• Research Symposium: Rethinking our Energy Future - Collaboration and Integration

     

    Date: 30th November 2017

     

    Venue: George Moore Auditorium, O'Brien Centre for Science, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4

     

    The Energy Systems Integration Partnership Programme research symposium will take place on Thursday 30th November in UCD. 

    The focus of this research symposium is to bring the research of the Energy Systems Integration Partnership Programme (ESIPP) to a wider audience. ESIPP brings together a multidisciplinary research team in all the main engineering disciplines (electrical, mechanical, civil and chemical) with economics, business, mathematics, environmental, psychology, and earth science disciplines to address the challenges associated with moving towards a more sustainable energy system. 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), the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER).

     

    Energy Systems Integration enables the effective analysis, design, and control of the interactions and interdependencies of the energy system, as well as between the energy system and other systems such as water and data, taking account of technical, economic, regulatory, and social dimensions. By focusing on the optimization of energy systems we can better understand and use potential co-benefits that increase reliability and performance, and minimise cost and environmental impacts. Energy Systems Integration research is focussed on the interfaces between these systems where there are new challenges and opportunities requiring research, demonstration and deployment to reap the commercial and societal benefits.

     

    Further information and registration details coming soon.

     

     

  • Registration now open for 2nd ESRI-UCD Energy Policy Research Workshop

    Registration is now open for the 2nd ESRI-UCD Energy Policy Research Workshop taking place on 8th September 2017. This workshop presents recent research carried out by UCD Energy Institute and the ESRI in relevant policy areas relating to future electric power systems, sustainable energy communities, new energy technologies, residential energy efficiency, and energy markets. It should prove useful to those involved in the energy sector from government, industry and academia dealing with the challenges of the future energy system.

    Venue: ESRI, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rodgerson’s Quay Dublin 2

    When: September 8th 8.30 – 13:00

    Registration now available here.

  • 2nd ESRI-UCD Energy Policy Research Workshop

    The 2nd ESRI-UCD Energy Policy Research Workshop takes place on 8th September 2017.

    The energy system in Ireland and globally is undergoing a transformation as it becomes decarbonised and increasingly integrated across sectors and markets. This workshop presents recent research carried out by UCD Energy Institute and the ESRI in relevant policy areas relating to future electric power systems, sustainable energy communities, new energy technologies, residential energy efficiency, and energy markets. It should prove useful to those involved in the energy sector from government, industry and academia dealing with the challenges of the future energy system.

    Venue: ESRI, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rodgerson’s Quay Dublin 2

    When: September 8th 8.30 – 13:00

    For further information please see the preliminary programme here.

  • Behavioural Economics and Energy Efficiency Workshop

    Trinity College Dublin is hosting a Behavioural Economics and Energy Efficiency Workshop on Friday June 9th. Hunt Allcott will deliver the key-note seminar as part of a full day workshop on energy efficiency and consumer behaviour. 

    If you are interested in attending please register at one of the following links:

  • ESI 101 workshop, 28th October 2016

    The first in a series of ESIPP workshops on Energy Systems Integration, ESI101, took place in UCD on Friday, 28th October 2016. Both Mark O'Malley and Geertje Schuitema presented at this introductory workshop which was attended by several ESIPP Postdoc and PhD Students.

    The presentations are available below:

    Geertje Schuitema, "Energy System Integration A psychological perspective"

    Mark O'Malley, "Energy Systems Integration a megatrend or just business as usual?"