The Energy Systems Integration Partnership Programme (ESIPP) commenced in November 2015, following a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) call for proposals. The focus on this research is on the integration of Energy Systems, such as electricity and gas, along with other infrastructures including data, transport and water. As Energy Systems evolve they are becoming increasingly integrated. This research seeks to provide an understanding of the interactions, and to identify ways to optimise these systems and energy use.


The main goal of this partnership is to build Energy Systems Integration ESI research capacity within Ireland. The research programme is designed to bring together the most relevant academics in Ireland, with our industry partners and collaborators, to tackle some key research challenges in ESI. The specific capacity outcomes will be:

 - An internationally competitive team of researchers and industry who can tackle ESI research questions.

 - Individual researchers with their own disciplinary background but with a deep understanding and appreciation of ESI.

 - An international network of collaborators that will work with us in particular in H2020 proposals.


ESIPP is the flagship programme of the Energy Institute in UCD. This programme brings together 5 different research institutes (UCD, TCD, NUIG, ESRI and DCU), along with Industry partners and collaborators, to build the capability needed to deliver an integrated energy system in Ireland. The collaboration is underpinned by a supportive policy system with active participation by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). 


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