About us

grid_lights_250The School of Systems Engineering Energy Research Lab focuses on the development of control methods for the new generation of energy networks - the smart grid - to ensure that the integration of active elements such as renewable energy resources, electric vehicles and energy storage will have positive impacts for both network operators and end users. Our researchers have backgrounds in control theory, software engineering, mathematics and power electronics.

Our current research focuses on methods of distributed agent-based coordination of active elements in the electricity network, including collaborative battery networks; energy storage control algorithms for reducing peak demand in distribution network feeders based on forecasted demand; and managing energy consumption in retail buildings to reduce their carbon footprint and avoid triad charges.

We aim to develop innovative solutions that can be applied in practice and so highly value both academic and industrial collaborative work. Our current projects partners include Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution, National Grid, and Marks and Spencer.

 

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