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Reference Number EP/L015471/1
Title EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks and Smart Grids
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 100%;
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 80%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 20%;
Principal Investigator Dr S McArthur
No email address given
Electronic and Electrical Engineering
University of Strathclyde
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 April 2014
End Date 31 March 2023
Duration 108 months
Total Grant Value £4,459,025
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region Scotland
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr S McArthur , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Professor T Green , Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , National Grid plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Scottish and Southern Energy plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , SP Energy Networks (0.000%)
Project Contact , UK Power Networks (0.000%)
Project Contact , Alstom Grid Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , S&C Electric Europe Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Northern Powergrid (0.000%)
Project Contact , Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Rolls-Royce PLC (0.000%)
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Abstract This Centre will focus on the EPSRC priority area of power networks. It directly focuses on the effect of increases in the use of renewable energy sources on the existing energy supply network and how future network technologies will deal with these challenges. The vision of the Centre is to create a cohort of at least 70 doctoral level engineers prepared for industry, utility, government and academic roles at the heart of innovation and advances in the future power networks. They will be a key cohort in the delivery of the UK's low carbon ambitions and will need creative skills, innovation and the underpinning knowledge in multiple fields to address research domains directed at the heart of the smart grid challenge. The requirement for a smart grid is instrumental for the delivery of low carbon electricity.This Centre will train students in the blend of traditional and emerging power network concepts and advances in information and communication technologies, consumer and demand side technologies, and integrated energy systems required to deliver future networks. We see five key elements to the training. First, an Induction Programme to outline the fundamental topics and challenges. Advanced Topics will then provide Masters level research topic oriented training in the key subjects that would underpin innovation in the networks. Experiential Learning modules will train the students in a wide range of relevant practical topics that develops an awareness of industrial reality and gives the students specific skills. Mini-projects will be used to provide experience of team working across disciplines, to provide an early link with industrial partners and to promote cohort experience. The final element is Continual Professional Development (CPD) and Research Training including elements of the graduate training programmes of our industrial partners. Student development is augmented through an industrial or international secondment being available to every student.
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