The UCD Sustainable Smart Cities & Communities Symposium will take place on Wednesday 4th December in the UCD Business School. Topics for the symposium will be Sustainable Energy Communities, Consumer and Prosumer Behaviour, Buildings, IoT, Data Analytics, Transport, Renewable Energies, Energy Generation and Management, Water Treatment and Recycling. All these areas are profoundly interconnected target areas of interventions, which can lead to significant improvements to the city ecosystem and path towards decarbonisation and sustainability. Further information on speakers, the agenda and registration can be found at https://www.smartcitiescommunities.org/.
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.
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.
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 UCD Energy Institute has developed a paper highlighting how ongoing research aligns to the Climate Action Plan that was published in June. This plan sets out ambitious targets for Ireland in relation to decarbonisation for 2030 leading towards a net zero carbon position in 2050.
The paper highlights a number of different research activities ongoing in the Energy Institute.The UCD Energy Institute is well positioned to help achieve the Government strategy. The core of its expertise is in power systems and the integration of renewable generation onto the electricity grid. Through the SFI funded Energy Systems Integration Partnership Programme (ESIPP), this expertise has expanded to bring a whole of system approach which includes aspects of energy demand, forecasting and, crucially, social acceptance and consumer behaviour.
For more information on the research activity see here.