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Reference Number EP/Y016114/1
Title Supergen Energy Networks Impact Hub 2023
Status Started
Energy Categories Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Energy system analysis) 10%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 45%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Energy storage) 25%;
Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Oil and Gas, Refining, transport and storage of oil and gas) 20%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 80%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 20%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 45%;
Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Other Systems Analysis) 25%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Policy and regulation) 10%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 20%;
Principal Investigator Professor PC (Phil ) Taylor
No email address given
Durham University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 October 2023
End Date 30 September 2028
Duration 60 months
Total Grant Value £5,334,575
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region North East
Programme Energy and Decarbonisation
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor PC (Phil ) Taylor , Engineering, Durham University (99.984%)
  Other Investigator Dr A Sciacovelli , Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham (0.001%)
Dr SJ Williamson , Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Bristol (0.001%)
Dr F Li , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Bath (0.001%)
Dr C Gu , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Bath (0.001%)
Dr R Preece , Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Dr V Levi , Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Dr A Parisio , Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Dr S Few , School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Dr J Wu , Engineering, Cardiff University (0.001%)
Dr MP Abeysekera , Engineering, Cardiff University (0.001%)
Dr A D Shea , Architecture and Civil Engineering, University of Bath (0.001%)
Professor P Taylor , Process, Environmental and Material Eng, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Dr S Adepu , Computer Science, University of Bristol (0.001%)
Dr C Robinson , Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol (0.001%)
Professor M Freer , School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham (0.001%)
Dr D Greenwood , Sch of Engineering, Newcastle University (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Ofgem (0.000%)
Project Contact , Newcastle University (0.000%)
Project Contact , National Grid plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Poyry Energy Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Electricity North West Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Welsh Assembly Government (0.000%)
Project Contact , Neath Port Talbot County Council (0.000%)
Project Contact , Northern Powergrid (0.000%)
Project Contact , Siemens plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Wales and West Utilities (0.000%)
Project Contact , Northern Gas Networks (0.000%)
Project Contact , National Energy Action (0.000%)
Project Contact , Association for Decentralised Energy (0.000%)
Project Contact , Tyndall National Institute, Ireland (0.000%)
Project Contact , Jacobs UK Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , IGEM - Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers (0.000%)
Project Contact , Applied Energy UNiLAB on Synergies between Energy Networks (0.000%)
Project Contact , Cadscan Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult (0.000%)
Project Contact , Equiwatt Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Department for the Economy (0.000%)
Project Contact , Scottish Power Retail (0.000%)
Project Contact , KrakenFlex Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Kinewell Energy (0.000%)
Project Contact , Singapore University of Tech & Design (0.000%)
Project Contact , Net Zero North East England (0.000%)
Project Contact , Toshiba Europe Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Aura Power (0.000%)
Project Contact , Electricity Maps (0.000%)
Project Contact , Eskimo Products Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Kwame Nkrumah Uni of Science & Tech (0.000%)
Project Contact , LV= (Liverpool Victoria) (0.000%)
Project Contact , RITICS (0.000%)
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Abstract The global energy sector is facing considerable pressure arising from climate change, depletion of fossil fuels and geopolitical issues around the location of remaining fossil fuel reserves. Energy networks are vitally important enablers for the UK energy sector and therefore UK industry and society. Energy networks exist primarily to exploit and facilitate temporal and spatial diversity in energy production and use and to exploit economies of scale where they exist. The pursuit of Net Zero presents many complex interconnected challenges which reach beyond the UK and have huge relevance internationally. These challenges vary considerably from region to region due to historical, geographic, political, economic and cultural reasons. As technology and society changes so do these challenges, and therefore the planning, design and operation of energy networks needs to be revisited and optimised. Electricity systems are facing technical issues of bi-directional power flows, increasing long-distance power flows and a growing contribution from fluctuating and low inertia generation sources. Gas systems require significant innovation to remain relevant in a low carbon future. Heat networks have little energy demand market share, although they have been successfully installed in other northern European countries. Other energy vectors such as Hydrogen or bio-methane show great promise but as yet have no significant share of the market. Faced with these pressures, the modernisation of energy networks technology, processes and governance is a necessity if they are to be fit for the future. Good progress has been made in de-carbonisation in some areas but this has not been fast enough, widespread enough across vectors or sectors and not enough of the innovation is being deployed at scale. Effort is required to accelerate the development, scale up the deployment and increase the impact delivered
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Added to Database 05/07/23