• Tuesday 17th September: ESRI/UCD Conference - Energy Research to Enable Climate Change Mitigation

    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.


    Conference Programme


    8:30     Registration & Coffee

    9:00     Welcome Address - Hildegarde Naughton

    9:30     Decarbonisation for and from energy systems

    Chair:  Henry Smyth (Ervia)

                Devasanthini Devaraj and Eoin Syron (UCD) - The Future Role of Gas Networks in Integrated Energy Network

                Dana Kirchem, Muireann Lynch, Eoin Casey and Valentin Bertsch (ESRI) - Exploring the energy-for-water nexus: Can wastewater treatment facilities provide demand flexibility?

                Andrew Keane (UCD) - The electricity distribution system and energy decarbonisation

                Ciara O'Dwyer and Damian Flynn (UCD) - Impact of Flexibility Service Requirements on Power System Investment Decisions and Costs

    11:00   Tea and Coffee

    11:30   Decarbonisation of end-use sectors

    Chair: Evin McMahon (Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment)

                Ankita Gaur, Desta Fitiwi and John Curtis (ESRI) - Deep Electrification of Residential Heating and Possible Implications

                Tensay Meles and Lisa Ryan (UCD) - Consumer adoption of heat pumps in Ireland

                Kelly de Bruin and Mert Yakut (ESRI) - How should Irish carbon tax revenues be recycled? : an application of the I3E model

                Shiyu Yan, Kelly de Bruin and Emer Dennehy (ESRI) - The impact of carbon tax on the Irish freight sector

    13:00   Close and Lunch