Supergen Energy Networks Hub

Flexible Fund 2: Resilience (1)

Credible routes to GB electricity system collapse and the impact of new demand


Principle Investigator: Dr Abigail Colson, Mangement Science Department, Strathclyde University

Project Summary: A large, interconnected electricity system allows sharing of generation reserves, has high energy market liquidity, and provides access to the best renewable energy resources. While experience shows that the reliability of supply from such a system is high, there is typically at least one major electricity system collapse somewhere in the world every year.

In this project, an interdisciplinary team will build on previous work to (1) Better understand issues related to system collapse pathways previously determined through structured interviews to be most likely and (2) Implement system modelling to assess issues highlighted in the interviews.

Abigail Colson