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Energy and Power Management

UCLan Energy was launched in 2009 with the aim of better management of energy in the defence sector, in order to cut emissions, reduce overall cost and secure supply.

Energy and Power Management

Overview

UCLan Energy is a product of the UCLan-BAE Systems Strategic Partnership and was launched to contribute to UCLan’s vision to be recognised as a centre of excellence for energy research by 2017, and to be the first choice academic provider of research in Energy and Power Management. The initiative recognises the need to better manage energy in the industrial sector, which will cut emissions, reduce overall cost and secure supply.

The Centre’s mission is to achieve step changes in the value delivered from research and development against market driven requirements by exploiting the synergies, integrating the skills and capitalising on the capabilities in energy and power management that exist across different industry sectors, their supply chains, and universities.

The research activities of the Centre concentrate on the following core programmes:

  • Intelligent Energy Management Systems
  • Distributed Energy Network Hardware
  • Long Endurance Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • Energy and Society

To find out more about research in Energy and Power Management, contact Director of the Centre, Dr John Whitton.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 894211 Email: JWhitton@uclan.ac.uk

Impact

The CEPM is committed to working in partnership with industry and government in order to nurture the conditions necessary to enhance fuel security and energy consumption and to increase investment in skills which together will drive entrepreneurial activity to create jobs, enhance competitiveness and deliver sustainable economic growth. As a consequence, a number of strategic partnerships have been developed with the key national and regional organisations in the public and private sectors.

Recent publications:

Bedford, A. (2012) ‘Energy Management System Concepts’ In: Olla, P. (Ed.) Global Sustainable Development and Renewable Energy Systems IGI Global, Hershey, PA, pp. 31-53.

Hall, G. M. & Howe, J. (2012) ‘The Drivers for a Sustainable Chemical Manufacturing Industry’ In: Olla, P. (Ed.) Global Sustainable Development and Renewable Energy Systems IGI Global, Hershey, PA, pp. 131-151.

Mokhtar, M. (2012) ‘Understanding the Regulation of Predatory and Anti-Prey Behaviours for an Artificial Organism’ 9th International Conference on Information Processing in Cells and Tissues (IPCAT), Cambridge, 31 March – 2 April 2012.

Pokharel, K., Mokhtar, M. & Howe, J. (2012) ‘A Multi-objective Planning Framework for Optimal Integration of Distributed Generations’ IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT-EU) Conference, Berlin, 14 – 17 October 2012.

Pokharel, K., Mokhtar, M. & Howe, J. (2012) ‘A SPEA2 Based Planning Framework for Optimal Integration of Distributed Generations’ IEEE International Energy Conference and Exhibition (ENERGYCON), Florence, 9 – 12 September 2012.

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