• New Report on Electric Vehicle Charging Services

    "The State of Play in Electric Vehicle Charging Services: Global Trends with Insight for Ireland", a recent report by Sarah La Monaca and Lisa Ryan, is now available below. 


    Electrification of vehicle fleets, particularly in countries with increasing shares of renewable electricity supply, represents an important pathway toward low-carbon mobility. This report examines the role of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure as a key enabler for EV uptake, and explores business models and policy approaches for promoting deployment. It then applies observed key principles to assess the Irish EV charging services market and identifies key recommendations for Irish policy.

    Full Report

    Executive Summary

  • Unlocking the Potential of Energy Users in the Energy Transition - presentations now online!

    The ESIPP Symposium “Unlocking the Potential of Energy Users in the Energy Transition” took place on Thursday 25th October in Astra Hall in UCD. The event was attended by academics, industry representative and political stakeholders both national and international. Many thanks to all those who attended and helped make it successful event. The presentations are now available here.

  • Publications now on our website

    The publications from the ESIPP research team are now listed on our website on the Publications page and under each of the work package pages in the Research section. If you see anything of interest please get in touch!

  • ESIPP Symposium - Programme Now Available

    The programme for the ESIPP Symposium "Unlocking the Potential of Energy Users in the Energy Transition" is now available. This event brings together expert academics and industry stakeholders to examine the opportunities and challenges around end users participating in the energy transition. You can find more information on the schedule for the day and register through our Eventbrite page. Attendance is free and refreshments and lunch will be provided. 

  • ESIPP Research Symposium 25 October 2018: 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, 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.


    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. The production of energy, on which we are all reliant, results in significant emissions and it is essential that these emissions are reduced in order to achieve our climate change obligations. However, the use of substantial amounts of energy is necessary to maintain our high standard of living. 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.


    The focus of this symposium will be on unlocking the potential of energy users in this transition. The format of the day will include:


    A series of talks covering some of the research currently underway in ESIPP, with particular focus on different energy end users from large scale industrial users to residential.


    A panel session providing insights from industry representatives directly engaging with energy users.


    An overview of all of the ongoing ESIPP research and an opportunity to interact with the ESIPP researchers at a poster session. Areas covered include:

    -Power Systems
    -Gas Networks
    -Climate and Weather
    -Residential and Commercial Buildings
    -Wastewater Treatment
    -Data Centres
    -Market structures – incentives and risks