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Reference Number EP/S00078X/2
Title Supergen Energy Networks hub 2018
Status Started
Energy Categories OTHER POWER and STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES(Electricity transmission and distribution) 70%;
OTHER CROSS-CUTTING TECHNOLOGIES or RESEARCH(Environmental, social and economic impacts) 15%;
OTHER CROSS-CUTTING TECHNOLOGIES or RESEARCH(Energy Economics) 15%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Economics and Econometrics) 10%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Politics and International Studies) 10%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 80%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 80%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Policy and regulation) 20%;
Principal Investigator Professor PC (Phil ) Taylor
No email address given
Engineering
Durham University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 July 2020
End Date 30 September 2023
Duration 39 months
Total Grant Value £3,770,861
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region North East
Programme Energy : Energy
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor PC (Phil ) Taylor , Engineering, Durham University (99.992%)
  Other Investigator Dr F Li , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Bath (0.001%)
Professor V Terzija , Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Dr R Preece , Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Dr V Levi , Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Dr A Parisio , Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Dr J Wu , Engineering, Cardiff University (0.001%)
Professor P Taylor , Process, Environmental and Material Eng, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Dr SL Walker , Fac of Engineering and Environment, Northumbria University (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , University of Leeds (0.000%)
Project Contact , RWE npower plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Oxford (0.000%)
Project Contact , Cardiff University (0.000%)
Project Contact , Keele University (0.000%)
Project Contact , Ofgem (0.000%)
Project Contact , Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , The Scottish Government (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Manchester (0.000%)
Project Contact , Western Power Distribution (0.000%)
Project Contact , Toshiba Research Europe Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Bath (0.000%)
Project Contact , UK Energy Research Centre (0.000%)
Project Contact , Leeds City Council (0.000%)
Project Contact , Swanbarton Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , UK Power Networks (0.000%)
Project Contact , Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (0.000%)
Project Contact , Northern Powergrid (0.000%)
Project Contact , WSP (0.000%)
Project Contact , Energy Systems Catapult Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Siemens plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Wales and West Utilities (0.000%)
Project Contact , Northern Gas Networks (0.000%)
Project Contact , ENA - Energy Networks Association (0.000%)
Project Contact , National Energy Action (0.000%)
Project Contact , The Alan Turing Institute (0.000%)
Project Contact , Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Enzen Global Solutions Private Limited, India (0.000%)
Project Contact , AMT Sybex Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Tata Group UK (0.000%)
Project Contact , École Polytechnique, France (0.000%)
Project Contact , IGEM - Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers (0.000%)
Project Contact , Applied Energy UNiLAB on Synergies between Energy Networks (0.000%)
Project Contact , Cadscan Limited (0.000%)
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Objectives
Abstract Energy networks are vitally important enablers for the UK energy sector and therefore UK industry and society. The energy trilemma (energy security, environmental impact and social cost) presents many complex interconnected challenges which reach beyond the UK and have huge relevance internationally. These challenges vary considerably from region to region, and change as a result of technology and society changes. Therefore, the planning, design and operation of energy networks needs to be revisited and optimised. Current energy networks research does not fully embrace a whole systems approach and is therefore not developing a deep enough understanding of the interconnected and interdependent nature of energy network infrastructure.The Supergen Energy Networks Hub will provide leadership, a core research programme and mechanisms/funding for the energy networks community to grow and come together to develop this deeper understanding and explore opportunities to shape energy networks which are fit for the future.The research component of the Hub's activities comprises an interconnected and complementary series of work packages. The work packages are: WP1: Understanding, Shaping and Challenging; WP2: Energy Network Infrastructure; WP3: ICT and Data; WP4: Policy and Society; WP5: Markets and Regulation; WP6: Risk and Uncertainty. WP1 incorporates a co-evolutionary approach and brings the other work packages together in a structured way. WP2 is the backbone of the research, dealing with the physical infrastructure in a multi vector manner from the outset. WP3 to WP6 deal with aspects of energy networks that cut across, and are equally valid, for all vectors and have the ability to integrate and modernise network infrastructures. All work packages will consider both planning and design as well as operational aspects. Experimental work and demonstrators will be essential to progress in energy networks research and the Hub will bring these facilities to bear through WP1.The Hub will engage with the energy networks communities throughout the research programme, to ensure that the work is informed by best practice and that the findings are widely visible and understood.The main objectives of the communication and engagement activities will be to ensure the energy networks academic community are connected and coherent, and that their work has a high profile and deep level of understanding in the relevant Industrial, Governmental and Societal communities both nationally and internationally. This will maximise the chances of high impact outcomes in the energy networks space as well as promoting energy networks as an exciting and dynamic area to carry out research, thus attracting the brightest minds to get involved.Communication and engagement activities will be a constant feature of the Hub and will be particularly energetic during the first twelve months in order to rapidly establish a brand, and an open and supportive culture within the relevant communities. Engagement activities will as far as possible be carried out in conjunction with other key organisations in the energy space, to maximise the value of the engagement activities.The Hub aims to become a beacon for equality, diversity and inclusion. Our mission is to enhance equality of opportunity and create a positive, flourishing, safe and inclusive environment for everyone associated with the Hub, from staff, students, Advisory Board members and general Hub representation (at conferences, workshops and reviews). We recognise the need and the challenges to support early career researchers, and improve the balance of protected characteristics across the entire Hub community, such as race or ethnicity, gender reassignment, disability, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, pregnancy or maternity status, marital status or socio-economic background.
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