How changing the energy patterns of the UK can better match supply and demand

Bone, Matthew (2016) How changing the energy patterns of the UK can better match supply and demand. MEng dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The United Kingdom is transitioning towards a more sustainable energy future. This transition will come with challenges, but also presents opportunity. In the National grid the energy demand must always be met with an equal supply.
    This report will look into the effects of shifting the time of demand on the grid. The objective of carrying out this load-shifting is to ultimately reduce the amount of energy produced by environmentally damaging non-renewable resources, whilst not reducing the total demand on the system.
    Two main models have been produced for this report. One based on the current energy system, and another based on projections for the future. This report explored the potential benefits, or lack of, to implementing a demand-shifting mechanism to the National Grid. The results suggested little benefit of demand-shifting in the current energy infrastructure, but as the energy landscape changes, the benefits of demand shifting further increases.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2016 16:15
    Last Modified: 17 Aug 2016 16:15
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/21527

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