Keith Bell

UKERC Director, UKERC Researcher

Keith Bell is the ScottishPower Professor of Smart Grids at the University of Strathclyde. He joined the University in 2005 having previously worked as an electrical engineering researcher in Bath, Manchester and Naples, and as a system development engineer in the electricity supply industry in Britain.

He is an invited expert member of CIGRE Study Committee C1 on System Development and Economics, Vice-Chair of the Technical Programme Committee of the 18th Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC 2014) and a member of the Council of the IET Power Academy, an initiative to promote electric power engineering as a graduate career in the UK.

He is a Chartered Engineer and has advised the Scottish Government, the Republic of Ireland government, the Northern Ireland Executive, Ofgem and the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change on electrical energy and power systems issues.

He is involved in the Centres for Doctoral Training on Wind Energy Systems and on Future Power Networks at the University of Strathclyde and has collaborated on research with a number of companies and research institutes around Europe and in the US.