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Staff Profile: Prof N Jenkins


Prof Nick Jenkins



Institute Leader - Institute of Energy


Research Theme:

Energy and Environment


Research Group:

Centre for Integrated Renewable Energy Generation and Supply



Room E/2.14 Newport Road



+44 (0)29 2087 4428 (direct line)





From 1992 to 2008, Nick Jenkins was at the University of Manchester (UMIST). In March 2008 he moved to Cardiff University where he is now Professor of Renewable Energy. His previous career included 14 years industrial experience, of which 5 years were in developing countries. His final position in industry was as Projects Director for Wind Energy Group, a manufacturer of large wind turbines. While at the University he has developed teaching and research activities in both electrical power engineering and renewable energy. He is a Fellow of the IET, IEEE and Royal Academy of Engineering. From 2009-11 he was the Shimizu Visiting Professor to the Atmosphere and Energy Program at Stanford University.


Professional Activities and Recognition:

DTI/DEFRA Sustainable Energy Policy Advisory Board (2003-2006)
Chair of the North West Energy Council. (2006-2008)
Co-Director UK Energy Research Centre Theme “Energy Infrastructure and Supply” (2004-2008)
Director of the Joule Centre for Energy Research in the North West. (2005-2008)
EU SmartGrids Advisory Council (2006-2008)
Special Advisor House of Commons DIUS Select Committee enquiry “Renewable Electricity Generation Technologies (2007-2008)
Co-Director UK Energy Research Centre
Theme “Energy Supply” (2009-2014)
RAEng Engineering Policy Committee (2008-2011)
Distinguished Member of CIGRE (2010)
Member OFGEM Low Carbon Networks Fund Panel (2010-)
Fellow Learned Society of Wales (2011)
Co-author of:
Electric Power Systems, Wiley (2013)
Smart Grids, Technologies and Applications, Wiley (2012)
Wind Energy Handbook, Wiley (2011)
Distributed Generation, IET (2010)
Wind Energy Generation Modelling and Control, Wiley (2009)