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PhD Topic: "Large-scale micro-management of domestic electricity consumption."
Energy use is fast becoming a worldwide concern, with rising demand, record fuel costs and heightened environmental concerns. There is an increasing interest in renewable electricity generation; however, relying too heavily on intermittent generation technologies like wind, solar and tidal power may compromise security of supply.
My research is focussed on designing and analysing demand-side measures that effectively deal with supply-side variation. By monitoring and controlling appliances at a household level, including future loads like electric vehicles, it is possible to better utilise intermittent generation while maintaining security of supply.