Projects per year
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.
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"
Energy systems analysis, wind power, solar power, electricity and gas distribution, power system economics.
Doctor of Philosophy, Faculty Of Engineering
31 Oct 2012 → 24 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
- Energy modelling
- Renewable Energy Technology
- Game Theory
- Smart Grids
Research Output per year
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
Research output: Contribution to conference › Speech
Spatial and temporal disaggregation of whole system energy models through exemplar local multi-carrier networksAuthor: Hawker, G., 1 Oct 2013
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis
Activities per year
Invited seminar in partnership with Upside Energy: Decarbonisation of domestic heat: from the micro to the macro and back againGraeme Hawker (Speaker)
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Organiser of special symposia