Andrew Lyden


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Dr Andrew Lyden is a Research Associate in Whole Energy System Modelling within the Institute for Energy Systems. His research interests are in multi-sector and multi-vector (electricity, heat, transport) energy system modelling, decarbonisation of heat, and energy storage.

He currently works on the INTEGRATE project focussing on modelling of the integration of multiple energy sources with seasonal thermal energy storage to decarbonise heat.

During his PhD he worked on modelling local energy systems with particular interest on the optimal design and control of heat pumps and thermal storage. As part of this work he developed the open-source tool PyLESA (Python for Local Energy Systems Analysis). He has previously worked on numerous research and industry projects including topics such as future district heating design, community energy masterplanning, and virtual power plants.

Education/Academic qualification

Renewable Energy Systems, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Strathclyde

Award Date: 1 Aug 2020

Renewable Energy Systems and the Environment, Master in Science, University of Strathclyde

Award Date: 1 Aug 2015

Physics, Bachelor of Science, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Aug 2013


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