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Professor Keith Bell

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

Keith Bell is the ScottishPower Professor of Smart Grids at the University of Strathclyde and, since May 2014, one of the co-Directors of the UK Energy Research Centre. He joined the University in 2005 having previously worked as a researcher in Bath, Manchester and Naples and as a system development engineer in the electricity supply industry in Britain. He is an invited expert member of CIGRE Study Committee C1 on System Development and Economics, a member of the Executive Board of the Power Systems Computation Conference and a member of the Executive Committee of the IET Power Academy, an initiative to promote electric power engineering as a graduate career in the UK. He is a Chartered Engineer and, at different times, has advised the Scottish Government, the Republic of Ireland government, the Northern Ireland Executive, Ofgem and the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change on power systems issues as well as being active in a number of engineering research projects in collaboration with UK and European industry and academic partners.

Publications

Innovation in regulated electricity distribution networks : a review of the effectiveness of Great Britain’s low carbon network fund
Frame Damien, Hannon Matthew, Bell Keith, McArthur Stephen
Energy Policy Vol 118, pp. 121-132, (2018)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2018.02.033
Assessing domestic heat storage requirements for energy flexibility over varying timescales
Allison John, Bell Keith, Clarke Joe, Cowie Andrew, Elsayed Ahmed, Flett Graeme, Oluleye Gbemi, Hawkes Adam, Hawker Graeme, Kelly Nick, Manuela Marinho de Castro Maria, Sharpe Tim, Shea Andy, Strachan Paul, Tuohy Paul
Applied Thermal Engineering Vol 136, pp. 602-616, (2018)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2018.02.104
Fabric integrated thermal storage : unlocking local energy systems
Hawker Graeme, Bell Keith, Flett Graeme Hamilton, Allison John, Cowie Andrew, Kelly Nicolas
UK Energy Storage Conference 2018, (2018)
Enhanced, risk-based system development process : a case study from the Belgian transmission network
Bukhsh Waqquas, Bell Keith, Vergnol Arnaud, Weynants Antoine, Sprooten Jonathan
20th Power System Computation Conference, (2018)
Delivering a highly distributed electricity system : technical, regulatory and policy challenges
Bell Keith, Gill Simon
Energy Policy Vol 113, pp. 765-777, (2018)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2017.11.039
Local pathways to low-carbon domestic heat : exploring the options in the UK
Hawker Graeme, Bell Keith, Flett Graeme, Allison John, Cowie Andrew, Kelly Nicolas
International Conference on Energy Systems Integration, (2017)

more publications

Teaching

  • Module registrar for EE576/976 (Power System Economics, Markets and Asset Management)
  • Module registar for EE807 (Managing Risk and Uncertainty in Grid Operation) delivered within the Centre for Doctoral Training on Future Networks
  • Contributor to EE986 (Assignment and Professional Studies)
  • Contributor to EE962 (Power Systems and Wind Integration 1) delivered within the Centre for Doctoral Training on Wind Energy Systems
  • Supervisor of 4th year undergraduate projects, MSc projects, and projects in the Centres for Doctoral Training on Wind Energy Systems and Future Networks
  • Strathclyde representative on the IET Power Academy Executive

 

Research interests

  • Power system planning and operation and 'smart grids'
  • Power system economics, markets and regulation
  • Energy policy and energy system modelling
  • Managing risk in power systems and use of statistical methods and intelligent systems
  • Grid integration of renewables

Professional activities

Introduction to Power Systems (EE888)
Participant
2015

more professional activities

Projects

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks and Smart Grids | Flower, Jack
Bell, Keith (Principal Investigator) Hawker, Graeme (Co-investigator) Flower, Jack (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2016 - 01-Oct-2020
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks and Smart Grids | Leavy, Aaron
Xu, Lie (Principal Investigator) Bell, Keith (Co-investigator) Leavy, Aaron (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2015 - 01-Oct-2019
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks and Smart Grids | moretti, David
Galloway, Stuart (Principal Investigator) Bell, Keith (Co-investigator) moretti, David (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2015 - 01-Oct-2019
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks and Smart Grids | Dixon, James
Bell, Keith (Principal Investigator) Booth, Campbell (Co-investigator) Dixon, James (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2015 - 01-Jan-2020
CXC fellowship: Effectiveness of Policies and Interventions
Galloway, Stuart (Principal Investigator) Bell, Keith (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Sep-2016 - 30-Aug-2018
ClimateXChange Post Doctoral Fellowship (Christian Calvillo)
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator) Bell, Keith (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2016 - 09-Oct-2018

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Address

Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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