Dr Anastasia Ioannou

  • Lecturer in Sustainable Resources (Systems Power & Energy)

Biography

I am a Lecturer in Sustainable Resources at James Watt School of Engineering. Prior this position, I worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the University of Glasgow (2018-2020) and University of Strathclyde (2018-2020), and as a Research Assistant at the University of Piraeus Research Centre (2012-2014).

I received my Engineering Doctorate Degree in the development of risk-based methods for sustainable energy systems from Cranfield University in 2018 as part of the EPSRC REMS CDT. Furthermore, I have collaborated with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), working on the Pathways to Sustainable Energy project and I am currently a member of the UNECE Task Force on the Carbon Neutrality project and member of the Group of Experts in Renewable Energy (GERE). Further, I have collaborated with Willis Towers Watson on mitigation strategies of risks related to the planning and development of renewable energy technology projects. Finally, I am currently an Editorial Advisory Board member of the Journal of Energy Sources Part b: Economics, Planning and Policy.

During my research and academic career, I have participated in a number of projects, such as:

  • European Commission Horizon 2020 – ENCLUDE (Energy Citizens for Inclusive Decarbonization)
  • European Commission Horizon 2020 – CROWDTHERMAL (Community-based development schemes for geothermal energy)
  • EPSRC Supergen - Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Hub
  • EPSRC Supergen Wind Flexible Funding – Development of an integrated life-cycle cost assessment model of floating wind turbines
  • European Commission Horizon 2020 – ROMEO (Reducing the cost of offshore wind energy and boosting the renewables industry)
  • Joint Industry Project SLIC - Offshore Wind Structural Life Cycle Industry Collaboration
  • European Commission FP7 - GREENECONET (Accelerating progress towards the Green Economy)
  • European Commission FP7 - APRAISE (Assessment of Policy Interrelationships and Impacts on Sustainability in Europe)

Research interests

My research area lies on deriving efficient solutions towards transitioning to net-zero carbon energy futures by adopting an interdisciplinary approach, involving the consideration of technological, financial, environmental and social facets. My research involves the development and employment of quantitative models and methods to enable the assessment of critical issues underpinning the energy decarbonisation.

Relevant areas of work involve optimisation of energy systems under uncertainty, stochastic techno-economic analysis of sustainable energy technologies, multi-criteria decision analysis, and incorporation of data-driven methods.

In order to accelerate the transition while achieving a just and inclusive decarbonization pathway, the role of citizen in the energy system should be reconsidered not just as a consumer (or even prosumer) of energy, but rather as having an active participation in the energy transition.

Our H2020 ENCLUDE project focuses on this interesting research area investigating the decarbonisation potential of “energy citizenship”. At a technology level, my work also involves O&M modelling, lifecycle costing and development of end-of-life scenarios of offshore wind and other renewable energy technologies.

Publications

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Number of items: 23.

2021

Jadali, A. M., Ioannou, A., Salonitis, K. and Kolios, A. (2021) Decommissioning vs. repowering of offshore wind farms—a techno-economic assessment. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 112(9-10), pp. 2519-2532. (doi: 10.1007/s00170-020-06349-9)

2020

Collla, M., Ioannou, A. and Falcone, G. (2020) Critical review of competitiveness indicators for energy projects. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 125, 109794. (doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2020.109794)

Al Shidhani, T., Ioannou, A. and Falcone, G. (2020) A multi-stage multi-objective optimisation model of power system expansion planning integrating sustainability indicators. Energies, 13(9), 2199. (doi: 10.3390/en13092199)

2019

Ioannou, A. and Brennan, F. (2019) A Preliminary Techno-Economic Comparison Between a Grid-Connected and Non-Grid Connected Offshore Floating Wind Farm. In: Offshore Energy and Storage Summit (OSES 2019), Brest, France, 10-12 July 2019, ISBN 9781728123189 (doi:10.1109/OSES.2019.8867350)

Ioannou, A., Angus, A. and Brennan, F. (2019) Effect of Electricity Market Price Uncertainty Modelling on the Profitability Assessment of Offshore Wind Through an Integrated Lifecycle Techno-Economic Model. WindEurope 2018, Hamburg, Germany, 25-28 Sept 2019.

