School of Engineering

Power Systems Research

Power Systems


The work of the group has a particular focus on the emergence and critique of 'smart' energy systems and seeks to understand how this relates to broader shifts in systems of infrastructure service provision.

The research seeks to gain a deeper understanding of the extent to which 'smart' can assist in planning, managing and facilitating future energy systems that are flexible, complex and uncertain.

Research in this area also links in with Newcastle University's sustainability research theme by looking at the extent to which 'smart' can include emerging technologies and societal participation at reasonable cost and security.

‌Our core research activities are:

  • Energy storage
  • Superconductivity
  • Wind
  • High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC)
  • Integration of Low Carbon Technology (LCT)
  • Demand Response
  • Distribution Network Management

Current Research Projects