Date: Thursday 4th March
This online event will give a brief introduction to some ongoing research of PhD students in UCD Energy Institute, followed by a panel discussion featuring former PhD students who are now applying their skills to different roles. This session will provide insights into some of the key skills, motivations, and challenges associated with doing a PhD in the area of energy and bringing this expertise to life after a PhD. If you have ever googled ‘is a PhD in the energy domain worth it’ this is the event for you!Read More
The Insights Series has been developed to highlight key findings arising from Energy Systems Integration Partnership Programme (ESIPP) research in decarbonised energy systems. These publications share new insights into various aspects of energy decarbonisation that have been gained from a multidisciplinary team of researchers in ESIPP from institutions across Ireland.Read More
Ireland’s electricity system is set to undergo significant transformation in the coming years as we electrify our heating and cooling and decarbonise our energy.
UCD Energy Institute today hosted a research webinar “Beyond 70% Renewable Electricity” which highlighted some of the research activities that will help this transition, through understanding how and where demand will change and looking at new ways of operating the system as more devices and dispersed generation connects.Read More
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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Wednesday 9th December, 14:00 - 15:00
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).Read More