Ioannou, A. and Falcone, G. (2019) A Critical Review of Energy Modelling Approaches for Sustainable Scenarios Analysis. All-Energy Exhibition and Conference, Glasgow, UK, 15-16 May 2019.

Ioannou, A., Fuzuli, G., Brennan, F., Yudha, S. W. and Angus, A. (2019) Multi-stage stochastic optimization framework for power generation system planning integrating hybrid uncertainty modelling. Energy Economics, 80, pp. 760-776. (doi: 10.1016/j.eneco.2019.02.013)

Ioannou, A., Angus, A. and Brennan, F. (2019) Informing parametric risk control policies for operational uncertainties of offshore wind energy assets. Ocean Engineering, 177, pp. 1-11. (doi: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2019.02.058)

Ioannou, A., Angus, A. and Brennan, F. (2019) Stochastic financial appraisal of offshore wind farms. Renewable Energy, 145, pp. 1176-1191. (doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2019.06.111)

2018

Ioannou, A., Angus, A. and Brennan, F. (2018) A lifecycle techno-economic model of offshore wind energy for different entry and exit instances. Applied Energy, 221, pp. 406-424. (doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.03.143)

Ioannou, A., Angus, A. and Brennan, F. (2018) Parametric CAPEX, OPEX, and LCOE expressions for offshore wind farms based on global deployment parameters. Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy, 13(5), pp. 281-290. (doi: 10.1080/15567249.2018.1461150)

2017

Ioannou, A., Vaienti, C., Angus, A. and Brennan, F. (2017) A Cluster Analysis of Investment Strategies in the Offshore Wind Energy Market. In: 6th International Conference on Clean Electrical Power (ICCEP), Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy, 27-29 June 2017, pp. 362-369. ISBN 9781509046836 (doi:10.1109/ICCEP.2017.8004841)

Vaienti, C., Ioannou, A. and Brennan, F. (2017) Cash Flow at Risk of Offshore Wind Plants. In: 6th International Conference on Clean Electrical Power (ICCEP), Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy, 27-29 June 2017, pp. 84-93. ISBN 9781509046836 (doi:10.1109/ICCEP.2017.8004797)

Ioannou, A., Angus, A. and Brennan, F. (2017) Risk-based methods for sustainable energy system planning: A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 74, pp. 602-615. (doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2017.02.082)

Ioannou, A., Wang, L. and Brennan, F. (2017) Design implications towards inspection reduction of large scale structures. Procedia CIRP, 60, pp. 434-439. (doi: 10.1016/j.procir.2017.02.024)

Ioannou, A., Angus, A. and Brennan, F. (2017) Stochastic prediction of offshore wind farm LCOE through an integrated cost model. Energy Procedia, 107, pp. 383-389. (doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2016.12.180)

2016

Rizos, V. et al. (2016) Implementation of circular economy business models by Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs): Barriers and enablers. Sustainability, 8(11), 1212. (doi: 10.3390/su8111212)

Spyridaki, N.-A., Ioannou, A. and Flamos, A. (2016) How can the context affect policy decision-making: the case of climate change mitigation policies in the Greek building sector. Energies, 9(4), 294. (doi: 10.3390/en9040294)

Spyridaki, N.-A., Ioannou, A., Flamos, A. and Oikonomou, V. (2016) An ex-post assessment of the regulation on the energy performance of buildings in Greece and the Netherlands—a cross-country comparison. Energy Efficiency, 9(2), pp. 261-279. (doi: 10.1007/s12053-015-9363-1)

2014

Spyridaki, N., Ioannou, A. and Flamos, A. (2014) An Ex-ante Approach to Performance Assessment of National Energy and Climate Change Policies. 23rd National Conference of the Greek Operational Research Society, Athens, Greece, 12-14 Sept 2012.

