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Personal Statement

With 10 years' experience from the wind industry, I am a researcher active in the field of Energy Systems analysis. My research focus is on the means by which the transition to a decarbonised energy system may be achieved taking into account all possible vectors (electricity, gas/hydrogen, heat) against an uncertain political, economic and technical background. In particular, I aim to identify the key short-term policies which may be necessary to facilitate the key technologies of the next few decades that may unlock the full potential of renewable energy in the long term, including the requirement to do so for the energy system considered as a whole.

Academic / Professional qualifications

BA (hons.) Natural Sciences - Cambridge University 2002

BSc (hons.) Physical Sciences - Open University 2013

MSc Information Technology - Glasgow University 2003

Chartered Scientist and Member - The Energy Institute 2012

Research Interests

Energy systems analysis, wind power, solar power, electricity and gas distribution, power system economics.

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Science, Open University

Master of Natural Science at Cambridge University, University of Cambridge

Master of Science, University of Glasgow

Bachelor of Arts, University of Cambridge


  • Energy modelling
  • Renewable Energy Technology
  • Game Theory
  • Microeconomics
  • Smart Grids
  • Distribution

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Selected Projects 2011 2020

Selected Research Output 2006 2018

Capacity markets and the EU target model – a Great Britain case study

Hawker, G. S., Bell, K. R. W. & Gill, S., 17 Feb 2016, (Accepted/In press) e-CIGRÉ. Paris, p. 1-15 15 p. C5 - 212

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Power markets

Developing networks for the low carbon energy future

Bell, K. & Hawker, G., 27 Oct 2015, London, 26 p.

Research output: Working paper

Open Access
Carbon capture
Fossil fuels
Nuclear energy
Energy transfer

Synthesis of wind time series for network adequacy assessment

Hawker, G. S., Bukhsh, W. A., Gill, S. & Bell, K. R. W., 24 Jun 2016, Proceedings of the 19th Power Systems Computation Conference. p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Time series
Electric power transmission networks
Wind power
1 Citations
Open Access
Wind power
Power plants

Network operation hierarchies in a transcontinental electricity system

Hawker, G. & Bell, K., 27 May 2015

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Network security
Electronic data interchange

Commercial integration of storage and responsive demand to facilitate wind energy on the Shetland Islands

Hawker, G., Kane, L., Gill, S., Kockar, I. & Bell, K., Mar 2014, (In preparation)

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Wind power
Active networks
Network management
Water tanks
System stability
Onshore wind farms

Analysis of wide-area availability of wind generators during storm events

MacDonald, H., Hawker, G. & Bell, K., 1 Jul 2014, 2014 International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems: PMAPS 2014 - Conference Proceedings. IEEE, p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Wind power
Power plants

Wind generator behaviour in a pay-as-bid curtailment market

Hawker, G., Kane, L. & Bell, K., Oct 2013, (Unpublished) 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Wind power
Power plants
Game theory
Mathematical operators

Activities 2007 2017

  • 6 Participation in conference
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Types of Business and Community - To be assigned
  • 1 Types of Public engagement and outreach - To be assigned

Meeting with Andrew Mortimer, Jennifer McVey and Jose Viada Galvez to discuss about Scottish TIMES developments.

Andrew Mortimer (Visitor), Jennifer McVey (Visitor), Jose Viada Galvez (Visitor), Calvillo Munoz, C. (Host), Hawker, G. (Host), Figus, G. (Host), McGregor, P. (Host)
18 May 2017

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - To be assigned

Meeting with Michael King and Ragne Low to discuss outcomes of CXC report and next steps for the research fellowship

Michael King (Visitor), Ragne Low (Visitor), Calvillo Munoz, C. (Host), Hawker, G. (Host), Turner, K. (Host), McGregor, P. (Host)
30 Mar 2017

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - To be assigned