Securing energy supply

See how we’re trying to secure affordable electric power for all


What we do

Insulated cross-arms, developed by our spin-out company Arago Technology Ltd, are increasing the capacity of the UK’s electricity network, rapidly increasing renewable energy generation and resulting in lower bills for consumers.

Energy demand is growing. But there is resistance to building more overhead lines, and the cost of underground lines makes them an impractical solution. Insulated cross-arms are an innovative device that enable increased electricity supply using the same pylons and allow new pylons to be smaller in size, reducing the visual impact of a new line.

It’s great to see research being translated into solutions for society. If the insulated cross-arms can help to connect renewable energy sources with lower cost and less visual impact, everybody will benefit.

Prof Simon Rowland, Professor of Electrical Materials

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEng, BEng
Electrical and electronic engineering concerns the science and technology related to generating, distributing and consuming electrical energy for the benefit of mankind. Our future responsibility is to achieve this in a safe, sustainable, environmentally benign and cost-effective way.

Electrical Power Systems Engineering MSc
The MSc in Electrical Power Systems Engineering is a 1-year course designed to educate students in the latest developments in the electricity industry.

Advanced Electrical Power Systems Engineering MSc
The MSc in Advanced Electrical Power Systems Engineering is a 2-year course designed to educate students in various aspects of electrical energy and power systems.

Power Networks CDT
Doctoral training Centre to help ensure future networks support the sustainable electrification of energy, especially heat and transport.

Related research

Electrical Energy and Power Systems

The Group focuses on future networks, with research into the design and operation of power-system plant, transmission networks, and smart low-carbon distribution networks, and the development of HVDC expertise. 

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