• 25 October 2018 ESIPP Research Symposium: Unlocking the Potential of Energy Users in the Energy Transition

                                                   

    The ESIPP Research Symposium for 2018 will take place on Thursday 25th October in Astra Hall, Student Centre, UCD. The focus will be on sharing our research in the area of energy systems integration with interested stakeholders. Please see below for more details. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to find out more, e-mail esipp.admin@ucd.ie.


    You can register for the ESIPP Research Symposium here.

     

    The Energy Systems Integration Partnership Programme (ESIPP) is a research programme which seeks to address some of the important challenges for energy systems of today and the future. As concerns relating to climate change continue to mount and the need to reduce our emissions grows, the way we use and source energy needs to change and evolve. In order to achieve the necessary improvements, a number of different solutions will be needed involving a wide range of stakeholders and participants, with these solutions often overlapping and interacting. This results in the need for Energy Systems Integration research which is the focus of this research programme.

     

    AGENDA

    08:45     Registration, Tea & Coffee

    09:30 - 11:00 Session 1  

    Welcome Address: Andrew Keane, UCD              

    Keynote Address: Karl Purcell, SEAI        

    Presentations from PhD and PostDoctoral Researchers 

                    Dr Mattia de Rosa           
                    Ivan Petrov        
                    Dana Kirchem   
                    Ismail Ibrahim   
                    Usman Ali           
                    Matteo Gilberti

    11:00     PhD Student Poster Session & Coffee Break

    11:30 - 13:00 Session 2  

    Can Irish manufacturing industry become prosumers of energy? - Craig Meskell, Dept. of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Trinity College Dublin           

    End User Driven Energy Renovation - James O'Donnell, School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, University College Dublin  

    Incentives to make the right decision: policy measures to enhance consumer decarbonisation - Lisa Ryan, School of Economics, University College Dublin 

    Technological and economic perspectives on more sustainable data centre thermal management - Tim Persoons, Dept. of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Trinity College Dublin         Questions & Answers   

    13:00     Lunch & Poster Viewing

    14:00     Panel Discussion: Unlocking the Potential of Energy Users in the Energy Transition       

                   Moderator: John Curtis, Associate Research Professor, ESRI, Dublin        

                    Geertje Schuitema, Assistant Professor, School of Business, University College Dublin   

                    Stephen Gallagher, Head of Business Energy, SSE Airtricity

                    Paul Kenny, Chief Executive Officer, Tipperary Energy Agency   

                    Eamon Ryan, Leader of the Green Party               

    15:30     Close    

     

    Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
     

     

  • Save the Date - ESIPP Symposium 2018

    The ESIPP Research Symposium for 2018 will take place on Thursday 25th October in Astra Hall, UCD. Further detail to follow! The focus will be on sharing our research in the area of energy systems integration with interested stakeholders. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to find out more, e-mail esipp@ucd.ie.

  • Symposium on Risks in Integrated Energy Systems - 6th March

    The aim of this half-day symposium is to bring academia and industry together and discuss theoretical and practical issues of risks and finance in integrated energy systems.

    Energy system integration (ESI) is the process of coordinating the operation and planning of energy systems across multiple pathways and geographical scales in order to deliver reliable, cost effective energy services with less impact on the environment. With the ongoing energy transition questions arise about what types of risks and uncertainties do market participants of integrated energy systems face and how can they manage them. These risks include price dynamics in fuel and carbon markets, declining costs of competing technologies, and uncertainties related to consumer demand and energy policy.

    Location: The Economic and Social Research Institute, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2

    For further information please see the ESRI Website.

    Registration: There is no fee for this event but please register your attendance HERE.

  • Rethinking our Energy Future: Collaboration and Integration - Presentations and Posters

    Thursday 30th November 2017

    The ESIPP Symposium "Rethinking our Energy Future: Collaboration and Integration" took place on Thursday 30th November 2017. The event featured a keynote speech from Mark McGranaghan of EPRI, along with presentations and posters from the ESIPP team, and finished off with a panel discussion "Targets for 2030 and the role of ESI" which was moderated by Lisa Ryan. The presentations and posters are available below. The symposium was very well attended by academics and industry representatives. We would like to thank all who attended and look forward to welcoming you back to future events.

     

     

    Presentations

    Mark McGranaghan, Electric Power Research Institute

    Global Challenges for the Integrated Energy Network

    Andrew Keane, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, UCD

    Introduction to the Energy Systems Integration Partnership Programme

    Frank McDermott, School of Earth Sciences, UCD

    Climate, Weather and Renewable Energy

    Martina Assereto, PhD Student, Smurfit Business School, UCD

    Poster Session Overview

    Eoghan Clifford, College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway

    Interaction of Energy and Water

    Damian Flynn, UCD School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, UCD

    Power System Challenges of Increasing Renewables

    Valentin Bertsch, Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin

    Optimal Investment Decisions in Increasingly Variable Power and Energy Systems

    Geertje Schuitema, School of Business, UCD

    The role of emotions in public acceptance: the case of the Irish water charges

     

    Posters

    Poster Listing

    Posters 1-10

    Posters 11-16

    Posters 17-19

    Posters 20-29

     

  • Rethinking our Energy Future: Collaboration and Integration

    We are delighted to announce that registration is now open for the Energy Systems Integration Partnership Programme (ESIPP) research symposium taking place on Thursday 30th November in UCD. We hope you will be able to join us for this exciting event which will feature a number of national and international experts in the area of Energy Systems Integration. The event will also include an interesting panel discussion on “Targets for 2030 and the role of Energy Systems Integration”. This symposium aims to showcase the research being carried out by the ESIPP research team and emphasise the importance of collaboration with a range of stakeholders.

     

    Full Programme now available.

     

    Register here.

     

    Draft Agenda:

     

    9.00 - Registration, Tea & Coffee

     

    9.30 - 11.00 Session 1: Climate Change and Energy

    Johnny Shine, Welcome Address

    Mark McGranaghan, EPRI, Keynote Address

    Andrew Keane, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, UCD

    Frank McDermott, School of Earth Sciences, UCD

    11.00 - 11.30 PhD Student Poster Session & Coffee Break

     

    11.30 - 13.00 Session 2: Energy Systems Integration Research

    Eoghan Clifford, College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway

    Damian Flynn, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, UCD

    Valentin Bertsch, Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin

    Eoin Casey, School of Chemicals & Bioprocess Engineering, UCD

    13.00 - 14.00 Lunch & Poster Viewing

     

    14.00 - 15.30 Panel Discussion – Targets for 2030 and the role of Energy Systems Integration

    Moderator: Lisa Ryan, School of Economics, UCD

    Jim Gannon, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

    Fintan Slye, EirGrid

    Connor Powell, SSE

    Elaine NEvin, ECO UNESCO

    15.30 - Close