Projects per year
Electricity system flexibility
Distribution system planning & operation
Energy storage and demand side management
James joined the University of Strathclyde in 2015 as part of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks and Smart Grids. In collaboration with SP Energy Networks, his PhD surrounded the impact of electric vehicles on our power system and the potential to which their charging can be managed to support the integration of renewables. Through external collaboration with Scottish Government and Denmark Technical University, James grew his interests in wider transport system decarbonisation.
He now works between the University of Strathclyde and the University of Oxford on UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) and Centre for Research in Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS) projects. He works on modelling the spatial and temporal variation in energy demand of the UK vehicle fleet, for credible future scenarios regarding technology change, modal shift and the evolving travel requirements of the population to 2050 and beyond. In doing so, we can evaluate the extent to which flexibility in energy demand can play a part in allowing the carbon-intensive transport sector to reach 'net zero'.
James originally trained 'mechanically' (Imperial College) and worked in industry (Rolls-Royce; UK Atomic Energy Authority) before switching to the energy discipline via his PhD at Strathclyde. His research interests are in transport & energy system modelling and the development of novel technologies & market structures to facilitate rapid energy system decarbonisation.
1/10/15 → 23/04/20
Project: Research Studentship - Internally Allocated
Electric vehicles: battery capacity, charger power, access to charging and the impacts on distribution networksDixon, J. & Bell, K., 14 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : eTransportation.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Evaluating the likely temporal variation in electric vehicle charging demand at popular amenities using smartphone locational dataDixon, J., Elders, I. & Bell, K., 1 Jun 2020, In : IET Intelligent Transport Systems. 14, 6, p. 504-510 7 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile16 Downloads (Pure)
James Dixon (Speaker)14 Nov 2019
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk