Centre for Energy Systems Integration

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

Abstract

Energy systems are vitally important to the future of UK industry and society. However, the energy trilemma presents many complex interconnected challenges. Current integrated energy systems modelling and simulation techniques suffer from a series of shortcomings that undermine their ability to develop and inform improved policy and planning decisions, therefore preventing the UK realising huge potential benefits. The current approach is characterised by high level static models which produce answers or predictions that are highly subject to a set of critical simplifying assumptions and therefore cannot be relied upon with a high degree of confidence. They are unable to provide sufficiently accurate or detailed, integrated representations of the physics, engineering, social, spatial temporal or stochastic aspects of real energy systems. They also struggle to generate robust long term plans in the face of uncertainties in commercial and technological developments and the effects of climate change, behavioural dynamics and technological interdependencies.

The aim of the Centre for Energy Systems Integration (CESI) is to address this weakness and reduce the risks associated with securing and delivering a fully integrated future energy system for the UK. This will be achieved through the development of a radically different, holistic modelling, simulation and optimisation methodology which makes use of existing high level tools from academic, industry and government networks and couples them with detailed models validated using full scale multi vector demonstration systems. CESI will carry out uncertainty quantification to identify the robust messages which the models are providing about the real world, and to identify where effort on improving models should be focused in order to maximise learning about the real world. This approach, and the associated models and data, will be made available to the energy community and will provide a rigorous underpinning for current integrated energy systems research, so that future energy system planning and policy formulation can be carried out with a greater degree of confidence than is currently possible.

CESI is a unique partnership of five research intensive universities and underpinning strategic partner Siemens (contribution value of £7.1m to the centre) The Universities of Newcastle, Durham, Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt and Sussex have a combined RCUK energy portfolio worth over £100m. The centre will have a physical base as Newcastle University which will release space for the centre in the new £60m Urban Sciences Building. This building will contain world-class facilities from which to lead international research into digitally enabled urban sustainability and will also be physically connected to a full scale instrumented multi vector energy system. The building will feature an Urban Observatory, which will collect a diverse set of data from across the city, and a 3D Decision Theatre which will enable real-time data to be analysed, explored and the enable the testing of hypotheses.

The main aim of CESI's work is to develop a modular 'plug-n-play' environment in which components of the energy system can be co-simulated and optimised in detail. With no technology considered in isolation, considering sectors as an interlinked whole, the interactions and rebound effects across technologies and users can be examined.

The methodology proposed is a system architect concept underpinned by a twin track approach of detailed multi-vector, integrated simulation and optimisation at various scales incorporating uncertainty, coupled with large scale demonstration and experimental facilities in order to test, validate and evaluate solutions and scenarios. A System Architect takes a fully integrated, balanced, long term, transparent approach to energy system planning unfettered by silos and short term thinking.

Planned Impact

CESI has been designed to maximise the impact of the proposed research on the economy and society. We propose an Impact and Engagement Officer, seconding researchers into external organisations and creating a unique full-scale demonstration facility. The Centre Director time is 40%FTE, around 5% is estimated for impact and engagement networking and the awards from the £1m of "flexible funding" will be based on potential impact. Most of the demonstration facilities will be at Newcastle University's £60m Urban Sciences Building, which includes working space for CESI and its visiting academic, public and private collaborators.

CESI will address the gap between research and large scale deployments with unique full-scale demonstrator facilities. The most comprehensive demonstrator is Science Central which includes integrated smart energy networks and a £60m smart building. The importance that CESI non-academic partners attach to this project is shown by their significant financial support (cash and in-kind) as seen in the attached letters of support, including £7.1m contribution from Siemens. Senior figures from key partners have agreed to serve on our Industrial Innovation Board and our International Scientific Advisory Board. In order to encourage industry and the public sector to benefit from this research, CESI will endeavour to release all tools, models, scenarios and data.

The consortium has put in place routes for CESI to play an important role in influencing energy policy and many of the CESI academics work closely with DECC. For example, Professor Taylor sits on the DECC energy storage steering group. Due to its importance, DECC and the Scottish Government have stated that they wish to collaborate closely with CESI.

A specific route to policy impact is created by CESI's novel co-evolution cycle approach, combined with an energy trilemma evaluation. This will develop future scenarios showing how integrated energy systems can provide solutions for the UK. T findings will be disseminated through five annual policy briefings, covering energy systems integration issues for decision makers and they shall be invited to workshops and demonstrator open days. Academics will be supported in applying to the Royal Society Westminster and MEP-Scientist Pairing Schemes. CESI will embed researchers in Government Departments. Policy impact will also be enabled by CESI's collaboration with the Energy Systems Catapult. CESI will participate in the European Energy Research Alliance Joint Programme in Energy Systems Integration (EERA JP ESI) at a number of levels.

CESI will maximise the potential societal impact by building on our existing, long-term relationships with third sector partners such as National Energy Action and Thames Valley Vision. We will undertake public engagement by opening at least 2 of the 9 demonstrator open days to the public. CESI's work touches on societal challenges, as a result, we expect the research to be of interest to local media and we will publicise the outputs of the research to the local communities. These activities will exploit the Decision Theatre at Science Central to explain complex multi-dimensional decision-making to the public through 3D visualisation.

The CESI consortium will publish and disseminate research in leading journals and through high-profile conferences, including keynote and plenary lectures. To cement the necessary cross-disciplinary methods of working, some consortium researchers and PhD students will spend time at other academic institutions and/or with our industrial and government partners, and we have retained some flexible funding to meet the costs of these activities.

CESI is leveraging international collaboration to ensure that UKRC funding delivers significant international impact. Our international collaboration includes for example, Skoltech (Russia)and NREL (USA).

Organisations

 
Description The research in CESI is beginning to have an impact in Industry and Government. We have been in regular dialogue with Ofgem regarding taking a whole systems approach to regulating energy systems and to BEIS regarding seeking answers to the value of taking a whole systems approach. We have helped Siemens win a large Whole Systems project at Keele University.
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Energy,Government, Democracy and Justice,Transport
 
Description Alan Turing Institute Partnership Project Scheme
Amount £403,000 (GBP)
Organisation Alan Turing Institute 
Sector Academic/University
Country Unknown
Start 10/2018 
End 10/2018
 
Description Alan Turing Institute Strategic Priorities Fund
Amount £64,000 (GBP)
Organisation Alan Turing Institute 
Sector Academic/University
Country Unknown
Start 11/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description Centre for Digital Built Britain Research Network
Amount £46,990 (GBP)
Organisation Digital Built Britain 
Start 07/2018 
End 12/2018
 
Description Siemens CESI support 
Organisation Siemens AG
Department Siemens plc, Keele
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The open and consolidating CESI approach will be extremely useful to Siemens and our other partners to unify the vast amounts of data already in the public domain. We will provide Siemens with access to the CESI demonstrators to test-bed and evaluate and novel interventions.
Collaborator Contribution To ensure the three proposed co-evolution cycles within CESI are as accurate as possible Siemens will share real world data from the following Siemens' divisions: 1) Power and Gas, 2) Wind Power and Renewables, 3) Energy Management (encompassing solutions for power transmission and distribution as well as technologies for smart grids), 4) Mobility and 5) Building Technologies (encompassing technologies for the efficient application of energy in commercial, public and residential buildings). Siemens will take an active role in the CESI's Industrial Innovation Board as well as provide a Chair.
Impact Outcomes to follow
Start Year 2016
 
Description Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund - Tel con - 30/4/2018 
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 Industrial strategy challenge fund - tel con - 30/4/2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 1st CESI Bootcamp 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This bootcamp workshop was a multi-disciplinary review of the whole energy systems research challenge. The full day event included all the CESI co-investigators, RAs and PhD's involved with the Centre as well as some specially invited contributors. A series of presentations were given by experts with the discipline to provide detail. The group then discussed and brainstormed the elements of their work that could be evolved/improved to include these elements.

Introduction to the highRES model - a temporally and spatially detailed energy model (Dr James Price, UCL Energy Institute)
Modelling gas networks (Keith Owen, Head of Systems Development and Energy strategy, Northern Gas Networks)
Statistics and uncertainty (Professor Michael Goldstein, Professor of Statistics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Durham University)
Policy landscape (Professor Gordon MacKerron, Professor of Science and Technology Policy, University of Sussex)
Generalised Test Environment (Professor Phil Taylor, Siemens Professor of Energy Systems, Newcastle University)
Big Data (Professor Paul Watson, Professor of Computing Science, Newcastle University)
Multi-agent modelling (Dr Valentin Robu, Heriot Watt University)
Sociology of Energy Science (Dr Simone Abram, Co-Director in the Durham Energy Institute, Durham University)

The main outcome from this event was for the researchers to learn from other disciplines about what the challenges of the CESI research will be. Also they learned techniques in how to embed this multi-disciplinarity whole systems approach into their research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ncl.ac.uk/cesi/events/launch/bootcamp/
 
Description Amy Wilson presentation at ISBA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at International Society for Bayesian Analysis on statistical model emulation with limited model runs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Attend Advisory Board Meeting, London - Energy Storage for Low Carbon Grids - 12/1/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participation in Advisory Board Meeting for Energy Storage for Low Carbon Grids at Royal Academy of Engineering, London.
Reviewed progress on the project. Discussions included options for future research, horizon scanning, contribution to white papers, a call for evidence by BEIS / Ofgem and next steps.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.es-lcg.com/
 
Description Attendance at Siemens University Event, 2/11/2017, University of Lincoln 
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 Attended Siemens University Event - "Our Digital Future" on future plans of Siemens. Included presentations by Neil Corner, Managing Director, Siemens Industrial Gas Turbines; Toby Peyton Jones, HR Director, Siemens; Juergen Maier, Siemens CEO and Adam Cartwright, Head of Open Innovation, Siemens. Topics covered included plans for future collaboration with Siemens University partners, Mindsphere innovation network and an opportunity to provide feedback on the impact of digitalisation and the future of work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Attendance at UK-US Smart Grid Summit, Cambridge University - 30-31/1/2018 
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 Attended invite UK-US Smart Grid Summit at Cambridge University, 30-31/1/2018. The event was jointly organised by UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, University of Cambridge, UK Science & Innovation Network and Cambridge Cleantech. Purpose of meeting to allow select group of UK SMEs to develop meaningful commercial relationships with potential US partners, while contributing to the development of policies supporting UK access to the US energy market. Included briefings on latest developments in UK & US energy systems; exploration of policy incentives & regulations in UK & US and how new technologies will shape the energy system; workshops with network companies on innovations & commercial opportunities; networking workshops to facilitate collaboration. Attended by UKs smart grid energy companies; UK Energy Catapult, BEIS, Ofgem, Electric Power Research Institute (US), UK & US grid technology companies & industry technology suppliers; policymakers & regulators, academic experts in energy systems and electricity grid innovation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BEIS / Energy Systems Catapult Workshop - 11/6/2018 
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 BEIS / ESC Workshop on 2050 calculator - London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BEIS POWERful Women Energy Leaders Reception - 23/5/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact BEIS POWERful Women Energy Leaders Reception, House of Lords
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BaPP Industrial Advisory Committee meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact BaPP Industrial Advisory Committee meeting, Newcastle
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BaPP Kick off meeting with Industrial Advisory Committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact BaPP Kick off meeting with Industrial Advisory Committee, Newcastle
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Blog article on energy modelling 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Blog article on good modelling practice, as part of a University of Edinburgh series relating to the Scottish Government's energy strategy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://blogs.sps.ed.ac.uk/global-environment-society-academy/2017/05/22/energy-systems-modelling-mod...
 
Description CESI Industrial Innovation Board Launch Event (Tues 11th October, 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact At this launch event, we held a very constructive workshop consulting our Industrial Partners (47 representatives from these organisations) on what they see as the key challenges of energy systems integration. We collated the findings and grouped these under the broad headings of Affordability, Security, Sustainability, Societal, Operational and Policy.

One strong outcome from the feedback is the need for a literature review to provide a 'state of the art' understanding to use as a starting point for our project. This is already a key early deliverable of the Centre and each work package will deliver a specific review. Horizon scanning exercises will also be carried out as preparation for the first co-evolution cycle.
From the outputs of this and our ISAB meeting, we will introduce multi-vector, multi-disciplinary working at the very outset of the Centre's research by kick-starting our collaboration with a defined programme of seven Task and Finish groups. These are based on the academic and industrial partner suggestions, and with consultation with our ISAB. These short term projects will bring together different academic and industrial partners to address critical challenges/opportunities within the energy system with delivery over the next 3 to 6 months.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ncl.ac.uk/cesi/events/launch/
 
Description CESI International Scientific Advisory Board 
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 Delivered update on CESI activities followed by discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description CESI International Scientific Advisory Board - 29/1/2019 
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 Delivered update on CESI activities followed by discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description CESI Team meeting with Siemens, 15/2/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting & working lunch with Siemens. Discussed opportunities for further collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description CESI Workshop: Multi-criteria decision analysis 
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 Workshop on MCDA methods + discussion on their use by CESI
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ncl.ac.uk/cesi/events/item/cesiworkshopmulti-criteriaanalysis.html
 
Description CESI Workshop: What is energy systems integration for? - talk 27/9/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CESI ESI Workshop, Durham University - delivered talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description CIBSE Energy Performance Group Power Hour - presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact CIBSE Energy Performance Group Power Hour, London - presentation by Peter Davison
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description CKI, Hong Kong 5/5/2018-10/5/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meetings with CKI, Hong Kong - 5/5/2018-10/5/2018;
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description CLNR Workshop, Northern Powergrid - 23/4/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact CLNR Workshop - 23/4/2018 - to discuss impact of CLNR & present findings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Chi Onwurah MP visit - USB 14/12/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Chi Onwurah MP visit - USB
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Closing plenary talk at UKES 2016 Conference, Birmingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact UK Energy Storage Conference 2016 brings together senior and early career researchers in academia, representatives from industry and policy makers across the whole field of energy storage.
Gave the closing plenary talk on 2/12/2016, entitled "Energy storage as an integral part of whole energy systems", highlighting Newcastle and CESI research in this area,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://ukenergystorage.co/
 
Description Collaborated with ITV Tonight program to investigate how a UK family might benefit from Smart Meters in their homes. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Working with the Storey's - a family of four from West Denton, in Newcastle - Professor Taylor was part of an ITV investigation into the real cost of the government's smart meter programme.

Fitting the family home with a smart meter and IHD - an In-Home Display which works with the meter to give you information about your energy use - Prof Taylor says they saw the family's behaviour change so that in the space of just a month the Storey's were already saving themselves £1/week.

(ITV Tonight Energy Bills: Can We Be Smarter? Series 19 - Episode 2 )
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.itv.com/hub/tonight/1a9757a0066
 
Description Collaboration Exchange Face-to-Face meeting at NREL, Colorado 28/2/2017-2/3/2017 - with UK Science & Innovation Network 
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 Invited speaker at initial workshop hosted by NREL in Colorado, organised by UK Science & Innovation Network to review global research landscape on grid research, share info on research capabilities and expertise and to discuss areas for possible future collaboration. Attended by 20 people. Delivered talk on global landscape review of energy systems in UK & Europe. Included a tour of NREL facilities. Meeting agreed actions to be completed and discussed topics / additional participants of future meetings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Collaboration opportunmities with SP Group 03/09/2018 
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 Meeting with Singapore Power Group re potential collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Conference call with UK Power Networks 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Conference call re potential collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Delivered MPEE Lecture to 6th form students - 12/10/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Invited speaker at NUSTEM 6th form evening lecture. Lecture entitled "Keeping the lights on". Talked about how the electricity system works and electricity & renewables policy. Event attended by 6th form students from across Tyneside. Lecture forms part of a programme of outreach activities organised by Northumbria University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://nustem.uk/eveninglectures/
 
Description Delivered talk at 5th UNI-Set Energy Clustering Conference, KU Leuven - 1/6/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Delivered talk at 5th UNI-Set Energy Clustering Conference, KU Leuven - 1/6/2017. Talk entitled "Energy Systems Integration Research & Education - Challenges and Opportunities". Aim of conference series is to discuss & stimulate the development of innovative research & education programmes in the energy field. The 2017 conference addressed various aspects of renewals integration to the energy system. Conference hosted by KU Leuven and organised by FP7 UNI-Set Project. Attendance at conference led to inviation to review and comment on documents being prepared for submission to the EU Commission
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.eua.be/activities-services/events/event/2017/05/31/default-calendar/5th-uni-set-energy-cl...
 
