Francis Li

Francis Li

Research Associate

Francis Li

Research Associate
UCL Energy Institute

Biography

Francis is a Research Associate at the UCL Energy Institute, focusing on energy economic modelling and energy policy. Francis received his PhD in Energy and Economics from the UCL Energy Institute in 2013, having previously practiced at a multinational engineering consultancy (2005-2012). Francis is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) with the Energy Institute (EI) and a member of the British Institute of Energy Economics (BIEE).

Research Summary

Francis’ current portfolio of projects includes both academic research for the RCUK energy programme and strategic analysis for major industry stakeholders (UK Energy Technologies Institute, National Grid plc). Current research activities focus on long term decarbonisation pathway analysis, socio-technical transitions in the energy system, and strategic decision making under conditions of deep uncertainty.

Specialisms: energy economics, systems thinking, decision theory, quantitative modelling

Domain knowledge: energy system decarbonisation, behavioural economics, socio-technical transitions, uncertainty and risk analysis

Projects

W7UP9 Management of electric heating through heat pumps: systematic exploration of comparative advantages of individual scale versus district level

W7UP3 – Trade-offs in Levelised Cost of Heat among different heating and storage technologies

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