George Jr Matthew

Research Student (Full-time)

George Jr. Matthew was born in Grenada. He Graduated in 2005 with a BSc (Magna cum laude) in Mathematics and Physics from the Midwestern State University, USA. And subsequently pursued Post-Graduate studies in Wireless Communications at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, USA in 2006. Since October 2013, he is a full-time PhD Research Student within the department of Engineering and Innovation at the Open University under the supervisor of Professor William Nuttall (Engineering & Innovation), Dr. Ben Mestel (Mathematics and Statistics) and Laurence Dooley (neXt Generation Multimedia Technologies (XGMT) group).

System Dynamics of Smart Grid Development and Utilization

The focus of study will be the application of system dynamics for future electricity power grid development and utilization. The research entails providing the analysis of the long-term investment and policy decisions necessary within these systems. This includes the management and risk of the renewables sources uptake and the resulting generation mixes for the development and utilization of such sustainable systems. Setting the stage for what socio-techno-economic challenges are most critical and then getting into prospective energy generation solutions a power grid system structure can utilize for future sustainable electricity systems and services. A case study of an isolated island system is adopted for this work and the system dynamics modelling methodology is employed. Models will be simulated using the Vensim simulation and modelling software. Related theoretical use will also be made of Scenario Planning as originally developed by Shell Oil in the 1970s.

Research Interests: Renewables Investments, Energy Policy, System Dynamics Modeling, Next Generation Communication and Smart Grids  

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