• Dublin Climate Dialogues Conference, 19th & 20th May, 2021


    Influencing outcomes for COP26

    19th and 20th May, 2021

    UCD Energy Institute is delighted to be supporting the upcoming Dublin Climate Dialgies Conference. ESIPP Lead PI Prof Andrew Keane will be chairing 2 sessions on Day 2 of the event. See https://dublinclimatedialogues.com/ for more information.

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  • Webinar: Energy Opportunities for Wastewater Treatment Plants

    This webinar highlighted the opportunities for wastewater treatment plant to play a role in the energy transition through reducing their energy requirements, supporting the electricity system through demand response and showcasing the role of data analytics to support decision making. 

    Date: Thursday 15th April

    Time: 16:00

    Presentations now available.

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  • A deep dive into the PhD - and what comes next?

    Date: Thursday 4th March

    Time: 14:00 



    This online event will give a brief introduction to some ongoing research of PhD students in UCD Energy Institute, followed by a panel discussion featuring former PhD students who are now applying their skills to different roles. This session will provide insights into some of the key skills, motivations, and challenges associated with doing a PhD in the area of energy and bringing this expertise to life after a PhD. If you have ever googled ‘is a PhD in the energy domain worth it’ this is the event for you!

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  • Webinar: Beyond 70% Renewable Electricity

    Wednesday 16th December, 14:00 - 15:15

    Presentations and recording now available.


    The 2019 Climate Action Plan sets out a target of 70% renewable electricity for Ireland by 2030, with a view to a net carbon energy system by 2050. This webinar brings together some of Ireland's leading academics to explore some of the requirements and implications of exceeding 70% renewable electricity. These include examining the effect of increasing levels of technology uptake, such as electric vehicles and heat pumps, the impact of additional devices on the electricity system, whether these devices can provide support to the system and how the electricity system can continue to operate and a safe and efficient way.



    Professor Andrew Keane, Head of Energy Institute, University College Dublin

    Dr Lisa Ryan, Assistant Professor, School of Economics

    Dr Terence O'Donnell, Associate Professor, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

    Dr Alireza Soroudi, Assistant Professor, School Of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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  • Webinar: Climate & Weather Modelling for Energy Production

    Wednesday 9th December, 14:00 - 15:00

    Register here.


    As we move towards decarbonisation of our energy system, renewable energy plays an increasingly important role. Wind and solar power will form a large part of our energy mix and it is crucial that we understand these resources and how they relate to energy production. In this webinar we examine different aspects of wind and solar modelling at different timescales presented by three PhD students approaching the end of their projects. Understanding the accuracy of weather forecasting, or the impacts of climate effects on energy production from renewables, is a key aspect of the SFI-funded Energy Systems Integration Partnership Programme (ESIPP).

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