Joint UK-India Clean Energy Centre (JUICE)

Lead Research Organisation: Loughborough University
Department Name: Wolfson Sch of Mech, Elec & Manufac Eng

Abstract

Energy is a key driver of economic and sustainable social welfare. It is an essential prerequisite for modern industry and commerce. The need to decarbonise the energy supply is generally accepted and solar photovoltaics (PV) will play a large role in this in both the UK and India. The two countries have seen very rapid installation since both countries introduced their respective market stimulation programmes in 2010, cumulative installations have risen to 5GW (India) and 8.5 GW (UK) by December 2015. This has had a very significant impact on the power system and may endanger quality of supply or grid reliability. JUICE will focus on tools to understand and quantify the associated issues, find the most economical way to ameliorate or control the issues generated.

PV can often be located near to load centres but its temporal alignment with conventional demand profiles is far from perfect. Electricity at the wrong time or in the wrong place has very little value and there are already numerous examples of PV (and other sources) having to be curtailed when local demand or capability to transport it are insufficient. As the penetration of installed PV increases, so too does the need for its effective integration into power systems at all levels and including both national and localised networks. Energy storage and demand-side response will play a big role in this as well as managing grid capacity. JUICE would be investigating the amount of generation of PV, the stress this is putting on the network, the cost and benefits of mitigation technology options (storage and demand shift). The inclusion of storage and PV places relatively large power electronic converters into the system, which may also allow further services to stabilise the network to be viable technically as well as economically. It is key to address these challenges across the different research communities, as changes in one technology may change the boundary conditions for others and e.g. economics may change drastically. JUICE will, as an example, look at the viability of storage technologies in dependence of quantity of installed PV, local demand and transfer capacity.

JUICE will bring together internationally leading experts in PV technology, applied PV systems, power electronics, electricity networks, energy storage and demand-side response; and through their combined efforts, will develop integrated solutions to ensure that the value of PV generation is optimised in both India and the UK. The techniques and solutions developed will also be readily transferable to many other countries that face similar challenges and contribute to increase economic and environmental welfare in developing and developed countries. The breadth of experience and skills brought by the collective UK and India teams is appropriate to the scale of the problem and will encourage development of novel concepts and solutions to these global challenges.

In the UK, the team has been drawn from the national flagship SuperGen projects: SuperSolar, HubNet and SuperStore, which specialise in PV, networks and energy storage respectively. In India, world-leading universities and researchers will be led by IIT-KGP and IIT-B. JUICE will focus on a value optimisation for the end user, i.e. meeting demand at the lowest economic and environmental cost. Specific topics to be addressed include: PV yield optimisation and localisation, transmission and distribution network stability and utilisation, microgrids, the control and lifetime of storage and its role alongside demand response.
The overarching integrative management of the centre will ensure that the specific technical developments undertaken by the partners are coordinated and effective in contributing to the overall aims of providing improved energy services, lowering environmental impacts and minimising costs.

Planned Impact

The impact of the Joint UK India Virtual Clean Energy Centre, and its three constituent centres JUICE, IUCERE and UKICERI, will be to reduce the costs of energy provision in general, increase sustainability and security of supply, and importantly enabling remote, poorer communities to get access to electricity. Given that energy is a major driver in economic and social welfare, the impact will be to improve the prosperity of the two nations.

The integration of intermittent sources is currently not well understood, resulting in sometimes wasteful behaviour. E.g. in Germany PV plants are required to down-regulate in certain conditions, i.e. there is energy wasted. Another example of the timing of supply not being synchronised with demand and resulting in significant economic losses are the rolling brown outs experienced in California, which happen despite rapid uptake of distributed energy sources. JUICE will develop a set of tools and databases to minimise these effects for India as well as the UK and internationally.

JUICE involves major industrial players being active in relevant areas. With their guidance, a set of urgently required modelling chains will be created that allow the forecasting, control and optimisation of clean energy supply in power systems as well as microgrids. The integration will minimise wastage and thus decrease costs. This will be achieved by novel multi-parameter optimisations allowing comparative analysis of e.g. increasing storage vs transfer capacity vs demand modifications in areas of high PV penetration.

Tools to ensure safe and robust operation of the power systems in the presence of fast changing intermittent energy sources with or without short-term storage buffers or demand modifications will increase security of supply.