Description Delivered talk at RCUK Energy Programme Regional Meeting - 30/3/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Delivered talk at RCUK Energy Programme Regional Meeting in Leeds on research being undertaken by CESI. Programme covered impact & exploitation, equality & diversity, international research opportunities and the use of funds allocated to universities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rcuk-energy-programme-regional-meeting-tickets-31353655628
 
Description ENA Conference, Hilton Newcastle Gateshead - 25/5/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited speaker at ENA Conference, Hilton Newcastle Gateshead - 25/5/2018; conference hosted by Northern Powergrid. Delivered talk ion Energy Technology Challenges in session on Engineering Challenges.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ENA Visit 16/8/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with Energy Networks Association
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description EPSRC Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund information event - 19/4/2018 
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 Industrial strategy challenge fund - transforming construction - information event- 19/4/2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description EPSRC Strategic Advisory Network - Conference call 17/01/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact EPSRC Strategic Advisory Network - Conference call
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description EPSRC Strategic Advisory Network Meeting 06/11/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact EPSRC Strategic Advisory Network Meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ESI Conference Scientific Committee 30/8/2018 
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 ESI Conference Scientific Committee - dialled into imeeting, hosted by Imperial
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Energy & Climate Attaches Conference - invited Reception, London 26/2/2018 
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 Reception held at FCO - Hosted by Director for Economic Diplomacy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Energy Data Taskforce 
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 Energy data taskforce meeting, London, attended by Mehdi Pazhoohesh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Energy Institute North East Branch - invited talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Energy Institute North East Branch - invited talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Energy Storage Workshop: Understanding the Risks and Opportunities, Imperial College London, 1/11/2016 
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 60 people attended the event, which focussed on the impact of energy storage on the safety of life and property on land and in the air.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Energy Systems Catapult / EPSRC Energy Innovation Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Discussant in detailed strategic thinking on planning the way forward for R&D of the ESC with the assistance of EPSRC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Energy Systems Catapult Visit to Newcastle 6/3/2017 
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 Hosted meeting at Newcastle with Energy Systems Catapult. Discussed research being carried out ESC and CESI and areas for potential collaboration. Attendees from ESC: Eric Brown (Head of Innovation); Gordon Graham; John Batterbee; Emma Harrison; Phil Lawton. Meeting followed by tour of labs. Newcastle / CESI attendees: Sara Walker; Martin Feeney; Damian Giaouris; Neal Wade; Haris Patsios; Sam Neill; Laura Brown
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Energy Systems Catapult industry and Academia Workshop on Whole Energy Systems Methodology 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Scope out meeting to discuss the plans for future research and development in the area of Whole Energy Systems Research and Development for within the UK. BEIS, ESC and EPSRC planning a research call for Industrial and also Academic studies in this area. This meeting was to scope how this call might look and what priorities should be considered.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Energy Systems: Storage 2018 - 5/11/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Panel member for RenewableUK at Solar Trade Association Report launch, London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Engagement meeting with iiESI - 5/10/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Engagement meeting with iiESI - 5/10/2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Equiwatt PhD meeting 20/11/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Equiwatt PhD meeting - outcome of previous meetings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Expert Witness to Public Inquiry into proposed opencast mine at Highthorn, Northumberland - 16/6/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Appeared as expert witness against planning permission being granted for the proposed Highthorn open cast mine in Northumberland. The mine had previously been granted planning permission by Northumberland County Council, but was referred to Public Inquiry on environmental grounds by the Secretary for State for Communities and Local Government, and resulted in local and national media coverage. The Secretary for State is to announce his decision on the outcome of the public inquiry at the start of March 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.ft.com/content/343c7cb8-75d9-11e6-bf48-b372cdb1043a
 
Description FGSA Steering group meeting 11/9/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Prep for IGEM conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Faraday Grid - tel con - 4/5/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Faraday Grid - tel con - 4/5/2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Filmed interview for Integrated Transport Electricity Gas Research Laboratory (InTEGReL) - 26/7/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Filmed interview included in video made by Northern Gas Networks entitled "Pioneering an integrated energy future" about Integrated Transport Electricity Gas Research Laboratory (InTEGReL). Spoke about the need to carry out research to solve the difficult energy trilemma of cost / security / low carbon. Also spoke about the reasons for approaching this trilemma through a whole a whole systems approach. Video highlighted collaboration at the site between Northern Gas Networks, Northern Powergrid and CESI researchers at Newcastle University. Video aimed to demonstrate the value of research being undertaken at the site, the questions this research aims to answer, that the intention is that the site will be open - which can be used by other businesses / organisations - and to attract potential UK and international investors to the site.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://vimeo.com/233108551
 
Description Filmed interview for Northern Powergrid - 12/12/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Filmed interview in the Smart Grid Lab of the Urban Sciences Building for Northern Powergrid. Interviews were included in set of videos shown in a panel session lead by Phil Jones, CEO of Northern Powergrid at the NPg's parent company group annual conference - Executive Leadership Conference 2018. The entire set of videos are all available on YouTube; interview included in video number 1, video 7 - Smart Grids; video 11 - Foresight Project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL94rWuj3fAYKmelC_Dsrm6uxCjM3O05lg
 
Description Fleet World: Industry roundtable: decarbonising transport 26/11/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Fleetworld: Industry roundtable: decarbonising transport - summary of roundtable discussion on how transport can be decarbonising in the future through work at InTEGReL
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://fleetworld.co.uk/industry-roundtable-decarbonising-transport/
 
Description Flexitricity Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with Flextricity in Newcastle
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Future Networks Conference, Birmingham - 18/4/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Future Networks Conference, Birmingham - 18/4/2018 - conference chair & opening plenary; agenda stored in UN173614
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description GO Science masterclass 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited "Masterclass" by Chris Dent on modelling in public policy to the Government Office of Science Data Science Stream
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Grid Scale High Temperature Storage 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion with technology provider about grid scale high temperature storage options for InTEGReL
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Grid Scale High Temperature Storage 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion with technology provider about grid scale high temperature storage options for InTEGReL
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Growth / commercialisation workshop (Siemens + NU) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Growth / commercialisation workshop (Siemens + NU)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Hosted a visit from CEO Alan Dunn from Strathclyde University's Power Networks Demonstration Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussed in detail the opportunities of collaboration between CESI's Smartlab and the PNDC. Agreed to work on future collaboration activities and also sign-post any contacts to each others Centre's as and when the opportunities arose.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Hosted a visit from the Director of the International Institute for Energy Systems Integration (iiESI), Professor Mark O'Malley 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr. Mark O'Malley is the Director of iiESI and a Professor of Electrical Engineering at University College Dublin (UCD). He is the founding Director of the Electricity Research Centre and Director of the UCD Energy Institute, a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional, industry-supported research activity. Dr. O'Malley is recognized as a world authority on energy systems integration and has authored over 300 academic papers and supervised 22 Ph.D.s to completion. He is a member of the European Academy of Sciences Advisory Council Energy Panel, a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. He graduated with a B.E. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Ireland.
Prof O'Malley was keen to induct CESI into the iiESI consortium. This would increase the International impact
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://iiesi.org/who.html
 
Description Hosted meeting with Derek Lickorish, Secure Meters & gave tour of Urban Sciences Building - 16/8/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with Derek Lickorish, Non-Executive Director of Secure Meters and Suket Singhal, Group CEO, Secure Meters re smart meter DNO data & potential future collaboration. Gave a tour of the newly opened Urban Sciences Building in Newcastle, including a tour of the energy systems laboratories.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Hosted visit by Nanyang Polytechnic - 12/3/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hosted visit by Nanyang Polytechnic - 12/3/2018 - Welcome talk, tour of Merz Court labs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Hosted visit from Employment Minister, Damian Hinds to CESI's Smartgrid laboratory and Energy Storage Test Bed facility. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Newcastle University hosted a visit from Employment Minister Damian Hinds who was in the North East to mark the release of the latest labour market figures.

