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PhD in Engineering – A P2P Energy Trading/Sharing Platform

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Friday, January 31, 2020
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

The School of Engineering of the University of Glasgow is seeking a highly motivated graduate to undertake an exciting 3.5-year PhD project entitled ‘A P2P Energy Trading/Sharing Platform’ within the Systems Power and Energy Division.

The present Smart Grid and block-chain concepts on the power grid infrastructure lack analytical uncoupling of transactions from the usage of the physical medium for electricity transport. It is envisaged that the eventual peer-to-peer (P2P) electricity market can only be realised when individual transactions can be physically traced to enhance the transparency and reflect the actual usage of the network for correct billing.
This PhD Studentship is to create a new platform to identify millions of streams of power flows in the large-scope distribution network to enable the ambitious Smart Grid and block-chain technology for the power industry, which is seen as a future trend with a growing number of distributed energy resources. It is investigating a P2P platform architecture; fraudulent-free power availability analytics; optimal utilisation of network and assets - model and simulate low-voltage distribution networks in high detail for large-scale and real-time applications; advanced distributed power flow tracing and developing a basal layer of an application with programming interfaces as a software tool.

Application for this scholarship is made by using the online system at the following link:
https://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/

Please note that this application is to gain admission to our PGR programme, and an offer of admission may be issued before a decision on this Scholarship is made. Candidates applying for this Scholarship will most likely have an interview/discussion with the supervisor before any decision is made.

Funding Notes

The studentship is supported by the School, and it will cover home tuition fees and provide a stipend at the UKRI rate for 3.5 years (£15,009 for session 2019/20).

Start Date: July 2020

Applicants from outside the EU may apply for this studentship but will need to pay the difference between the ‘Home/EU’ and the ‘Overseas’ tuition fees。

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