JUICE will also train engineers and practitioners in demand by the clean energy industry, as well as more generically any industry where engineering is relevant. There are integration focussed, industry facing workshops planned for the dissemination of specific findings to relevant industrial participants. This will be supported by the KTN to ensure that the right target group is met. There will also be direct training for the staff involved in the research, the associated PhD cohort as well as training of masters level students at the various partner universities.

By fostering the development of expertise and critical mass in the modelling, characterising and optimisation of network services, this project will meet the EPSRC goal of improving the UK's competitiveness in the fields of energy integration, storage and renewable technologies. The project will also address the aims of DST to enhance the power system and meet the demand of urban and rural dwellers which struggle to have reliable supply, or any supply at all. In addition, the project will deliver against the primary objectives of the Newton-Bhabha fund to provide Official Development Assistance via the parent country to enhance energy provision and security of supply in the partner country (India). This project is fully aligned with the socio-economic development priorities of the Newton- Bhabha Fund since energy is a major growth engine of economic wealth, making energy available to people allows economic and social prosperity to follow. Enhancing access to and the provision of clean energy aligns with all three priorities of the Newton-Bhabha fund, supporting the development of sustainable cities and urbanisation, enhancing public health and wellbeing, whilst further enhancing the energy-water-food nexus. This project will exemplify how the cooperation between the UK and India working on aligned renewable energy challenges will facilitate development and deployment of industrially relevant research hosted in the communities for economic growth and social benefit in the partner country.
 
Description Member of EPSRC Energy Scientific Advisory Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL http://epsrc.ukri.org/research/ourportfolio/themes/energy/programme/further-information-about-the-pr...
 
Description Murray Thomson - 1-Day Training Course on Integration of Renewables to Grid
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact 1-Day Training Course on Integration of Renewables to Grid, 11th Sep 2019, post graduate students at MNIT Jaipur, India.
 
Description Participation in EASAC, working group on decarbonisation of transport 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Peter Bruce hosted of dinners about gas emissions organsied by the RS, Oxford 30 Jan 2019 and London 5 Mar
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Provided training to engineers from TNB Malaysia
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The engineers have advanced themselves through further knowledge of the field
URL http://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/b.pal
 
Description Sheridan Few et al. Imperial College London - Energy storage trends for off-grid services in emerging markets: Insights from social enterprises. Shell Foundation and Grantham Institute Report
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Few S, Schmidt O, Gambhir A, Stephenson E, DelCore A, Energy storage trends for off-grid services in emerging markets: Insights from social enterprises. Shell Foundation and Grantham Institute Report (2018), an industry report subsequently picked up by DFID and leading to participation in a meeting on possible UK research funding for energy storage for rural electrification.
 
Description Sheridan Few, invited contributor to DFID scoping meeting on proposed international research funding on energy storage, Feb 2019.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Sheridan Few, invited contributor to DFID workshop on energy access pathways for Ethiopia at Africa Investment Forum, Jan 2020.
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Sheridan Few, invited speaker on accommodating distributed PV on local networks at BEIS away day, Dec 2019.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Training to Engineers from Power Industry in Chile
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The engineers from grid operator in Chile have now much advanced knowledge about power system and wind energy modelling
URL https://www.linkedin.com/in/bikash-pal-0ba3a413/
 
Description Aritra Ghosh, Exeter JUICE PDRA, Impact Acceleration Award
Amount £67,121 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description Dr Efstratios Batzelis - Imperial College London - Engineering for Development Research Fellowship - Solar Integration challenges in developing countries
Amount £867,190 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Academy of Engineering 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2019 
End 11/2024
 
Description Dr Wei He- University of Warwick -Fellowship - Solar powered cleaning water generation, cooling and heating
Amount £570,000 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Academy of Engineering 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 09/2024
 
Description Energy Revolution Research Consortium - Core - EnergyREV
Amount £7,966,339 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S031863/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 03/2022
 
Description Ian Cole -Assessment of Overplanting for Renewable Technologies for BEIS
Amount £75,000 (GBP)
Funding ID TRN 1354/08/2017 
Organisation Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 04/2018
 
Description Improving Resilience and Reducing Emissions from diesel Generation in India (IRREG-India)
Amount £93,836 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
End 07/2020
 
