System Architecture Challenges: Supergen+ for HubNet

Lead Research Organisation: Imperial College London
Department Name: Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Abstract

HubNet is a multi-university collaborative project which is three years into a five-year programme of exploring the future form of energy networks. In particular we are exploring the use of smart grid technologies and HVDC to integrate high penetrations of renewable energy into the electricity system and investigating how to manage changes in energy supply to private vehicles and building heating. It does this through its own programme of core research and through drawing together the research of the Grand Challenges projects in this area and other Research Council activities. This proposal is for an extension to the HubNet's core research in order to address challenges not identified in the original proposal.

Two themes appear in any discussion of the smart grid: (1) the opportunities for consumers to be become more active so that they benefit from trading their energy needs and production, and (2) the creation of an ICT system that generates very large volume of power flow and voltage data that can be harnessed to run the system more efficiently. Despite being a well known topic and the subject of research projects on specific aspects, there is still a lack of consensus over precisely how customers can play their role (in terms of choices they can make, technology to assist and markets that deliver value to all participants). There also remains a lack of clarity over what exactly is the challenge in power system operation to which "big data" technology is the answer. We seek to gain further understanding in these areas through stakeholder engagement activities.

We propose to explore further the opportunities of "big data" through a case study of data used in condition monitoring of transformers and cables to predict accurately lifetime and incipient failure.

A key feature of the electricity system is the low rate power cuts and the high dependence placed on electricity by modern society. Moving from a system where control is exercised primarily by actions in power stations to a system where consumers are encouraged to modify their behaviour and become part of the control and where some power sources (wind and PV for example) are not readily controlled radically changes the risk profile of the system. We propose to develop new analytical techniques to model this and plan future systems. A specific control problem that will be analysed in depth is the gradual removal from the system of the inertia provided by the spinning masses of conventional power station generators. This inertia helps keep the system frequency at 50 Hz. Already Ireland limits the production by wind turbines so that sufficient inertia is retained. We will explore where the limit lies for Great Britain and what innovations might advance that limit.

Finally to address the issues associated with increased uncertainties in system operation and mange the risk of system becoming less controllable and vulnerable to external disturbances, new methodologies will need to be developed to quantify the risk profile of a future power system and how this profile is affected by various epistemic (data shortage or model simplification) and aleatory (inherent random behaviour) uncertainties in system model and operation.

Planned Impact

We have a management structure already established within HubNet to allow all investigators to pursue the most promising lines of research to maximise impact. The project is supported by our Strategic Advisory Board (SAB) comprising UK based industrial representatives (National Grid, Alstom), global industry (IBM) and non-UK academia. A major effort of the management team and SAB over the preceding 6 months has been to review the landscape in each of HubNet's six thematic areas in terms of UK funded work, international work, demonstration projects and gap analysis.

HubNet is engaged with the DECC/Ofgem Smart Grid Forum which gives us an interchange of ideas and information with the varied industry sectors and form this grouping (covering network operators, consultancies, energy companies, equipment manufacturers and service companies).

Building on the existing HubNet infrastructure we will establish the Supergen+ project as a visible focal point for advanced analysis of uncertain, data rich power systems with reduced participation of conventional generation. We will use the SmartGrid Forum's portal to promulgate our experience as well as using our own established website for position papers and presentation archive. HubNet holds and annual 2-day Smart Grid Symposium for dissemination and this year will take an exhibition stand at the Low Carbon Network Innovation conference in Aberdeen.
Industrial adoption of network innovation is crucial. There are potential routes through Ofgem's NIC and NIA schemes for network operators to demonstrate new technologies that started out as research topics. HubNet partner universities are engaged with several NIC, NIA and the previous LCNF projects featuring demand-side response, storage and active network management and all of these draw strongly on Supergen funded research work for the analysis base.

HubNet researchers have a strong history of contributing to policy development from findings in Supergen funded work including submission to DECC/Ofgem consultations, evidence to Select Committees of parliament and analysis work to support the Smart Grid Forum, the Energy Networks Strategy Group and the Electricity Networks Association. This Supergen+ project will be specifically developing analysis tools for assessment of operation, control and stability of both UK and international electricity systems around specific potential barriers to low carbon generation such as the loss of physical inertia and the change of risk profile.

All of our universities recognise the importance of public engagement and offer a wide range of opportunities for it, and we will contribute to these programmes. The impact of our research is disseminated to the wider public through reporting our work in the media as opportunities arise (such as the recent BBC Radio 4 Frontiers programme on Power Transmission).

HubNet partners have extensive links to universities in China and a growing set in India thanks to specific EPSRC support. Engagement in future Horizon 2020 projects is important for UK industry and academia and we specifically seek to promote that via Smart Grids programme of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA).

