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

Metrics for determining the frequency stability limits of a power system : a GB case study
Nedd Marcel, Bukhsh Waqquas, MacIver Callum, Bell Keith
Electric Power Systems Research (2020)
Evaluating the likely temporal variation in electric vehicle charging demand at popular amenities using smartphone locational data
Dixon James, Elders Ian, Bell Keith
IET Intelligent Transport Systems, pp. 1-8 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-its.2019.0351
Making energy system models useful : good practice in the modelling of multiple vectors
Hawker Graeme S, Bell Keith R W
WIREs: Energy and Environment Vol 9 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1002/wene.363
Containing a credible loss to within frequency stability limits in a low inertia GB power system
Nedd Marcel, Browell Jethro, Bell Keith, Booth Campbell
IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1109/TIA.2019.2959996
Keeping the car clean : smart EV charging to support renewables
Dixon James, Bukhsh Waqquas, Edmunds Calum, Bell Keith
ETP 8th Annual Conference 2019, pp. 1 (2019)
On the ease of being green : an investigation of the inconvenience of electric vehicle charging
Dixon James, Andersen Peter Bach, Bell Keith, Træholt Chresten
Applied Energy, pp. 1-54 (2019)

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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

Northern Ireland Reforming Energy Vision
Speaker
9/12/2019
MISSION ZERO BUSINESS SUMMIT
Speaker
12/11/2019
PowerSwarm: Future Electricity Networks and Ancillary Services
Organiser
5/9/2019
Digital Planet
Interviewee
6/8/2019
The perspective of the Committee on Climate Change on energy system integration
Keynote speaker
23/7/2019
The Economic Provision of Frequency Response in a Low Carbon Future
Examiner
4/7/2019

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Projects

NIA Project: Application of convex optimisation to enhance National Grid's NOA process
Bukhsh, Waqquas (Principal Investigator) Bell, Keith (Co-investigator)
16-Jan-2019 - 15-Jan-2021
Sustainable Security of Supply in a Low Carbon Electricity System: Climate XChange
Bell, Keith (Principal Investigator) Dysko, Adam (Co-investigator) Egea Alvarez, Agusti (Co-investigator) Papadopoulos, Panagiotis (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 29-Jan-2021
OREC EIRH
Bell, Keith (Principal Investigator) Anaya-Lara, Olimpo (Co-investigator) Burt, Graeme (Co-investigator) Stewart, Brian (Co-investigator) Xu, Lie (Co-investigator)
04-Jan-2018 - 03-Jan-2023
Electricity system analysis and policy
Bell, Keith (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 03-Jan-2018
Value of Interconnection in a Changing Electricity System
Bell, Keith (Principal Investigator) Nedd, Marcel (Co-investigator) MacIver, Callum (Co-investigator) Bukhsh, Waqquas (Co-investigator) Fan, Fulin (Co-investigator)
02-Jan-2018 - 29-Jan-2019
The value of Interconnection in a Changing EU Electricity system
Bell, Keith (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2019

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Address

Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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