Rebecca Todd is a Senior Lecturer with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, at The University of Manchester, UK. She specialises in power converter control for machine and energy storage systems. She is a co-investigator in the EPSRC Manifest project (EP/N032888/1) working on battery cell / pack characterisation and modelling, and devising and assessing control strategies for grid-linked batteries, particularly linking grid-level performance to battery state-of-health. In the EPSRC 3D Electrodes from 2D Materials, she is part of a team evaluating the performance of 2D materials in supercapacitor and battery cells. She is also part of the EPSRC Power Electronics Centre, and is a co-investigator on the Converter Architectures theme investigating the use of wide-band-gap devices. Rebecca collaborates widely with industry, and recent collaborations include, Mallaghan, Rolls‐Royce, Siemens, Upside, Lyra Electronics, Nexperia, Alenia Aermacchi, Extreme Low Energy and WSP. She has cross disciplinary collaborations with social environmental scientists and electrochemistry experts. She is a member of the IET PEMD organising committee.
Lecture: Energy Storage Systems for Power Networks
With the rapid (r)evolution of the power sector from the centralised concept to the hybrid centralised-distributed one, the interest in energy storage systems is today growing exponentially. Electrochemical storage could play a pivotal role in future-low carbon electricity systems when renewables will be the main sources of electrical energy. The lecture will introduce the main applications and available technologies, as well as providing a market perspective.