Coordinating research in energy networks


HubNet - A Hub for Energy Networks

HubNet is a consortium of researchers from various UK universities tasked with coordinating research in energy networks in the UK. HubNet was funded by the Energy Programme of Research Councils UK under grant number EP/I013636/1 (2011-2016) and now EP/N030028/1 (2016-2018).

This Hub provides research leadership in the field through the publication of in-depth position papers written by leaders in the field and the organisation of workshops and other mechanisms for the exchange of ideas between researchers, industry and the public sector.

HubNet supports research across a range of topics to spur the development of innovative solutions for low-carbon and secure energy networks. We have identified the following broad areas as crucial to that objective:

  • Energy Networks Modelling and Planning
  • Network Control & Operation under Uncertainty
  • Distributed and Intelligent Control
  • Information Systems for Energy Networks
  • Offshore Network Infrastructure
  • Grid-Scale Storage
  • New Distribution Infrastructure

The HubNet Association is a free-to-join grouping of researchers and research users. Join via the "HubNet Registration" tab to get access to working document versions of positions papers, an archive of workshop and symposium presentations and to receive notification of future events.


The HubNet Colloquium is organising a series of workshops that aim to bring together industry and academic practitioners to discuss current challenges related to specific themes each time.

The latest workshops are: