David Shipworth is Professor of Energy and the Built Environment at the UCL Energy Institute. He is Vice-chair for Strategy and Task Development in the International Energy Agency’s Demand Side Management Technology Collaboration Programme, and is also the UK Government’s Industry and Academic representative to this TCP.
He researches both the social and technical aspects of systems for provision of demand flexibility within the energy system and roles of consumers and buildings in delivering these. He has a particular interest in Peer-to-Peer energy trading, Time of Use Tariffs and Home Energy Management Systems. He speaks and consults widely in the UK and internationally on peer-to-peer energy trading – particularly on the design, conduct and evaluation of field trials for testing the consumer acceptability and response to different flexibility product offerings.
He is a member of the Strategic Advisory Group of the UK ’Smart Systems and Heat’ programme run by the Energy Technology Institute and the Energy System Catapult on behalf of BEIS and the ETI’s commercial partners.
He has been a consultant and advisor to the UK government and industry on smart metering over the last ten years having done work for BEIS; SEGB; ETI; ESC; EdF; E.ON; SSE; UKPN; Bosch; PassivSystems; and other organisations in the DSM area – as well as sitting on advisory boards for UK and European funded smart energy system projects.
He is currently an investigator on around £18M in research grants in the Demand Side Management area and is leader of the PACE research group which focuses on demand side response and thermal comfort research and works across government and industry to understand energy demand in communities and on the consumer side of the meter.
He is a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College and is on the Editorial Board of Nature: Scientific Data.
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