Consortium for Modelling and Analysis of Decentralised Energy Storage (C-MADEnS)

Lead Research Organisation: University of Leeds
Department Name: Chemical and Process Engineering

Abstract

Around 80% of the UK population lives in urban areas, with cities being responsible for about 70% of UK energy use. As a consequence, the importance of cities in tackling key energy and environmental targets is increasingly being recognised. However, meeting these targets will require much of the urban infrastructure to be adapted and renewed to meet the increasing demands for energy services from city residents, while making the transition to a low-carbon economy. Two key challenges for urban infrastructure are: (i) meeting the expected increase in demand for (low carbon) electricity (including new sources of demand for heat and transport), while integrating a variety of (often variable) renewable supply options (including building integrated PV and wind systems) and (ii) increasing the proportion of low carbon heat (and potentially coolth) supply to homes and offices, with likely sources of low carbon heat including air source heat pumps and combined heat and power and district heating schemes using biomass and waste heat.

Various forms of decentralised electricity and heat storage could play an important role in meeting these challenges through helping to match supply and demand over periods from seconds to days, maximising the utilisation of existing and new infrastructure, providing links between heat and electricity systems so allowing trade-offs between the two and ensuring secure energy supplies. However, we currently have a poor understanding of the optimal deployment configurations and applications for decentralised electricity and heat storage within the urban environment, any changes to the policy and regulatory environment that would be needed to remove barriers to their deployment, the business models and revenue streams that might make a commercial proposition and the public attitudes to the deployment of different types of storage.

This project will use a variety of tools and methods, including technology validation, techno-economic modelling, innovation studies and public attitude surveys, to address specific barriers to the deployment of city-scale energy storage and demonstrate these methods and tools through a number of case studies analysing opportunities for energy storage deployment in the cities of Birmingham and Leeds. The novelty and adventure of our approach can be found both within the individual work packages and in the way that the findings are integrated together and applied in the case studies. So for example, our techno-economic modelling will consider specific (rather than generic) distributed energy storage technologies based on validated data from laboratory and field trials and not idealised data from the literature; our work on policy, regulatory and business models will draw on the real-world experience of our project partners in trying to make a business from operating distributed energy storage in current and likely future market conditions and our work on public attitudes will be the first study of its kind in the UK to examine distributed energy storage.

Planned Impact

The impact of our research will cut across knowledge, people, society and the economy. Beneficiaries will include all those with an interest in, or who are affected by, city-level energy systems. Particular organisations will include:
(i) local and central government organisations (including local authorities and their associated delivery partners, local enterprise partnerships, central government offices, and government-funded agencies). These organisations will benefit from tools and results that will allow them to optimise their city energy networks, taking advantage of the benefits that storage can bring in terms of maximising existing infrastructure utilisation and providing links between heat and electricity systems so allowing trade-offs between the two and ensuring secure energy supplies.
(ii) engineering and consultancy businesses (that work with local authorities, developers and investors) will be able to use the results to tailor their technologies and business models to those (potentially niche) applications that are likely to prove most attractive initially, thus gaining valuable market experience. In the longer term, developers will be able to draw on the proposed centre's work to take a more strategic approach and expand and direct deployment to more mainstream applications using a range of storage technologies.
(iii) Energy storage industry, including firms manufacturing and installing storage technologies will gain a much better understanding of the immediate applications for their technologies, as well as the cost and performance goals that they will need to reach in order to make their technologies attractive to the market.
(iv) academia across multiple disciplines including, storage, end-use energy demand, heat energy systems, energy governance and policy. In particular the project will inform the work of the SUPERGEN Energy Storage Hub, including its roadmap activity, and through them, the broader energy storage research community.

The project will engage and communicate with these stakeholders through routes including meetings, workshops, high quality journal papers, presentations, videos, social media, web-pages and via the networks of our partners. A key benefit of our proposal is the direct, working relationship that the research team has with a range of stakeholders across city councils, technology development firms, energy utilities, engineering companies, community organisations and national and European policy makers. Many of these partners have been actively involved in helping to define the research questions presented in our proposal and will continue to be involved in advising on the research as it proceeds - ground-truthing and validating the results in terms of relevance and content - and contributing their expertise and data to the case studies.

In terms of the public, we will also participate annually in one of the British Council Festivals of Science and will display material produced on the teams' campuses at other times. The case studies we propose will provide an excellent opportunity for immediate exploitation of the research outputs and we will work with Leeds and Birmingham city councils to ensure that the findings from the case studies are implemented to the fullest extent possible. We will also work with the city-councils on information material that is suitable for use with city-residents to explain the value of role of energy storage.

Organisations

 
Description • The general public is not currently well informed about DES. Both local and central government are seen as playing an important role in delivering credible information and practical support to help householders adopt the technology.
• Previous experiences with other energy technologies provided by public institutions is a determinant factor for acceptance and may act as a driver or barrier depending on the "quality" of the experience.
• A low level of trust in public institutions may present a significant barrier to acceptance.
• Under current market arrangements and with traditional business models, there is little financial benefit to householders from installing DES, even if they have PV installed.
• Profitable business models may arise if they are able to successfully 'stack' several revenue streams and/or have the option to trade energy with their peers.
• Thus changes to the regulatory system, combined with a range of innovative business models that allow householders to access new sources of revenue, would provide greater incentives for the uptake of DES.
Exploitation Route We are currently working with local councils and others to develop case studies to help inform the deployment of energy storage in particular locations.
Sectors Energy,Government, Democracy and Justice

URL http://www.c-madens.org
 
Description The findings from the project have been used by a number of Councils, including Cornwall County Council and Leeds City Council to help shape their approach towards energy storage.
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Policy & public services

 
Description Development of the Cornwall Energy Storage Masterplan for Cornwall Council
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Further feasibility work is being carried out by Cornwall Council on two energy storage projects identified by the masterplan, once developed these projects will improve the environmental sustainability of the electricity network in Cornwall.
 
Description Formal Meeting: best practices for the implementation of technology/energy related project at local level
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Policy aspects
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The work has made contributions to Chinese national policy in the use off-peak electricity for space heating, as part of efforts to reduce environmental pollution. The air quality has seen to be improved significantly in large cities in north part of China
 
Description Response to Call for engagement on Ofgem's Research Hub
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications-and-updates/ofgem-research-hub-update
 
Description Submission of evidence to a consultation by the National Infrastructure Commission on improving how electricity demand and supply are balanced
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description member of project evaluation committee for Brazilian energy regulator ANEEL
Geographic Reach South America 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact 23 projects were selected for funding by the regulator; as the projects are executed, the results will feed into future policy and regulation such that the Brazilian energy system can be operated efficiently and sustainably.
URL http://www.aneel.gov.br/sala-de-imprensa-exibicao-2/-/asset_publisher/zXQREz8EVlZ6/content/agencia-a...
 
Description EPSRC Programme Grant
Amount £5,590,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/K002252/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2012 
End 09/2017
 
Description EPSRC Programme Grant
Amount £4,227,886 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P00945X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2016 
End 11/2021
 
Description EPSRC Standard Research
Amount £1,136,810 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/N001745/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 09/2018
 
Description Ebergy Storage Capital Equipment related call
Amount £4,013,527 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/N032888/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2020
 
Description Energy Stoage Grand Challenge
Amount £924,591 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P003435/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2019
 
Description External collaboration grants
Amount £430,000 (GBP)
Funding ID SGRI Project No 1 
Organisation State Grid Corporation of China 
Sector Public
Country China
Start 01/2015 
End 10/2017
 
Description External collaborative research
Amount £300,000 (GBP)
Funding ID SGRI Project No 2 
Organisation State Grid Corporation of China 
Sector Public
Country China
Start 12/2015 
End 11/2018
 
Description External research grant
Amount £470,000 (GBP)
Funding ID CRRC Project No 1 
Organisation CRRC Corporation Limited 
Sector Private
Country China
Start 10/2015 
End 07/2017
 
Description Heat transfer under supercritical conditions
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation Air Products 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2015 
End 01/2018
 
Description Newton Fund Institutional Links - Energy Storage Prioritisation Assessment for Mexico
Amount £70,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 332240317 
Organisation Government of the UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description Standard Research
Amount £1,403,333 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P022049/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 11/2021
 
Description Studentship
Amount £36,000 (GBP)
Funding ID Structured Particles 
Organisation Procter & Gamble 
Sector Private
Country United States
Start 10/2010 
End 09/2013
 
Description UK-Indian Collaboration
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 n-COSH
Amount £924,591 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P003435/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 10/2019
 
Title Nation Wide (UK) Dataset: public perception of energy storage 
Description A nationally representative database of approximately 1000 people. This data base include responses about energy storage, community energy storage, distributed energy storage technologies at household level, lifestyles, values, and sense of community among other variables. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact It is expected to published a set of peer review papers for understanding acceptance of both community energy storage and distributed energy storage technologies at household level. From the variables included in the questionnaire we expect to create a mental model. 
 