While touring the University's School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the Minister will met the teams working with global companies such as Nissan, Siemens and Jaguar Land Rover. This latest project builds on the University's world-leading research in energy and future transport.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/news/2017/01/v2g/
 
Description ICESI London planning - tel con 05/09/2018 
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 Planning for ICESI Conference in London with NREL
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ICMS Energy Systems Workshop 
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 Scoping workshop on mathematical science research needs in management of energy systems. Linked to Isaac Newton Institute programme on Mathematics of Energy Systems in 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.icms.org.uk/energynetworks.php
 
Description ICSF Demos bid meeting, InTEGReL - 15/6/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting of InTEGReL partners are potential bid
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ICSF Round Table, London - 9/3/2018 - hosted by UKERC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ICSF Round table, hosted by UKERC "Demonstrating and scaling up low carbon energy systems: what should the research priorities be" - discussions on linking with research priorities with UK Govt Industrial Strategy. Meeting note published on UKERC web site
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.ukerc.ac.uk/news/meeting-note.html
 
Description IEEE Power & Energy General Meeting 2017, Chicago, 16-20 July 2017 - Invited Speaker 
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 Invited to speak in panel session on 18/7/2017 by Ben Kroposki, Director, Power Systems Engineering Center of NREL at IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) General Meeting 2017, Chicago, 16-20 July 2017 Title of the meeting: Energizing a more secure, resilient and adabptable grid. Session title: Unlocking Grid Flexibility - Energy Systems Integration; talk title: Integrating Gas and Electricity Distribution Networks in Search of Flexibility, followed by questions & discussion session. Other speakers in this session included Hirohisa Aki, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology, Japan; Emililano Dall'Anese, NREL; Xu Yuan, NTU; Eoin Casey, UCD; Geertje Schuitema, UCD; Peerapat Vithaya, International Energy Agency; Steven Heinen, UCD. PES is the largest forum for sharing latest technology developments in the electric power industry and aims to be a leading provider of scientific and engineering information on electric power and energy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.pes-gm.org/2017/
 
Description ISCF Energy System Demonstrator bid meeting - 5/6/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ISCF Energy System Demonstrator bid meeting - 5/6/2018 - to discuss SEND project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IfS Annual Conference "Sustainable Futures: Research, Policy & Practice", London, 8/11/2016 
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 SW gave presentation, "Sustainable buildings: domestic retrofit" . Participated in the panel discussion on how to bring research to policy for the Sustainable Development Goals which followed the presentation session
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ncl.ac.uk/sustainability/events/conference/
 
Description InTEGReL - Control rooms of the future, InTEGReL 26/9/2018 
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 Led workshop on control rooms of the future, InTEGReL
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description InTEGReL Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting about InTEGReL
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description InTEGReL Opportunity & Follow-up Discussion - 26/2/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with L&G at their offices in London re InTEGReL
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description InTEGReL Partnership Meeting - 13/7/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with Keith Owen & Sam Neill, Northern Gas Networks at Newcastle University, regarding Northern Gas Networks' Integrated Transport, Electricity & Gas Research Laboratory (InTEGReL) site at Low Thornley. Discussed preparations for launch of the site, potential cross-vector projects that could be demonstrated at Low Thornley and planned future meetings. Laura Brown, CESI Centre Manager, also attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description InTEGReL communication plan meeting, Merz Court 13/02/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact InTEGReL communication plan meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description InTEGReL meeting, Merz Court, 12/2/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact InTEGReL meeting with Northern Gas Networks, 12/2/2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Inaugural Lecture at Heriot Watt University Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Inaugural lecture partly based on SCORRES project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OM44UDEZvsw
 
Description Indiana University visit 09/11/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Indiana University visit to Urban Sciences Building
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Industrial Challenge Strategy Fund Round table - 9/3/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ICSF Round table, hosted UKERC "Demonstrating and scaling up low carbon energy systems: what should the research priorities be" - discussions on linking with research priorities with UK Govt Industrial Strategy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Industry workshop linked to Isaac Newton Institute proposal 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Co-organised industry scoping session associated with a proposal for an Energy Systems programme at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity Pre-2006,2017
URL https://iaciac.github.io/lobanet/events/
 
Description Infrastructure Roadmap Synthesis Workshop, Swindon 19/6/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting to discuss next steps in UKRI
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Innovate UK Conference call 03/10/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Innovate UK Conference call: Case for a Energy Transition Council / Leadership Council Consultation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Integrel meeting re China collaboration 03/9/2018 
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 Meeting to discuss collaboration between NU, NGN, China on InTEGReL
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description International Scientific Advisory Board inaugural meeting (Tuesday 11th Oct 2016) 
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 This event brought together the Centre's directorate with the members of our International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB) to establish the scientific and technical gaps in our collective knowledge, to set the initial focus of the project and to ensure that our activities are both relevant and timely.

The ISAB members contributed by providing the Board with their thoughts on what they felt to be the 'state of the art' whole system analysis and where they believe the gaps currently were in this field. While the majority of ISAB travelled to Newcastle (from the EU) for the event, our members from the USA and Singapore, teleconferenced in. This meant all our industrial scientific advisors contributed to the discussions. The Centre's research strategy was discussed in detail and suggestions for improvement and evolution proposed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ncl.ac.uk/cesi/events/launch/
 
Description Invited attendance at Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund & Energy Systems Workshop, Glasgow, 9/10/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited attendance at Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund & Energy Systems Workshop, 9/10/2017 hosted by University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Topics of discussions included the Smart Energy Systems Accelerator (SESA) and areas of targeted collaboration across institutions of attendees. Meeting aimed to develop key areas of targeted collaboration. Discussed Smart Energy Systems Accelerator (SESA), an initiative supported by Scottish Power, SSE, Vodafone, UK Power Networks, CISCO, Community Energy Scotland, University of Strathclyde, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Fife Council,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited speaker & attended Low carbon networks innovation (LCNI) conference - 6 & 7/12/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited speaker at Low Carbon Networks Innovation Conference in Telford - 6 & 7/12/2017. Delivered talk in panel session entitled "Creating whole energy thinking", with representatives from WPD, Northern Powergrid, Ofgem, WMU, Northern Gas Networks. Also delivered talk entitled "Energy System Integration Research: Challenges and opportunities" in the "Views from Academia", alongside representatives from Cambridge, Strathyclyde and Imperial. In addition, represented CESI at its exhibition stand. David Greenwood (RA, Newcastle University); Zoya Pourmirza (RA, Newcastle University), Peter Davidson (RA, Newcastle University), Andrew Jenkins (PhD student, Newcastle University), Luke Burl (PhD Student, Newcastle University), Helen Temple (Research Administrator, Newcastle University) and Alison Norton (CESI Research Support Officer) also atended. Conference is organised annually by Energy Networks Association
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.lcniconference.org/archive/2017/conference-highlights.html
 
Description Invited speaker - Energy & Climate Attaches Conference , London 27/2/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited speaker in Science & Innovation Session of Energy & Climate Attaches Conference at FCO, London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited speaker - Energy Storage for Low Carbon Grids event at IET in London - 25/1/2018 
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 Gave presentation on key achievements of research & future research needs - highlighting joint projects at Energy Storage for Low Carbon Grids and IMAGES Dissemination event at IET, Savoy Place, London - 25/1/2018. Meeting attended by EPSRC, BEIS, Ofgem, Climate Change Committee, energy storage manufacturers, energy industry and academia from UK and overseas. Other presentations delivered by PIs of other projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited speaker at Durham Energy Institute event "Power to the people" - 16-17/11/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk at Durham Energy Institute (DEI) event - Power to the People: Affordability, Sustainability and Security for Global Energy - 17/11/2017. Invite only event, attended by representatives from N8, industry & policy makers. Intended outcome of meeting to write Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) proposal for submission in 2019. Held at Ramside Hall, Durham.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited speaker at Fuel Poverty Research Network conference (FPRN#4) - 7/11/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Delivered talk on CESI's research at Fuel Poverty Research Networks annual conference - 7/11/2017. Presentation was entitled "CESI: A whole systems approach", on taking a whole systems approach to the energy trilemma. The conference focussed on research and action around themes of society, technology & fuel poverty. Led to discussion with Eaga about future research collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.fuelpovertyresearch.net/fprn4/
 
