Energising Britain Report
Dr Iain Staffell, Dr Malte Jansen and consultants from e4Tech were commissioned by Drax Group to look into…Read more
|Consultant:||Professor Goran Strbac, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering|
|Expertise:||Innovation in low carbon electricity networks|
The challenge was to assess the impact of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and battery electric vehicles (BEV) on the UK distribution network, as well as to identify the type of recharging infrastructure that might be needed. ETI's consortium partners composed of IBM (leader), UK Power Networks, EDF Energy and E.On Engineering will ultimately develop new intelligent systems architecture to be able to meet recharging requirements and a massive increase in demand for electricity.
Professor Goran Strbac provided modelling and analysis of the impact of PHEVs on the operation and design of the UK electricity distribution network.
The findings were then fed into research carried out by the other two carbon reduction projects: “Consumers and Vehicles” and “Economics and Carbon Benefits”.
Professor Strbac and his team on this occasion helped identify the benefits of an intelligent charging infrastructure within a smart grid concept – a form of network that delivers electricity from suppliers to consumers using two-way digital communications.
The achievement of these projects will mark a major milestone in the ETI’s £11million low carbon vehicle plan to roll-out plug-in vehicles across the UK.
IBM was shortlisted for a consultancy award for leading this consortium.
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