Title SImulation tool for distributed energy storage operation 
Description The model allows the effect of distributed energy storage on the timing of power flows in electricity grids to be investigated. Currently the model is only available for use within the CMADEnS project, but the intention is to make it more widely accessible on completion. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The model has produced data that was reported in two journal papers. 
 
Description CRRC 
Organisation CRRC Corporation Limited
Country China 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Development of next generation air-conditioning technology based on thermal energy storage for train carriages
Collaborator Contribution Provision of application conditions and funding
Impact Results not allowed to report before the project is completed - will report in the future.
Start Year 2015
 
Description China General Nuclear Power Group 
Organisation China General Nuclear Power Group
Country China 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Advice on the integration of TES with nuclear power plants
Collaborator Contribution Advising them possible route for peak shaving of nuclear power plants using TES technology
Impact Reported in NexGen-TEST programme
Start Year 2014
 
Description China Recycling Energy Corporation 
Organisation Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership
Country Austria 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The work provide guidance to the company in shaping their strategy for future R&D and product development in energy storage and related areas
Collaborator Contribution Provide guidance in terms integration of TES with industrial processes
Impact Reported in NexGen-TES project
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with the EPSRC projects RESTLESS (EP/N001893/1) and MY-STORE (EP/N001974/1) 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A joint workshop was held in December 2016 to discuss our respective research to identify synergies and elminate any duplication. A research visit was also made by a University of Leeds PDRA to Cardiff to discuss research on public perceptions of energy storage. Future workshops and joint dissemination activities are also under discussion.
Collaborator Contribution Attendance and presentations at workshop, plus follow-up discussions and visits.
Impact Workshop report "Energy storage systems projects workshop", available from www.c-madens.org.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration with the EPSRC projects RESTLESS (EP/N001893/1) and MY-STORE (EP/N001974/1) 
Organisation University College London
Department Bartlett School of Architecture
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A joint workshop was held in December 2016 to discuss our respective research to identify synergies and elminate any duplication. A research visit was also made by a University of Leeds PDRA to Cardiff to discuss research on public perceptions of energy storage. Future workshops and joint dissemination activities are also under discussion.
Collaborator Contribution Attendance and presentations at workshop, plus follow-up discussions and visits.
Impact Workshop report "Energy storage systems projects workshop", available from www.c-madens.org.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration with the EPSRC projects RESTLESS (EP/N001893/1) and MY-STORE (EP/N001974/1) 
Organisation University of Manchester
Department School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A joint workshop was held in December 2016 to discuss our respective research to identify synergies and elminate any duplication. A research visit was also made by a University of Leeds PDRA to Cardiff to discuss research on public perceptions of energy storage. Future workshops and joint dissemination activities are also under discussion.
Collaborator Contribution Attendance and presentations at workshop, plus follow-up discussions and visits.
Impact Workshop report "Energy storage systems projects workshop", available from www.c-madens.org.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Composite PCM production and demonstration 
Organisation Nanjing Jinhe Energy Materials Co Ltd
PI Contribution We have helped with the process design of the world first large scale commercial demonstration plant using composite phase change materials for the use of the curtailed wind power.
Collaborator Contribution The partner has helped us in the development of our materials for engineering applications. We have also be able to access their facilities for measuring our materials properties.
Impact The collaboration has led to a new collaborative project funded by Innovate UK and Jiangsu Provincial Government.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Engagement through C-MADEnS Advisory Board 
Organisation Birmingham City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Analysis of opportunities for city-scale energy storage and how to overcome barriers to deployment.
Collaborator Contribution Information on city-scale energy storage opportunities and challenges and provision of data and other inputs.
Impact Scoping workshop on city-scale energy storage held in January 2016. Collaboration is interdisciplinary involving engineering, economics and other social sciences.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Engagement through C-MADEnS Advisory Board 
Organisation Department of Energy and Climate Change
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Analysis of opportunities for city-scale energy storage and how to overcome barriers to deployment.
Collaborator Contribution Information on city-scale energy storage opportunities and challenges and provision of data and other inputs.
Impact Scoping workshop on city-scale energy storage held in January 2016. Collaboration is interdisciplinary involving engineering, economics and other social sciences.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Engagement through C-MADEnS Advisory Board 
Organisation EDF Energy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Analysis of opportunities for city-scale energy storage and how to overcome barriers to deployment.
Collaborator Contribution Information on city-scale energy storage opportunities and challenges and provision of data and other inputs.
Impact Scoping workshop on city-scale energy storage held in January 2016. Collaboration is interdisciplinary involving engineering, economics and other social sciences.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Engagement through C-MADEnS Advisory Board 
Organisation Engineering Young Entrepreneurs Scheme
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Analysis of opportunities for city-scale energy storage and how to overcome barriers to deployment.
