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Reference Number EP/G031681/1
Title SUPERGEN HDPS - CORE
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 Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 75%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Civil Engineering) 5%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Architecture and the Built Environment) 5%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Economics and Econometrics) 5%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Business and Management Studies) 5%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Sociology) 5%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 80%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Policy and regulation) 5%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Consumer attitudes and behaviour) 5%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Other sociological economical and environmental impact of energy) 10%;
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 October 2009
End Date 30 September 2013
Duration 48 months
Total Grant Value £4,177,322
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region Scotland
Programme Energy : Energy
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor D G Infield , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde (99.977%)
  Other Investigator Prof S (Simon ) Watson , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Loughborough University (0.001%)
Dr M Thomson , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Loughborough University (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%)
Prof KRW (Keith ) Bell , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Dr JE Fletcher , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Dr I Kockar , 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%)
Prof NJ (Nick ) Eyre , Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Professor GP Hammond , Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath (0.001%)
Dr MC McManus , Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath (0.001%)
Dr A Winnett , Economics and International Development, University of Bath (0.001%)
Dr TT (Timothy ) Cockerill , Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Professor P McGregor , Economics, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Mr C Johnstone , Mechanical Engineering, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Professor N (Nick ) Jenkins , Engineering, Cardiff University (0.001%)
Dr J Ekanayake , Engineering, Cardiff University (0.001%)
Dr N Kelly , Energy Systems Research Unit, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Professor G (Goran ) Strbac , Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Professor T Green , Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
  Recognised Researcher Dr C Jardine , University of Oxford (0.000%)
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Objectives
Abstract The HiDEF consortium will explore highly decentralised energy futures. At the core of this is a sustainable electricity supply system that makes optimum use of decentralised assets and in which energy consumers participate actively in appropriately structured decentralised markets. This major change from the present arrangement, where most consumers are passive users of externally supplied energy services, will require new attitudes to energy and new ways working. The technical, market and social aspects of this transformation will be addressed in detail by the multi-disciplinary consortium that has been formed to embrace power system engineers, experts in electricity markets and researchers aware of the social and perceptual challenges.The technical developments that underpin the changes outlined above are the development of new high efficiency micro-CHP units (including the latest high temperature solid oxide fuel cells), the development of ever cheaper PV and micro-wind systems and the role out of smart electricity meters that will facilitate the involvement of even domestic consumers in demand side management. As time varying renewable sources become increasing prevalent in electricity supply, both in the form of small decentralised generators, and in the form of major offshore wind farms, tidal and wave energy installations, the role of highly decentralised load management will become ever more important. In addition the power electronic interfaces of decentralised generators can be used to provide more than just power - with suitable control other important network services like local voltage control, and even system frequency control, can be contributed.The consortium builds on the important work undertaken by the Highly Distributed Power Systems (HDPS) project that established base line models for the new technologies, developed suitable scenarios, and developed the cell concept of delivery
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