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Reference Number GR/L04863/01
Status Completed
Energy Categories RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Bio-Energy, Other bio-energy) 15%;
ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Residential and commercial) 30%;
RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Solar Energy, Photovoltaics) 15%;
RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Solar Energy, Solar thermal power and high-temp. applications) 5%;
OTHER POWER and STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES(Electric power conversion) 20%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 80%;
Applied Research and Development 20%;
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Physics) 10%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Computer Science and Informatics) 10%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 10%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 10%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Architecture and the Built Environment) 10%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 20%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Town and Country Planning) 5%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Sociology) 15%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 25%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Policy and regulation) 25%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Consumer attitudes and behaviour) 25%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Technology acceptance) 25%;
Principal Investigator Dr JA (Jim ) Halliday
No email address given
Energy Research Unit
STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council)
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 January 1997
End Date 31 March 2000
Duration 39 months
Total Grant Value £190,108
Industrial Sectors No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Region South East
Programme Process Environment and Sustainability
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr JA (Jim ) Halliday , Energy Research Unit, STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council) (99.997%)
  Other Investigator Professor PD Fleming , Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD), De Montfort University (0.001%)
Professor R Hill , Physics, Northumbria University (0.001%)
Professor RK Turner , Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Leicester City Council (0.000%)
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Abstract The aim of the project is to produce a GIS software tool that will allow utilities and urban planners to assess the impact of urban growth and to help manage that growth by optimisation of demand side management, energy saving measures, embedded generation and renewable resources. the project will concentrate on a particular UK city. The first step towards this aim will be a detailed statistical analysis of urban energy demand for a cross section of different consumers. Consumption will be analysed as a function of time-of-day, day-of-week and season. Attitudes towards various energy management strategies will be assessed. This social aspect will be important in estimating the uptake of energy management measures. The GIS software tool will act as a 'front-end' to a simulation model which will be devised to assess energy flows and pollution within the area and how they might be affected by different energy management scenarios. The simulation model will incorporate demand side management (DSM) measures such as variable tariffs, embedded generation such as photovoltaic panels and energy savings strategies such as low-energy light bulbs. Account will be taken of infrastructure limitations, capital and running costs to assess the optimal strategy for a given growth scenario
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Final Report (none)
Added to Database 04/06/07