The world is facing the double challenge of a climate crisis and an energy crisis. Research and development and innovation can accelerate our transition to net zero.
Our researchers, engineers and innovators are leaders in their fields and work with diverse partners to find solutions
We're innovating to help Britain achieve Net Zero
Building and operating a reliable low carbon electricity system
Using electricity to decarbonise other sectors
Innovating for hard-to-abate activities
Cleaning up what's left over
Our Researchers have had numerous academic papers published on a variety of interesting technical topics
Smart Customers - key research areas of Global and Local Energy Systems; People, Processes & Buildings and Data Acquisition
2019, M.Rogall, M. Brucoli "On the utilisation of the pseudo-capacitive capabilities of Li-ion cells for the provision of frequency response services"
2018, V. Trovato, A. Bialecki and A. Dallagi "Unit committment with inertia-dependent and multi-speed allocation of frequency response services", IEEE Transactions on Power Systems
2018, V. Trovato, I. Martinez-Sanaz, B. Chaudhuri and G. Strbac, "Preventing cascading tripping of distributed generators during non-islanding conditions using thermostatic loads", International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems
2017, V. Trovato, F. Teng and G. Strbac, "Role and Benefits of Flexible Thermostatically Controlled Loads in Future Low-Carbon Systems", IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
2016, V. Trovato, I. Martinez-Sanaz, B. Chaudhuri and G. Strbac, "Advanced Control of Thermostatic Loads for Rapid Frequency Response in Great Britain", IEEE Transactions on Power Systems
Renewables - apply and expand skills to help EDF succeed in Offshore Wind, Onshore Wind and Marine Energy projects
2019, E. Borras Mora, J. Spelling, Adriaan H. van der Weijde, E. Pavageau, "The effects of mean wind speed uncertainty on project finance debt sizing for offshore wind farms", Journal of Applied Energy
2019, J. Paterson “Offshore wind installation vessels – A comparative assessment for UK offshore rounds 1 and 2”
2017, F. D'Amico, R. Mogre, S. Clarke, A. Lindgreen, M. Hingley, "How purchasing and supply management practices affect key success factors: the case of the offshore-wind supply chain", Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing
2017, A. Pérez-Ortiz, A G.L Borthwich, J. McNaughton, H C.M Smith, Q. Xiao, "Resource characterization of sites in the vicinity of an island near a landmass, Renewable Energy", Renewable Energy
2016, R. Mogre, S. Talluri, F. D'Amico, "A decision Framework to Mitigate Supply Chain Risks: An Application in the Offshore-Wind Industry", IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
2013, I. Afgan, J. McNaughton, S. Rolfo, D.D. Apsley, T. Stallard, P. Stansby, "Turbulent flow and loading on a tidal stream turbine by LES and RANS", International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow
2013, J. McNaughton, I. Afgan, D.D. Apsley, S. Rolfo, T. Stallard, P.K Stansby, "A simple sliding-mesh interface procedure and its application to the CFD simulation of a tidal-stream turbine", International Journal for Numerical methods in fluids
2013, J. McNaughton, F. Billard, A. Revell, "Turbulence modelling of low Reynolds number flow effects around a vertical axis turbine at a range of tip-speed ratios", Journal of Fluids and Structures
Nuclear - we're a centre of expertise in Modelling & Simulation and Natural Hazards & Environment
2022, Aloïs Tilloy, Bruce D Malamud, Amélie Joly-Laugel, "A methodology for the spatiotemporal identification of compound hazards: wind and precipitation extremes in Great Britain (1979–2019)"
2022, Eleanor D'Arcy, Jonathan A. Tawn, Dafni E. Sifnioti, "Accounting for Climate Change in Extreme Sea Level Estimation"
2022, Z. M. Lewis, J. A. Wild, M. Allcock, M.-T. Walach, "Assessing the Impact of Weak and Moderate Geomagnetic Storms on UK Power Station Transformers"
2022, C. Katsamis, T. Craft, H. Iacovides, J. Uribe, "Use of 2D and 3D unsteady RANS in the computation of wall bounded buoyant flows"
2021, A.J. Awang Draup; B. Rodgers; P.B. Prangnell; Q.M. Li; M.J. Lunt, "Modelling of Friction Stir Welded AA2139 Aluminium Alloy Panels in Tension and Blast"
