The Catapult has appointed the Universities of Strathclyde and Manchester to form the Electrical Infrastructure Research Hub.
Launch of the EIRH
The Hub will accelerate research and development activities, tackling the challenge of making the UK’s electrical infrastructure systems future-proof to meet the needs of the growing offshore wind, wave and tidal industries.
With a five-year investment of around £700k from ORE Catapult, and £2.4m match funding from its university partners, the Hub will address a selection of key research topics and themes, including:
Component reliability and availability;
System and sub-system optimisation;
Smart energy systems of the future (including energy storage solutions).
Over its five-year lifespan, the EIRH will be supported by at least 10 PhD students, three post-doctoral researchers and world-leading expertise from both the university partners and ORE Catapult’s electrical infrastructure research team. Both the universities and the Catapult have access to unique test and demonstration facilities that will enable novel methods and technologies to be accelerated along the technology readiness scale from concept to validation.
More details on the Hub and its programmes will be released in due course. To find out more, please contact Paul McKeever.