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Personal Statement

I am a Researcher in Energy Systems, primarily working as part of the UK Energy Research Centre.

My main interest is in multi-vector simulation and optimisation, looking at how the different constraints we have in the future development of electricity, gas, hydrogen and heat networks may affect how we choose to meet our long-term carbon emissions targets.

My other interests include:

  • Macro-level carbon budgeting (in particular using the TIMES modelling framework)
  • Low-carbon heating technologies
  • Local energy systems
  • Operation and control of large wind farms in transmission networks
  • Risk and reliability in power networks
  • Machine learning for failure prediction

I have previously worked as an analyst and consultant in the Renewable Energy sector.

github.com/GraemeHawker

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

PhD in Electrical Engineering - University of Strathclyde 2018: "Spatial and Temporal Disaggregation of Whole System Energy Models Through Exemplar Local Multi-Carrier Networks"

Research Interests

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

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Faculty Of Engineering

31 Oct 201224 Sep 2018

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

Keywords

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

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Selected Projects 2011 2020

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks and Smart Grids | Flower, Jack

Bell, K., Hawker, G. & Flower, J.

EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)

1/10/161/10/20

Project: Research Studentship - Internally AllocatedResearch Studentship (Internally Allocated)

ELECTRA

Burt, G., Bell, K., Catterson, V., McArthur, S., Roscoe, A. & Hawker, G.

European Commission - FP7 - Cooperation only

1/12/1330/11/17

Project: Research

Liquid crystal displays
Carbon
Hot Temperature
Water tanks
Thermal energy

Selected Research Output 2006 2019

BEIS Call for Evidence - The Future for Small-scale Low-carbon Generation: Response from the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC)

McLachlan, C., Braunholtz-Speight, T., Hawker, G. & Watson, J., 31 Aug 2018, London, 16 p.

Research output: Working paper

Open Access
File
Carbon
Electricity

Zoning for local heat and energy efficiency strategies

Hawker, G., Flower, J. D. & Bell, K., 30 Apr 2019. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceSpeech

Open Access
File
Zoning
Energy efficiency
Blueprints
Industry
Planning
Open Access
File
Heating
Pumps
Thermal comfort
Hot Temperature
Masks
Decarbonization
modeling
energy
Parameterization
Planning

Managing regional security of supply: a case study from Scotland

Gill, S., Hawker, G. & Bell, K., 1 Feb 2017, In : CIGRE Science and Engineering. 7, p. 81-90 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Electric load loss
Electric power transmission networks
Availability

Domestic thermal storage requirements for heat demand flexibility

Allison, J., Bell, K., Clarke, J., Cowie, A., Elsayed, A., Flett, G., Gbemi, O., Hawkes, A., Hawker, G., Kelly, N., Manuela Marinho de Castro, M., Sharpe, T., Shea, A. & Strachan, P., 14 Mar 2017, (Accepted/In press) p. 1-10. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
File
Heat storage
Insulation
Temperature
Space heating
Phase change materials

A Smart, Flexible Energy System: The UK Energy Research Centre's (UKERC) Response to the Ofgem / BEIS Call for Evidence

Bell, K., Eyre, N., Hawker, G., Gissey, G. C., Dodds, P., Darby, S., Irvine, J., Paul, G. & Watson, J., 2 May 2017, London, p. 1-72, 72 p.

Research output: Working paper

Open Access
File

'Scottish Energy Strategy: The Future of Energy in Scotland' Scottish Government, Edinburgh: Consultation Response by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC)

Watson, J., Bell, K., Hawker, G., Winskel, M., Webb, J., Tingey, M., Dodds, P., Chilvers, J., Pallett, H., Pidgeon, N., Demski, C., Morton, C., Scott, K., Roelich, K., Sakai, M., Cotton, I., Sambrook, K., Giesekam, J. & Barrett, J., 14 Jun 2017, London, p. 1-43, 44 p.

Research output: Working paper

Open Access
File
Open Access
File
Energy policy
Energy efficiency
Climate change
Consumer behavior
Costs
Open Access
File
Carbon
Decarbonization
Electricity
Gases
District heating

Analysis of necessary evolution of the regulatory framework to enable the Web-of-Cells development: [ELECTRA]

Di Somma, M., Valenti, M., Ciavarella, R., Graditi, G., Merino, J., Riaño, S., Hawker, G., Carlini, C., Bobinaite, V., Cornez, L., Gatti, A. & Canevese, S., 15 Mar 2018, Brussels. 100 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
File

Fabric integrated thermal storage: unlocking local energy systems

Hawker, G., Bell, K., Flett, G. H., Allison, J., Cowie, A. & Kelly, N., 22 Mar 2018, (Unpublished).

Research output: Contribution to conferenceSpeech

Decarbonization
Energy security
Biofuels
Hot Temperature
Fossil fuels
5 Citations (Scopus)

A two-step optimization model for quantifying the flexibility potential of power-to-heat systems in dwellings

Oluleye, G., Allison, J., Hawker, G., Kelly, N. & Hawkes, A. D., 15 Oct 2018, In : Applied Energy. 228, p. 215-228 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
electricity
Electricity
linear programing
Linear programming
Air source heat pumps
7 Citations (Scopus)

Assessing domestic heat storage requirements for energy flexibility over varying timescales

Allison, J., Bell, K., Clarke, J., Cowie, A., Elsayed, A., Flett, G., Oluleye, G., Hawkes, A., Hawker, G., Kelly, N., Manuela Marinho de Castro, M., Sharpe, T., Shea, A., Strachan, P. & Tuohy, P., 25 May 2018, In : Applied Thermal Engineering. 136, p. 602-616 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Heat storage
Time Scales
Heat
Flexibility
Requirements

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

Hawker, G. S., Bell, K. R. W. & Gill, S., 21 Aug 2016, e-CIGRÉ. Paris, p. 1-15 15 p. C5 - 212

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

Open Access
File
Electricity
Availability
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
File
Carbon capture
Carbon
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 book

Open Access
File
Time series
Electric power transmission networks
Farms
Wind power
Electricity
3 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
File
Wind power
Power plants
Farms
Industry

Network operation hierarchies in a transcontinental electricity system

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

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Electricity
Economics
Network security
Electronic data interchange
Visibility

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

File
Wind power
Active networks
Network management
Water tanks
System stability
File
Onshore wind farms
Availability
Contractors
Restoration
Repair

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 book

Open Access
File
Availability
Farms
Turbines
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

File
Wind power
Power plants
Fluidity
Game theory
Mathematical operators

Thesis

Spatial and temporal disaggregation of whole system energy models through exemplar local multi-carrier networks

Author: Hawker, G., 1 Oct 2013

Supervisor: Bell, K. (Supervisor) & Kockar, I. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Activities 2007 2019

TIMES/CGE Workshop - The Use of Economic and Energy System Modelling for energy Policy Analysis

Christian Calvillo Munoz (Organiser), Gioele Figus (Organiser), Patricia Fortes (Speaker), Anna Krook-Riekkola (Speaker), Andrew Mortimer (Speaker), Alvaro Calzadilla Rivera (Speaker), Graeme Hawker (Speaker), Kristoffer Andersen (Speaker), Antonios Katris (Participant), Oluwafisayo Titilope Alabi (Participant), Karen Turner (Participant), Peter McGregor (Participant)
23 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of special symposia

Scottish Power Energy Networks

Graeme Hawker (Visiting researcher), J. D. Flower (Visiting researcher)
7 Mar 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external organisation