• 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

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    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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  • Prof Andrew Keane and Dr. Vikram Pakrashi to participate in UK-Ireland offshore wind and energy event

    THE BRITISH EMBASSY DUBLIN, THE BRITISH IRISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (BICC) and PARTNERS invite you to join them for a UK-Ireland offshore wind and energy event.

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  • UCD ESRI Energy Policy Research Conference - Thursday 24th September

    The annual UCD ESRI Energy Policy Research Conference took place on Thursday 24th September. This year the event was a half day online event. We were delighted to have Matthew Collins, Assistant Secretary General (Energy) DCCAE to open the event. The presentations are now available here.




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  • Zoom for Thought: The New European Green Deal in Ireland with Eddie O'Connor

    Webinar: The New European Green Deal in Ireland - 23 July, 2pm


    In partnership with UCD Institute for Discovery, UCD Energy Institute is delighted to invite you to join thought leader Dr. Eddie O'Connor, Executive Chairman of Mainstream Renewable Power, on the 'Zoom for Thought' chat series on Thursday July 23rd @ 2pm IST where he will discuss ‘The New European Green Deal in Ireland'


    Update: Top Takeaway Thoughts and video link available at https://www.ucd.ie/discovery/zoomforthought/theneweuropeangreendealinireland.html

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