Scott is a Research Principal at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, working on issues relating to the transitioning energy system.
His main interests relate to the opportunities and challenges posed by disruption within the energy sector, especially those relating to markets, customers, technologies, and business models.
Scott has worked closely with a diverse range of international organisations, including many of the world's leading energy utilities and energy product manufacturers, as well as startups, industry associations, and public bodies.
Advising on issues relating to the commercialisation of new products and services for the energy sector, he is an invited speaker to leading international events on distributed energy across Europe, Asia, and North America.
Since 2004, Scott has worked within specialist energy consultancies in Scotland, England, and Ireland and joined UTS at the beginning of 2018. He has held key roles in the managing and delivering of major consulting projects and syndicated research programmes, business development, organising and moderating specialist summits and workshops, and within senior management teams.
Scott holds an MSc in Energy Systems from the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow), and a PhD in the Low Carbon Refurbishment of Urban Housing from the University of Ulster (Belfast).
- Member of the Energy Institute (MEI)
INREB Faraday Associate (2004-2008)
- Research network providing funding and support for PhD students studying the Integration of New and Renewable Energy in Buildings (INREB)
The INREB Faraday Partnership was launched in 2001 to create a national focus for industry projects, technology transfer and research projects on this topic.
The partnership was led by BRE (Building Research Establishment) and included four leading universities in the field; Loughborough, Nottingham, De Montford and Ulster.
ESPRC Scholarship (2002-2003)
- Awarded a scholarship for Masters study.
- The scholarship was provided by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) - the UK's main agency for funding research in engineering and the physical science.
Can supervise: YES
- Residential energy
- Small commercial energy
- New energy business models
- Commercial and market insight
- Routes to market
- Customer proposition
- Market analysis
- Energy storage
- Demand side response
- Stationary fuel cell
The technical ability of inverters, large or small, to provide power quality services including voltage regulation is well understood. The ubiquity of customer inverters and their suitability for distributed intelligent control present opportunities to manage distribution networks with a precision not seen before. When a suitable commercial model is proved rapid adoption of inverter controls can be expected. This paper describes a market-scale demonstration uses a working commercial model for voltage regulation using customer inverters in Australia. Inverter controls have been executed as part of a virtual power plant platform to enable voltage support actions and rewards to two separate communities in Australia. The market value of voltage support services has been explored and initial findings are presented. These are important steps in establishing this service-based model as a common practice.