Oluyemi’s current work is focused on the development of robust, modular multi-vector energy systems models, including thermal and electrical networks, with a view to solve a series of research problems such as the following:
- Identifying the best technical and economic pathways to enable wider deployment of energy storage technologies in local and national energy systems.
- Investigating links between heat and electricity supply and demand.
- Sustainable pathways for the introduction of electric vehicles into energy systems.
The models will be primarily based on the University of Birmingham campus as a case study. However, as part of the ATETA project, Yemi’s work also entails using the models to engage small and medium size businesses (SME) in the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Area, with an aim to create a positive impact within their local energy systems. One way through which the models could be useful to an SME is in the investigation of the value of energy storage to that business, taking into account location, demand sensitive energy prices and the capital and operating costs associated with the storage.