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Reference Number EP/I035773/1
Title Adaptation and Resilience In Energy Systems (ARIES)
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Energy system analysis) 75%;
Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Oil and Gas, Other oil and gas) 5%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 5%;
Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Environmental, social and economic impacts) 15%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Geography and Environmental Studies) 20%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Economics and Econometrics) 20%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Business and Management Studies) 20%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 20%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 20%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Systems Analysis related to energy R&D 50%;
Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Energy modelling) 50%;
Principal Investigator Professor GP Harrison
No email address given
Energy Systems
University of Edinburgh
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 November 2011
End Date 31 October 2015
Duration 48 months
Total Grant Value £771,708
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region Scotland
Programme Energy Multidisciplinary Applications
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor GP Harrison , Energy Systems, University of Edinburgh (99.996%)
  Other Investigator Dr V Venugopal , Energy Systems, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Dr J Chick , Energy Systems, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Dr A Kerr , School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Dr RLH Essery , School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , The Scottish Government (0.000%)
Project Contact , National Grid plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , ETI (Energy Technologies Institute) (0.000%)
Project Contact , British Hydropower Association (0.000%)
Project Contact , Scottish Power Renewables Ltd (0.000%)
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Abstract The energy supply sector is undergoing massive technological changes to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, the climate is progressively changing creating new challenges for energy generation, networks and demand. The Adaptation and Resilience in Energy Systems (ARIES) project aims to understand how climate change will affect the UK gas and electricity systems and in particular its 'resilience'. A resilient energy system is one that can ensure secure balance between energy supply and demand despite internal and external developments such as climate change. The physical changes in climate up to 2050 coincide with the energy sector moving towards a low-carbon future, with massive renewables targets, new smart grid infrastructure and more active demand management. As such, it is of importance to identify whether new technology and policy strategies for reducing emissions also imply changes in energy system resilience. A particular concern is that increasingly large renewable energy targets aimed at decarbonisation may create new vulnerabilities given the weather-dependency of renewable energy sources. With affordable, secure energy critical to the UK economy it is imperative to fully understand the risk posed by changing climate for the energy supply sector and its infrastructure. ARIES will develop new methods to model the impacts of climate changes on current and new energy generation technologies and understand its effect on gas and electricity demand. It will identify the impacts that these new supply and demand patterns have on energy system resilience and will suggest changes or adaptation that can 'build-in' resilience
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Added to Database 28/11/11