PhD & Masters Students

Sheila Nolan

Biography:  Sheila graduated in 2011 with First Class Honours in Mechanical Engineering from University College Dublin and was awarded the IMechE Best Student Certificate. During her undergraduate studies she was awarded a SFI Young Women in Engineering Scholarship (2007) and in 2009 she took part in Energy Needs Ireland. In 2012, she completed an MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems at the University of Edinburgh, graduating with First Class Honours and receiving the MSc Class Medal for Best Performing Student. She has commenced her PhD study under the supervision of Prof. Mark O’Malley.

Sheila is funded by the Irish Research Council EMBARK Initiative postgraduate scholarship

Project:  The aim of this research is to contribute to the understanding of the value of Demand Response (DR) from the power system perspective. This project is focusing on the power system and electricity market interaction with DR resources. This project seeks to determine the impact of DR on power system reliability by determining its capacity value and if, and how, its contribution should be incentivized or compensated in a market environment.


Challenges and barriers to demand response deployment and evaluation

Sheila Nolan, Mark O'Malley,
Journal Paper Applied Energy published on 15/08/2015

A Methodology for Estimating the Capacity Value of Demand Response

Sheila Nolan, Mark O’Malley, Marissa Hummon, Sila Kiliccote, and Ookie Ma,
Conference Paper Washington DC published on 01/07/2014