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Active Distribution network with full integration of Demand and distributed energy RESourceS

Towards the smart grids of the future. Project target is to enable the Active Demand in the context of the smart grids of the future.

Project date: 
Sunday, June 1, 2008 to Saturday, June 1, 2013



Dr Sarah Mander

Sarah started her career as a Chemical Engineer, initially working as a project engineer in the chemical and pharmaceutical's industry. Upon leaving industry, she spent six years working in a variety of roles for an urban design and build company. For these six years her job included facilitating community engagement in regeneration projects, welding, workshop management and promoting sustainability within urban neighbourhoods. In 1999 she joined Manchester School of Management researching the penetration of wind energy in the North West for her PhD.

Cities, Sustainability, Behaviour, Community, Engagement, Wind energy, Renewable energy, Energy, Recycling, Energy efficiency


Dr Joseph Mutale

Dr Mutale obtained the BEng degree in Electrical Machines and Power Systems from the University of Zambia. His MSc in Electric Power Transmission and Distribution and PhD in Power System Economics, were obtained from the University of Manchester in 1987 and 2000 respectively. Prior to joining the University of Manchester in 2002 Dr Mutale spent over 15 years in the electric utility industry. His industrial experience includes a wide range of technical posts at ZESCO, the Zambian National Utility, including Director of Engineering Development and Transmission Manager.

Solar energy, Renewable energy, Technology, Sustainability, Energy networks, Networks, Electric and electronics, Energy, Power system, Energy supply, Business, Technical assistance, Engagement, Rural studies