Annual Research Symposium 2014

The Role for Consumers, Markets and Technology in a Sustainable Electrical Energy System

Thursday 9th October, 2014

Overview

Our annual Research Symposium took place in UCD on 9th October 2014. This event is a showcase of the breadth of activity being undertaken the ERC with a selection of our international and national research partners and industry partners all participating. The Symposium focussed on the role for consumers, markets and technology in a sustainable electrical energy system.
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(pictured: Alex White, Minister of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, addressing attendees)

 

 

 

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(pictured l-r: Prof William D’haeseleer, KU Leuven, Prof Mark O’Malley, UCD, Alex White, Minister of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Prof Orla Feely, VP Research, Innovation and Impact, UCD)

 

 

Presentation Downloads

Session 1: Consumers’ Role in Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems

  • Chair: Bernice Doyle (SSE Renewables)
  • Niamh O’Connell (Technical University of Denmark)
  • James O’Donnell (UCD, Mechanical Engineering)
  • Geertje Schuitema (UCD, School of Business)

Session 2: Markets’ Role in Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems

  • Chair:  Richard Green (Imperial College London, Business School)
  • Sean Lyons (The Economic and Social Research Institute
  • Eamonn Lannoye  (Electric Power Research Institute)
  • Mohammad Mousavi (UCD, Electrical Engineering)

Session 3: Technology’s Role in Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems

  • Chair:  Michael Walsh (EirGrid)
  • Terence O’Donnell (UCD Electrical Engineering),
    • With introduction to the new UCD Real Time Digital Simulator Test Facility
  • Alison O’Connell (UCD Electrical Engineering)
  • Mel Devine (University of Limerick, Mathematics)

International Panel Round Table on Energy Systems Integration (ESI)

“The Water Energy Nexus, an example of ESI”, Eoin Casey, UCD / Eoghan Clifford, NUI Galway

  • Moderator: Mark O’Malley
  • Panel members: 
    • Sean O Driscoll (Glen Dimplex Group)
    • Jerry O’Sullivan (ESB)
    • Brendan Murphy (Ervia)
    • William D’haeseleer (KU-Leuven)
    • Fintan Slye (EirGrid)
    • John Fitzgerald (The Economic and Social Research Institute)
    • Matthias Andersen (Technical University of Denmark)
  • Final remarks by Sean O’Driscoll, Glen Dimplex

 

Poster Downloads

 

Firstname Surname Supervisor Position Institution Title
Mostafa Bahktvar Andrew Keane PhD student UCD Optimal Allocation of Wind Generation Subject to Voltage Stability Constraints
Ellen Diskin Andrew Keane PhD student ESB Networks / UCD The value proposition of smart distribution system investments
Mario Dzamarija Andrew Keane PhD student UCD Operational Characteristics of Non-firm Wind Generation in Distribution Networks 
Killian McKenna Andrew Keane PhD student UCD Low Voltage Load Modelling for Network Impact Studies
Conor Murphy Andrew Keane PhD student UCD Object Linking and Embedding for Process Control in Power System Analysis
Paul Cuffe Andrew Keane Senior Researcher UCD Visualizing Power System Structure
Chiara Bordin Chris Dent PhD student Durham University / University of Bologna Mixed integer linear programming algorithms and mathematical models for the battery storage optimal management in demand responsive off-grid power systems with renewable integration
Manolis Loukarakis Chris Dent PhD student Durham University **Winning poster** A Framework for Decentralized Energy Trading in Power Systems **Winning poster**
Pádraig Daly Damian Flynn PhD student UCD Impact of Synchronous Condensers on the Security and Stability of the Ireland Power System
Alex Melhorn Damian Flynn PhD student UCD Performance Monitoring of Demand Response
Ciara O’Dwyer Damian Flynn PhD student UCD The Importance of Energy Storage Flexibility at High Wind Penetrations
Hassan Qazi Damian Flynn PhD student UCD Enhancement of short term system flexibility at high wind penetration using demand response
Lisa Ruttledge Damian Flynn PhD student UCD System Frequency Response Changes with increased wind penetrations
Despoina Christantoni Donal Finn PhD student UCD Modelling a Commercial Building for Demand Response Analysis
Dimitrios Kapatenakis Donal Finn PhD student UCD Development of Scalable Whole-Building Energy Prediction Models
Olivier Neu Donal Finn PhD student UCD Residential Building Archetypes for Electrical Load Shifting Assessment: Irish case study
Fabiano Pallonetto Donal Finn PhD student UCD Demand Response Algorithms for Home Area Networks (HAN)
Alvaro Ortega Federico Milano Masters student UCD Generalized Model of VSC-based Energy Storage Systems for Transient Stability Analysis
Antonio De Bonis Federico Milano PhD student UCD Frequency divisor and relative speed for radial distribution networks
Francesca Madia Mele Federico Milano PhD student UCD Characterization of wind power fluctuations from frequency measurement data
Laura Zubiate Frank McDermott PhD student UCD Effects of large scale atmospheric circulation patterns on winter wind power output in Western Europe
Kevin O’Sullivan James Gleeson PhD student UL Investing in Uncertainty: A Mathmatical Model
Matthew Horrigan James O’Donnell PhD student UCD Life Cycle Data Analysis in Buildings
Sergio Pinhero James O’Donnell PhD student UCD A Collaborative Life-Cycle Process to Enable Optimum Building Operation
Steve Heinen Mark O’Malley PhD student UCD Planning Benefits of Dual-Fuel Gas-Electric Heating Technologies
Sheila Nolan Mark O’Malley PhD student UCD Methodologies for Estimating the Capacity Value of Demand Response Resources
James Ryan Mark O’Malley PhD student UCD Things I Forget to Remember: Subtleties and Limitations of Power System Least Cost Modelling
Mingsong Li Paula Carroll Masters student UCD A New Unit Commitment Model Considering the Ramp Trajectory
Noelle Doody Paula Carroll MSc Business Analytics UCD Power Curve Modelling for Wind Farm Performance Management
Eoin Kearney Paula Carroll MSc Business Analytics UCD Forecasting of Day Ahead Electricity Prices using Principal Component Analysis and a Neural Network
Will Rogers Paula Carroll MSc Business Analytics UCD Minimizing Electricity Wholesale Risk using Tariff Design
 
Paul Beagon Ronan Meere ME student UCD Real Time Emulator of a Wind Turbine Generator 
Seamus Keena Ronan Meere ME student UCD Design of Grid Interconnection Architecture for Wave Energy Converter Systems
Daire McCoy Seán Lyons PhD student ESRI / TCD The effect of home energy efficiency upgrades on social housing tenants
Mingming Liu Seán McLoone PhD student NUIM Phase Unbalance Reduction through Coordinated EV Charging
Paul McNamara Seán McLoone Postdoc NUIM Control Strategies for Automatic Generation Control over Multi-Terminal HVDC networks
Jonathan Ruddy Terence O’Donnell PhD student UCD A Comparison of VSC-HVDC with LFAC for Offshore Wind Interconnection
Tao Yang Terence O’Donnell PhD student UCD Solid State Transformers for the Future Distribution Systems
Cathal O’Loughlin Terence O’Donnell Research Engineer UCD Implementation of a Real-Time Scaled in Hardware 1.3kW Back-to-Back VSC-HVDC Transmission System