Professor Russell McKenna

Professor Russell McKenna

Chair in Energy Transition

Professor Russell McKenna
Professor Russell McKenna

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My research focusses on decentralised multi-energy systems, especially within residential buildings and urban environments. I am especially interested in developing and applying energy system models (ESMs) to these areas, as well as employing methods of techno-economic and environmental analysis, in order to answer diverse research questions related to the uptake and integration of low carbon technologies (LCTs). One strand of my work is focussed on methods of deriving cost-potential curves for these LCTs, which serve as an input to larger ESMs. Another strand is concerned with the ways consumers' behaviour shapes their energy demand patterns. Yet another focus is related to autonomous energy systems, involving a critical analysis of this much-discussed concept.



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  • A statistical approach to identify asynchronous extreme events for multi-regional energy system models

    Minh Khuong, P., Ü. Yilmaz, H., McKenna, R., Keles, D.

    International Journal of Energy Sector Management

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • The implications of landscape visual impact on future highly renewable power systems: a case study for Great Britain

    Price, J., Mainzer, K., Petrović, S., Zeyringer, M., Mckenna, R.

    IEEE Transactions on Power Systems

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Assessing the potential contribution of excess heat from biogas plants towards decarbonising residential heating

    Weinand, J. M., McKenna, R., Karner, K., Braun, L., Herbes, C.

    Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 238, 117756

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Developing a combinatorial optimisation approach to design district heating networks based on deep geothermal energy

    Weinand, J. M., Kleinebrahm, M., McKenna, R., Mainzer, K., Fichtner, W.

    Applied Energy, vol. 251, 113367

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Designing Taxes and Tariffs for Electricity Systems with Complex Flexible Actors

    Fausto, F. J., Gunkel, P. A., Skytte, K., Bergaentzle, C., McKenna, R.

    16th International Conference on the European Energy Market, EEM 2019. [8916293] IEEE Computer Society.

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings

  • Battery storage systems: An economic model-based analysis of parallel revenue streams and general implications for industry

    Braeuer, F., Rominger, J., McKenna, R., Fichtner, W.

    Applied Energy, vol. 239, pp. 1424-1440

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • The role of seasonal thermal energy storage in increasing renewable heating shares: A techno-economic analysis for a typical residential district

    McKenna, R., Fehrenbach, D., Merkel, E.

    Energy and Buildings, vol. 187, pp. 38-49

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

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