronics devices in DC microgrid limits the current up to certain extent during a fault. Therefore, current based protection technique may fail for fault detection and subsequent protection decision actions. A work is being carried out to detect a fault and isolation of faulted section using the current and voltage pattern during transient period. - For quick maintenance and reduction of power outage duration, the correct faulted section identification is needed. Using the voltage and current information from consumers' end energy meter, the faulted section identification work is being carried out. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Plug in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) are the upcoming green transportation alternative and their interaction with the modern active distribution networks is crucial. The Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) control has to ensure that the EVs contribute to support the grid, maintaining a particular amount of State of Charge (SOC) for future usage. The overcharging/undercharging can be compromised by participating in supporting the grid, gaining economic benefits. 
 
Title Home Area Energy Management Analytics 
Description Home energy usage data are collected from 26 homes 4 schools in Bristol over the period of 2 years, from 2013-2015. The Factor Analyses models developed can detect typical patterns from the highly volatile domestic homes and schools, separating the natural variations from the effects from energy management system. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The work has been reported to the local utility companies, Western Power Distribution, used for their Smart Grid demonstration project, Solar Bristol. It has informed the minimum number of home area energy management required to have meaningful effects at the network level. 
 
Description DC Equipment Donation from Western Power Distribution to the University of Bath 
Organisation Western Power Distribution
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution University of Bath developed a number of innovations for Western Power Distribution's smart grid demonstration project - Solar Bristol. This includes: i) local dc grid design, ii) smart tariffs, iii) local energy management systems. The demonstration was to trial if and how to use consumer resources to allow high density PV generation to be connected to the existing system whilst support grid constraints. These innovations have been deconstruction have been implemented over 26 homes, 4 schools and data centre, involving each premise PV panels, energy storage and integrated energy management systems.
Collaborator Contribution Western Power Distribution (WPD) has provided in-depth practical knowledge concerning their low voltage networks, challenges from integration renewables and data sets concerning customers and networks. Upon the completion of Solar Bristol project, WPD has donated the demonstration equipment to the University of Bath in December 2016 for education and research purposes. They provide continued support to Bath research and teaching in community energy with the view to develop the University of Bath capability in research, development and testing.
Impact The DC laboratory provides an in-house facility for teaching and research from 2017. There are 2 research assistants and 2 undergraduates using the facilities for their research, this is expected to grow very substantially as we develop further the laboratory capability for future undergraduate teaching and postgraduate research.
Start Year 2016
 
Description The Future Structure of Distribution Systems 
Organisation Northern Powergrid
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Develop quantitative evidence back up by laboratory demonstration for introducing different markets to the distribution system, inform how the industry should move from the present passive industry structure that largely address the problem through investment to an active structure with substantially increased operating efficiency.
Collaborator Contribution Provide practical guidance on the key issues, keep us updated with concurrent industry development, such as industry-led Open Network and Future Power System Architecture. They will critically review our development, and identify early opportunities for achieving major impacts.
Impact "System Architecture for Customer-led Distribution System", abstract accepted by European Electricity Market conference, 2018. "Assessment of Relative Efficiency of Differing Energy Markets for Community Energy", abstract accepted by CIRED 2018.
Start Year 2017
 
Title A conceptual design for a soft open point using power electronic switching 
Description Four software models of feeder automation scheme were implemented using combinations of reclosers and sectionalisers (used with fault passage indicators). • Scheme 1 incorporates 3 reclosers + tie switch with no communication between device. • Scheme 1 incorporates 3 reclosers + tie switch (with basic communication between device) • Scheme 2 incorporates 2 reclosers + 1 sectionalizer + tie switch(with basic communication between device) • Scheme 2 incorporates 1 reclosers + 2 sectionalizer + tie switch(with basic communication between device) 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact A conceptual design for a soft open point has been produced, using power electronic switching. It is able to independently control the transfer active and reactive power through its terminals. Also started to analyse/compare, with software model, the expected network operation and operation with the soft open point. 
 
Title Home Area Energy Management System Considering Uncertainties 
Description This is the first software that can deal with natural volatilities existing in consumer homes, many conversion efficiencies cross subsystems, such as DC/DC conversion, DC/AC conversation. This is achieved by substantially simplifying the management problem by converting all efficiency issues into the impact to the main's supply. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact The software has been used by Western Power Distribution on its Smart Grid Demonstration Project - Solar Bristol, managing energy flows. 
 
