Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesThe Grantham Institute for Climate Change

Imperial College Research Fellow



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Oytun Babacan investigates environmental, technical, and economic issues of integrating energy storage and renewables into urban and rural settings. He is interested in decarbonisation pathways for existing power systems through decentralisation and electric power market reforms where individuals and communities would have greater control over their energy choices. He also studies carbon mitigation pathways with a focus on energy and climate impacts of emerging technologies.

He was previously at University of California San Diego, where he worked on a range of different projects such as solar resource forecasting using sky imagers, grid-connected performance testing of battery modules, and power system modelling of cities and micro-grids that heavily adopt solar photovoltaics and energy storage systems. He completed his graduate studies at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and University of California San Diego.



Babacan O, Abdulla A, Hanna R, et al., 2018, Unintended Effects of Residential Energy Storage on Emissions from the Electric Power System, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol:52, ISSN:0013-936X, Pages:13600-13608

Babacan O, Ratnam EL, Disfani VR, et al., 2017, Distributed energy storage system scheduling considering tariff structure, energy arbitrage and solar PV penetration, Applied Energy, Vol:205, ISSN:0306-2619, Pages:1384-1393

Bright JM, Babacan O, Kleissl J, et al., 2017, A synthetic, spatially decorrelating solar irradiance generator and application to a LV grid model with high PV penetration, Solar Energy, Vol:147, ISSN:0038-092X, Pages:83-98

Babacan O, Torre W, Kleissl J, 2017, Siting and sizing of distributed energy storage to mitigate voltage impact by solar PV in distribution systems, Solar Energy, Vol:146, ISSN:0038-092X, Pages:199-208

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