Spyridaki, N., Ioannou, A. and Flamos, A. (2014) Expanding the Policy Theory Behind the Climate and Energy Package in Greece. International Energy Policies and Programmes Evaluation Conference (IEPPEC), Berlin, Germany, 9-11 Sept 2014.

Ioannou, A. K., Stefanakis, N. E. and Boudouvis, A. G. (2014) Design optimization of residential grid-connected photovoltaics on rooftops. Energy and Buildings, 76, pp. 588-596. (doi: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.03.019)

Kolios, A., Read, G. and Ioannou, A. (2014) Application of multi-criteria decision-making to risk prioritisation in tidal energy developments. International Journal of Sustainable Energy, 35(1), pp. 59-74. (doi: 10.1080/14786451.2014.880438)

This list was generated on Sat Feb 27 05:04:33 2021 GMT.
Number of items: 23.

Articles

Jadali, A. M., Ioannou, A., Salonitis, K. and Kolios, A. (2021) Decommissioning vs. repowering of offshore wind farms—a techno-economic assessment. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 112(9-10), pp. 2519-2532. (doi: 10.1007/s00170-020-06349-9)

Collla, M., Ioannou, A. and Falcone, G. (2020) Critical review of competitiveness indicators for energy projects. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 125, 109794. (doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2020.109794)

Al Shidhani, T., Ioannou, A. and Falcone, G. (2020) A multi-stage multi-objective optimisation model of power system expansion planning integrating sustainability indicators. Energies, 13(9), 2199. (doi: 10.3390/en13092199)

Ioannou, A., Fuzuli, G., Brennan, F., Yudha, S. W. and Angus, A. (2019) Multi-stage stochastic optimization framework for power generation system planning integrating hybrid uncertainty modelling. Energy Economics, 80, pp. 760-776. (doi: 10.1016/j.eneco.2019.02.013)

Ioannou, A., Angus, A. and Brennan, F. (2019) Informing parametric risk control policies for operational uncertainties of offshore wind energy assets. Ocean Engineering, 177, pp. 1-11. (doi: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2019.02.058)

Ioannou, A., Angus, A. and Brennan, F. (2019) Stochastic financial appraisal of offshore wind farms. Renewable Energy, 145, pp. 1176-1191. (doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2019.06.111)

Ioannou, A., Angus, A. and Brennan, F. (2018) A lifecycle techno-economic model of offshore wind energy for different entry and exit instances. Applied Energy, 221, pp. 406-424. (doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.03.143)

Ioannou, A., Angus, A. and Brennan, F. (2018) Parametric CAPEX, OPEX, and LCOE expressions for offshore wind farms based on global deployment parameters. Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy, 13(5), pp. 281-290. (doi: 10.1080/15567249.2018.1461150)

Ioannou, A., Angus, A. and Brennan, F. (2017) Risk-based methods for sustainable energy system planning: A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 74, pp. 602-615. (doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2017.02.082)

Ioannou, A., Wang, L. and Brennan, F. (2017) Design implications towards inspection reduction of large scale structures. Procedia CIRP, 60, pp. 434-439. (doi: 10.1016/j.procir.2017.02.024)

Ioannou, A., Angus, A. and Brennan, F. (2017) Stochastic prediction of offshore wind farm LCOE through an integrated cost model. Energy Procedia, 107, pp. 383-389. (doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2016.12.180)

Rizos, V. et al. (2016) Implementation of circular economy business models by Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs): Barriers and enablers. Sustainability, 8(11), 1212. (doi: 10.3390/su8111212)

Spyridaki, N.-A., Ioannou, A. and Flamos, A. (2016) How can the context affect policy decision-making: the case of climate change mitigation policies in the Greek building sector. Energies, 9(4), 294. (doi: 10.3390/en9040294)

Spyridaki, N.-A., Ioannou, A., Flamos, A. and Oikonomou, V. (2016) An ex-post assessment of the regulation on the energy performance of buildings in Greece and the Netherlands—a cross-country comparison. Energy Efficiency, 9(2), pp. 261-279. (doi: 10.1007/s12053-015-9363-1)

