Hi, I’m Allison and I make sure our supply of electricity is reliable. I am really curious about how the electricity network will cope with adding more technology like charging electric cars. By being persistent I hope to help find a good practical solution to the problem. I love engineering as I get to solve tricky problems to help save the world.
Allison Strachan is an Electrical Engineer – she is developing a method to manage the electricity supply network to cope with the addition of new technologies like electric cars and heat pumps.
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Build a wind turbine
Allison wants to ensure our supply of electricity is reliable as we move to more wind and solar power along with electric cars and other new technology. Build your own wind turbine and see how well different designs work.
To help see how things move through the air try our scarf juggling activity and then build your own spinning plate – how long can you keep it spinning for?