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Modelling flexibility over time, mode, place

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September 2019 to May 2022

Project team

Christian Brand

Phil Coker

This project seeks to find new ways of bringing the transport, energy and electricity modelling communities together.

Modelling flexibility over time, mode & place

National scale energy models and local-level distribution network need to ‘meet in the middle’ to understand how changes in demand and generation in the distribution network will impact the transmission network and vice versa. This project aims to improve UK modelling capability in assessing future transport and electricity systemic change; develop existing state-of-the-art UK fleet models with better assessments of the potential for technology substitution, modal shift and demand flexibility; and assess how electricity infrastructures (local substations, line-loads) may evolve with domestic energy and EV hotspots and rhythms of charging.

What we are asking

  • How can we improve UK fleet models to better account for the potential for flexibility and the spatial and temporal differences?
  • How do changes in demand and generation in the distribution network impact the transmission network and vice versa?
  • How can we improve General Distribution and Electricity Transmission Network models to better assess where and when high-end domestic and electric vehicle use will combine?

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