Professor Keith Bell

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

Keith Bell joined the University of Strathclyde 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 was appointed to the ScottishPower Chair in Smart Grids in late 2013 and became one of the co-Directors of the UK Energy Research Centre in 2014. In July 2018, along with Ian Cotton, he became Scientific Director of the Electrical Infrastructure Research Hub established by the University of Strathclyde with the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and the University of Manchester and, in April 2019, became a member of the Committee on Climate Change. 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, Ofgem and the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 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

Identification of important locational, physical and economic dimensions in power system transient stability margin estimation
Hamilton Robert I, Papadopoulos Panagiotis N, Bukhsh Waqquas, Bell Keith
IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy Vol 13, pp. 1135-1146 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1109/TSTE.2022.3153843
Implications of reduced fault level and its relationship to system strength : a Scotland case study
Gordon Samuel, Bell Keith, Hong Qiteng
CIGRE Session 2022 (2022)
The growth of distributed generation and associated challenges : a Great Britain case study
Gordon Samuel, McGarry Connor, Bell Keith
IET Renewable Power Generation, pp. 1-14 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1049/rpg2.12416
Which way to net zero? A comparative analysis of seven UK 2050 decarbonisation pathways
Dixon James, Bell Keith, Brush Susan
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Transition Vol 2 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rset.2021.100016
Impact of low inertia and high distributed generation on the effectiveness of under frequency load shedding schemes
Gordon Samuel, McGarry Connor, Tait James Gordon, Bell Keith
IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1109/TPWRD.2021.3137079
Electrical interconnectors : market opportunities, regulatory issues, technology considerations and implications for the GB energy sector
MacIver Callum, Bell Keith RW, Adam Grain P, Xu Lie
Energy Strategy Reviews Vol 38 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.esr.2021.100721

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Teaching

  • Contributor to 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)
  • 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

COP26 Reflections
Participant
16/12/2021
Unpacking the Sixth Carbon Budget - the transition for manufacturing, construction and fossil fuel supply
Chair
15/12/2020
Unpacking the Sixth Carbon Budget - the transition for energy
Chair
14/12/2020
What the Sixth Carbon Budget means for Scotland
Chair
9/12/2020
UKERC-BEIS workshop on future energy markets
Organiser
30/11/2020
UK Universities' COP26 Network (External organisation)
Chair
10/2020

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Projects

Wind Investment Network for effective market Design UKERC flex fund Call 2
Bell, Keith (Principal Investigator) MacIver, Callum (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2023
Low Frequency Demand Disconnection Scheme Operation at Low Inertia
Bell, Keith (Principal Investigator) Nedd, Marcel (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 22-Jan-2022
Credible routes to GB electricity system collapse and the impact of new demand (Supergen FlexiFund)
Colson, Abigail (Principal Investigator) Bedford, Tim (Co-investigator) Bell, Keith (Co-investigator)
10-Jan-2021 - 19-Jan-2022
Electricity market modelling for Imperial Consultants and SSE
MacIver, Callum (Principal Investigator) Bell, Keith (Co-investigator)
08-Jan-2021 - 20-Jan-2021
IAA Balancing the Electricity System – Bulk Despatch
Bukhsh, Waqquas (Principal Investigator) Bell, Keith (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2021
Control React [NIA, subcontracted by TNEI]
Browell, Jethro (Principal Investigator) Bell, Keith (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2021

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Address

Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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