Mapping pathways to net-zero energy systems. Ensuring power networks are resilient to climate change.
We build models of energy systems to inform planning and management of energy infrastructure with a vision to realise a net-zero economy and resilient energy supplies. We have deployed our energy models to net-zero investment pathways across the world, as well as studying the economic benefits of strategies such as demand-side response. We study the interdependencies between energy and water systems. We examine the exposure of energy networks to climatic extremes and use that information to prioritize actions that will make energy networks more resilient.
Majid, A., Mortazavi-Naeini, M. and Hall, J.W. (2021) Efficient pathways to zero-carbon energy use by water supply utilities: an example from London, UK, Environmental Research Letters.
Liao, X.W. Hall, J.W., Hanasaki, N., Lim, W.H. and Paltan, H. (2021) Water shortage risks in China’s coal power industry under climate change, Environmental Research Letters.
Byers, E.A., Coxon, G., Freer, J. and Hall J.W. (2020) Drought and climate change impacts on cooling water shortages and electricity prices in Great Britain, Nature Communications.
Eggimann, S., Usher, W., Hall, J.W. and Eyre, N. (2020)How weather affects energy demand variability in the transition towards sustainable heating, Energy.