Energy industry players and policy makers must make many long-term decisions that may have an impact on the energy system for many years to come. These include decisions on energy technology investments, taxation and subsidy schemes and public infrastructure such as power transmission lines. Strong modelling tools that accurately represent the energy system are required in order to quantify the costs and benefits of each decision in advance, in order to determine the correct decision. In the past, energy decisions were often taken on the basis of results from isolated models, for example, a model of the electricity system that did not incorporate the gas system, or a model of home heating that did not include the water sector.
MSP1’s primary aim is to develop integrated models that consider multiple energy systems in an integrated manner rather than focusing on individual sectors in isolation. These models will be used to quantify benefits of energy systems integration across pathways and scales. MSP1 will link in with many other work packages by using outputs from those work packages as inputs for the models. For example, MSP1 will use modelling of home heating demand from EUI3 to model the electricity generation system and the electricity transmission system in an integrated manner, and thereby determine the impact of different heating demands on both generation and transmission requirements. Another example would be the use of insights from EUI4 on energy demand and its flexibilities in wastewater treatment to model and analyse potential benefits of harnessing these demand side flexibilities in an integrated energy system. The outputs of MSP1 will include total system costs, total carbon emissions, total use of each fuel type and any external costs and benefits that accrue to players outside of the particular energy systems being studies.
Analysing wind and solar power integration with a multi-carrier energy system model of Ireland
2021; IET RPG Conference, Ireland; J. Kiviluoma, C. O’Dwyer, J. Ikäheimo, R. Lahon, Ran Li, D. Kirchem, N. Helistö, T. Rasku, E. Rinne, D. Flynn
Space Solar Power: An Underrated Technology to Displace Fossil Fuels?
2021; COP26 Climate Exp0, United Kingdom (excluding Northern Ireland); Kevin Forbes
The multiple benefits of large scale energy efficiency for data centres
2021; 34th Annual Irish Economic Association Conference (IEA), Online Only; Bryan Coyne, Eleanor Denny, Desta Fitiwi
An Econometric Model to Improve the Accuracy of the Wind Energy Forecasts in Ireland
2021; 34th Annual Irish Economic Association Conference (IEA), Online Only; Kevin Forbes
A Methodology to Improve the Predictability of Solar Energy Generation with Confirmatory Evidence from Germany
2021; 15th Conference on Energy Economics and Technology, Germany; Kevin Forbes
Heat pumps and our low-carbon future: A comprehensive review
2020; Energy Research & Social Science; Ankita Singh Gaur, Desta Z. Fitiwi, John Curtis
Enhanced network effects and stochastic modelling in Generation Expansion Planning: insights from an insular power system
2020; Socio-Economic Planning Sciences; Fitiwi, Desta Z., Lynch, M.Á. and Bertsch, V.
Power system impacts of community acceptance policies for renewable energy deployment under storage cost uncertainty
2020; Renewable Energy; Fitiwi, Desta Z., Lynch, M.Á. and Bertsch, V.
Deep electrification of residential heating and possible implications: An Irish perspective
2020; 2020 5th International Conference on Advances on Clean Energy Research (ICACER 2020), Spain; Gaur, A.S., Fitiwi, D.Z., and Curtis, J.
Modelling demand response with process models and energy systems models: Potential applications for wastewater treatment within the energy-water nexus
2019; Applied Energy; Kirchem, D., Lynch, M. A., Bertsch, V., and Casey, E.
Market equilibria with heterogeneous switching costs
2019; Trans-Atlantic Infraday 2019, United States of America; Muireann Lynch
Exploring the potential of wastewater treatment facilities to contribute to power system flexibility: an integrated energy systems approach
2019; 30th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO 2019), Ireland; Dana Kirchem, Muireann Lynch, Eoin Casey, Juha Kiviluoma, Valentin Bertsch
Equilibrium models for modelling an oligopoly with a competitive fringe
2019; 30th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO 2019), Ireland; Mel Devine, Valentin Bertsch
Analysing potential flexibility resources for future integrated power systems within unit commitment optimisation
2019; 30th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO 2019), Ireland; Ran Li, Damian Flynn, Paula Carroll, Juha Kiviluoma, Dana Kirchem
Implications of Power-to-Heat on Transmission Expansion Needs: A Real Life Case Study
2019; IEEE PowerTech 2019, Italy; Ankita S. Gaur, Desta Z. Fitiwi, John Curtis
Impacts of Centralized Energy Storage Systems on Transmission Grid Operation: A Portuguese Case Study
2018; 8th IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy Systems (ICPES2018), Sri Lanka; Desta Z. Fitiwi, Sergio F. Santos, Andre F. P. Silva and João P. S. Catalão
Multi Flexibility Options Integration to Cope with Large-Scale Integration of Renewables
2018; IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy; Marco Cruz ; Desta Fitiwi ; Sergio Santos ; Silvio Mariano ; Joao P. S. Catalao
Modelling demand-side flexibilities from wastewater treatment plants in an integrated energy system
2018; 29th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO 2018), Spain; Dana Kirchem, Valentin Bertsch, Juha Kiviluoma, Muireann Lynch, Eoin Casey
Modelling the impact of demand response on different electricity markets: results and issues
2018; 29th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO 2018), Spain; Mel Devine, Valentin Bertsch
Interactions between Demand Response and Network Expansion Planning: A Quantitative Analysis
2018; 15th IEEE International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM 2018), Poland; Fitiwi, D.Z. and Bertsch, V.
Market effects of industrial demand response and flexibility potential from wastewater treatment facilities
2018; 15th IEEE International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM 2018), Poland; Kirchem, D., Lynch, M., Bertsch, V. and Casey, E.
Role of Distributed Energy Storage Systems in the Quest for Carbon-free Electric Distribution Systems
2018; 18th IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC 2018), Italy; Fitiwi, D.Z., Santos, S.F. and Catalao, J.P.S.
Meshed Operation of Distribution Network Systems: Enabling Increased Utilization of Variable RES Power
2018; 18th IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC 2018), Italy; Cruz, M. R.M., Fitiwi, D. Z., Santos, S.F. and Catalao, J. P. S
Sensitivity analysis in distribution automation based on active reconfiguration with renewables and storage
2018; 18th IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC 2018), Italy; Santos, C., Santos, S.F., Fitiwi, D.Z., Cruz, M.R.M. and Catalao, J. P. S
Implementing dynamic network reconfiguration with renewables considering future grid technologies: A real case study
2018; 18th IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC 2018), Italy; Pogeira, J., Santos, S.F., Fitiwi, D. Z., Cruz, M.R.M. and Catalao, J. P. S
The potential to harness demand-side flexibilities from large-scale wastewater treatment plants in an integrated energy system
2017; 1st International Conference on Energy Systems Integration, United States of America; Dana Kirchem, Muireann Lynch, Eoin Casey, Muireann Lynch
Behavioural Aspects of Decision Making in Energy Systems - A Selection of Current Topics
2017; 21st Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies - IFORS 2017, Canada; Valentin Bertsch