Description Invited speaker at National Energy Action (NEA) Annual Conference - 13/9/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Delivered talk & joined session panel at National Energy Action (NEA) Annual Conference, Nottingham - 13/9/2017. Spoke in session on Transforming our energy systems, chaired by Jenny Saunders OBE, Chief Executive, NEA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.nea.org.uk/conferences-and-seminars/annual-conference-2017/
 
Description Invited speaker at Siemens Meeting on University Collaborations, Digital Catapult, London - 16/1/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited speaker at Siemens meeting in London on University Collaborations - 16/1/2018. Talk entitled " Energy Systems Integration & AI; other speakers in same session from University of Cambridge (topics Gas Turbine; Distributed Automation & Information Lab).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited speaker at wholeSEM Annual Conference 2017 - "The past, present and future of energy modelling" - 3/7/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited speaker at wholeSEM annual conference. The theme of the 2017 conference was "The past, present and future of energy modelling". Delivered presentation entitled "Gas and Electricity distribution infrastructure interaction", in Session 4 - Operation & design of energy systems infrastructure on 3/7/2017. The session chair was Goran Strbac, Imperial; other speakers in this session included Erik Delarue, University of Leuven; Giulia de Zotti, Technical University of Denmark; Florent Le Strat, EDF Research & Development Group. wholeSEM is a multi-institution initiative to develop, integrate and apply state of the art energy models. The annual conference is a major UK and international event. Its purpose is to enable expert practitioners to discuss state of the art in energy modelling design, process and insights. Conference was attended by an invited audience of 120 leading energy modellers from all over the world. Experts were from academia, government, think-tanks, consulting & firm's in-house expertise.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.wholesem.ac.uk/events/annual-conference/annual-conf-2017/Annual-Conference-2017-Brochure/...
 
Description Invited speaker, IGEM Annual Conference 2017 - Gas Networks: Securing our energy future, Derby, 10 & 11 October 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited speaker at Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers (IGEM) Annual Conference 2017: Securing our energy future, 10 & 11 October 2017, Derby. Delivered talk on 11/10/2017, entitled "Whole system approaches to energy system planning & operation", which was followed by questions & discussion. The conference is for the gas industry sector; this year's conference aims to build on the Road to 2050 event series - looking at how to ensure gas remains important in the energy industry and how to transform the sector into a low carbon economy. Other speakers at the conference included representatives from BEIS, Ofgem, UK Energy Research Centre, National Grid Gas Transmission, Cadent, Northern Gas Networks, SSGN, Wales & West Utilities, WrC cng Services, Steve Vick International, Energy Intensive Users Group, Energy Systems Catapult, Leeds City Council, Keele University. The conference was accompanied by an exhibition
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://events.igem.org.uk/events/annual-conference-2017
 
Description Joint UK-India Clean Energy Centre Strategic Advisory Panel Meeting - 15/3/2018 
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 online meeting of Joint UK-India Clean Energy Centre Strategic Advisory Panel; hosted by Loughborough
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description KTN Energy Study Group, Edinburgh, December 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Brainstorming session between mathematical scientists and five industry/government challenges
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2018
URL http://www.icms.org.uk/KTN_Energy_SG.php
 
Description LCNI Conference & Exhibition 2018, Telford 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact LCNI 2018 Conference & Exhibition - networking at CESI / Supergen EN stand; Werin Launch
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description LCNI Conference, Telford - invited speaker 17/10/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact LCNI 2018 Conference & Exhibition - delivered talk in View from Academia session; networking at CESI / Supergen EN stand
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Live filmed interview - Sky News - Comment on Committee Climate Change Report launch - 22/11/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Live filmed interview - Sky News - Comment on Committee Climate Change Report launch
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting at Ncl with Raph Kortner, Siemens - 22/2/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with Ralph Kortner, Siemens Global Expert on Distributed Energy Systems & tour of Smart Grid Lab and Joseph Swan Labs
Discussions included collaboration between Siemens & CESI; CHP, Trigeneration & Energy Storage, Renewable thermal energy system design, Alternative fuel use (Biofuel and Hydrogen)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting between MISTRAL Project Researchers & CESI Researchers - 8/6/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Workshop between Newcastle CESI academics & researchers and academics & researchers working on the ITRC Multi-scale Infrastructure Systems Analytics (MISTRAL) Project, to discuss the research being carried out by both projects & potential for interface / collaboration. Presentations delivered giving an overview of both CESI & MISTRAL, followed by a discussion on potential for collaboration and further meetings. The use of big data and modelling were of particular interest.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Dept for Transport - 10/2/2017 
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 Meeting with representatives from Dept for Transport 10/2/2017. Discussed areas for research collaboration - including possible research fellowship. Laura Brown, CESI Centre Manager, also attended
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Energy Systems Catapult at USB - 15/3/2018 
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 Meeting Energy Systems Catapult
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with Energy Systems Catapult, Birmingham to plan Newcastle SSH Phase 2 demonstrators - 30/1/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Planning / strategy meeting with Energy Systems Catapult on Newcastle SSH Phase 2 demonstrators. Attended by 15 people
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Indiana University - 9/11/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with Indiana University in Newcastle
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with James O'Toole, End Use Energy Demand (EUED) Centres Coordinator - 20/1/2017 
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 Meeting with James O'Toole, EUED Centres Coordinator - 20/1/2017 re opportunities research collaboration between CESI & EUED, including joint workshop. Phil Taylor (CESI Director) & Laura Brown CESI Centre Manager also attended
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with NGN and BEIS re IntEGReL, London - 22/2/2017 
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 Meeting with BEIS to discuss IntEGReL (Integrating Electricity Gas Research Laboratory). Also attended by representatives from Northern Gas Networks & Northern Powergrid. Meeting in London, 22 February 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Ofgem - RIIO Price controls - 10/7/2017 
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 Meeting with Jon Parker, Ofgem to discuss RIIO Price Controls with Keith Owen, Northern Gas Networks and Jim Cardwell, Northern Powergrid. Discussed gas and electricity interactions, including potential price control barriers to coordination.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Ofgem - The role of the system architect - 10/7/2017 
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 Meeting with Andrew Wright, Ofgem to discuss "The role of the system architect in the whole energy system". Discussed initial findings of CESI research on the benefits of a System Architect approach which embraces whole systems thinking, and the opportunities for value to the sector. Sara Walker (CESI, Newcastle University), Gordon Mackerron (CESI, Sussex University) and Laura Brown (CESI Centre Manager) also attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Ricardo Energy & Environment, who are consulting on behalf of Energy Systems Catapult - 7/7/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting at my office in Newcastle with Olivia Carpenter, Senior Consultant - Technical, Energy Practice, Ricardo Energy & Environment (REE), as part of consulting work on behalf of Energy Systems Catapult. Purpose of the meeting: Riccardo wished to hear about CESI and learn more about its research demonstrators, as they are developing an outline business case which describes the requirements for and costs and benefits of multi-vector demonstration and test facilities (likely to be made up of existing and multi-vector test facilities). Discussed CESI Research, its demonstrators and a potential visit to Newcastle. Meeting also attended by Laura Brown, CESI Centre Manager.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with UKERC, London - 26/2/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with UKERC re Whole systems networking fund
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with the Global Head of Siemens Microgrids 
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 Attended a meeting with the Global Unit head of Siemens Microgrids in Nuremberg Germany to discuss the collaboration efforts that Siemens can provide to the CESI Centre. Visited the Siemens Energy Systems Laboratories for discussions on whole energy systems experimentation and demonstration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.siemens.com/innovation/en/home/pictures-of-the-future/energy-and-efficiency/smart-grids-...
 
