Role of energy storage in enhancing operation and stability performance of sustainable power systems (RESTORES)

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

Abstract

RESTORES project seeks to bring together a joint UK-China consortium with the skills necessary to assess the potential contribution of different storage technologies to support cost-effective steady state and dynamic operation and frequency and angular stability of storage supported power system with large penetration of renewable intermittent and stochastic generation.

This will involve characterisation and aggregation of steady-state, dynamic and transit responses of multiple types of grid-scale energy storage systems, with a key challenge of dealing with uncertainty and incorporation of inter-temporal dependencies associated with changes in aggregated storage charging / discharging ratings across time.

Furthermore, we will carry out fundamental research to incorporate, for the first time, multi-time scale phenomena in generation scheduling while achieving appropriate robustness of schedules. The focus on the investigation of new multi-layer scheduling and dispatch models and integrate pseudo-dynamic constraints, which has not been attempted before.

We will finally develop novel stability methodologies for ranking generators and storage technologies based on their contribution to system frequency and angular stability, investigate new framework for probabilistic risk based stability assessment, which will characterise, for the first time, dynamic signature of sustainable systems, identify aggregate dynamic contribution of dispersed storage technologies and develop local and WAMS based damping controllers for individual units and clusters of energy storage technologies.

The results of the project will contribute to preventing society from incurring potentially huge costs and discomfort due to uncertainties resulting from spatial and temporal uncertainty associated with the operation of renewable generation and increase confidence in the future power system's ability to satisfy the long term needs of society and industry, as the level of uncertainty and risk in the power system increases.

Planned Impact

This RESTORES project aims to provide a vision and strategic direction for the use of energy storage technologies for enhancement of operation and frequency and angular stability of sustainable power systems.

In order to ensure the impact is realised the project has been developed in close collaboration with stakeholders from industry and academia in both the UK and China. It is inspired by current lack of understanding of potential contribution that different storage technologies can provide to system operation and stability, the limitations of current deterministic approach to assessment of dynamic performance and generation scheduling of uncertain power systems with large penetration of stochastic and intermittent renewable generation and opportunities opened by advanced communication and information technologies in combination with plethora of available bulk and highly distributed energy storage technologies.

The combination of developed understanding of dynamic contribution of new storage technologies and mathematical and control framework for their effective deployment and utilisation could massively enhance robustness of sustainable system operation and dynamic performance. This would spur new developments and transformation across the storage technology-power system interface by bringing together experts in energy storage, control systems, power systems economics and operation and network dynamics specialists.

The proposed cutting edge research would not only benefit from the input from a wide range of disciplines, but it will also move each of these disciplines forward as scientific breakthroughs are made in the wider energy context.
 
Description To reduce carbon dioxide emission, future networks will have high penetration of renewables. Renewables are environment friendly but characterized by their stochastic, intermittent generation patterns.
Our research can help to improve the reliability and stability of power systems.
Exploitation Route The framework developed within this project can be used to assess frequency stability of power systems. The methodology can also be used for the optimal placement of ESS.
Sectors Energy

 
Description Analysis of alternative UK heat decarbonisation pathways
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Importance of the whole-energy system paradigm is now recognised by the OFGEM and BEIS.
URL https://www.theccc.org.uk/publication/analysis-of-alternative-uk-heat-decarbonisation-pathways/
 
Description Electricity Engineering Standards Review Independent Panel Terms of Reference
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact UK industrial strategy has articulated a grand challenge of clean growth: realising our decarbonisation objectives, including electrification of transport sector and maintaining reliable, secure and resilient electricity supplies at minimum cost. A key part of this is delivering an efficient electricity network within a whole electricity system, which maintains high levels of reliability and security of supply in Great Britain at least cost to consumers. In order to unlock benefits, BEIS and Ofgem launched an independent review of electricity system standards. The objective of the review is to consider how the planning and, where appropriate, operational and investment engineering standards should be updated in the face of our changing electricity system, whilst maintaining security of supply to consumers
URL https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/8199...
 
Description Smart Systems Forum
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact BEIS and OFGEM developed plans to remove barriers, improve market and regulatory framework, catalyse innovation, and shape roles and responsibilities in the shift towards a smart, more flexible energy system which meets the needs of consumers and businesses now and in the future.
 
Description E-Flex
Amount £280,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 104249 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2018 
End 04/2021
 
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 Joint UK-India Clean Energy Centre (JUICE)
Amount £5,100,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P003605/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2020
 
Description MY-STORE: Multi-energY storage-Social, TechnO-economic, Regulatory and Environmental assessment under uncertainty (SUPERGEN Energy Storage challenge
Amount £1,265,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/N001974/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 06/2019
 
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 09/2018 
End 03/2022
 
Title Advanced stochastic unit commitments with pseudo-dynamic constraints 
Description Traditionally, unit commitment and multi-period optimal power flow tools model the delivery of frequency regulation services simplistically and our recent analysis clearly demonstrates that in systems with significant penetration of intermittent resources this is likely to be very inadequate. The reason is that changes in system inertia, due to changes in outputs from wind and PV generation at different loading conditions will require that the levels of primary frequency response committed change dynamically. In this context,stochastic unit commitment and multi-period optimal power flow methods are investigated and address frequency regulation while taking into account inertia effect, various reserve services (spinning and standing) and energy provision in an integrated manner including energy storage of different technologies. Rather than relying on crude constraints for frequency response, reserve and inertia requirements, for the first time, alternative approaches and forms of setting fine-grained pseudo-dynamic constraints are incorporated in the stochastic unit commitments or multi-period optimal power flows. 
Type Of Material Technology assay or reagent 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This approach enables quantification of the value of inertia services that energy storage, demand and generation of various technologies may be able to deliver while considering network constraints associated with the location of these resources. 
 
Title Assessment of feasibility and contribution to system dynamics of integration of storage with VSC HVDC lines 
Description At present HVDC links are used mainly for the bulk transfer of electrical power and not called on to offer services through modulation of that energy. That simple approach needs to change when stability is challenged by standing down of conventional plant. Technically, VSC HVDC links have a considerable ability to provide frequency regulation and dynamic support to a.c. power systems but this has only recently begun to be explored in the academic literature. A particular difficulty is achieving a sufficiently rapid deployment of the response service in a low inertia system. There is a very small amount of stored energy in HVDC power converters themselves that can be rapidly deployed but some additional stored energy is required while wind farms at the remote end of the HVDC link are signalled to begin their synthetic inertia response. This task begins by establishing how the energy distributed between the cells of a modular power converter can be extracted to give frequency support in the first fraction of a second. The issue of how additional, and slightly slower, storage might be integrated into the modular structure at the typical values of voltage and current of those modules (circa 2kV and 1kA) so that best use is made of the existing power electronics. With this established, the issue of control actions from the capacitance, the additional storage and the wind turbine inertias is blended to optimise the use of each. 
Type Of Material Technology assay or reagent 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact It can improve the stability of future power systems. 
 
Title Design of energy storage controllers 
Description Control strategies are investigated for different storage technologies and the focus is on the set of identified technologies identified within this project. Considering the capability of the storage system primary plant to support power system operation and any ancillary equipment necessary for the device's operation (e.g., auxiliary cooling systems). The principles of the controller design of different energy storage systems are investigated in order to maximise the complementary advantages of different energy storage technologies (e.g. high-energy density, high-power density). The objective is to minimise the total energy storage capacity required to achieve operational targets, e.g. frequency regulation and provision of synthetic inertia to the system. New parameters are introduced into the controller design to consider the uncertainties of intermittent generation, increase the reliability and life time of storage systems (e.g. by reducing the charge/discharge cycles) and increase the speed and efficiency at which storage systems respond to grid signals. 
Type Of Material Technology assay or reagent 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Theses controls can minimise the total energy storage capacity required to achieve operational targets, e.g. frequency regulation and provision of synthetic inertia to the system. New parameters introduced into the controller design considering the uncertainties of intermittent generation, increase the reliability and life time of storage systems . 
 
