10/07/2018

PhD in Engineering: Optimal expansion planning of integrated energy networks under uncertainty

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  • ORGANISATION NAME
    Cardiff University
  • ORGANISATION COUNTRY
    United Kingdom
  • FUNDING TYPE
    Funding
  • DEADLINE DATE
    31/08/2018
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Formal sciences
    Natural sciences
    Professions and applied sciences
  • CAREER STAGE
    First Stage Researcher (R1) (Up to the point of PhD)

Outline

 

What is funded

This research will investigate the optimal planning of the gas and electricity networks in GB under a range of technological, economic, and policy related uncertainties. The objectives of this project are:

  • Key uncertainties influencing optimal planning of gas and electricity networks will be identified, and their possible future values will be estimated and used to develop a scenario tree representing whole range of future possibilities up to 2050.
  • An optimisation-based modelling tool will be developed to investigate expansion planning of integrated gas and electricity networks, considering the future key uncertainties.
  • The modelling tool will be employed to quantify costs and security implications of the uncertainties in the GB gas and electricity supply sectors. Also, robust expansion strategies for the GB electricity and gas networks that minimise regret across possible future scenarios will be investigated.

Duration

3.5 years

Eligibility

UK Research Council eligibility conditions apply.

We require an enthusiastic graduate with a First or Upper Second Class UK Honours degree in Engineering or Operation Research, or the equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK.

This studentship is open to Home or EU candidates. Overseas candidates may apply for a fee only award and must be able to confirm that they are able to cover their living costs from other sources.