Through characterising the energy input / output behaviour of identifiable development types, this project is unlocking insights for infrastructure development as we move towards an increasingly smart and dynamic energy system. Developing a stable system requires an understanding of the patterns of energy users’ requirements, alongside the characteristics of potential flexibility assets. Complexity is increased when a variable energy supply is introduced, or eased when users’ requirements include a substantial discretionary component. Mixed use developments present outstanding opportunities for balancing supply and demand. This research combines statistical characterisation with simulation modelling at different levels of complexity to assess the opportunities for smarter infrastructure design, considering a wide range of supply, demand and flexibility assets.

Team: Patrick Agese, Dr Phil Coker, Dr Ben Potter
Partner: Costain
iCASE PhD funded by EPSRC & Costain