Description Meetings with ANEEL, Brazil and Ofgem re Energy Storage Strategy Project Call - 31/1/2017-1/2/2017 
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 Travel to Brazilia to meet with Agencia Nacional de Energia Electrica (ANEEL), Brazil's Electricity Regulatory Authority and Ofgem to discuss Energy Storage Strategic Project Call. Visted between 31/1/2017-1/2/2017. Meeting attended by 15 people. Follow up actions agreed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description N8 Meeting, Leeds - 23/5/2018 
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 N8 Meeting, Leeds - 23/5/2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description NREL & CESI - tel con 23/8/2018 
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 Tel con catch up between CESI & NREL, hosted US office of UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Nanyang Technological University Conference, Sabah 09/10/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact NTU Conference - delivered talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description National Grid Workshop: Future Energy Scenarios - 12/7/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Future Energy Scenarios, National Grid - 1 day workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description National Infrastructure Commission Meeting at Ncl University - 13/3/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with Chris Newitt, National Infrastructure Commission. Discussed overview of work being undertaken by the Commission and the potential for collaboration. Given a tour of Newcastle Smart Grid Lab. Meeting also attended by Sara Walker (CESI Associate Director & Newcastle University), Laura Brown (CESI Centre Manager), Martin Feeney (Newcastle University), Haris Patsios (CESI Researcher & Newcastle University), Sam Neill & Neal Wade (CESI Researcher & Newcastle University)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Network Awards 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presenting awards at Awards Ceremony hosted by Network Magazine
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Newcastle-Turing Institute 30/4/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Newcastle-Turing Institute - 30/4/2018 - discussion on energy research collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Niagara 2016 Symposium on Microgrids - 20 & 21 October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 150 senior academics and industry representatives from around the world attended the symposium.
I gave a presentation entitled "Automatic Microgrids", followed by a discussion session. I attended other presentations and participated in discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://microgrid-symposiums.org/niagara-information/
 
Description Nissan Battery Project Close Down - 1/2/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Attended Battery Project Closedown event at Nissan offices, Washington. Heard about project and networking opportunity. Led to invitation to speak at Advanced Propulsion Centre Conference taking place in Coventry
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Northern Gas Networks Networking Event, Trinity House, Newcastle - 19/10/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Networking event hosted by Northern Gas Networks at Trinity House, Newcastle. Attended by NGN staff, industry / business and professional practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Northern Rail Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussion on carbon neutral railways
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Open Energy Forum - 12/4/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Open Energy Forum - hosted by Zero Carbon Futures
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Panel Chair and Talk at International Institute for Energy Systems Integration Conference (iiESI), Colorado, USA - 5-6/12/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact International Institute for Energy Systems Integration Conference (iiESI) took place in Colorado, USA - 5-6/12/2017 at US Dept of Energy's National Renewable Laboratory. Conference theme was "Infrastructure for an Integrated Energy System". Delivered a talk entitled "Sector Coupling Solutions" and chaired Panel Discussion Session 1 on "Sector coupling solutions to renewables integration", with panellists: Kevin Harrison, Hydrrogen Systems Engineering Lead, NREL; Chongqing Kang, Tsinghua University; Ning Zhang, Tsinghua University; Leah Kaffine, GE Energy Consulting, USA; Ben Haley, Evolved Energy, USA; Steve Chalk, Dept of Energy, USA. Participating organisations included the World Energy Council, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), International Energy Agency (IEA), European Energy Research Alliance Joint Programme (EEERA JP), Joint Research Centre - European Commission (JRC), Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group (UVIG). Whilst at the conference, visited NREL's world leading Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF). As a result of attending the conference, a number of immediate opportunities for collaboration with NREL and other global ESI researchers were identified. David Greenwood (RA, Supergen Networks Hub) and Laura Brown (CESI Centre Manager) also attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://iiesi.org/workshop-icesi-12-2017.html
 
Description Panel member for Official London Launch of the Energy Systems Catapult 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Nick Smailes, our Head of Business Development at the Energy Systems Catapult led a panel debate at the launch event focusing on Whole Energy System Thinking.
As a panel member, I argued for different needs related to a whole energy system. There were multiple suggestions for other topics, research questions and areas that we should consider including, financial / investment models, ensuring customer / consumer engagement, using demonstrators to de-risk investment and ensuring that future systems are capable of adaption / evolution - all of which will be part of the Energy Systems catapult's thinking going forward.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://es.catapult.org.uk/news/official-london-launch/
 
Description Participate in Northern EnergyTaskforce Meeting, Manchester, 4/12/2016, hosted by Institute for Public Policy Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participate in Northern Energy Taskforce Meeting hosted by the Institute for Public Policy Research in Manchester, which sparked discussions. Further meetings planned.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Participate in panel session at launch of NGN Energysing the North Report, Palace of Westminster, 23/1/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Participation and attendance of launch event for "Energising the North" Report at the Palace of Westminster
Event introduced by Andrew Percy MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for the Northern Powerhouse
Panellist in debate session; other panellists Mark Horsley CEO Northern Gas Networks; Robert Hull, Director of Power & Utilities, KPMG; Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Deputy Leader of Leeds City Council & Executive Member for Environment & Sustainability; Mark Lewis, Low Carbon Consultant, Tees Valley Combined Authority; Patrick Erwin, Policy & Markets Director, Northern Powergrid
36 people attended, including representatives from government / policy makers, industry and media. Andrew Percy MP and Robert Hull gave presentations, which led onto the panel debate session. Event was concluded with media interviews.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Participation in the IET's Future Power System Architecture 2 planning program (in collaboration with ESC) 
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 kick off meeting for a wide-ranging collaborative effort to address the needs of current and future users of the energy system. The collaboration is between the IET and ESC and commissioned by BEIS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://es.catapult.org.uk/news/fpsa2-addressing-needs-current-future-users-energy-system/
 
Description Presentation at Scottish Ministerial and Universities Scotland Trade Mission to the British High Commission, New Delhi 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation on Energy Research in Scotland to joint delegation audience at the British High Commission in New Delhi on the 3rd of December 2017. The subject was Energy Research in Scotland with a particular emphasis on energy utilisation in buildings. CEDRI and CESI were specifically mentioned due to their potential impact on energy modelling as India invests in new infrastructure in the built environment and smart energy systems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.studyinscotland.org/news/2017/scotlands-universities-welcome-india/
 
Description Presentation by Jenny Saunders OBE, prior to honorary degree ceremony - 8/12/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact SW attended presentation by Jenny Saunders OBE, CEO of National Energy Action - 8/12/2016, prior to her honorary degree ceremony
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presented at the Durham Energy Institute Research Symposium 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented the research plans for CESI and acted as a panellist on the Energy System Integration session
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.dur.ac.uk/dei/events/?eventno=30543
 
