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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks & Smart Grids

The way in which we produce and consume energy is changing. We can no longer rely on the centralised power generation model of yesterday, to solve the global energy challenge of providing clean, affordable and reliable energy.

The power system of tomorrow is being shaped by climate change policy, socio-economic pressures and technological advances in materials science, power electronics, communications and data processing.

Two of the UK’s leading research institutions for power systems, the University of Strathclyde and Imperial College London, have combined their expertise and world-class facilities to establish a centre that will address this global energy challenge. It has been designed to produce world-leading engineers with the cross-disciplinary expertise needed to help realise the future low carbon smart grid.

The centre is supported by the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), in partnership with leading UK engineering consultancies, equipment manufacturers and network operators. A unique training and research programme blends together leading-edge information and communications technology solutions, radical new power systems architectures and innovative market mechanisms to support the increasing renewable energy deployment and electrification of transportation and heating.

Our News

  • Lovely Weather We're Having

    Euan Morris's project entitled “Spatial and Temporal Clustering of Fault Events on the GB Transmission Network” was presented at the Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems conference in October 2016 held in Beijing, PR China.

  • Changing System's Inertia

    Marcel Nedd's project aims to answer the question: how much fast energy response does the GB power system need in the future and what are the options for delivering it?

  • Interconnection of Microgrids for Emerging Economies

    Jonathan Bowes' research investigates connecting together small systems to share energy.

Our Events

  • Wed
    Apr
    5

    Review: Lewis Hunter

    Review of Medium Voltage DC technologies for utility scale power distribution and control.

  • Wed
    Apr
    19

    Review: Juilecio Dos Santos Laranjeira

    Review of PhD Progress.

  • Wed
    May
    10
    All Energy Conference

    The free-to-attend annual conference and exhibition brings together the UK’s largest group of buyers from the bioenergy, solar, offshore and onshore wind, hydropower and wave & tidal sectors, as well as those involved in energy storage, heat, low carbon transport and sustainable cities solutions.