Title Electrical characteristics of grid-scale energy storage systems 
Description The charge and discharge principles of various types of energy storage systems are investigated through a detailed survey of both physical and chemical energy storage. Their output characteristics are analysed from perspectives of physical change and chemical reaction in multi time scales. Schedulability and controllability (i.e. response time, capacity, adjustability, sustainability and anti-disturbing) of the each energy storage system in multi time scale are summarized. 
Type Of Material Technology assay or reagent 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This help to choose storage devices for power networks raking into account their operational limits. 
 
Title Index for ranking power and energy sources based on their support to system frequency and angular stability 
Description Distributed energy storage in particular, will greatly contribute to identification of key power sources in the network with respect to their contribution to both frequency and angular stability of the system. This assessment takes into account the specific nature, operating condition and location of the individual power and energy sources, including energy storage, and their ability to provide adequate support for a short period of time, to ensure both frequency and angular stability. . 
Type Of Material Technology assay or reagent 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The index identifies ESS at sensitive locations in the power network. These ESS can play crucial role in enhancing frequency and angular stability of the network. 
 
Title Local and WAMS based damping controllers for energy storage technologies 
Description The present use of WAMS based controllers is focused on conventional generation, FACTS devices and HVDC lines only. Incorporating storage technologies in contributing devices mix is one of the key novelties of this work. Furthermore the control signals from WAMS controllers are typically dispatched to devices based on system controllability indices, i.e., to generators or devices from which the best controllability of observed oscillations could be achieved. The WAMS based controllers designed in this stream are only be robustly designed to incorporate time delays in signal transmission, loss of signals (input and output) and to provide supplementary control signals in addition to existing controllers in the network, as was done in the past, but also consider signal dispatch to key available power sources (generation & storage) at given time, HVDC lines and FACTS devices. The reliance on contribution from key available power sources minimises control effort while inclusion of plethora of devices that will potentially receive supplementary control signals will expand the use of WAMS controllers to all devices and technologies that will be available in future power networks. 
Type Of Material Technology assay or reagent 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The reliance on contribution from key available power sources minimises control effort while inclusion of plethora of devices that will potentially receive supplementary control signals will expand the use of WAMS controllers to all devices and technologies that will be available in future power networks. 
 
Description CEPRI 
Organisation China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI)
Country China 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Identification of generation and distributed storage technologies with highest contribution to system stability Probabilistic assessment of small and large disturbance stability
Collaborator Contribution Investigation of electrical characteristics of grid-scale energy storage systems in multi time scales Design of energy storage controllers for enhancing stability performance of the power system Investigation of multi-state models and the response characteristics of multiple types of energy storage systems Validation of the multi-state energy storage models based on integrated empirical-data
Impact a number of research paper
Start Year 2014
 
Description Huazhong University of Science and Technology 
Organisation Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Identification of generation and distributed storage technologies with highest contribution to system stability Probabilistic assessment of small and large disturbance stability
Collaborator Contribution Investigation of approaches to assess and enhance contribution to stability and frequency regulation of VSC HVDC Design of damping controllers for energy storage technologies The scope for energy storage application for improvement of stability of power networks with high penetration of renewable generation
Impact a number of research papers
Start Year 2014
 
Description Tsinghua University 
Organisation Tsinghua University China
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Identification of generation and distributed storage technologies with highest contribution to system stability Probabilistic assessment of small and large disturbance stability
Collaborator Contribution Multi-layer MPC theory based scheduling and dispatch model for system with intermittent renewable generation supported by energy storage Robust stochastic unit commitment for optimisation of operation of energy storage in systems with significant penetration of intermittent generation Derivation and incorporation of pseudo-dynamic constraints in advanced stochastic unit commitments and optimal power flows
Impact a number of research papers
Start Year 2014
 