We recognise the need to deepen engagement in the US and will use existing links between Strathclyde and NYU to also draw in other UK partners and US industry through IBM (existing partner) and Con Edison. The economies of South America are developing and need for electricity is growing. Our chosen partner to work with here is Chile

Publications

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Description Findings from this additional funding for the HubNet consortium were reported alongside those of the main funding stream and in reports to the Supergen High Level Group
Exploitation Route .
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 ETIP SNET - ENERGY SECTOR INTERFACES
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Hubnet position papers on customer engagement with demand side response (DSR) led to contracted work for BEIS to provide an evidence review on DSR
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The review will assist BEIS in assessing the role of demand side response in meeting the objectives of energy policy
 
Description Member of Ofgem RIIO2 Challenging Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Open Networks Advisory Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
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 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 Whole electricity system model 
Description This model takes into account spatial and temporal characteristics of the energy system 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Informing industry and government about the whole system value of distributed energy resources 
 
Description Collaboration with New York University, including secondments 
Organisation New York University
Department Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution New York University (NYU) as leading experts in decentralised control and decision making. . NYU research has demonstrated how distributed voltage regulation is achieved by solving a linear programming (LP) optimization problem with an objective function that allows every distributed generator (DG) to optimize its generation. Our partnership undertook research to implement NYU's distributed voltage regulation via multi-agent systems. Through funding from the Energy Technology Partnership, the researcher Dr Dimitrios Athanasiadis visited NYU twice for research collaboration. These visits took place from the 2nd of July to 18th of July, 2017, and 1st of September until 15th of September, 2017. These allowed him to examine the NYU Matlab algorithms for their epsilon decomposition technique, identify how to divide the algorithms into different functions that could be built into a multi-agent systems framework and to identify appropriate case studies. Based on the collaborative visits a multi-agent system framework has been developed that employs the NYU techniques and algorithms. A range of case studies are being evaluated and there will be further joint publications from this work, having already published a paper at ISAP2017.
Collaborator Contribution NYU research provided their expertise and algorithms for distributed voltage regulation through linear programming (LP) optimization problem with an objective function that allows every distributed generator (DG) to optimize its generation. NYU provided Matlab algorithms for their epsilon decomposition technique.
Impact Design of a multi-agent system for distributed voltage regulation Chen Minjiang, Athanasiadis Dimitrios, Al Faiya Badr, McArthur Stephen, Kockar Ivana, Lu Haowei, De Leon Francisco 2017 19th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Application to Power Systems (ISAP), (2017) http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISAP.2017.8071400
Start Year 2016
 
Description International Engagement - Engagement with Chile 
Organisation Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Country Chile 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The following academic member of PU Catolica member of staff have been engaged and have expressed their high interest in collaboration and preparing joint research proposals. Dr Matias Negrete-Pincetic, Dr Daniel Olivares Quero and Dr Javier Pereda Torres all of them from the Energy Research Group, Department of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering at PU Catolica de Chile. Dr Javier Pereda Torres was a PU Catolica memeber of staff visitor at Imperial (2015-2016). Invited to become founder member of U.K.-Chile network of Academic and Research CONICYT (Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica) Chile.
Collaborator Contribution Professor Domingo Mery, Director of Research and Innovation of the School of Engineering at the PU Catolica de Chile, has helped in building broader links across Engineering disciplines between Imperial College London and PU Catolica de Chile. At the local level the open opportunities of at least three possible venues of research by CONICYT (Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica): - International Networks programmes - Joint collaboration programmes - Research staff mobility programmes Also the PU Catolica de Chile has a funding opportunity (seeds funds) that will enable specific and focused research collaborations (2-3 months) to help in the preparation of joint research proposals. There are at least two ongoing collaborations at different levels of maturity.
Impact PU Catolica of Chile - Academic visitors U of Chile - Academic visitors
Start Year 2015
 
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 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 Give a talk in China Electric Power Research Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Goran Strbac and Dr Fei Teng were invited to CEPRI to give a talk on the Electricity Market Design and Energy Storage. We also held a discussion with the researchers regarding the electricity market design experience for China.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited Panel Session - IEEE ENERGYCON 2016. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited Panel Session Led at IEEE ENERGYCON Conference, Leuven, Belgium, April 2016.
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 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 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 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 UK - China Future Energy workshop in Birmingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I gave a presentation on "Ancillary service requirement and optimisation in the future low carbon system" and the message was well received by the audiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Workshop on nexus of smart energy, intelligent manufacturing and transportation systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Setting research agenda for future intelligent manufacturing and transportation systems
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