Ioannou, A. K., Stefanakis, N. E. and Boudouvis, A. G. (2014) Design optimization of residential grid-connected photovoltaics on rooftops. Energy and Buildings, 76, pp. 588-596. (doi: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.03.019)

Kolios, A., Read, G. and Ioannou, A. (2014) Application of multi-criteria decision-making to risk prioritisation in tidal energy developments. International Journal of Sustainable Energy, 35(1), pp. 59-74. (doi: 10.1080/14786451.2014.880438)

Conference or Workshop Item

Ioannou, A., Angus, A. and Brennan, F. (2019) Effect of Electricity Market Price Uncertainty Modelling on the Profitability Assessment of Offshore Wind Through an Integrated Lifecycle Techno-Economic Model. WindEurope 2018, Hamburg, Germany, 25-28 Sept 2019.

Ioannou, A. and Falcone, G. (2019) A Critical Review of Energy Modelling Approaches for Sustainable Scenarios Analysis. All-Energy Exhibition and Conference, Glasgow, UK, 15-16 May 2019.

Spyridaki, N., Ioannou, A. and Flamos, A. (2014) An Ex-ante Approach to Performance Assessment of National Energy and Climate Change Policies. 23rd National Conference of the Greek Operational Research Society, Athens, Greece, 12-14 Sept 2012.

Spyridaki, N., Ioannou, A. and Flamos, A. (2014) Expanding the Policy Theory Behind the Climate and Energy Package in Greece. International Energy Policies and Programmes Evaluation Conference (IEPPEC), Berlin, Germany, 9-11 Sept 2014.

Conference Proceedings

Ioannou, A. and Brennan, F. (2019) A Preliminary Techno-Economic Comparison Between a Grid-Connected and Non-Grid Connected Offshore Floating Wind Farm. In: Offshore Energy and Storage Summit (OSES 2019), Brest, France, 10-12 July 2019, ISBN 9781728123189 (doi:10.1109/OSES.2019.8867350)

Ioannou, A., Vaienti, C., Angus, A. and Brennan, F. (2017) A Cluster Analysis of Investment Strategies in the Offshore Wind Energy Market. In: 6th International Conference on Clean Electrical Power (ICCEP), Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy, 27-29 June 2017, pp. 362-369. ISBN 9781509046836 (doi:10.1109/ICCEP.2017.8004841)

Vaienti, C., Ioannou, A. and Brennan, F. (2017) Cash Flow at Risk of Offshore Wind Plants. In: 6th International Conference on Clean Electrical Power (ICCEP), Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy, 27-29 June 2017, pp. 84-93. ISBN 9781509046836 (doi:10.1109/ICCEP.2017.8004797)

This list was generated on Sat Feb 27 05:04:33 2021 GMT.

Grants

  • Horizon 2020: ENCLUDE – Co-I Horizon 2020: CROWDTHERMAL – Researcher

 

Supervision

I am keen on working with enthusiastic students with a strong interest in the area of transition to decarbonisation pathways, sustainable energy, whole-energy system modelling, optimisation and techno-economic analysis of energy systems at national and district level. Interested students can send me their CV and idea of a proposed research topic.

The School offers a number of funding opportunities.

Relevant PhD projects include (but are not limited to):

(1) Impact of integrating high shares of intermittent renewable energy to the grid.

(2) Optimisation of 5th generation district heating and cooling systems.

(3) (Multi-objective) Optimisation of national energy systems under uncertainty.

(4) Optimisation of decentralised hybrid systems involving the integration of multiple sustainable energy sources (solar PV, wind and potentially biomass) together with a battery storage system

(5) Investigating the potential of decentralised hybrid systems to developing economies.

(6) Developing operational management strategies and derisking renewable energy technologies.

Teaching

  • [[[ENG1015]]]
 

 

Additional information

  • Member of the Group of Experts in Renewable Energy (GERE) within the Sustainable Energy Division of the UNECE (October, 2019).
  • Member of the UNECE Task Force on the Carbon Neutrality project (from April, 2020).
  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy Journal (June 2020).