Description RAEng Event: Data-driven culture change - 27/11/2018 
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 RAEng Event: Data-driven culture change - invite only event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description RIE2020 MTR Programme 11/10/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact RIE2020 MTR Programme - Singapore Energy Programme - panellist, EMA Sinagpore
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Research Questions for Gas & Electricity Coupling Workshop - 28/7/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Led workshop attended by Keith Owen & Sam Neill, Northern Gas Networks on research questions for gas & electricity coupling. There were discussions on what questions may be answered through one of CESI Demonstrator sites - Integrated Transport Electricity & Gas Research Laboratory site (InTEGReL) at Low Thornley, operated by Northern Gas Networks - and how they might be answered and what other infrastructure would be required at the site in order to answer them. Also discussed preparation for further meetings, including planned VIP Launch of InTEGReL on 11/9/2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Royal Society of Chemistry event: Mitigating issues of future wastes - 5/9/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited speaker. Talk tile: How resilience to resource security may be incorporated into our energy networks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description SST / SOP - Tel con 4/9/2018 
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 SST / SOP - Tel con 4/9/2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Seminar and research discussions at NREL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation and research discussions at National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Denver, CO, developing common interests in resource adequacy assessment and energy system modelling. Particular topics under energy system modelling are the incorporation of operational constraints into planning models, and uncertainty quantification in plannign models, linking to the Future Conventional Power project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Siemens - Networking event, 9/11/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Informal networking event with Siemens, to build on ongoing relationship with Siemens and to discuss and plan areas for further collaboration. Hosted by Colin Henry, Siemens
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Siemens Mindsphere Launch Event - 5/3/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited speaker - Launch event for Siemens Mindsphere Lab, USB, Newcastle
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Singapore Power - Conference call 29/11/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Singapore Power - Connference call re collaboration opportunities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Singapore Power Group Meeting, Singapore 11/7/2018 
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 Attended meetings with SP Group, Singapore
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Speaker at HubNet Symposium: Future of Energy Networks, Bath - 19-20/9/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited speaker at HubNet Symposium: Future of Energy Networks 2017, HubNet's annual conference hosted by Bath University on 19/9/2017. Talk entitled: Plans for next networks hub, which was followed by questions & discussions. Symposium organised by Supergen Energy Networks Hub (in addition to Newcastle University involving Imperial, Strathclyde, Cardiff, Durham, Edinburgh, Manchester Universities). Purpose of conference for leading experts to share research undertaken and future research plans; energy network planners & operators to share information on future plans and also networking opportunities. Topics covered included: smart grids, infrastructure, market mechanisms required. Conference included a keynotes from John McElroy, Advisory Board Member of UKERC and Nigel Turvey, Design & Development Manager, Western Power Distribution.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.hubnet.org.uk/filebyid/1060/FoEN_Agenda.pdf
 
Description Speaker at Launch of Integrated Transport Electricity & Gas Research Laboratory (InTEGReL), Low Thornley, 11/9/2017 
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 Speaker at Integrated Transport Electricity & Gas Research Laboratory (InTEGReL) VIP Launch event (invite only), hosted by Northern Gas Networks (NGN) at InTEGReL site in Low Thornley, Gateshead. InTEGReL is one of CESI Research Demonstrators. aNd is governed and operated by NGN with assistance of a project group including representatives from Northern Power Grid (NPg), CESI and the Energy Systems Catapult (ESC). Delivered talk entitled "Towards a whole systems approach", which included a demonstration of real time acquisition and visualisation of gas & electricity usage for the Low Thornley site and the modelling and simulation tool for an integrated multi-vector energy network being developed by CESI researchers. Talks followed by a tour of the site and discussions on potential future infrastructure and research questions to be answered through the site. Purpose of the event was to showcase the InTEGReL site and to illustrate the activities which could take place there - sharing the vision for the site in support UK in its transition to a low carbon economy. The aim of developing InTEGReL is to establish an open and collaborative facility to enable universities, SMEs and industry to innovate and demonstrate whole energy systems solution at full scale. The focus is on clarifying benefits to comers and government in terms of cost effectiveness, emissions and security of supply. Event attended by InTEGReL stakeholders / potential collaborators. Speakers at the event included representatives from NPg, NGN, CESI, ITM Energy, Enzen. Event attended by 50 delegates from industry, government and investment community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Speaker at Ofgem event in Edinburgh - 14/11/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Keynote speaker at Ofgem Smart Futures Event in Edinburgh, 14/11/2017. Delivered talk entitled "The transition to a smarter, low-carbon energy system", followed by Q&A session. Event chaired by Andrew Wright, Senior Partner, Ofgem; keynote address by Dermot Nolan, Chief Executive, Ofgem. Event included discussion sessions on Ofgem's future plans to facilitate the energy transition and also a panel discussion "How can we make the transition to a smarter low carbon energy system work for society?".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Speaker at Skoltech-MIT Conference, Moscow - 25-26/4/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Delivered talk and attended Skoltech-MIT Conference: Shaping the Future: Big Data, Biomedicine and Frontier Technologies, Moscow, 25-26 April 2017. Delivered invited lecture on "Autonomic Microgrids" on 26/4/2017, in the Frontier Technologies: Energy Systems session. Conference attended by MIT President, Prof L Rafael Reif, Russian government representatives, academics, researchers and industry representatives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity Pre-2006,2006,2017
URL http://www.skoltech.ru/en/2017/02/skoltech-mit-conference/
 
Description Supergen EN Academic Launch Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Supergen EN Launch
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Tel con - Faraday Grid - 26/3/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Tel con - Faraday Grid
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Tel con - SPGroup-Newcastle 18/5/2018 
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 Tel con - SPGroup-NTUPNewcastle 18/5/2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Tel con - Sark Commissioner for Electricity Price Controls - 26/3/2018 
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 Tel con - Sark Commissioner for Electricity Price Controls
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Tel con -Culham Centre for Fusion Energy - 18/5/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Tel con - Culham Centre for Fusion Energy - 18/5/2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Tel con with Enzen re placements for Newcastle Students - 9/2/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussed placements for Newcastle Students - 9/2/2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Tele-conference with Zhong Fan, Keele University - 31/10/2017 
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 Conference call with Zhong Fan, Keele University and Sara Walker (Ncl) on potential collaboration opportunities. Prof Fan is PI of Smart Energy Network Demonstrator (SEND) project. Discussed work being undertaken on the SEND project, CESI and Supergen and opportunities for potential collaboration on these projects. Also discussed arranging a future meeting in Newcastle on this collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Teleconference with Energy Systems Catapult re findings of their Future Power System Architecture 2 project - 8/5/2017 
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 Teleconference with Eric Brown of Energy Systems Catapult re findings of their Future Power System Architecture 2 project and potential links with CESI. Phil Taylor (CESI Director) and Laura Brown (CESI Centre Manager), also joined call.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Tenaga University, Singapore - 17/2/2018 
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 Meetings included engineering / energy teams of Tenaga University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The Alan Turing Institute Seminar: AI and digital energy grids for a low carbon future 14/11/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Delivered seminar The Alan Turing Institute Seminar: AI and digital energy grids for a low carbon future; also shared via Turing Institute's YouTube channel
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z36L1mNS2zY&list=PLuD_SqLtxSdUCXg_gTdPKN_aia79St0Am&index=6
 
Description The HubNet Smart Grids Symposium 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Smart Grids Symposium is an annual event that showcases outcomes from the UK Smart Grid research community to a broad audience of stakeholders. . Presented in session 2 on Session 2 - Distributed Intelligence for Network Operation and Control on an integrated environment for testing and evaluating distributed and decentralised control techniques
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.hubnet.org.uk/events/smartgrids_symposium/sept2016
 
Description Tour and technical demonstration of the CESI Smartgrid lab to Distribution Network Operator (DNO) Northern Powergrid's engineers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a hosted tour of the Smartgrid facility followed by a networking opportunity lunch with some of the CESI's Power Systems researchers and the local DNO technical innovation team. The purpose of the visit was to increase the regional DNO's understanding of our research and development capabilities in the arena of smart grid technologies and to discuss future collaboration opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Tutorial day on Energy System Planning Under Uncertainty 
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 Tutorial day for academics and practitioners. Around 40 delegates including speakers. Aim was to translate methods from mathematical science to application disciplines. Slides and videos of talks available on website, see URL.
Sponsored by Hubnet and CESI. Other grants listed indicate source of methodology presented in one or more talks, or payment of travel for a speaker.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://icms.org.uk/workshops/energytutorialday
 
Description UK Energy Storage Conference 2018 - 20-22/3/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact UKES Conference at USB, Newcastle. Keynote speaker and session chair on policy & economics of energy storage
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://ukenergystorage.co/
 
Description UK Energy Storage Conference 2018, Newcastle - 20-22/3/2018 
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 Hosted UKES 2018 conference at USB; delivered conference welcome plenary talk; conference dinner - 21/3/2018;
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://ukenergystorage.co/
 
Description UK-France Joint Smart Energy Technology 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 Bilateral smart energy technology workshop, at invite of BEIS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description UKERC Annual Assembly 2016 
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 Update from UKERC and networking with attendees
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ukerc.ac.uk/
 
