Keith Bell, BEng (Hons), PhD, FHEA, MIET, CEng

Professor

Research Interests

  • Power system planning and operation and 'smart grids'
  • Power system economics, markets and regulation
  • Energy policy and energy system modelling
  • Managing risk in power systems and use of statistical methods and intelligent systems
  • Grid integration of renewables

Personal Statement

Keith Bell is the ScottishPower Professor of Smart Grids at the University of Strathclyde and, since May 2014, one of the co-Directors of the UK Energy Research Centre. In July 2018, along with Ian Cotton, he became Scientific Director of the Electrical Infrastructure Research Hub established by the University of Strathclyde with the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and the University of Manchester. He joined the University in 2005 having previously worked as a researcher in Bath, Manchester and Naples and as a system development engineer in the electricity supply industry in Britain. He is an invited expert member of CIGRE Study Committee C1 on System Development and Economics, a member of the Executive Board of the Power Systems Computation Conference and a member of the Executive Committee of the IET Power Academy, an initiative to promote electric power engineering as a graduate career in the UK. He is a Chartered Engineer and, at different times, has advised the Scottish Government, the Republic of Ireland government, Ofgem and the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on power systems issues as well as being active in a number of engineering research projects in collaboration with UK and European industry and academic partners.

Teaching Interests

  • Contributor to EE576/976 (Power System Economics, Markets and Asset Management)
  • Module registar for EE807 (Managing Risk and Uncertainty in Grid Operation) delivered within the Centre for Doctoral Training on Future Networks
  • Contributor to EE986 (Assignment and Professional Studies)
  • Supervisor of 4th year undergraduate projects, MSc projects, and projects in the Centres for Doctoral Training on Wind Energy Systems and Future Networks
  • Strathclyde representative on the IET Power Academy Executive

 

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Projects

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

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

  2. EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks and Smart Grids | Leavy, Aaron

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

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Prizes

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  1. The CIGRE Technical Committee Award

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  2. CIGRE Technical Committee Award

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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