Images of Research: Adapting to advance

Synchronicity and the Future Grid

Category: Green recovery

Map of the UK overlaid with clocks, turbines and solar panels connected by a grid

The UK’s net-zero climate commitments mean the grid must close remaining fossil fuel power plants and adapt to increasing weather extremes. To help enable this without compromising consumers’ stable power supplies, we must master the control of power plant synchronicity in a renewables-dominated grid. Our research uses computer simulations and machine learning to contribute to knowledge about synchronicity and blackout avoidance during disturbances, such as weather extremes and plant failures.

Entrant: Jonathan Fallman , Electronic And Electrical Engineering

Copyright: Jonathan Fallman / NASA / Carol M Highsmith

Funding: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC); grant no:


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