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Reference Number GR/T28836/01
Title SUPERGEN Highly Distributed Power Systems Consortium
Status Completed
Energy Categories OTHER POWER and STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES(Electric power conversion) 10%;
OTHER POWER and STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES(Electricity transmission and distribution) 80%;
OTHER POWER and STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES(Energy storage) 10%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 95%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Civil Engineering) 5%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 80%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy 20%;
Principal Investigator Professor D G Infield
No email address given
Electronic and Electrical Engineering
University of Strathclyde
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 July 2005
End Date 30 September 2009
Duration 51 months
Total Grant Value £2,566,609
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region Scotland
Programme Process Environment and Sustainability
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor D G Infield , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde (99.987%)
  Other Investigator Dr S McArthur , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Dr GM Burt , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Prof GA (Graham ) Ault , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Dr S (Stuart ) Galloway , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Professor J McDonald , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Dr M Ristic , Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr SJ Finney , Institute for Energy and Environment, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Professor B W Williams , Institute for Energy and Environment, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Dr B Boardman , Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Professor GP Hammond , Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath (0.001%)
Dr A Winnett , Economics and International Development, University of Bath (0.001%)
Professor N (Nick ) Jenkins , Engineering, Cardiff University (0.001%)
Professor G (Goran ) Strbac , Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
  Recognised Researcher Mr G Killip , University of Oxford (0.000%)
Dr C Jardine , University of Oxford (0.000%)
Mr M Thomson , Loughborough University (0.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Scottish Power Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Intelligent Power Systems Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , The Turbo Genset Company Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Rolls-Royce PLC (0.000%)
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Objectives
Abstract It is widely anticipated that the power systems of 2030-50 will exhibit vast numbers of small distributed energy resources (DERs) including generators, energy storage devices and controllable loads. Such growth will be seen in the context of displacing existing large generators. The proposed research programme investigates the concepts of coordinating many small DERs such that they contribute to (and are rewarded for) the effective operation of the power system, and thereby contribute to the goals of sustainability and security. Such an arrangement is termed a highly distributed power system (HDPS). A systems approach adopted by the consortium will support the development of modular solutions and methods to enable the realisation of HDPS, and allow the realisation of rigorous analysis methods for integrated technical, economic and environmental appraisal of such systems. The work is structured to address the conceptual design and simulation, frameworks for operation and appraisal,andintegration requirements and device-network interfaces for HDPS. And as a result the research will identify desirable device characteristics, coordination concepts, evaluation mechanisms, market structures and strategies, and engineered modular interface solutions. Fundamentally, the work will identify whether the network support functions should be provided by the effective coordination of millions of low cost distributed sources or should they be concentrated in larger dedicated items ofequipment Effective engagement with industry will allow this consortium to promote innovation to realise the benefits of a future sustainable energy system
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