My research focuses on the advanced energy system modelling, that has been widely applied to comprehensively assess cost, carbon and security performance of future low-carbon energy systems, covering all vectors and sectors of the energy system. Our novel whole-system analysis approaches and modelling methodologies have been extensively used to inform energy industry, governments and regulatory bodies abut the technical, economic and market challenges associated with future low carbon energy systems including analysis of interaction between different energy vectors and the role and value of emerging energy technologies.
Whole-energy system modelling - Research in this area includes investigation of new concepts, methodologies and tools for optimising short-term operation and long-term investment in future low carbon energy systems. This unique whole-system modelling framework has been used to provide evidence and input to development of energy and carbon policies.
Energy market design - market for energy and flexibility services in low carbon systems, P2P trading, efficient network pricing, business models for decentralised operation and investment.
Integration of renewable energy sources – role and value of emerging technologies and systems in supporting cost effective integration of variable renewable generation, system integration costs.
Distributed energy resources - business case for energy storage technologies, value of demand side response, vehicle to grid.
Security and resilience of future energy infrastructure – reliability performance of energy infrastructure, fundamental review of network operation and design standards.
Energy planning under uncertainties – design of future energy systems under multi-dimensional uncertainties; option value of flexible technologies.
Redent projects with GOVERNMENT bodies
Number of research projects have carried out to inform governments and regulatory bodies about system integration system challenges of transition to a low carbon energy system.Research in this area includes investigation of new concepts, methodologies and tools for optimising short-term operation and long-term investment in future low carbon energy systems. This unique whole-system modelling framework has been used to provide evidence and input to development of energy and carbon policies: "Analysis of Alternative UK Heat Decarbonisation Pathways" (2018), "Roadmap for flexibility services to 2030 " (2017) for the Committee on Climate Change, "An analysis of electricity system flexibility for Great Britain" (2016) for Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, "Can storage help reduce the cost of a future UK electricity system?" (2016) for Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, "System Integration Costs for Alternative Low Carbon Generation Technologies – Policy Implications"(2015) for the Committee on Climate Change, "Fundamental Review of Distribution Network Design Standards" for Energy Network Association (2015), "Integrated Transmission Planning and Regulation" (Ofgem, 2013), "Understanding the balancing challenge" (2012), "Strategic Assessment of the Role and Value of Energy Storage Systems in the UK Low Carbon Energy Future" (2012) for the Department for Energy and Climate Change, "Benefits of EU market Integration" (2013) for European Commission.