Entrust Microgrid


3 Year Industry-led Funded PhD: Ref. No. CGE 26

Smart grid connection of community renewable power system with battery storage

The doctoral research project aims to develop a smart community renewable power system through system modelling and lab platform development, aiming to convert fluctuated and uncontrollable renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind energy, to controllable power output. This will mitigate the negative impact of renewable power generation on the grid, hence reducing its grid connection cost and maximising its benefit to the end-users and the public.

The project will enable further large scale development of renewable energy systems for communities and contribute significantly for CO2 emission reduction. Applicants should have an MSc in Electrical Engineering, Control Engineering or related subjects.

Industry Partner

This doctoral research project will be supervised by Lancaster University and Entrust Microgrid LLP. Entrust Microgrid is a newly formed Limited Liability Partnership for research & product development & consulting services in smart grid and microgrid technologies, particularly smart grid connection and integration of renewable energy in the electricity grid and energy networks.

Why Apply?

By joining the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation you will receive £15,000 tax free per year, have your postgraduate tuition fees paid for by your partner business, worth £4,121/year (fees for Non EU/UK graduates are subsidised from £17,085/year to £12,964/year), become part of a cohort of graduates working with an award-winning team on business-led R&D, and finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas. This post is subject to confirmation of European Union funding.


Application Deadline

14th September 2016

Provisional interview date 16th September with a view to starting in October 2016


How to apply

To apply for this opportunity please email graduate-applications@cgeinnovation.org with:

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation

This doctoral research project is one of a cohort of industry-led funded research projects from the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, an international alliance supporting university-business collaboration. The Centre delivers high quality, business-led research to create eco-innovative technologies, products and services.

At the heart of the Centre are people who are researching, developing and innovating to address global challenges, including energy, water, natural capital, resource efficiency, food, and waste, to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits. Launched in 2012 the Centre and has won two national awards for its ground breaking approach to sustainable R&D and knowledge exchange.