Description UKERC Annual Conference - 4-5/7/2016 
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 SW attended & participated in discussions; PCT & Colin Henry presented. Conference title: Energy Modelling insights for iterative dynamic decision making. Hosted by wholeSEM - Whole Systems Energy Modelling Consortium, Cambridge
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.wholesem.ac.uk/wholesem-events-repository/annual-conf-16
 
Description UKERC Whole Systems Hydrogen Network - conf call 03/12/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact UKERC Whole Systems Hydrogen Network - conf call
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UKRI Meeting with EPSRC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting to discuss UKRI RIIR Roadmap: Energy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description UKRI Meeting with EPSRC - 22/1/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting to discuss UKRI RIIR Roadmap: Energy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description UKRI RIIR - Tel co 22/8/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Interview to gather opinion on current and future landscape of energy research infrastructure
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UKRI RIIR Energy Workshop - 11/5/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participation in UKRI RIIR Energy workshop, Edinburgh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UKRI Roadmap - Taskforce workshop, London 24/9/2018 
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 UKRI Innovation & Infrastructure - Energy Taskforce Workshop, London - 24/9/2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UKRI Roadmap, London - 30/4/2018 
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 UKRI Innovation & Infrastructure - Energy Workshop, London - 30/4/2018 -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Utility Week Live Exhibition & conference - 23-24/5/2017 - Delivered talk 
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 Delivered keynote talk on 24/5/2017 at the Utility Week Live Conference and Exhibition held at Birmingham NEC. Keynote talk entitled "Future of Energy Systems" which was followed by Q&A session. Attended discussions on meeting the challenges of a changing sector, what Brexit will mean for utilities and innovations in advanced water treatment. The conference and exhibition is dedicated to the UKs gas, electricity and water industries. Conference speakers included experts from across UK utility industry and academia. Approx 3000 delegates.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://utilityweek.co.uk/Event/utility-week-live-2017-/195057#.WjfoyYdLGUk
 
Description Visit & meeting with Siemens Gamesa - 13/6/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact visit by Siemens Gamesa & tour of labs re potential future collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit by Chief Scientific Advisor at BEIS 16/7/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Visit Chief Scientific Advisor at BEIS to USB
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit by Chancellor of Pittsburgh University - 11/4/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by Chancellor of Pittsburgh University; talk on CESI & tour of labs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit by Chief Scientific Advisor, BEIS - 16/7/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Visit by Chief Scientific Advisor at BEIS to USB
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit by EPSRC & EPT - 2/2/2018 
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 Meeting with EPSRC re cesi project & energy research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit by Hywel Thomas, Cardiff re potential collaboration - 20/10/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting at Newcastle with Hywell Thomas & team about potential collaboration between CESI / Newcastle University Power Systems Group and Flexis Project (Flexible Integrated Energy Systems) - Cardiff, Swansea & South Wales Universities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit by Turing Institute to USB 04/7/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by Turing Institute to USB & tour of labsw
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit by and meetings with Nanyang Technological University 01/10/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hosted visit by Nanyang Technical University - 1/10/2018-6/10/2018- Introductory Talk, Summary discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit to Newcastle University by Carl Ennis, Managing Director, Siemens Energy Management UK & Colin Henry, Head of Business - Digital Grid Automation Systems, Siemens UK- 6/7/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by Carl Ennis & Colin Henry to Newcastle University & tour of Urban Sciences Building (USB), due to open 1/8/2017. Discussed collaboration between University and Siemens and plans for the future. During tour, showed visitors location of new smart grids lab at the USB; discussed the facilities to be provided in the building and the opportunities for further research collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit to Newcastle and meeting with Zhong Fan, Keele University - 19/12/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to Newcastle by Prof Zhong Fan, Keele University, PI of Smart Energy Network Demonstrator Project (SEND); Ian Madely, Head of Partnership Development, Keele; Prof David Healey, SEND, Keele. Discussed areas for collaboration between SEND / CESI / Supergen projects. Also given a tour of the Energy Storage Test Bed and Energy Systems Labs at the Urban Sciences Building. Meeting also attended by Sara Walker, CESI & Newcastle University and Laura Brown, CESI Centre Manager.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit to Newcastle by Energy Institute - 28/4/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to Newcastle by Energy Institute - 28/4/2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit to Newcastle by Fook Hoong Choo, NTU, 18/11/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 1-1 meeting with Professor Fook Hoong Choo, Nanyang Technological University as part of his visit to Newcastle University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit to Newcastle by Keele University re SEND project- 19/12/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by Prof Zhong Fan, Director of SEND; Ian Madley (head of Partnership Development); Prof David Healey, SEND, Keele University. Discussed Keele's Smart Energy network Demonstrator project - which Siemens are working on - and similarities with CESI's Science Central Research Demonstrator. Given tour of Urban Sciences Building, including Smartgrid Lab
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit to Singapore 26-30/6/2017 - Meeting with NTU, Singapore 
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 Meeting with researchers at NTU, Singapore, during visit to Singapore. Discussed research interests & potential collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit to Singapore 26-30/6/2017 - meeting with Tenaga University, Singapore 
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 Meeting with researchers at Tenaga University on 29/6/2017 whilst on a visit to Singapore. Discussed research interests and potential collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit to industry colleagues in California to broaden impact links 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit to colleagues in California, including CA Independent System Operator, Public Utilities Commission, Stanford Research International, Electric Power Research Institute. Aim is to broaden impact of EPSRC work on uncertainty quantification in complex computer models, including discussion of future collaboration and industry projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Wardell Armstrong Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting to discuss potential collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Werin Event: Zero carbon futures - 4/3/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited speaker at Women's Whole Energy Systems Research & Industry Network event at Zero Carbon Futures
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description WholeSEM conference 
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 Attended conference and was a disscussant on Panel discussion on one of the Whole Energy System sessions.

3rd Annual Conference combines our strands of thinking that try to model the future energy pathways under uncertainty where the demands of policy makers and indeed the framing of the issues are in flux.

Main Themes:
1. Integrating society within energy systems modelling
Capturing societal preferences and iterative actions within energy modelling frameworks is a key challenge to understand the evolving energy transition.

2. Wider drivers, impacts and unintended consequences
Broadening the scope of energy modelling to include wider geographical drivers, to link to other technical, economic and physical systems, and to introduce new disciplinary viewpoints is a key challenge.

3. Strategic vs. incremental investment under policy uncertainty
Assessing the trade-offs between long-term, (likely) high upfront cost, (possibly) irreversible investments with short term priorities and constraints, is a key challenge in an energy transition with incomplete and inconsistent policy framing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.wholesem.ac.uk/wholesem-events-repository/annual-conf-16
 
Description Women in Sustainability Professional Network Meeting - 28/6/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Women in Sustainability Network workshop, Newcastle
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Women in Transport North East Launch - 17/1/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Hosted by Nexus, launch of Women in Transport North East
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Workshop at Integrated Transport, Electricity, Gas Research Laboratory (InTEGReL), 24/11/2017, hosted by Northern Gas Networks 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Workshop at Integrated Transport, Electricity, Gas Research Laboratory (InTEGReL), Low Thornley, hosted by Keith Owen and Sam Neill, Northern Gas Networks. InTEGReL is one of CESI Demonstrator sites. Discussed quick win and longer term research projects which could be carried out at InTEGReL as a collaboration between CESI, Northern Gas Networks and Northern Power Grid; these projects to be of research interest to CESI and business interest to NGN and NPg.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop on "Modelling in public policy" 
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 Scoping workshop on research needs in modelling to support public policy, report at http://hubnet.org.uk/filebyid/1130/Modelling_in_Public_Policy.pdf
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop with Qbots 
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 Workshop with Qbots, Newcastle, attended by Mohammad Royapoor and Mehdi Pazhoohesh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description iGov Conference "Energy Governance: New ideas, new institutions, new people", Royal Society, London - 6/12/2016 
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 Attended conference and participated in discussions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://projects.exeter.ac.uk/igov/category/events/igov-events/energy-governance/