• ESRI/UCD Conference - Energy Research to Enable Climate Change Mitigation

    Date: Tuesday 17th September

    Time: 08:30 - 13:00

    Location: ESRI, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2

    Energy researchers from the ESRI and UCD’s Energy Institute will present a selection of their respective research providing an evidence base for climate change mitigation. For more information and registration see here.

  • Tuesday 17th September: ESRI/UCD Conference - Energy Research to Enable Climate Change Mitigation

    Date: Tuesday 17th September

    Time: 08:30 - 13:00

    Location: ESRI, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2

     

    Energy researchers from the ESRI and UCD’s Energy Institute will present a selection of their respective research providing an evidence base for climate change mitigation. For more information and registration see here.

     

    Conference Programme

    Introduction

    8:30     Registration & Coffee

    9:00     Welcome Address - Hildegarde Naughton

    9:30     Decarbonisation for and from energy systems

    Chair:  Henry Smyth (Ervia)

                Devasanthini Devaraj and Eoin Syron (UCD) - The Future Role of Gas Networks in Integrated Energy Network

                Dana Kirchem, Muireann Lynch, Eoin Casey and Valentin Bertsch (ESRI) - Exploring the energy-for-water nexus: Can wastewater treatment facilities provide demand flexibility?

                Andrew Keane (UCD) - The electricity distribution system and energy decarbonisation

                Ciara O'Dwyer and Damian Flynn (UCD) - Impact of Flexibility Service Requirements on Power System Investment Decisions and Costs

    11:00   Tea and Coffee

    11:30   Decarbonisation of end-use sectors

    Chair: Evin McMahon (Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment)

                Ankita Gaur, Desta Fitiwi and John Curtis (ESRI) - Deep Electrification of Residential Heating and Possible Implications

                Tensay Meles and Lisa Ryan (UCD) - Consumer adoption of heat pumps in Ireland

                Kelly de Bruin and Mert Yakut (ESRI) - How should Irish carbon tax revenues be recycled? : an application of the I3E model

                Shiyu Yan, Kelly de Bruin and Emer Dennehy (ESRI) - The impact of carbon tax on the Irish freight sector

    13:00   Close and Lunch

  • Ireland's Future Hydrogen Economy - Tuesday 27th August

    Date: Tuesday 27th August

     

    Location: UCD

     

    ESIPP and the UCD Energy Insitute will be hosting a workshop on Ireland's Future Hydrogen Economy to identify potential areas of research under the SFI Future Innovator Prize Sero Emissions Challenge. There are still limited spaces available. If you are working in this area and interested in attending the event please contact Eoin Syron (eoin.syron@ucd.ie).

     

    Provisional Agenda

     

  • Save the Date - ESIPP Symposium 2019 - Wednesday 11th December

    The ESIPP Symposium 2019 will take place on Wednesday 11th December in the George Moore Auditoirum in the O'Brien Centre for Science in UCD.

    Further information on the agenda and registration will be available in due course.

  • Ali Ekhtiari is the inaugural recipient of the MacElroy Energy Research Bursary

    Congratulations to PhD student Ali Ekhtiari who is the inaugural recipient of the MacElroy Energy Research Bursary in the UCD School of Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering. Ali's research is focused on modelling the Gas Network, with special emphasis on the inclusion of renewable generated Hydrogen for the decarbonation of gas fueled home heating. For more information on Ali's research see the research page EUI7: Diversification of Gas End Use and Supply and the ESIPP Publications page.

      

    The MacElroy Energy Research Bursary is awarded to an outstanding research graduate student based on a submitted essay which demonstrates a deep understanding of their aspect of Energy Research and outlines their contribution to the field.

     

    Left to right, Associate Professor Damian Flynn (secondary supervisor), School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Professor Eoin Casey, Head of School, Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering, Professor Don MacElroy, Ali Ekhtiari & Dr Eoin Syron (supervisor), School of Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering