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Reference Number EP/R002339/1
Title System Transition to Digital Energy
Status Completed
Energy Categories OTHER CROSS-CUTTING TECHNOLOGIES or RESEARCH(Energy system analysis) 50%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Economics and Econometrics) 25%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Computer Science and Informatics) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (General Engineering and Mineral & Mining Engineering) 25%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Other Systems Analysis) 100%
Principal Investigator Dr LE Varga
No email address given
School of Management
Cranfield University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 June 2017
End Date 30 November 2017
Duration 6 months
Total Grant Value £60,466
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region East of England
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr LE Varga , School of Management, Cranfield University (99.997%)
  Other Investigator Professor J Clarkson , Engineering, University of Cambridge (0.001%)
Professor A Tsourdos , Sch of Aerospace, Transport & Manufac, Cranfield University (0.001%)
Professor DW Bunn , Management Science and Operations, London Business School (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , IBM United Kingdom Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Institute For Future Cities (0.000%)
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Abstract This study's overarching goal is to create a step change in our understanding of how digitalisation will impact on the pathway to decarbonise the energy sector. The potential of the Internet of Things promoting the integration of Smart appliances, Storage, Smart Contracts or Electrical Vehicles will underpin volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) scenarios that need to be addressed with architectural solutions, new value streams, and necessary frameworks for effective implementations.Within this scoping study we will evaluate five emergent fields (domains) in terms of their innovative directions, potential impact and pace of change in order to prioritize achievable research themes and develop a research framework for future study of their synergies. This process will create a proof of concept systems model for use in analysis of the energy transition, thereby embedding novel analytical approaches based on technologies that we expect to find in operational energy systems in the future.This proof of concept for energy transition will underpin a major collaborative proposal on energy system transition in VUCA scenarios demonstrating how cyber, physical and social systems are seamlessly interwoven.We consider this scoping study is an essential precursor for successful transition to digital data-driven energy futures enhancing people's lives and interactions with their energy environment. The ambition includes identifying opportunities to capture real-world data, such as that from social media, smart meters, which suggest changing and novel patterns of energy supply and demand, and to use this to derive improved transition pathways.
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