Thomas Cowley is a PhD student researching district heat network modelling, design and operation, focusing on utilising low-grade renewable heat sources. His current research employs agent-based modelling techniques to inform policymakers on how the UK can decarbonise the heating sector. He started within the group during his MEng degree, which looked at generating value from wind turbine and electrolyser systems using multi-integer linear programming to schedule the dispatch of hydrogen to storage and electricity via a grid connection. He then received the Hossein Farmy scholarship that now funds his PhD.
Key topics: District Heating, Heat Pumps, Energy Systems, Process Modelling.