100% Renewables - Future Challenges in Energy Systems

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Created: 2019-01-24 13:40
Institution: Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences
Editors' group: Members of "Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences".
Description: 100% renewable energy by 2050? This is an ambitious vision that will need significant change to our energy systems. It will require the development of an integrated power grid and continuous and steady transformation of the UK power system can only happen if fundamental interdisciplinary research and smart technology challenges are met.

The rapid advance of renewable generation, along with the move away from oil and gas to increased electrification is predicted to push electricity demands in the future to at least double current levels. Additionally, there are significant challenges for getting these energy sources to the grid – both engineering and economic and specifically for storage and demand management. Wind and solar production is both variable and uncertain, and grid system operators need to make sure they have enough reserves to balance them.
Consequently, there are significant research challenges associated with the move towards more renewables in our energy systems. The mathematical sciences can make significant contributions - for instance, in the areas of problems of control and optimisation where there is a need for better modelling, prediction and simulation.

This knowledge exchange workshop was part of the four months Research Programme at the Isaac Newton Institute (INI) on The Mathematics of Energy Systems. Participants on this programme are interdisciplinary and key aims are to develop methodology which is urgent for the next several years and to sow the seeds of a lasting mathematical research agenda.

Aims and Objectives
The energy systems area is highly multidisciplinary and requires the endeavours of mathematicians, statisticians, computational modellers, engineers and economists to address the challenges that exist. One of the most significant of these, is the management of energy flows in order to avoid billions of pounds of expenditure in network reinforcement. In this context, many of the present and emerging renewable resources pose both a challenge and an opportunity. These include, for example, generators, storage, interconnectors and demand-side management (including electric vehicles), along with other opportunities for automation coming from new power electronics technology and wider deployment of relays.

The programme for the day included academic research talks, as well as end-user challenge type presentations from key players across the energy sector supply chain. There was be a particular focus on:

Control and optimisation

Prediction and simulation

Market design

Risk and investment

Modelling and planning for uncertainty

This event was of interest to academics involved in energy systems research, as well as stakeholders from across the energy sector supply chain – including transmission, network distribution, generation, retail and regulation.
 

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(R)evolution of Large Electrical Systems


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Panciatici, P
Wednesday 23rd January 2019 - 12:25 to 12:30

Collection: 100% Renewables - Future Challenges in Energy Systems

Institution: Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Created: Thu 24 Jan 2019


An Industry Perspective on Managing Flexibility


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Ströjby, J
Wednesday 23rd January 2019 - 15:00 to 15:30

Collection: 100% Renewables - Future Challenges in Energy Systems

Institution: Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Created: Thu 24 Jan 2019


Blowing in the Wind


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Rowinska, P
Wednesday 23rd January 2019 - 12:40 to 12:45

Collection: 100% Renewables - Future Challenges in Energy Systems

Institution: Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Created: Thu 24 Jan 2019


Continuous-time Modelling of Energy Networks


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Courgeau, V
Wednesday 23rd January 2019 - 12:35 to 12:40

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Institution: Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Created: Thu 24 Jan 2019


Industry Talk: The Electricity System Operator Perspective


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McClay, C
Wednesday 23rd January 2019 - 14:00 to 14:30

Collection: 100% Renewables - Future Challenges in Energy Systems

Institution: Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Created: Thu 24 Jan 2019


Modelling Flexibility for Future Networks


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Cruise, J
Wednesday 23rd January 2019 - 10:55 to 11:30

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Institution: Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Created: Thu 24 Jan 2019


Planning a 100% Renewable Electricity System


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Philpott, A
Wednesday 23rd January 2019 - 10:20 to 10:55

Collection: 100% Renewables - Future Challenges in Energy Systems

Institution: Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Created: Thu 24 Jan 2019


Wind Park Valuation and Risk Management in Germany


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Coulon, M
Wednesday 23rd January 2019 - 12:30 to 12:35

Collection: 100% Renewables - Future Challenges in Energy Systems

Institution: Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Created: Thu 24 Jan 2019