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Resources on challenges for modelling electricity systems

(24 August 2015)

The Institution for Engineering and Technology (IET) have launched a web resource containing academic and industry papers on the emerging challenges for modelling electricity systems - and how Britain’s capabilities would need to be adapted to assess electricity system resilience as the UK makes the transition to a low carbon electricity system.

The resource includes a paper by DEI co-Director Chris Dent reviewing UK research on Forecasting and Probabilistic Methods for Power Sytems: A Review of UK Research.

Find out about Chris Dent's work for National Grid to design the technical modelling for the GB Statutory Capacity Assessment Study.

Read about the impact of this study.

Background

The Institution of Engineering and Technology was commissioned by the Council of Science and Technology (CST) to research the emerging challenges for modelling electricity systems and how Britain’s capabilities would need to be adapted to assess electricity system resilience as GB makes the transition to a low carbon electricity system.

This project commissioned, and received, fifteen individual papers from GB-based specialists of international standing in power system modelling. The authors of the papers worked with a wide stakeholder base of network companies, academics and others, who provided review and challenge.