Title Hybrid AC-DC microgrid and its Energy management, Control, Protection, Economics. 
Description Development of reduced Indian power network to validate DC microgrid topologies and concepts. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Implementation of control techniques and energy management schemes within DC microgrids. 
 
Title Network Charging Software 
Description The software combines technical modelling of power system and economic appraisal in the Excel platform, able to quantify the long-term network investment cost from connecting a generator or demand at each node in the system. Using the traditional approach, the process is an iterative method between technical modelling and economic appraisal and requires operates to transfer data from modelling to economic analyses. Not only it takes nearly 100 times of Bath platform, it is prone to human errors. The software development is supported by the University of Bath IAA fund and WPD's cash support. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2007 
Impact The software has been validated with local utility, Western Power Distribution, with their power system engineers and charging manager, showed confirming results and with substantially reduced time (from 1 months effort down to 20 minutes). UK Power Network and Northern Powergrid expressed strong interests to adopt the software. This has now on pause as the charging methodology is on major reform and more recently, the charging reform on the distribution system is undergoing further reform to be consistent with that of the transmission system. The industry's view is once this is completed, then it would be a good time to consider upgrading the software to take into account of the new charging standards. 
 
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 Blog article on energy modelling 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Blog article on good modelling practice, as part of a University of Edinburgh series relating to the Scottish Government's energy strategy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://blogs.sps.ed.ac.uk/global-environment-society-academy/2017/05/22/energy-systems-modelling-mod...
 
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 Industry workshop linked to Isaac Newton Institute proposal 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Co-organised industry scoping session associated with a proposal for an Energy Systems programme at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity Pre-2006,2017
URL https://iaciac.github.io/lobanet/events/
 
Description Initial meeting of industry advisory group for SMART-SAFE project 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting of industry advisory panel for SMART-SAFE project (Hubnet flex funding project), and side meetings with companies who could not attend. Organisations represented were BEIS, National Grid, Ofgem, EDF (UK and France), LCP, Baringa.
Links t HEAPD project also as this is funding closely linked work on resource adequacy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
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 presentations to UK industrial mathematics community 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Chris Dent has given invited presentations at:
- Turing Gateway to Mathematics event on "Maths and Public Policy - Cities & Infrastructure", see http://www.turing-gateway.cam.ac.uk/mpci_mar2015-programme
- KTN Industrial Mathematics community event, to stimulate interest in links between the mathematical sciences community and energy systems applications
- KTN "Mathematics in Energy Systems" workshop, see https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/energy-catalyst-brokerage-event-london-tickets-19192257559?aff=erelexporg

This outreach activity drew together experience from a number of different EPSRC projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
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 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 Mentor for India - UK Advanced Training School, sponsored by Science Education Research Board (SERB), Indian Government and the British Council. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The IUATS is designed to provide an effective positive impact in Indian society and economy. Post-doctoral, early career researchers, leading researchers and senior researchers will received a massive positive academic impact because participants receive a top quality training on a holistic approach on optimal design and control of Smart community, allowing them to acquire exploitable knowledge to cope in optimal way with majority of societal challenges related to improving the lives of rural communities by economic development and social welfare. This has led to a number of follow up bilateral visits and grants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Security of supply presentations by Amy Wilson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentations on IEEE PES GM panel and IEEE LOLEWG (Portland, Oregon)
Presentation at Royal Statistical Society Conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
 
Description Seminar and research discussions at NREL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation and research discussions at National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Denver, CO, developing common interests in resource adequacy assessment and energy system modelling. Particular topics under energy system modelling are the incorporation of operational constraints into planning models, and uncertainty quantification in plannign models, linking to the Future Conventional Power project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Tutorial at MNIT Jaipur and seminar at IIT Delhi 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Gave tutorial on reliability analysis the day before HEAPD project workshop at MNIT Jaipur, and seminar on same subject at IIT Delhi the day after the HEAPD workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
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 Visit to industry colleagues in California to broaden impact links 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit to colleagues in California, including CA Independent System Operator, Public Utilities Commission, Stanford Research International, Electric Power Research Institute. Aim is to broaden impact of EPSRC work on uncertainty quantification in complex computer models, including discussion of future collaboration and industry projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017