Finding the balance – New System Flexibility with Storage and Demand Response
- Start  Tuesday 28 Nov 2017 5:00pm
- Finish Thursday 04 Jan 2018 7:00pm
- Venue School of Geography and Environment Lecture theatre
- Download event slides - PDF (6.01 MB)
The UK government believes that a smart energy system with storage and demand response could save consumers up to £40bn by 2050. In this colloquium we will unpack the drivers behind the increasing need for flexibility andr eview the potential roles for electricity storage and demand response in addressing them. Interesting tensions between efficient and flexible uses of energy emerge.
Dr Philipp Grünewald leads the Flexibility theme at the Lower Carbon Futures group in the ECI. He holds an EPSRC Fellowship and is PI of the Meter Study on the understanding of household electricity use dynamics. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and Frank Jackson JRF at Oriel College, Oxford.
Despite much of hiswork being inter-disciplinary, Phil is an engineer at heart and by background. Phil obtained his first degree in Business Engineering from Wedel, Germany. For 10 years he worked on advanced laser processes for the semiconductor and photovoltaic industry. Phil holds an MSc in Sustainability EnergyFutures from Imperial and did his UKERC funded PhD at Imperial’s Centre for Energy Policy and Technology (ICEPT) on the future role of electricity storage, long before the topic became quite so popular.