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Reference Number EP/S032622/1
Title Supergen Storage Network Plus 2019
Status Started
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Energy storage) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 25%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Chemical Engineering) 25%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 65%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Other sociological economical and environmental impact of energy) 25%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 10%;
Principal Investigator Dr Y Ding
No email address given
Inst of Particle Science & Engineering
University of Leeds
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 02 September 2019
End Date 01 September 2025
Duration 72 months
Total Grant Value £1,012,009
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region Yorkshire & Humberside
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr Y Ding , Inst of Particle Science & Engineering, University of Leeds (99.982%)
  Other Investigator Professor PC Eames , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Loughborough University (0.001%)
Dr C Patsios , Electrical, Electronic & Computer Eng, Newcastle University (0.001%)
Prof J (Jihong ) Wang , School of Engineering, University of Warwick (0.001%)
Dr Y Li , Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham (0.001%)
Professor PC (Phil ) Taylor , Engineering, Durham University (0.001%)
Dr SE Dutton , Physics, University of Cambridge (0.001%)
Professor P Bruce , Chemistry, University of St Andrews (0.001%)
Professor NP (Nigel ) Brandon , Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr A (Andrew ) Cruden , Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton (0.001%)
Professor S Islam , Materials, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Dr CN Markides , Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr A Gormally , Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University (0.001%)
Professor CP Grey , Chemistry, University of Cambridge (0.001%)
Dr J Radcliffe , Electronic, Electrical and Computer Eng, University of Birmingham (0.001%)
Professor S (Seamus ) Garvey , Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Nottingham (0.001%)
Dr P Shearing , Chemical Engineering, University College London (0.001%)
Dr J (James ) Marco , School of Engineering, Cranfield University (0.001%)
Professor G (Goran ) Strbac , Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Atkins (0.000%)
Project Contact , Babcock International Group plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Newcastle University (0.000%)
Project Contact , Jaguar Land Rover Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Johnson Matthey plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , National Grid plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , ABB Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Scottish and Southern Energy plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , ITM Power PLC (0.000%)
Project Contact , Cenex (0.000%)
Project Contact , Nexeon Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , SP Energy Networks (0.000%)
Project Contact , PassivSystems Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Highview Power Storage (0.000%)
Project Contact , Williams Advanced Engineering (0.000%)
Project Contact , Yuasa Battery UK Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Northern Powergrid (0.000%)
Project Contact , Siemens plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , OXIS Energy Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Northern Gas Networks (0.000%)
Project Contact , The Alan Turing Institute (0.000%)
Project Contact , Rolls-Royce PLC (0.000%)
Project Contact , Heatcatcher Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Advanced Propulsion Centre UK Ltd (APC) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Innovatium Group Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Aggregated Micro Power Holdings (0.000%)
Project Contact , Flexible Power Systems (0.000%)
Project Contact , H J Enthoven & Sons (0.000%)
Project Contact , International Energy Storage Alliance (0.000%)
Project Contact , Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (0.000%)
Project Contact , Penso Power (0.000%)
Project Contact , Pivot Power LLP (0.000%)
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Abstract Energy Storage (ES) has a key role to play as a part of whole UK and global energy systems, by providing flexibility, enhancing affordability, security and resilience against supply uncertainties, and addressing the huge challenges related to the climate change. Following UKRI investment over the last decade, the UK is in a strong position internationally in ES research and innovation. Although areas of UK expertise are world leading, there is little interaction between these areas and interplaying disciplines e.g. artificial intelligence, data and social sciences. This fragmentation limits the community's ability to deliver significant societal impact and threatens the continuity of delivering research excellence, missing opportunities as a result. Consequently, there is now an urgent need for the ES community to connect, convene and communicate more effectively. The proposed Supergen Storage Network Plus 2019 project (ES-Network+) responds to this need by bringing together 19 leading academics at different career stages across 12 UK institutions, with complementary energy storage (ES) related expertise and the necessary multidisciplinary balance to deliver the proposed programme.The aim of the ES-Network+ is to create a dynamic, forward-looking and sustainable platform, connecting and serving people from diverse backgrounds across the whole ES value chain including industry, academia and policymakers. As a focal point for the ES community, we will create, exchange and disseminate ES knowledge with our stakeholders. We will nurture early career researchers (ECR) in ES and establish ambitious, measurable goals for equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). We will complement existing activities (e.g. Faraday Institution, UKERC, Energy Systems Catapult, CREDS, other Supergen Hubs) to serve the UK's needs, delivering impact nationally and internationally.The ES-Network+ will convene and support the ES community to deliver societal impact through technological breakthroughs, generating further value from the UKRI ES portfolio. It will be a secure and inclusive eco-system for researchers in ES & related fields to access, innovate, build and grow their UK and international networks. It is distinctive from the current Supergen Storage Hub: We have a PI with non-electrochemical background, an expanded investigator team with complementary expertise in energy network integration, mechanical and inter-seasonal thermal ES, hybrid storage with digital knowledge, cold storage, transport with ES integration, ES materials measurement & imaging and social science with policy implications. Early career researchers will hold key positions within the ES-Network+ and we will underpin all of our work with EDI values. We will develop an authoritative whitepaper for steering ES related decision-making, giving an overview of the ES community and a technical view on how ES research should be steered going forward.The team is extremely well-connected to the ES industry and the wider energy community and has secured 57 supporting organisations, including energy production, transmission, distribution & network operation, specialist aggregators of heat & power, storage technology developers and integrators; ES related manufacturers, ES related recycling; and research institutes/centres/hubs/networks/associations both nationally and internationally. The supporting organisations also bring in a significant amount of extra resources to ensure a successful delivery of the ES-Network+.

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