2021, B. Liu, S. He, C. Moulinec, J. Uribe, "Coupled porous media approaches in sub-channel CFD"
2021, B. Liu, S. He, C. Moulinec, J. Uribe, "A coupling approach between resolved and coarse-grid sub-channel CFD"
2021, M. J. Owens, M. Lockwood, L. A. Barnard, C. J. Scott, C. Haines & A. Macneil, "Extreme Space-Weather Events and the Solar Cycle"
2021, C. Haines, M.J. Owens, L. Barnard, M. Lockwood, A. Ruffenach, K. Boykin, R. McGranaghan, "Forecasting Occurrence and Intensity of Geomagnetic Activity with Pattern-Matching Approaches"
2021, A. Faulkner, C. E Bulgin and C. J Merchant, "Characterising industrial thermal plumes in coastal regions using 3-D numerical simulations"
2021, B. Mcilwaine, M. Rivas Casado, "JellyNet: The convolutional neural network jellyfish bloom detector"
2020, J L. Blackall, H. Iacovides, J. C. Uribe, "Modeling of In-Line Tube Banks Inside Advanced Gas-Cooled Reactor Boilers"
2020, I. Nistor, "Nuclear Digital Twins at EDF"
2020, A. Tilloy, B. Malamud, H.C. Winter, A. Joly-Laugel, "Evaluating the efficacy of bivariate extreme modelling approaches for multi-hazard scenarios"
2020, B. Liu, S. He, C. Moulinec, J. Uribe, "A Numerical Study of Turbulent Upward Flow of Super Critical Water in a 2×2 Rod Bundle with Non-Uniform Heating"
2020, P. Nguyen, J. Uribe, I. Afgan, D. Laurence, "A Dual-Grid Hybrid RANS/LES Model for Under-Resolved Near-Wall Regions and its Application to Heated and Separating Flows"
2019, B. Mcilwaine, M. Rivas Casado, P. Leinster, “Using 1st Derivative Reflectance Signatures within a Remote Sensing Framework to Identify Macroalgae in Marine Environments”, Remote Sensing
2019, A. Tilloy, B. Malamud, H.C. Winter, A. Joly-Laugel, “A review of quantification methodologies for multi-hazard interrelationships”, Earth-Science Reviews
2019, H.C. Winter, K. Brown, “How do we know how fast the wind may blow?”, Significance
2018, D. Cross, C. Onof, H.C. Winter, P. Bernardara, "Censored rainfall modelling of estimation of fine-scale extremes", Hydrol. Earth Systm. Sci, 22: 727-756
2017, T. Crump, G. Ferte, P. Mummery, A. Jivkov, P. Martinuzzi, V-X. Tran, "Dynamic fracture effects on remote stress amplification in AGR graphite bricks", Nuclear Engineering and Design
2017, T. Crump, G. Ferte, P. Mummery, A. Jivkov, V-X. Tran, "Dynamic fracture analysis by explicit solid dynamics and implicit crack propagation", International Journal of Solids and Structures
2017,P. Sharkey, J.A. Tawn, "A Poisson process reparameterisation for Bayesian inference for extremes", Extremes, 20(2):239-263
2017, H.C. Winter, "Making sense of multiple extreme weather events", Significance, 14: 6-7
2016, T. Crump, G. Ferte, A. Jivkov, P. Mummery, P. Martinuzzi, V-X. Tran, "3D Dynamic Crack Propagation within AGR Graphite Bricks"
2016, T. Crump, P. Mummery, A. Jivkov, V-X. Tran, "A meso-scale approach to modelling stable dynamic crack propagation in glass under rate-dependent loading", Procedia Structural Integrity
2016, H.C. Winter, S.J Brown, J.A. Tawn, ""Detecting changing behaviour of heatwaves with climate change", Dynamics and Statistics of the Climate System
2016, H.C. Winter, J. Tawn, S.J. Brown, "Modelling the effect of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation on extreme spatial temperature events over Australia", The Annals of Applied Statistics
2016, H.C. Winter, J.A Tawn, "kth-order Markov models for assessing heatwave risks", Extremes: Statistical Theory and Applications in Science, Engineering and Economics
2015, H.C. Winter, J.A. Tawn, "Modelling heatwaves in central France: a case study in extremal dependence", Journal of the Royal Statistical Society
Digital Innovation - The Digital Innovation team - leading the company’s research into cutting-edge digital technologies
2017, J. Murkin, R. Chitchyan, D. Ferguson, "Goal-Based Automation of Peer-to-Peer Electricity Trading", From Science to Society
2016, C. Weeks, C. Delalonde, C. Priest, "The use of Digital Technology to Evaluate School Pupils' Grasp of Energy Sustainability", The 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts
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