Priya is a post-doctoral research associate in EPG. She has an undergraduate in Electrical Engineering (Kerala University) and a masters in Energy Systems (IIT Bombay). Her interdisciplinary background enables her to research on multi-vector and multi-dimensional transfer of energy in micro to large scale low carbon energy grids. She has expertise in diverse domains covering various facets of the renewable energy and power system. In her PhD, on "Barriers and solutions for high penetration of PV in the UK", she analysed the challenges in steady and dynamic state performance of distribution networks with PV.
With over four years of industrial experience as System Design Manager - Solar Systems, Reliance Industries Limited India, she seamlessly bridges the expectations of partners and stakeholders in collaborations. She also has worked as a part-time associate lecturer, Northumbria University and as Assistant Professor, PES Institute of Technology, India.
Previously known as DESIRE project. The aim of the trial is to investigate the potential for intelligent household technologies to provide a balancing service to the electricity grid. The individual sites will be connected, via a unique intelligent function of the hot water tanks and batteries, to the Cloud, where their output will be aggregated to provide a capacity to the grid.
The project focussed on establishing the feasibility of providing a living laboratory electric vehicle charging demonstrator in Oxfordshire and provide a crucial platform for the streamlining of the energy, urban and transport related challenges. The system will provide a solution that directly aids modal transport shift in one of the countries most challenging transport related regions.