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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.