The effectiveness of decarbonising the transport sectors is largely dependent on the extent to which the power sector is decarbonised, because decarbonising the transport sector in isolation could move emissions to power generation facilities.
In order to fully achieve the decarbonising of transport we need to reinforce both sectors and make these systems “smarter”. Electricity network and transport are increasingly interacting in an unprecedented manner with potential to give rise to a new merged industry.
This research theme is looking at the short, medium and long-term challenges associated with electricity as energy carrier for the different low-carbon transport modes and carbon intensive services (cars, trains and electric aircrafts) mapping this with planned electricity generation mixes in the UK up to 2050.
The focus in this research theme will be on:
Associated Projects and Networks
Sustainable urban power supply through intelligent control and enhanced restoration of AC/DC networks - EPSRC UK-China