As the penetration of renewable resources in electricity grids pushes towards 100%, services need to be redefined around the new resources in a way that ensures resilience is achieved at lowest cost. This is a challenge requiring the coordination of evolving technical needs and capabilities with economics and hard to define societal reliability and resiliency needs. This exciting mix of issues is made further challenging by the pace of change and the trend in digitalization of the entire energy systems (including grids) that is happening in parallel.

Within the Control & Power Group of Imperial College London, the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department has established a new research team focused on the technical system services needed to ensure reliable and resilient operation of future power systems. The team is aligned to the G-PST Consortium and its Research Agenda.

Four PhD studentships have been established to support this team and applications to fill the positions are open through May 31st, 2022. The studentships are expected to begin at Imperial College on October 1st, 2022. Learn more about the positions and how to apply: PhD Studentships (x4) in System Services in 100 % Renewable Grids