Dr Waqquas Bukhsh

Lecturer In Ad Opt & D S Power Systems

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

Waqquas Bukhsh is a National Grid ESO Lecturer in Advanced Optimisation and Decision-support at the Department of Electrical and Electronics engineering. His research is focused on problems at the interface of optimisation and power systems, typically involving high degrees of risk and uncertainty. He is a lead developer of OATS, which is an open-source power system simulation toolbox.

Before joining Strathclyde, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Technical University of Denmark in the Department of Electrical Engineering, and before that, he was a PG student at the University of Edinburgh. He was also a visiting lecturer at the University of Copenhagen.


  • PhD in Operations Research and Optimization, The University of Edinburgh, 2014.
  • BS in Mathematics, COMSATS University, 2008


Hosting capacity assessment of heat pumps and optimised electric vehicle charging on low voltage networks
Edmunds Calum, Galloway Stuart, Dixon James, Bukhsh Waqquas, Elders Ian
Applied Energy (2021)
The impact of interconnectors on the GB electricity sector and European carbon emissions
MacIver Callum, Bukhsh Waqquas, Bell Keith
Energy Policy (2021)
Assessing the value of increasing GB interconnection
Bukhsh Waqquas, MacIver Callum, Bell Keith
Electric Power Systems Research Vol 190 (2021)
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)
Scheduling electric vehicle charging to minimise carbon emissions and wind curtailment
Dixon James, Bukhsh Waqquas, Edmunds Calum, Bell Keith
Renewable Energy (2020)
OATS : Optimisation and Analysis Toolbox for power Systems
Bukhsh W A, Edmunds C, Bell K R W
IEEE Transactions on Power Systems (2020)

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Research interests

Waqquas's research interests lie in the areas of optimisation, networks, algorithm design and analysis, and applications of optimisation to electricty networks.

Professional activities

Calculating capability: powering the future
National Grid Electricity System Operator (NGESO)
Visiting researcher
Supergen Energy Networks Hub - Markets & Regulation Working Group (External organisation)
27th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO)
Keeping the lights on

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Rethinking the Design of Great Britain’s Capacity Market
Bukhsh, Waqquas (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2021
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
Potential benefits of Synchronous Compensators in reducing curtailment costs due to RoCoF considerations
Bukhsh, Waqquas (Principal Investigator) MacIver, Callum (Co-investigator) Nedd, Marcel (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2019
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) Bukhsh, Waqquas (Researcher) Fan, Fulin (Researcher) MacIver, Callum (Researcher) Nedd, Marcel (Researcher)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2019
Realising Energy Storage Technologies in Low-carbon Energy Systems (RESTLESS)
Bell, Keith (Principal Investigator) Bukhsh, Waqquas (Researcher) Hawker, Graeme (Researcher)
01-Jan-2015 - 31-Jan-2019

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