• 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.

  • IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting

    A number of ESIPP team members recently participated in the IEEE PES General Meeting which took place in Chicago on 16-20 July. Participants at the event included Andy Keane, Federico Milano, Damian Flynn, Eoin Casey, Geertje Schuitema and Valentin Rigoni. Further information on the conference can be found at: http://pes-gm.org/2017/

    During the IEEE PES General Meeting Federico Milano was awarded a recognition for his participation to a Task Force on Test Systems for Voltage Stability Analysis and Security Assessment. The report prepared by this TF was published in 2016 and is now one of the most downloaded documents of the IEEE publication database.

  • 2nd ESRI-UCD Energy Policy Research Workshop

    The 2nd ESRI-UCD Energy Policy Research Workshop takes place on 8th September 2017.

    The energy system in Ireland and globally is undergoing a transformation as it becomes decarbonised and increasingly integrated across sectors and markets. 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

    For further information please see the preliminary programme here.

  • Employment Opportunities in ESIPP

    Applications are now invited for the 5 Year Temporary position of Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Gas Engineering,UCD School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering and UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. The main responsibility of the person who will be appointed to this position will be to drive leading-edge research in Gas Systems and Gas Engineering, both within the ESIPP programme and in undergraduate and postgraduate research projects and teaching activities of relevance to the two Schools. For further information on this position and other positions please see the UCD Job Vacancies portal using Job Reference number 009227 or the keyword "ESIPP".

    Applications are no longer being accepted as the closing date has passed.