Collaborator Contribution Information on city-scale energy storage opportunities and challenges and provision of data and other inputs.
Impact Scoping workshop on city-scale energy storage held in January 2016. Collaboration is interdisciplinary involving engineering, economics and other social sciences.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Engagement through C-MADEnS Advisory Board 
Organisation Highview Power Storage
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Analysis of opportunities for city-scale energy storage and how to overcome barriers to deployment.
Collaborator Contribution Information on city-scale energy storage opportunities and challenges and provision of data and other inputs.
Impact Scoping workshop on city-scale energy storage held in January 2016. Collaboration is interdisciplinary involving engineering, economics and other social sciences.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Engagement through C-MADEnS Advisory Board 
Organisation Hubbard Products
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Analysis of opportunities for city-scale energy storage and how to overcome barriers to deployment.
Collaborator Contribution Information on city-scale energy storage opportunities and challenges and provision of data and other inputs.
Impact Scoping workshop on city-scale energy storage held in January 2016. Collaboration is interdisciplinary involving engineering, economics and other social sciences.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Engagement through C-MADEnS Advisory Board 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Analysis of opportunities for city-scale energy storage and how to overcome barriers to deployment.
Collaborator Contribution Information on city-scale energy storage opportunities and challenges and provision of data and other inputs.
Impact Scoping workshop on city-scale energy storage held in January 2016. Collaboration is interdisciplinary involving engineering, economics and other social sciences.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Engagement through C-MADEnS Advisory Board 
Organisation Leeds City Region Local Economic Partnership
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Analysis of opportunities for city-scale energy storage and how to overcome barriers to deployment.
Collaborator Contribution Information on city-scale energy storage opportunities and challenges and provision of data and other inputs.
Impact Scoping workshop on city-scale energy storage held in January 2016. Collaboration is interdisciplinary involving engineering, economics and other social sciences.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Engagement through C-MADEnS Advisory Board 
Organisation Moixa Energy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Analysis of opportunities for city-scale energy storage and how to overcome barriers to deployment.
Collaborator Contribution Information on city-scale energy storage opportunities and challenges and provision of data and other inputs.
Impact Scoping workshop on city-scale energy storage held in January 2016. Collaboration is interdisciplinary involving engineering, economics and other social sciences.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Engagement through C-MADEnS Advisory Board 
Organisation Northern Gas Networks Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Analysis of opportunities for city-scale energy storage and how to overcome barriers to deployment.
Collaborator Contribution Information on city-scale energy storage opportunities and challenges and provision of data and other inputs.
Impact Scoping workshop on city-scale energy storage held in January 2016. Collaboration is interdisciplinary involving engineering, economics and other social sciences.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Engagement through C-MADEnS Advisory Board 
Organisation Northern Powergrid
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Analysis of opportunities for city-scale energy storage and how to overcome barriers to deployment.
Collaborator Contribution Information on city-scale energy storage opportunities and challenges and provision of data and other inputs.
Impact Scoping workshop on city-scale energy storage held in January 2016. Collaboration is interdisciplinary involving engineering, economics and other social sciences.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Engagement through C-MADEnS Advisory Board 
Organisation Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Analysis of opportunities for city-scale energy storage and how to overcome barriers to deployment.
Collaborator Contribution Information on city-scale energy storage opportunities and challenges and provision of data and other inputs.
Impact Scoping workshop on city-scale energy storage held in January 2016. Collaboration is interdisciplinary involving engineering, economics and other social sciences.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Engagement through C-MADEnS Advisory Board 
Organisation TATA Steel
Department Tata Limited UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Analysis of opportunities for city-scale energy storage and how to overcome barriers to deployment.
Collaborator Contribution Information on city-scale energy storage opportunities and challenges and provision of data and other inputs.
Impact Scoping workshop on city-scale energy storage held in January 2016. Collaboration is interdisciplinary involving engineering, economics and other social sciences.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Engagement through C-MADEnS Advisory Board 
Organisation UK Power Networks
Country Unknown 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Analysis of opportunities for city-scale energy storage and how to overcome barriers to deployment.
Collaborator Contribution Information on city-scale energy storage opportunities and challenges and provision of data and other inputs.
Impact Scoping workshop on city-scale energy storage held in January 2016. Collaboration is interdisciplinary involving engineering, economics and other social sciences.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Highview Power Storage - RAEng Industrial Research Chair in Cryogenic Energy Storage 
Organisation Highview Power Storage
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution I am the industrial chair holder, working specifically on cryogenic energy storage, from materials to process integration.
Collaborator Contribution They provide finanical support to the project, offering advice and creating networking opportunities.
Impact This has provided opportunities to interact with industrial partners, which have been reported in other sections
Start Year 2014
 
