We facilitate the transition towards a cleaner energy future through our Network and Systems research. We concentrate on 3 focus areas:
- Engineering the future energy networks, including using our campus as a living lab for understanding energy generation, consumption and storage
- Enhancing the security and resilience of electricity grids and associated communications networks
- Modelling of the sociotechnical aspects of energy transitions and future energy systems.
We also work with energy generation and storage companies, community energy cooperatives, as well as mini-grid and off-grid communities.
We have identified stationary, mobile and intermodal energy storage and future energy infrastructures as key strategic areas of growth and we are slowly building our capacity in this field as well. This includes studying local markets and trade dynamics of distributed energy systems with a high renewables fraction, such as community energy, the diffusion of electric vehicles or the hydrogen economy.