Northumbria University Power Research

Power research programmes and projects at Northumbria University include:

  • The Renewable Energy and Power Lab: grid integration of renewable energy and electric vehicles, smart grids, wireless charging, wind energy conversion systems, electric drives, power quality, advanced control systems and industrial processes. This laboratory has a wide range of testing equipment and instrument for simulation of grid integration, power quality and renewable energy technologies.
  • Physics & Electrical Engineering Projects Laboratories: a wide range of equipment for test and measurement and industry standard software including Python, NI LabVIEW, Matlab Simulink and PVSyst.
  • Oswald Supercomputer: High performance computing cluster with 896 cores (Dual Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4, 2.4GHz CPU, 64GB RAM, 120GB SSD) for processing, a GPU node (NVIDIA Tesla V100, 640 Tensor cores, 5120 CUDA cores), and 88TB Lustre Parallel storage, which allows the Unit to address computationally demanding research problems.