Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Staff Profile

Professor Phil Taylor

Head of Engineering



Professor Phil Taylor is Head of the School of Engineering, Director of the EPSRC National Centre for Energy Systems Integration (CESI) and Siemens Professor of Energy Systems. He is an internationally leading researcher and industrial expert in energy systems, electrical distribution networks, smart grids, and energy storage integration and control.

He is also the Leader of the EPSRC Supergen Energy Networks Hub

Phil and his research team are behind the smart grid lab in collaboration with Siemens, and the energy storage test bed facility at Newcastle University. Both are located at the Helix site. Newcastle University researchers at these unique facilities are working with industry to pave the way for the UK’s future as an international leader in energy storage.   

Phil works regularly with energy suppliers and distributers in the UK on the use of energy storage for power quality improvement in distribution networks.


EPSRC, Strategic Advisory Network (SAN)

EPSRC Peer Review College.



Publication profile can be viewed here http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=zEQu7cMAAAAJ


EPSRC National Centre for Energy Systems Integration (Durham University, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh University, Sussex University)

The Autonomic Power System, EPSRC Grand Challenges in Energy Networks, (EPSRC, Strathclyde University, Imperial College, Cambridge University, Manchester University, SPRU)

Customer Led Network Revolution, Low Carbon Networks Fund, Tier 2 (Ofgem,Northern Powergrid, British Gas, EA Technology)

Energy Storage Operating Strategies and Deployment, Low Carbon Networks Tier 1 (UK Power Networks, ABB)

Energy Storage for Electrical Distribution Networks, Technical, Commercial and Regulatory aspects (Electricity North West and Scottish Power)

Mathematical Foundations for Energy Networks: buffering, storage and transmission (EPSRC, Heriot Watt University, Cambridge University)

Interdisciplinary Cluster on Energy Systems, Equity and Vulnerability. (ESRC/EPSRC, Kings College London, Lancaster University)

Real Time Ratings and Thermal State Estimation for Electrical Distribution Networks (Scottish Power, Infoterra)

Multi Agent Systems for Decentralised Control of Future Low Voltage Networks (EON)

Demand Side Participation, a Socio-Technical Approach. (Northern Powergrid)

Investigation into Electrical Distribution Network Risk. (Northern Powergrid)

Research Interests

Active Network Management Techniques

Demand Side Management Techniques

Fuzzy Control

Integration of renewable energy into electrical networks (both interconnected and stand alone)