Professor Dodds leads the UK-HyRES Economic Theme, concurrently Paul also is the Policy Champion for the HI-ACT Hub. He is Professor of Energy Systems in the UCL Energy Institute and the Institute for Sustainable Resources. He specialises in energy systems modelling and has particular interest in modelling hydrogen and bioenergy systems, and the importance of energy storage.
Paul brings a wealth of experience working with government and developed the UK TIMES energy systems model, to replace the UK MARKAL model. UK MARKAL contributed to UK energy policy over the last 10 years and UK TIMES has already been used by the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to provide underpinning evidence for the Clean Growth Strategy and Net Zero Strategy. The model is now co-developed with BEIS.
Research interests include:
- Energy Systems Models
- Energy Storage
- Hydrogen and Bioenergy Systems
- Energy Policy, Techno-Economics.