The publication of the Government Climate Action Plan 2019 is a welcome development for Ireland's climate policy. This plan sets out ambitious targets for Ireland in relation to decarbonisation for 2030 leading towards a net zero carbon position in 2050. This plan is an important step in setting out the actions which will help achieve these targets and shows strong leadership from Minister Richard Bruton.
UCD Energy Institute has issued a statement highlighting the relevant research activity underway in the Energy Institute and through ESIPP.
You can now listen to short podcasts from the some of the ESIPP research team who are based in the UCD Energy Instiute on the Energy Institute website. These podcasts provide brief overview (1-2 minutes) of the research being carried out following presentations at the Energy Institute / ESIPP Weekly Seminar Series. These will be updated as they become available.
Listen here (at the bottom of the page).
You can find more information about each of these researchers on the People page of the ESIPP Website.
We are delighted to announce or ESIPP Images of Research Compeyition winners. This is the first time we have run this competition which was open to all ESIPP team member. We received 14 entries to the competition and our panel of independent judges voted for the top 3 entrants. Congratulations to all our winners and all the entrants to the competition!
Cooling the Cloud - Jaakko McEvoy, PhD Student, Trinity College Dublin
Flow field within a centrifugal waste-water pump - Federico Caruso, PhD Student, Trinity College Dublin
Sunshine and shadows - Eadaoin Doddy
See here for winning entries with descriptions.
See here for all other entries.
Desta Fitiwi presented the Electricity Network and Generation INvEstment (ENGINE) model that has been under development in the ESRI on Thursday 14th March. The model can be used to answer different policy-related questions pertaining to the least-cost development of power systems in the island of Ireland and beyond. The presentation included insights from case studies on the whole island such as the best locations and quantities of electricity generation and transmission infrastructure under different policy scenarios (e.g. high datacentre rollout, north-south interconnector, high RES diversification, centralized vs decentralized RES development, storage, etc.).
For more information visit the event page on the ESRI website.
We are delighted to see the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has formed a new business entity, EPRI Europe Limited, to expand its collaborative research and development programs in Europe, with headquaters in Dublin. EPRI are already collaborators on ESIPP and this development will enable increased colleboration into the future.
For more information visit the EPRI website.