Imperial College London


Faculty of Engineering

Director of the Energy Futures Laboratory (EFL)



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Ms Beata Cypcar +44 (0)20 7594 5865




Energy Futures Lab, Electrical Eng BuildingElectrical EngineeringSouth Kensington Campus





Since February 2014 I have been director of The Energy Future Lab at Imperial with responsibility for facilitating interdisciplinary research and postgraduate education in energy and in coordinating its dissemination. I remain Deputy Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. I lead the EPSRC hub in energy networks, HubNet, based on a core of 8 UK universities and a Grand Challenge EPSRC project on infrastructure technologies for the future network, The Transformation of the Top and Tail.

As a research group, we focus on the analysis and technology to support the development of a low carbon electricity supply network that is able to accommodate variable renewable sources and new widespread electric vehicle charging while still delivering a cost effective and very reliable service. My research specialisation is in power electronics for use in power systems. At the high power end of the system this is focused on High-Voltage DC transmission for collection of off-shore wind energy and international inter-connection. In the lower power distribution system, the focus is on managing photovoltaic sources and contributing to voltage regulation. This work is supported by EPSRC, Alstom Grid, National Grid and UK Power Networks

I teach an introductory module in power engineering to Electrical and Electronic Engineering students and specialised modules in later years. Until recently I was also director of undergraduate studies for the department.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Merlin MMC, Green TC, Mitcheson PD, et al., 2014, The Alternate Arm Converter: A New Hybrid Multilevel Converter With DC-Fault Blocking Capability, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, Vol:29, ISSN:0885-8977, Pages:310-317

Pipelzadeh Y, Chaudhuri B, Green TC, 2013, Control Coordination Within a VSC HVDC Link for Power Oscillation Damping: A Robust Decentralized Approach Using Homotopy, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol:21, ISSN:1063-6536, Pages:1270-1279

Rogers DJ, Green TC, 2013, An Active-Shunt Diverter for On-load Tap Changers, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, Vol:28, ISSN:0885-8977, Pages:649-657

Soto D, Green TC, 2002, Comparison of high-power converter topologies for the implementation of FACTS controllers, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol:49, ISSN:0278-0046, Pages:1072-1080

Barklund E, Pogaku N, Prodanovic M, et al., 2008, Energy Management in Autonomous Microgrid Using Stability-Constrained Droop Control of Inverters, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Vol:23, ISSN:0885-8993, Pages:2346-2352

Skea J, Anderson D, Green T, et al., 2008, Intermittent renewable generation and the cost of maintaining power system reliability, IET Generation Transmission & Distribution, Vol:2, ISSN:1751-8687, Pages:82-89


Merlin MMC, Green TC, Mitcheson PD, et al., 2010, A new hybrid multi-level voltage-source converter with DC fault blocking capability

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