Description MECS - Modern Energy Cooking Services
Amount £18,800,000 (GBP)
Funding ID IATI Identifier: GB-GOV-1-300123 
Organisation Government of the UK 
Department Department for International Development (DfID)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2023
 
Description Prof Michael Walls - UKIERI-DST Partnership Development Workshops
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 2019-DST-PDW-10226 
Organisation British Council 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2020 
End 12/2020
 
Description The Active Building Centre
Amount £35,947,427 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S016627/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 03/2022
 
Description Tim Green - The Integrated Development of Low-Carbon Energy Systems (IDLES): A Whole-System Paradigm for Creating a National Strategy
Amount £8,000,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R045518/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2018 
End 11/2023
 
Title An open source physics based equivalent circuit model - Billy Wu 
Description An open source physics based equivalent circuit model has been developed which is able to predict battery performance and lifetime. Furthermore, this model can be used to effectively diagnose different degradation mechanisms found in lithium-ion batteries and thus inform improved performance. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378775318301861) along with the journal publication detailing its operation and parameterisation. This is available for other researchers to use for integration into system level models and also for industry to download and explore its usage to improve their operation of lithium-ion batteries to improve lifetime. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Will be added soon. 
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378775318301861
 
Title Domestic Demand Model for India - John Barton 
Description This is a bottom up model of appliance ownership and use for one or more Indian households. This includes cooling technologies, photovoltaic power and solar water heating. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact no impact to date. 
URL https://figshare.com/s/6a1dc7f4b7fe851f1165
 
Title Electricity distribution network data for a topological investigation 
Description An investigation of the topological properties of the real-world electricity distribution networks was conducted using real network data that was collected from China, covering urban and sub-urban areas. The study was focused on the 10kV level of the distribution networks. The networks have been modelled as graphs with nodes representing substations, distribution transformers, switches, busbars and consumer locations of the network, and edges standing for the connections between the nodes through underground (UG) cables and overhead (OH) distribution line segments. Since, the collected real-world network data set includes the actual geographical location of the electrical components in a map, the information about nodes were extracted with x, y coordinates. Hence, the edges were represented using start and end x, y coordinates. Therefore, the extracted topological structure of each 10kV network sample is available in the data set as a connection matrix. Connection matrix has four columns; start_x coordinate, start_y coordinate, end_x coordinate and end_y coordinate. A row in a connection matrix corresponds to one edge in a specific network. Connection matrices were used to analyse the topological properties of the networks and also it was used to re-create the network layouts for visualizing purposes. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
 
Title Evaluating peer-to-peer energy sharing mechanisms for residential customers in present and future scenarios of Great Britain 
Description Peer-to-peer (P2P) energy sharing involves novel technologies and business models at the demand-side of power systems, which is able to manage the increasing connection of distributed energy resources (DERs). In P2P energy sharing, prosumers directly trade energy with each other to achieve a win-win outcome. A research paper titled "Evaluation of peer-to-peer energy sharing mechanisms based on a multiagent simulation framework" has been published on Applied Energy regarding this topic. In the paper, a general multiagent framework was established to simulate P2P energy sharing, with two original techniques proposed to facilitate simulation convergence. Furthermore, a systematic index system was established to evaluate P2P energy sharing mechanisms from both economic and technical perspectives. In case studies of the paper, two sets of cases were conducted to validate the proposed simulation and evaluation methods and to give some practical implications on applying P2P energy sharing in Great Britain (GB) at present and in the future. The household demand dataset and electric vehicle (EV) dataset used in the paper has been provided for researchers to reproduce the results in the paper or to conduct further related studies. Also, the original numerical data of the results in the case studies of the paper have been provided, for researchers to better understand the results or to use the results for other purposes. The whole dataset includes 9 excel files in total. The detailed description for them are presented as follows: 1. "CREST_Demand_Model_v2.2 (Great Britain).xlsm" is a high-resolution stochastic integrated thermal-electrical domestic demand simulation tool developed by Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST) of Loughborough University (refering to http://www.lboro.ac.uk/research/crest/demand-model/). It contains a lot of sheets and VBA codes, which are used to generate "fake" demand curves of domestic customers sampled from statistical distributions that are based on real-life data. In the "Main Sheet", input parameters like "day of month", "month of year", "latitude", "longitude", etc. can be entered, and then the "Run simulation" button can be clicked to start the simulation. After the simulation, daily curves like "occupancy and activity", "total electrical demand", "total gas demand", etc. are generated and visualized, with very high time resolution. 2. "Electric_Vehicle_Dataset (Great Britain).xlsx" is a dataset based on the research conducted jointly by Centre for Integrated Renewable Energy of Cardiff University and Key Laboratory of Smart Grid of Ministry of Education of Tianjin University (referring to https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.10.159). It contains two sheets, which provide the parameters of 1000 typical electric vehicles of Great Britain respectively. For each electric vehicle, the parameters include: (1) "Time starting charging / returning home (hour)", (2) "Time finishing charging / leaving home (hour)", (3) "Battery capacity (kWh)", (4) "Energy consumption due to travel (measured by SOC)", (5) "Lowerlimit of SOC", (6) "Upperlimit of SOC", (7) "Maximum charging/discharging power", (8) "Charging efficiency", and (9) "Discharging efficiency". 3. "Numerical results and figures _ Case 1-1.xlsx" provides the numerical results of Case 1-1 of the paper. It contains three sheets, providing the data behind Fig. 6, Fig. 7 and Fig. 8 of the paper respectively. In the "Fig. 6" sheet, the "Total Net Consumption (kWh)" and "Total PV Generation (kWh)" under "SDR mechanism" and "conventional paradigm" are provided. In the "Fig. 7" sheet, the "Net energy cost under SDR mechanism (£)" and "Net energy cost under conventional paradigm (£)" of each prosumer are provided. In the "Fig. 8" sheet, the "Internal selling price (£/MWh)", "Internal buying price (£/MWh)" and "Total Net Energy Cost (£)" of each iteration are provided. 4. "Numerical results and figures _ Case 1-2.xlsx" provides the numerical results of Case 1-2 of the paper. It contains two sheets, providing the data behind Fig. 9, Fig. 10 and Fig. 11 of the paper. In the "Fig. 9 and 10" sheet, for Fig. 9, the "The iteration at which the simulation stopped" given different ramping rates are provided; for Fig. 10, the "Overall Performance Index" with different ramping rates given different demand profiles are provided. In the "Fig. 11" sheet, the "Total net energy cost (ramping rate = 0.3) (£)" and "Total Net Energy Cost (ramping rate = 0.6) (£)" at each iteration are provided. 5. "Numerical results and figures _ Case 1-3.xlsx" provides the numerical results of Case 1-3 of the paper. It contains only one sheets, providing the data behind Fig. 12 of the paper. In the "Fig. 12" sheet, the "Overall Performance Index" with different learning rates given different demand profiles are provided. 6. "Numerical results and figures _ Case 1-4.xlsx" provides the numerical results of Case 1-4 of the paper. It contains two sheets, providing the data behind Fig. 13 and Fig. 14 of the paper. In the "Fig. 13" sheet, the "Overall Performance Index" with different ramping rates given different initial values are provided. In the "Fig. 14" sheet, the "Overall Performance Index" with different learning rates given different initial values are provided. 7. "Numerical results and figures _ Case 1-5.xlsx" provides the numerical results of Case 1-5 of the paper. It contains only one sheet, providing the data behind Fig. 15 and Fig. 16 of the paper. In the "Fig. 15 and 16" sheet, for Fig. 15, the number of iterations when the simulation stopped given different maximum number of iterations and ramping rates are provided; for Fig. 16, the overall performance given different maximum number of iterations and ramping rates are provided. 8. "Numerical results and figures _ Case 2-2.xlsx" provides the numerical results of Case 2-2 of the paper. It contains only one sheet, providing the data behind Fig. 17 of the paper. In the "Fig. 17" sheet, the overall performance scores of the three mechanisms (SDR, MMR and BS) and conventional paradigm in scenarios with different PV and EV penetration levels are provided. 9. "Numerical results and figures _ Appendix B.xlsx" provides the numerical results of the cases in Appendix B of the paper. It contains two sheets, providing the data behind Fig. B1, Fig. B2, Fig. B3 and Fig. B4 of the paper. In the "Fig. B1 and B2" sheet, for Fig. B1, the EWH power consumption (kW) at t=1 and t=2 for each iteration without any techniques for convergence are provided; for Fig. B2, the Internal buying price (pence/kWh) at t=1 and t=2 without any techniques for convergence are provided. In the "Fig. B3 and B4" sheet, for Fig. B1, the EWH power consumption (kW) at t=1 and t=2 for each iteration with a limitation for its power change are provided; for Fig. B2, the Internal buying price (pence/kWh) at t=1 and t=2 with a limitation for its power change are provided. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
 
Title PV Performance data for modelling available generation in DNO areas - Diane Palmer 
Description PV Performance data for modelling available generation in Distribution Network Operator areas: The spreadsheets available for download contain hourly values for 2005-2014 for each of 12 UK Distribution Network Operators for the following parameters: Air Temperature deg.C., Global Horizontal Irradiance (G0) Wh/m^2, In-plane irradiance (due south, 22 deg. Tilt) G.POA Whm^2, Module Temperature deg. C. (Tmod), kWh/kWp. Installed Capacity of Solar Farms 2015 (MWelec) and Overallenergy MWh 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact not reported to date. 
URL http://www.juice-centre.org.uk/resources/data-sources/solar-resource/
 
Title Peer-to-peer energy sharing through a two-stage aggregated battery control in a community microgrid 
Description This dataset is for the work carried out on analysis the benefit of peer to peer (P2P) energy sharing through a two-stage aggregated battery control. There is one Excel file, including the dataset for figures (8) to (13). The first Sheet is for the battery charging and discharging profiles of the 3 customers in the 1st study case. It also include the grid-feed and grid supply power with P2G and P2P energy trading. This sheet of data corresponds to Figure 8. The second Sheet is the explanation for Figure 9. Due to the fact that, power flow analysis and the network constraints were not considered in this work, the network data was not needed in this work. Therefore, no network data is provided in this dataset. The 3rd Sheet is for the performance metrics of the network with different time scales of control cycles. A comparison between P2G and P2P energy trading is also included. This sheet of data corresponds to Figure 10. The 4th Sheet is for the performance metrics of the network with varying numbers of customers participating in P2P energy sharing. These are the detailed data for the heat maps shown in Fig. 11. The 5th Sheet is for the data of the P2P participation willingness with different compensating prices. This corresponds to Figure 12. The 6th Sheet is for the comparison of the electricity bills of individual customers before and after P2P energy sharing. This corresponds to Figure 13. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
 
Title Typical Meteorological Year (TMY) Global Horizontal Irradiance data for Distribution Network Operator areas - Diane Palmer 
Description Typical Meteorological Year (TMY) Global Horizontal Irradiance data for Distribution Network Operator areas The spreadsheets available for download below contain hourly TMY Global Horizontal Irradiance values generated from the 2005-2014 decade for each of 12 UK Distribution Network Operators. Global Horizontal Irradiance in Wh/m^2. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact not reported to date. 
URL http://www.juice-centre.org.uk/resources/data-sources/uk-tmy-data/
 
Description 28th Session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, Sep 2019. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact In this event, experts in energy systems - electricity, gas, transport (mainly on decarbonising the future) were invited and we discussed present and future challenges
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description ? Keynote Speech entitled "Future Energy Supply Networks" in IEEE 2nd International Electrical and Energy Conference (CIEEC2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact IEEE 2nd International Electrical and Energy Conference (CIEEC2018), Beijing, China, 4th - 7th Nov, 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Billy Wu, speaker at a Energy Storage Webinar, July 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Billy Wu, speaker at a webinar "Energy Storage- A Fast Developing Landscape in the Energy Sector in India and UK" organised by the British Deputy High Commission and the UK Science and Innovation Network in July 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Chair of Panel "Applied Energy Global UNiLAB of Multi-Energy Microgrids" in 10th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE), Hong Kong, 24 Aug, 2018. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Chair of Panel "Applied Energy Global UNiLAB of Multi-Energy Microgrids" in 10th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE), Hong Kong, 24 Aug, 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Chiara Candelise research collaboration with OEET (Turin Centre for Emerging Economies), Turin University, on rural electrification and energy access (2018-2019) 
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 Chiara Candelise research collaboration with OEET (Turin Centre for Emerging Economies), Turin University, on rural electrification and energy access (2018-2019). In particular, studied the relationship between access to electricity and food security.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description International Energy Agency's Grid Integration of Variable Renewables (GIVAR) Programme meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited to the International Energy Agency's Grid Integration of Variable Renewables (GIVAR) Programme meeting in Paris with World Bank Consultation on Energy Storage Partnership; about 30 people at the meeting, with discussions to inform decisions made by the World Bank.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited Speech entitled "Future Energy Supply Networks" to the National Assembly for Wales Cross Party Group on Sustainable Energy, Cardiff, UK, 13th June, 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited Speech entitled "Future Energy Supply Networks" to the National Assembly for Wales Cross Party Group on Sustainable Energy, Cardiff, UK, 13th June, 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited Speech entitled "Integration of the Networks" in the Wales Energy Conference 2018, Cardiff, UK, 16th May, 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited Speech entitled "Integration of the Networks" in the Wales Energy Conference 2018, Cardiff, UK, 16th May, 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited Speech entitled "Multi-Vector Innovation" in Utility Week Live, Birmingham, UK, 22nd May, 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited Speech entitled "Multi-Vector Innovation" in Utility Week Live, Birmingham, UK, 22nd May, 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited Speech entitled "Smart Local Energy Systems" in IEEE 2018 International Conference on Power System Technology (PowerCon 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited Speech entitled "Smart Local Energy Systems" in IEEE 2018 International Conference on Power System Technology (PowerCon 2018), Guangzhou, China, 6th - 8th Nov, 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Keynote Speech entitled "Decarbonisation of Heat/Cooling Supply Systems Using a Multi-Energy Approach" in the 3rd International symposium on smart grid methods, tools and technologies, Jinan, China, 16-19 September 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The aim of this symposium was to explore the engineering and applications of smart grid and to further stimulate the international collaborations in this field. The organisation committee comprises The University of Manchester (UK) and Shandong University. We are bringing together the leading scientists from around 10 countries in North America, Europe and Asia. Prof Jianzhong Wu from Cardiff University gave a keynote speech entitled "Decarbonisation of Heat/Cooling Supply Systems Using a Multi-Energy Approach".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.intesgmt.sdu.edu.cn/index.htm
 
Description Keynote Speech entitled "Energy Infrastructure and Multi-vector Energy Systems" in the National Conference on Water Energy Nexus, Dead Sea, Jordan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The National Conference on "Water Energy Nexus" was held by the University of Jordan under the patronage of the Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, H.E. Dr. Omar Al-Razzaz, during November 4-5, 2019 in King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre-Hilton, Dead Sea-Jordan.

The purpose of the Conference was to strengthen the dialogue between water and energy sectors in Jordan and facilitate the exchange of international and regional knowledge, experiences and best practices in the context of the water-energy nexus, particularly aspects related to renewable energy (RE), energy efficiency (EE) and Climate Change.

The conference was attended by high-ranking officials including the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, the Minister of Water and Irrigation, President of the university of Jordan, the senator Prof. Rida Khawaldeh, and the Parliament council member; Eng. Jamal Qamoh. General secretaries from the ministries, and deans of different faculties were also present in the conference, In addition to a representative to the German Embassy-Amman.

The 129 workshop registered participants represented more than 35 entities, including governments, Parliament council, Senate council, universities, companies, funding agencies, associations, media and non-governmental organisations.

Many press releases (news release in UJ website and official media agencies, newspapers, media release in TV and Radio, and a recorded video of the opening ceremony) for the final conference were published, before the conference to attract participants, during the conference, and after the conference to disseminate the information and conclusions.

A Keynote speech entitled "Energy Infrastructure and Multi-vector Energy Systems" was given by Prof Jianzhong Wu from Cardiff University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://sites.ju.edu.jo/en/egreen/Lists/Events/Disp_Form.aspx?ID=74
 
