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Reference Number EP/D002133/1
Title Integrated Energy Initiative: Innovative Power Networks, Demand/Supply side Integration and Nuclear Engineering
Status Completed
Energy Categories Nuclear Fission and Fusion(Nuclear Fusion) 5%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 80%;
Nuclear Fission and Fusion(Nuclear Fission) 5%;
Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Environmental, social and economic impacts) 10%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 75%;
Systems Analysis related to energy R&D 20%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy 5%;
Principal Investigator Professor J McDonald
No email address given
Electronic and Electrical Engineering
University of Strathclyde
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 October 2005
End Date 30 September 2010
Duration 60 months
Total Grant Value £2,730,749
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region Scotland
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor J McDonald , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Mr P Tyler , Research and Consultancy Services, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , University of St Andrews (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Edinburgh (0.000%)
Project Contact , Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Manchester (0.000%)
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Abstract The research streams to be undertaken by the new academic and research staff are as follows:Power System Operation, Management, Control and Protection:The definition and understanding of innovative, self-contained power systems (SCPS); adaptive protection methods for micro-grids and SCPS; power network protection and control system integration; distributed intelligence for system automation; investigation of the 'intelligent power network' concept; system-wide fault management;communications architectures and measurement methods; power electronic systems and their impacts on SCPS design and management.Demand Side & Supply Side Coordination and Energy Efficiency:Optimised demand and supply matching in self-contained power systems (SCPS); integration of small-scale, low carbon technologies (PV, ?CHP, ducted wind turbines, fuel cells etc) within load centres; energy efficiency methods and technologies to reduce demand for energy and to reshape the demandprofile to bettermatch available fuel and power; new frameworks to direct energy source selections; investigation of integrated modelling and simulation methods for both demand and supply domains; impact assessment on the urban environment; multiple criteria analysis of the economic, technical and design elements in energy systems.Nuclear Engineering Process Measurement and Control:Reactor and associated plant monitoring, asset management and life-time assessment; safe/optimised operation andcontrol of existing nuclear plant generations; diagnostics for fission reactors including monitoring of reactor core integrity; investigation of graphite core behaviour and degradation characteristics; core structural integrity assessment; novel SCADA systems and intelligent diagnostic methods; novel sensors to monitor and control experimental fusion reactor operation; optical sensor materials capable of withstanding irradiation with enhanced dynamic ranges and sensitivities.We wish to build onthese three themes in two major respects: the addition of complementary research; and, the combination of these three activities in order to establish an international centre of excellence in integrated energy systems research
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