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EPSRC Reference: GR/S28082/01
Title: SUPERGEN - Future Network Technologies
Principal Investigator: McDonald, Professor Sir J
Other Investigators:
Wang, Professor H Moore, Professor P Jenkins, Professor N
Popovic, Dr D Kirschen, Professor D Newbery, Professor DMG
Green, Professor RJ Devine-Wright, Professor P Grubb, Professor MJ
Pal, Professor B Lo, Professor KL Fleming, Professor PD
Leach, Professor M Lomas, Professor K Strbac, Professor G
Atkins, Professor JP Bhattarai, Dr KR Trotter, Dr S
Aggarwal, Professor RK Clarke, Professor J Milanovic, Professor JV
Li, Professor F Redfern, Dr MA Dunn, Dr RW
Leithead, Professor WE Bialek, Professor JW Green, Professor T
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
24seven ABB Alstom Group
Carbon Trust Countryside Agency DTI
Econnect Ltd Edison Mission Energy Faraday: INREB - Faraday Partnership
Garrad Hassan & Partners Ltd ICF International National Grid
New & Renewable Energy Ctr NaREC Regenesys Technology Ltd Rolls-Royce Plc
Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) Scottish Power Scottish Renewables Forum
Tata Steel Toshiba United Utilities
URBED Manchester
Department: Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Organisation: University of Strathclyde
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 October 2003 Ends: 30 September 2007 Value (£): 3,419,650
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Energy - Conventional Power Sys Man, Prot & Control
Power Systems Plant Sustainable Energy Networks
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Energy
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This consortium-based research project encompasses the search for engineering solutions to the technical problems of a high reliance on renewable energy resources, the development of economic ideas that support renewable energy, analysis of the social acceptability of engineering solutions and the exploration of scenarios for the far future of the electrical energy system (including the possible substitution of another vector in place of electricity). The consortium offers a unique opportunity in power systems research with its interdisciplinary nature including experts in economics, engineering and environmental areas. Research will be undertaken which is essential in an industrial sector that needs engineering solutions that enable it to operate in a complex and regulated market. The electricity supply industry has a role in a nation'sability to meet its Kyoto Protocol ambitions. The consortium will be able to undertake research that provides an unusually detailed view of possible long term solutions to the problems facing the industry and will be able to inform regulators and policy makers who need to create the incentives that will enable the industry to migrate to that future.
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