• 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

  • Job Vacancy

    We now have an opening for a Research Finance and Operations Manager for the ESIPP project. Please see the Operations tab on our Recruitment page for more information. Closing date for applications is Thursday 19th October.

  • Research Opportunities

    There are still some research opportunities available on our Recruitment page. 


    Further information on the PhD position on on Energy Systems Integration in the context of the Residential Building End Use Sector is available here.

  • Research Symposium: Rethinking our Energy Future - Collaboration and Integration


    Date: 30th November 2017


    Venue: George Moore Auditorium, O'Brien Centre for Science, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4


    The Energy Systems Integration Partnership Programme research symposium will take place on Thursday 30th November in UCD. 

    The focus of this research symposium is to bring the research of the Energy Systems Integration Partnership Programme (ESIPP) to a wider audience. ESIPP brings together a multidisciplinary research team in all the main engineering disciplines (electrical, mechanical, civil and chemical) with economics, business, mathematics, environmental, psychology, and earth science disciplines to address the challenges associated with moving towards a more sustainable energy system. This programme brings together 5 different research institutes (UCD, TCD, NUIG, ESRI and DCU), along with Industry partners and collaborators, to build the capability needed to deliver an integrated energy system in Ireland. The collaboration is underpinned by a supportive policy system with active participation by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE), the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER).


    Energy Systems Integration enables the effective analysis, design, and control of the interactions and interdependencies of the energy system, as well as between the energy system and other systems such as water and data, taking account of technical, economic, regulatory, and social dimensions. By focusing on the optimization of energy systems we can better understand and use potential co-benefits that increase reliability and performance, and minimise cost and environmental impacts. Energy Systems Integration research is focussed on the interfaces between these systems where there are new challenges and opportunities requiring research, demonstration and deployment to reap the commercial and societal benefits.


    Further information and registration details coming soon.



  • Registration now open for 2nd ESRI-UCD Energy Policy Research Workshop

    Registration is now open for the 2nd ESRI-UCD Energy Policy Research Workshop taking place on 8th September 2017. This workshop presents recent research carried out by UCD Energy Institute and the ESRI in relevant policy areas relating to future electric power systems, sustainable energy communities, new energy technologies, residential energy efficiency, and energy markets. It should prove useful to those involved in the energy sector from government, industry and academia dealing with the challenges of the future energy system.

    Venue: ESRI, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rodgerson’s Quay Dublin 2

    When: September 8th 8.30 – 13:00

    Registration now available here.