Description Highview Power Storage - RAEng Industrial Research Chair in Cryogenic Energy Storage 
Organisation Royal Academy of Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution I am the industrial chair holder, working specifically on cryogenic energy storage, from materials to process integration.
Collaborator Contribution They provide finanical support to the project, offering advice and creating networking opportunities.
Impact This has provided opportunities to interact with industrial partners, which have been reported in other sections
Start Year 2014
 
Description University of Warwick 
Organisation University of Warwick
Department Department of History
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The use of thermal energy storage in compressed air energy storage
Collaborator Contribution Providing integration conditions
Impact Reported in NexGen-TEST programme
Start Year 2014
 
Description British Council workshop on "Bilateral Cooperation between Mexico and the United Kingdom in Energy Sustainability" 
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 bilateral workshop to identify the strategic priority areas where UK and Mexican researchers can collaborate in joint R&D projects, which led to a call for research proposals under the Newton Fund.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Contribution to IEA Expert Group on R&D Priority Setting and Evaluation 
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 The goal of the workshop was to learn from examples of how the transition from blue skies research to application has been successfully undertaken in other sectors for example, space research, medicine or solid state physics in the context of microelectronics, and to identify from current basic research selected areas or ideas that might potentially have a huge impact on the energy sector. This should inform an understanding of how different governments engage in, fund, and structure their investments in energy-related basic science programmes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.ieadsm.org/wp/files/IEA_EGRD_Blue_Sky_Workshop_Final.pdf
 
Description EU BRIDGE Working Group on Regulations 
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 BRIDGE is a European Commission initiative which unites Horizon 2020 Smart Grid and Energy Storage Projects to create a structured view of cross-cutting issues which are encountered in the demonstration projects and may constitute an obstacle to innovation. The Regulation WG is providing evidence and advice to the Commission through discussion meetings and reports.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL http://www.h2020-bridge.eu/
 
Description Energy Storage Seminar Series, INEEL, Brasilia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A series of seminars over four days, delivered to industry, policy makers and regulators in Brazil, describing technical and non-technical aspects of energy storage. This has led to joint proposals being submitted and further invitations to present in Brazil.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Engagement in the workshop for the definition of the "National Priorities for Research, Technological Development and Training of Human Resources: Energy Storage in the Electric Network", at INEEL, Cuernavaca, Mexico 
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 Took part in a workshop for definition of future priorities for energy storage development in Mexico. This included giving a 30 minute presentation on compressed air energy storage (CAES).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Engagement with HSE Shared Research Programme on Energy Storage 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is proposing a shared research programme to ensure that health and safety considerations do not create unnecessary barriers to the commercial deployment of energy storage technologies. This engagement day was held with a group of organisations to discuss the programme and how they could contribute. This resulted in a proposal for a workshop with the wider academic energy storage community to discuss inputs to the programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description First International Conference on Energy Research and Social Science, April 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact More than 500 people attended this conference.The poster covered issues on public perception of distributed energy storage. During the exhibition researchers from different fields and Institutions showed interest about the topic and the research undertaken and methods used
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Formal meeting with the Environment Area Leeds City Council 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The objective of this formal meeting with members of the area of Environment of Leeds City Council was to report on the results of two focus groups undertaken with people involved in a local project where PV was installed in selected houses across Leeds. THis resulted into the identification of weakness and strengths of this project. MOreover, participants identified potential drivers and barriers useful for the potential uptake and implementation of batteries at household level and support for community energy storage. As a result of this work, several people volunteered to take part in another project organised by LCC where some batteries would be installed in different social houses across the city.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Government Expert Workshop on the EU's Energy Market Design (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The purpose of the workshop, with c. 30 stakeholders from policy and industry, was to seek views on the market that may be needed in the future when there will be significant levels of mature low carbon technologies, and the potential for the European Commission's forthcoming Energy Market Design initiative to address this.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Hosted a visit by Prof. Seamus Garvey and his guest lecture on energy storage 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited Prof. Seamus Garvey of the University of Nottingham to give a presentation on generation-integrated energy storage as part of the Frontiers in Engineering Science lecture series.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Organisation of the Offshore Energy & Storage conference 2016 (OSES 2016) 
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 Assisted with organisation of the OSES 2016 conference held at the University of Malta in July 2016, with over 60 registered delegates.

Also chaired a session of the conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Poster at UK Energy Storage conference 2016 (UKES 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Poster on the value of electricity storage to large enterprises.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation at International Flow Battery Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The purpose of the IFBF is to raise the profile of flow batteries as a crucial technology within the electrical energy storage sector, to educate and inform a wide audience of the benefits, features and attributes of flow batteries. >200 delegates from 24 countries attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.flowbatteryforum.com/ifbf-2017/
 
Description Presentation at Lancaster University on energy storage 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I gave a presentation on energy storage to a group of academics and students at Lancaster University, sparking much discussion afterwards. This presentation ultimately led to a stream of work in the project and a journal paper currently undergoing peer review.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation at Ofgem on economic value of storage 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presented preliminary results of research in one of the weekly seminars at UK energy regulator's office
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation at UK Energy Storage conference 2015 (UKES 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation on metrics for energy storage, work which was further developed by Mike Simpson into the RESTLESS Energy Storage database.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation at UK Energy Storage conference 2016 (UKES 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation on C-MADEnS modelling work at UKES conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation at a seminar "Energy Storage As a Game Changer" at Boconni University, Milan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The purpose of the event was to compare developments in energy storage in a number of different European countries through presentations and debate involving academics, policymakers and representatives from industry. Over 400 people registered to attend the event. The seminar provided some useful contacts with both academics and industry across Europe.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.unibocconi.it/wps/wcm/connect/ev/Eventi/Eventi+Bocconi/Energy+Storage+As+a+Game+Changer
 
Description Presentation on energy storage innovation at the BIEE Conference on Innovation and Disruption: the energy sector in transition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation to a group of around 40 industry leaders, policymakers and academics about the role of energy storage in the UK energy system and the need for innovation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.biee.org/conference-list/innovation-disruption-energy-sector-transition/
 
Description Presentation on the economic value of using electricity storage at wind farms, at Offshore Energy & Storage conference 2016 (OSES 2016), University of Malta 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation on the economic value of using electricity storage to reduce imbalance at wind farms due to inaccurate wind power forecasting, following BSC modification P305
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Public talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Panel speaker at public event run by the IET North Yorkshire Network, which sparked questions and discussion on the changing landscape of energy in the region.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://communities.theiet.org/communities/events/item/210/217/15500
 
Description Scottish Renewables Low Carbon Heat Conference (Perth) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Describing research on using variable renewables in Scotland through distributed thermal energy storage to an audience of policy makers and technology developers, and others from research community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Seminar: Understanding Risk Group (Cardiff School of Psychology), October 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Around 25 people attended this seminar, as part of the Understanding Risk groups seminars series (Cardiff School of Psychology). The discussion and questions and answers session lead to an increase in the interest in research methodologies used to engaged different stakeholders in environmental and particularly energy issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description UK Storage conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation at UKES conference to report progress of the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://ukenergystorage.co/
 
Description UK-China Energy Storage Forum 
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 The workshop is to bring together academia, industrialists, policymakers, NGOs and government officials between UK and China, building close links for future collaborations, and trading relationships. Over 100 participants attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UK-China Workshop on Clean Energy Utilisation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This is for building close and sustainable collaborations between UK and Chinese early career researchers working on clean energy generation, storage and utilisation. Over 70 people attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017