• 25 October 2018 ESIPP Research Symposium: Unlocking the Potential of Energy Users in the Energy Transition


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    The ESIPP Research Symposium for 2018 will take place on Thursday 25th October in Astra Hall, Student Centre, UCD. The focus will be on sharing our research in the area of energy systems integration with interested stakeholders. Please see below for more details. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to find out more, e-mail esipp.admin@ucd.ie.

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    The Energy Systems Integration Partnership Programme (ESIPP) is a research programme which seeks to address some of the important challenges for energy systems of today and the future. As concerns relating to climate change continue to mount and the need to reduce our emissions grows, the way we use and source energy needs to change and evolve. In order to achieve the necessary improvements, a number of different solutions will be needed involving a wide range of stakeholders and participants, with these solutions often overlapping and interacting. This results in the need for Energy Systems Integration research which is the focus of this research programme.



    08:45     Registration, Tea & Coffee

    09:30 - 11:00 Session 1  

    Welcome Address: Andrew Keane, UCD              

    Keynote Address: Karl Purcell, SEAI        

    Presentations from PhD and PostDoctoral Researchers 

                    Dr Mattia de Rosa           
                    Ivan Petrov        
                    Dana Kirchem   
                    Ismail Ibrahim   
                    Usman Ali           
                    Matteo Gilberti

    11:00     PhD Student Poster Session & Coffee Break

    11:30 - 13:00 Session 2  

    Can Irish manufacturing industry become prosumers of energy? - Craig Meskell, Dept. of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Trinity College Dublin           

    End User Driven Energy Renovation - James O'Donnell, School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, University College Dublin  

    Incentives to make the right decision: policy measures to enhance consumer decarbonisation - Lisa Ryan, School of Economics, University College Dublin 

    Technological and economic perspectives on more sustainable data centre thermal management - Tim Persoons, Dept. of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Trinity College Dublin         Questions & Answers   

    13:00     Lunch & Poster Viewing

    14:00     Panel Discussion: Unlocking the Potential of Energy Users in the Energy Transition       

                   Moderator: John Curtis, Associate Research Professor, ESRI, Dublin        

                    Geertje Schuitema, Assistant Professor, School of Business, University College Dublin   

                    Stephen Gallagher, Head of Business Energy, SSE Airtricity

                    Paul Kenny, Chief Executive Officer, Tipperary Energy Agency   

                    Eamon Ryan, Leader of the Green Party               

    15:30     Close    


    Refreshments and lunch will be provided.