Research course

Smart Grid Systems

Institution
Open University · Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 in a technical discipline, electrical power system engineering preferred.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Spurred by the recent and ongoing growth of renewable generation in the electricity system there is much current interest in ‘smart’ electricity distribution grids. System smartness will allow for time-shifting of electricity demand and in the future will better incorporate electricity and other energy storage systems. In this way a smart and renewables-based electricity system promises to deliver low-carbon electricity. What, however, will these changes imply for electricity system reliability? This aspect is a key focus of our research interest.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
15 months

Course contact details

Name
Professor William J. Nuttall
Email
energyresearch@open.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1908 655113