Description 2017 IEEE PowerTech 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on the new methodology for quantifying the security contribution of energy storage and demand side response
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
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 A talk at Energy Research Institute of the National Development and Reform Commission 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof Goran Strbac and myself were invited to Energy Research Institute of the National Development and Reform Commission to give a talk on the development of Energy Storage in UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description All-Party Parliamentary Group event on Energy Storage 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This event focused on issues and opportunities particularly around behind-the-meter battery storage. Dr Marko Aunedi gave a presentation on Imperial's modelling work on business case for energy storage and the wider implications for the UK's energy sector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CIRED Conference - Flexibility from distributed energy resources: generation, storage and responsive demand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presenting modelling related to importance of flexibility and smart operation in future low carbon energy systems
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
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 Conference on Energy Storage 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Setting out the role and value of energy storage in future low carbon energy system
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description GRID+STORAGE workshop 
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 A workshop was held in London in partnership with TECHNOFI, EASE, EDSO, ENTSOE,RSE,VITO and ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus. The aim is to discuss the UK and Ireland grid scale storage projects currently in progress and to contribute to the European Research and Innovation roadmap for research in smart grids and energy storage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gridplusstorage.eu/system/resources/W1siZiIsIjIwMTYvMTIvMjMvMTVfNDNfMzhfODdfUm9hZG1hcF9FV...
 
Description Give a speech 'Challenges for Future Development of Power Sector' at State Grid Energy Research Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Give a speech at State Grid Energy Research Institute China and inform the potential market development and business case for state grid china.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description IEEE Power and Energy Society - General Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Setting out Market design requirements for Energy Storage and flexible demand
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description International Institute for Energy Systems Integration - annual workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on the role and value of energy storage in supporting cost effective transition to low carbon energy systems
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
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 speaker at smartgrids workshop 
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 About 30 international academics attended this workshop at the University of Florida in the US. Chris Dent outlined the research needs for smart grids, raising awareness of EPSRC research outcomes and also raising the international profile for UK research in this area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
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 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 Panel session in IPEMC conference, Heifi, China 
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 A panel talk including the lead investigator from each institution was organized in an international power electronics and motion control conference in Hefei, China. The lead investigator explained the role of ESS in future power networks. The discussions focussed on the technical and economic benefits provided by ESS. The audience came from various background. This sparked questions and discussion on a broad spectrum. The conclusion remarks included to make ESS use requires some modification in the regulations and operation of power networks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ipemc2016.org/
 
Description Participate in IEEE PES-GM 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gave two talks on "From Centralised to Decentralised control & trading" and "Opportunities and challenges for international integration and multi-sector coordination of energy systems"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Participate in International Centre for Mathematical Science Energy Management: Flexibility, Risk and Optimisation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gave Talk on "Quantifying the benefits of flexibility in future lower carbon energy system"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Participate in Smart Power Alliance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gave talk on "Paradigm shift to smart, low carbon energy future: Opportunities and Challenges"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Participate in Smarter Network Storage Conference 
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 Gave talk on "Energy storage - making it happen" and inform the debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Participate in Workshop RTE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gave talk on "System Flexibility Benefits " and inform the debate
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Renewable, Flexible and Resilient Energy Grids 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The central theme of this conference was to discuss how to obtain the right mix between flexibility and robustness necessary to operate energy systems with greater presence of renewable generation in a reliable and resilient way, considering several sources of uncertainty in the short and long term. The focus was on latest advances in the use of innovative forms of operation and in the design of electrical systems (including new technologies such as storage and demand control), market instruments and appropriate policies for this new context.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.cesworkshop.cl/18/es/inicio
 
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
 
Description keynote speech at Energetika 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Key note speech at the conference talking about challenges and solutions to control of future power networks with RES and storage
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description keynote speech at IEEE MELECON 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Key note speech at the conference talking about challenges and solutions to control of future power networks with RES and storage
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description keynote speech at IET/IEEE Medpower 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Key note speech at the conference talking about challenges and solutions to control of future power networks with RES and storage
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016