Description Keynote Speech entitled "Local Peer to Peer Energy Balancing and Sharing" in the Annual Conference of the China Electrotechnical Society, Guangzhou, China, 21st June, 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Prof Jianzhong Wu at Cardiff University gave a keynote speech entitled "Local Peer to Peer Energy Balancing and Sharing" in the Annual Conference of the China Electrotechnical Society, Guangzhou, China, 21st June, 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Keynote Speech entitled "Low-Carbon Local Energy Systems" on 22nd Oct 2018 in Global Engineering Conference (GEC), 22nd - 26th Oct 2018 in London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Keynote Speech entitled "Low-Carbon Local Energy Systems" on 22nd Oct 2018 in Global Engineering Conference (GEC), 22nd - 26th Oct 2018 in London. GEC is part of our ICE 200 bicentenary programme, the 50th anniversary of WFEO and the UK Government's Year of Engineering. GEC brought together more than 2000 engineers from around the world to London to share ideas of how to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Keynote Speech entitled "Smart Local Energy Systems" in the Workshop on Nexus of Smart Energy, Intelligent Manufacturing and Transportation Systems, 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Workshop on Nexus of Smart Energy, Intelligent Manufacturing and Transportation Systems, Leeds, UK, 24-25 Jan 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Keynote Speech entitled "State-of-the-art analysis and perspectives for peer-to-peer energy trading" in the 18th Annual Power Symposium 2019 Power & Energy Section, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Hong Kong, 14th June 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof. Jianzhong Wu from Cardiff University gave a keynote speech entitled "State-of-the-art analysis and perspectives for peer-to-peer energy trading" in the 18th Annual Power Symposium 2019 Power & Energy Section, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Hong Kong, 14th June 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Michael Walls - Loughborough University, Student's solar panel system could produce cheaper electricity and pave way for clean energy in the UK, London Evening Standard 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Mike Walls, Loughborough University, 2019, Student's solar panel system could produce cheaper electricity and pave way for clean energy in the UK, London Evening Standard https://www.standard.co.uk/futurelondon/cleanair/solar-pane-loughborough-university-nature-energy-journal-clean-air-a4142496.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.standard.co.uk/futurelondon/cleanair/solar-pane-loughborough-university-nature-energy-jo...
 
Description Murray Thomson, "Energy Storage for Bahrain", 1st Annual International Sustainable Energy Event (iSEE) Bahrain, April 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Murray Thomson gave a presentation on "Energy Storage for Bahrain" at the 1st Annual International Sustainable Energy Event (iSEE) Bahrain, April 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participation in the UK-India energy storage trade mission 
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 The British High Commission gathered experts in energy storage from the UK including researchers (Dr. Billy Wu and Dr. Ryan Bayliss) as well as representation from OLEV (Office for Low Emission Vehicles) to visit various India academics and industries with the view to creating a joint UK-India vision on energy storage in order to realise the 2030 target of transitioning to a fully electric vehicle powertrain. Engagement events included: Mumbai to visit IIT Bombay, VJTI energy storage incubator, Bangalore to visiti Mahindra Electric Vehicles and representatives from the Karnataka government and New Delhi for a round table discussion on electric vehicles.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Session Chair of the CSEE JPES Forum on Architecture & Model of Sustainable Power & Energy Systems, Mälardalen University, Sweden, 14th Aug 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof. Jianzhong Wu from Cardiff University was the Session Chair of the CSEE JPES Forum on Architecture & Model of Sustainable Power & Energy Systems, Mälardalen University, Sweden, 14th Aug 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Sheridan Few, Energy Futures Lab Panel Discussion: Energy Access in Developing Countries, Imperial College London, UK, June 2018 
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 Sheridan Few, Energy Futures Lab Panel Discussion: Energy Access in Developing Countries, Imperial College London, UK, June 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sheridan Few, invited panellist at student-led G3 Energy Summit on Innovation in Energy, UCL, March 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Sheridan Few, invited panellist at student-led G3 Energy Summit on Innovation in Energy, UCL, March 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Tapas Mallick, round table meeting for large scale solar programme at Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in April 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 Tapas Mallick had round table meeting with ministers, educationalist, researchers, and business such as Saudi Aramco for large scale solar programme at Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in April 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UK - China Future Energy workshop in Birmingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I gave a presentation on "Ancillary service requirement and optimisation in the future low carbon system" and the message was well received by the audiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop on Modelling of Integrated Multi-Energy Networks - Current Practices and Innovation Gaps, London, 5th April, 2019. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact With an excellent line-up of invited participants from government, industry and academia, this one-day workshop was aimed at sharing current best practices in multi-energy system modelling and discussing how to address the barriers and identifying the innovation gaps.
This invitation-only workshop was jointly organised by INCOSE UK Energy Systems Interest Group and the EPSRC Supergen Energy Networks Hub (https://www.ncl.ac.uk/supergenenhub/), with support from Energy Systems Catapult (https://es.catapult.org.uk/) and the UK Energy Research Centre (http://www.ukerc.ac.uk/). Prof Jianzhong Wu from Cardiff University was the Chairman of this workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019