Masaō I. Ashtine

Masaō I. Ashtine
University of Oxford | OX · Department of Engineering Science

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Introduction
Currently at the University of Oxford as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Local Energy Systems, Masaō is a Cambridge Trust Scholar who recently completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge. Previous to his current position, Masaō previously held a Lectureship at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica campus.
Additional affiliations
September 2019 - present
University of Oxford
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • Energy data analytics and management researcher for Project LEO (Local Energy Oxfordshire).
January 2018 - August 2019
The University of the West Indies at Mona
Position
  • Lecturer
October 2013 - October 2016
University of Cambridge
Position
  • PhD Student

Publications

Publications (21)
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Patterns and trends in wind speed and wind power over the entire province of Ontario, Canada, and the adjacent Great Lakes and coastal Hudson and James Bays for small wind turbine hub heights (10 and 30 m) were analyzed for the period 1980–2012 using the North American Regional Reanalysis (NARR) dataset. Air density, atmospheric pressure, temperatu...
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Micro-scale/small wind turbines, unlike larger utility-scale turbines, produce electricity at a rate of 300 W to 10 kW at their rated wind speed and are typically below 30 m in hub-height. These wind turbines have much more flexibility in their costs, maintenance and siting, owing to their size, and can provided wind energy in areas much less suite...
Article
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are often burdened with high electricity prices whilst being bestowed with excellent wind resources. Wind energy is the most proven of the modern renewable energy technologies and, in areas with a good resource, is often the cheapest form of electricity generation. Many small island states have yet to tap into...
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The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is comprised of fifteen-member states each exhibiting geographic, cultural and economic diversity. Six of these CARICOM member states along the Eastern Caribbean chain of islands display high-enthalpy systems for geothermal energy exploitation. This paper aims to provide a review into the geothermal energy resource...
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This paper proposes a strategy for managing wildfire risks and preventing blackouts using microgrids. To demonstrate this approach, not seen in previous literature, we use the power network of Victoria, Australia, in December 2019 as a case study. The Fire Weather Index (FWI) is a crucial indicator of global fire behaviour both spatially and tempor...
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Many Caribbean island nations have historically been heavily dependent on imported fossil fuels for both power and transportation, while at the same time being at an enhanced risk from the impacts of climate change, although their emissions represent a very tiny fraction of the global total responsible for climate change. Small island developing st...
Preprint
Many Caribbean island nations have historically been heavily dependent on imported fossil fuels for both power and transportation, while at the same time being at an enhanced risk from the impacts of climate change, although their emissions represent a very tiny fraction of the global total responsible for climate change. Small island developing st...
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The energy security of each Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member state is a key issue specifically addressed based on the energy demands of each nation. St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) has the potential to strengthen its energy sector through the exploitation of immense untapped natural geothermal resources. Currently, SVG is planning to integ...
Chapter
Weaving through the compounded and often daunting complexities of climate change quickly leaves many policymakers and development strategists feeling defeated. One aspect of current weather extremes and shifting climatologies that is clear, however, is the certain vulnerabilities faced by small island developing states (SIDS), where the UN lists 16...
Conference Paper
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This paper explores the burgeoning industries of electric vehicles (EVs) and storage systems within the Caribbean energy landscape. Renewable energy research and industry engagement are rapidly growing throughout the region, but the integration of these systems fall short owing to ageing infrastructure, burdened economies, and high investment costs...
Poster
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Resolutions of climate models are still far too coarse to fully capture the intricacies of wind and turbulence across complex terrains and over extended periods into the future. Very often, our knowledge is limited at hub-heights where today’s large-scale wind turbines capture energy. Wind gusts are of crucial importance to the efficiency of modern...
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Micro-scale/small wind turbines, unlike larger utility-scale turbines, produce electricity at a rate of 300 W to 10 kW at their rated wind speed and are typically below 30 m in hub-height. These wind turbines have much more flexibility in their costs, maintenance and siting, owing to their size, and can provided wind energy in areas much less suite...

Projects

Projects (2)
Project
The Journal of Caribbean Environmental Sciences and Renewable Energy is an incorporated NGO in Trinidad and Tobago, with a mission to serve the greater Caribbean region. CESaRE has a strong mandate of open-access academic publication, bringing the general public, relevant NGOs, and leading industry partners to the same table with one goal in mind ... pushing research into meaningful, and measurable change.