Dr Andrew Lyden

Lecturer in Energy System Economics and Management



4.122 Faraday Building

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Engineering Discipline: 

  • Mechanical Engineering

Research Institute: 

  • Energy Systems


Dr Andrew Lyden is a Lecturer in Energy System Economics and Management within the Institute for Energy Systems. His research focus is on advancing open-source energy system science including data, models, and outputs. He is working on research and consultancy projects related to net-zero electricity markets, integrated multi-energy (electricity, heat, transport, food, water) markets and models, decarbonised district heating and cooling, and long-term energy storage technologies (e.g. underground thermal energy storage).

As part of his work on the INTEGRATE project (which focussing on modelling of the integration of multiple energy sources with seasonal thermal energy storage to decarbonise heat), he developed a transmission network model of the GB power system, PyPSA-GB, which can model historical years and National Grid's Future Energy Scenarios. During his PhD he worked on modelling local energy systems with particular interest on the optimal design and control of heat pumps and thermal storage. As part of this work he developed the open-source tool PyLESA (Python for Local Energy Systems Analysis). He has previously worked on numerous research and industry projects including topics such as future district heating design, community energy masterplanning, and virtual power plants.


Academic Qualifications: 

  • PhD in Renewable Energy Systems, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • MSc in Renewable Energy Systems & the Environment, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • BSc in Physics, University of Edinburgh, UK


  • Course organiser - Energy & Environmental Economics MSc
  • Supervisor - Sustainable Energy Systems Disseration MSc