The Energy Systems Integration Partnership Programme (ESIPP) aims to address some of the leading energy challenges of our time as we move to decarbonise our energy system. ESIPP brings together a multidisciplinary team of leading researchers from 5 research institutions across Ireland. The main goal of this partnership is to build Energy Systems Integration (ESI) research capacity within Ireland. The research programme is designed to bring together the most relevant academics in Ireland, with our industry partners and collaborators, to tackle some key research challenges in ESI.



The research programme is broken down into three research strands comprised of 16 different work packages. For more information on each of the individual work packages please follow the links below.

End Use Integration Strand

The End Use Integration strand will facilitate the transition to more sustainable energy and water systems, by developing nationally and internationally relevant approaches to the related problems of managing increased network volatility with decarbonised energy production and reduction of latent demand for energy and water.

EUI1: Proxy Metering of Energy Vectors in Industrial Manufacturing Sites
EUI2: Commercial/Institutional Buildings – Optimisation of Gas & Electricity Systems
EUI3: Application of self-learning techniques for energy systems integration in future residential heating systems
EUI4: Energy Systems Integration in Large-scale Wastewater Treatment
EUI5: Water/Energy Nexus - Impacts and Modelling
EUI6: Sustainable Data Centre Thermal Management
EUI7: Diversification of Gas End Use and Supply

Markets and Strategic Planning Strand

The strand objective, in that broad context, is to develop a more consistent and complete evidence base for integrated energy systems and markets at the micro- and macro-economic levels, whilst building research capacity to enable much improved strategic planning in the sector into the future.

MSP1: Integrated, Electricity, Gas and Water Modelling
MSP2: Risks and Finance in Integrated Energy Markets
MSP3: Consumer Behaviour in an Integrated Energy System
MSP4: Climate-Energy Systems Interactions

Modelling and Data Strand

This strand will contribute to the understanding of the interactions of different energy systems including, electric power and distributed energy resources, water and gas systems; communication and control infrastructure of end use instances; as well as weather systems.

MD1: Structural and Dynamic Modelling of Integrated Energy Systems
MD2: Distributed Energy Resources (DER)
MD3: Weather as an Energy Systems Driver
MD4: Supervisory and Control Infrastructures
MD5: Uncertainty, Variability and ESI Impacts on Power System Flexibility