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Decarbonising heat experts at Imperial recognised for outstanding research


Dr Danny Pudjianto recieving his award at the annual Energy Systems Integration Group meeting in Albuqu

The Energy Systems Integration Group has awarded Goran Strbac and Danny Pudjianto an Excellence Award for their work on decarbonising heat.

At the recent annual Energy Systems Integration Group (ESIG) meeting in Albuquerque the organisation announced the winners of its 2019 Excellence Awards. This year they included citations for Professor Goran Strbac and Dr Danny Pudjianto of Imperial College London for their leadership and contributions to the Heating Sector Decarbonization Study.

"I am very flattered to receive the award from ESIG, they are definitely one of the key organisations working globally on the issue of how we can build an integrated energy system,” says Professor Strbac, “I am also delighted to be sharing it with Danny, he deserves as much credit and has been a key member of my team and helped lead this work for many years."

Professor Goran Strbac (right) and Professor Tim Green
Professor Goran Strbac (right) and Professor Tim Green

ESIG, originally created in 1989 as the Utility Wind Integration Group, is focused on supporting the role energy systems integration can play in the energy systems of the future.  Their work includes providing information, education and networking opportunities to people working in the area, including academia, industry and government.

Professor Strbac and Dr Pudjianto have been very active on this sphere for many years including a very influential report on Alternative UK Heat Decarbonisation Pathways for the Committee on Climate Change last year.

“I have worked with Goran for many years and he has always been a great collaborator,” says Professor Time Green, Co-Director Energy Futures Lab, “I am not surprised to see himself and Danny be recognised in this way, it is an important topic and they are very much at the forefront of the community thinking about the problem.”

Energy Futures Lab are also leading a 5-year project, IDLES, to tackle the issue of the evidence that is used by governments and businesses to formulate their strategies around the long-term evolution of energy systems.


Neasan O'Neill

Neasan O'Neill
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