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Reference Number EP/S031863/1
Title Energy Revolution Research Consortium - Core - EnergyREV
Status Started
Energy Categories OTHER CROSS-CUTTING TECHNOLOGIES or RESEARCH(Energy system analysis) 50%;
OTHER CROSS-CUTTING TECHNOLOGIES or RESEARCH(Environmental, social and economic impacts) 50%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Politics and International Studies) 20%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Sociology) 20%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 20%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 20%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Architecture and the Built Environment) 20%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Energy modelling) 50%;
Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Other Systems Analysis) 25%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Other sociological economical and environmental impact of energy) 25%;
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 December 2018
End Date 31 March 2023
Duration 52 months
Total Grant Value £9,063,173
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region Scotland
Programme Prospering from the Energy Revolution
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr S McArthur , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde (99.975%)
  Other Investigator Prof M (Matthew ) Leach , Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey (0.001%)
Dr JL Patterson , Architecture, Cardiff University (0.001%)
Dr MM (Mercedes ) Maroto-Valer , School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University (0.001%)
Dr R Ferrero , Electrical Engineering and Electronics, University of Liverpool (0.001%)
Prof R (Rajat ) Gupta , Sch of the Built Environment, Oxford Brookes University (0.001%)
Prof DM Ingram , Energy Systems, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Dr A Armstrong , Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University (0.001%)
Mr D A Elmes , Warwick Business School, University of Warwick (0.001%)
Dr J Radcliffe , Electronic, Electrical and Computer Eng, University of Birmingham (0.001%)
Prof JL (Jillian ) Anable , Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Dr J Wu , Engineering, Cardiff University (0.001%)
Dr C Wilson , Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia (0.001%)
Dr M Sharmina , Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Prof P (Patrick ) Devine-Wright , Geography, University of Exeter (0.001%)
Professor J (Janette ) Webb , School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Dr G Konstantopoulos , Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield (0.001%)
Professor T Green , Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr R Chitchyan , Computer Science, University of Bristol (0.001%)
Dr D (David ) Shipworth , UCL Energy Institute, University College London (0.001%)
Dr C Hepburn , Grantham Research Inst on Climate Change, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) (0.001%)
Dr M Rohse , Fac of Science and Technolog, Anglia Ruskin University (0.001%)
Professor Z Fan , Faculty of Natural Science, Keele University (0.001%)
Professor E Gaura , Ctr for Flow Measure & Fluid Mechanic, Coventry University (0.001%)
Dr SA Kerr , Sch of Energy, Geosci, Infrast & Society, Heriot-Watt University (0.001%)
Dr MJ Hannon , Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , EDF Energy (0.000%)
Project Contact , Babcock International Group plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , National Physical Laboratory (NPL) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Scottish and Southern Energy plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Northern Powergrid (0.000%)
Project Contact , Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (0.000%)
Project Contact , Energy Institute (0.000%)
Project Contact , Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Smarter Grid Solutions (0.000%)
Project Contact , EPSRC National Centre for Energy Systems (0.000%)
Project Contact , Solo Energy (0.000%)
Project Contact , WYG International Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Aquaterra Energy Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Commercial Estates Group Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Electric Future Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Energy Capital (0.000%)
Project Contact , Engie (UK) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Equiwatt Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Hindsight consultancy (0.000%)
Project Contact , Faraday Grid Ltd (0.000%)
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Objectives
Abstract The Committee on Climate Change's most recent assessment of the UK's progress towards meeting its carbon budgets shows that UK emissions are 41% below 1990 levels. The UK Government's Industrial Strategy white paper states that this has been achieved while the economy has grown by two thirds. In our journey to meeting a reduction of at least 80% compared to 1990 levels, the Committee states that we must reduce emissions by at least 3% a year. They also say that despite the above progress we are not currently on track to meet the 2023-27 carbon budget.Clearly, significant further effort and innovation is required to meet our statutory obligations in this area. In line with this, the Government's Industrial Strategy identifies Clean Growth as a grand challenge stating "We will develop smart systems for cheap and clean energy across power, heating and transport ... We will launch a new Industrial Strategy 'Prospering from the energy revolution' programme to develop world-leading local smart energy systems that deliver cheaper and cleaner energy across power, heating and transport". The Industrial Strategy also points out that Innovation in clean growth is critical for low cost, low carboninfrastructure systems, and for realising the industrial opportunities needed to deliver economic benefits. In response to this the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) has launched the Prospering from the Energy Revolution (PFER) programme. It is focused on delivering (by 2022) investable and scalable local business models which use integrated approaches to deliver cleaner, cheaper, energy services for more prosperous and resilient communities. The resulting smart local energy systems should also benefit the national energy system as a whole. It also targets a ten times larger future-investment in local integrated energy systems versus business as usual in the 2020s while creating real world proving grounds to accelerate new products and services to full commercialisation. A major element of the activities is building UK leadership in integrated energy provision.To support the PFER programme, UKRI launched a call to establish the Energy Research Research Consortium (EnergyREV) to support this journey. A workshop was held in Birmingham to form and shape the consortium and to initiate the development of this proposal. The resulting EnergyREV consortium is diverse and highly multidisciplinary, incorporating 88% of the researchers who were selected for the workshop.EnergyREV will work with the Energy Systems Catapult to enable and inform demonstrators and demonstrator design projects (funded by the PFER programme) through their lifetime; undertaking analysis and evaluation, building and driving best practice and, leading knowledge exchange through national and international engagement with policy, academic and industrial communities. Further to this, EnergyREV has shaped and defined a strategic programme of applied interdisciplinary research which aims to achieve significant outputs in the areas of whole energy systems and smart local energy systems. This will inform future energy investment by companies and Government. It will coordinate and integrate existing UK world-class knowledge, research teams and facilities, and through this provide advice, research and innovation support to help ensure the success of the PFER programme.
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Added to Database 06/12/18