AMEN (Agent-based Modelling of Electricity Network)
Professor Mark Rylatt
CSIRO, E.On, European Institute for Energy Research,
National Energy Foundation
The project seeks to make a significant and original contribution to efforts being marshalled by the UK Research Councils.
The approach used is based on De Montfort University's innovative agent-based electricity market modeling Framework known as CASCADE. The Framework will be developed to improve and expand its models of large-scale generation, the transmission network, the wholesale electricity market and the ability to model technology adoption and diffusion on long time-scales.
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CASCADE (Complex Adaptive Systems, Cognitive Agents and Distributed Energy)
Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development, Complex
Systems Research Centre - Cranfield University, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), E.On UK,
Ecotricity, The National Energy Foundation, Wolfenbuttel - Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, PassivSystems
The CASCADE project is developing an Agent Based Model (ABM) to represent the electricity network (National Grid or Grid), its users and the market structure associated with the trading of electricity. Our particular interests are in the transition from the current infrastructure to an active infrastructure or “Smart Grid”.
CEGADS (Community Energy Generation, Aggregation, and Demand Shaping)
Dr Peter Boait and Dr Gaeme Stuart
UK Innovate - £25,000
Energy Local Ltd – Lead, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University, Co-Operative Energy Ltd, Moixa Technology Ltd, Exergy Devices Ltd, and Westmill Sustainable Energy Trust
CEGADS is a practical trial of technology and business models aimed at connecting electricity consumers and generators within a community so that the benefits of small scale embedded generation accrue locally, transmission losses are minimised and efficient use is made of distribution network capacity. It is one of a group of projects granted by Innovate UK and EPSRC under the rubric of “Localised Energy Systems” with the aim of demonstrating delivery of the Community Energy Strategy published by DECC. The trial will be based in two villages in Oxfordshire, Shrivenham and Watchfield, where there is substantial local renewable generation (and the project is locally known as SWELL).
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