Principal and Funded Investigators

Damian Flynn

Senior Lecturer
Email: damian.flynn@ucd.ie


Biography: Damian Flynn received MEng and PhD degrees in Electrical & Electronic Engineering at The Queen's University of Belfast in 1991 and 1994, respectively. The PhD research programme was completed in collaboration with Parsons Power Generation Systems. In 1994 he was appointed as a SERC research fellow at The Queen's University of Belfast, before becoming a lecturer in 1995, and later a senior lecturer, at the same university. In 2009 he joined the Electricity Research Centre at University College Dublin. His research interests include power system analysis and control, and renewables integration into electrical networks. He is also interested in advanced modelling and control techniques applied to power plant.

External Collaborators

  • Dr. Sean McLoone, NUI Maynooth
  • Dr. Eleanor Denny, Trinity College Dublin
  • Prof. Brendan Fox, The Queen's University of Belfast
  • Dr. Peter Meibom, Riso National Laboratory, Denmark
  • Dr. Andrej Gubina, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Dr. Lasantha Meegahapola, University of Wollongong, Australia


Publications


Quantifying the aggregate frequency response from wind generation with synthetic inertial response capability

Lisa Ruttledge, Damian Flynn,
London 22-24 Oct. 2013 published on 22/10/14

Assessing Power System Flexibility for Variable Renewable Integration: A Flexibility Metric for Long-Term System Planning

Eamonn Lannoye, Pádraig Daly, Aidan Tuohy, Damian Flynn, Mark O'Malley,
Journal Paper CIGRÉ Science & Engineering published on 01/10/2015

Cycling and Flexibility Concerns Revealed in High Variability Systems Employing Sub-hourly UC

A.C. Melhorn, Damian Flynn,
Conference Paper Denver, USA, 26-30 July 2015 published on 27/07/2015

Using Energy Storage to Manage High Net Load Variability at Sub-Hourly Time-Scales

Ciara O'Dwyer, Damian Flynn,
Journal Paper IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS published on 01/07/2015

Flexible Storage Operation in a Market Environment

Ciara O'Dwyer, Damian Flynn,
Berlin, Germany, 11-13 Nov. 2014 published on 01/11/2014

Utilising time of use surveys to predict water demand profiles of residential building stocks: Irish case study for domestic hot water

Olivier Neu, Simeon Oxizidis, Damian Flynn, and Donal Finn,
Conference Paper Brighton, UK, 11th Sep. 2014 published on 09/09/2014

Emissions from cycling of thermal power plants in electricity systems with high penetration of wind power: Life cycle assessment for Ireland

R. Turconi, C. O'Dwyer, D. Flynn, T. Astrup,
Journal Paper Applied Energy published on 27/06/2014

Natural ventilation in residential building archetypes: a stochastic approach based on occupant behaviour and thermal comfort

Olivier Neu, Valentin Evon, Simeon Oxizidis, Damian Flynn and Donal Finn,
Conference Paper Ottawa, Canada, 10th May 2014 published on 08/05/2014

Developing building archetypes for electrical load shifting assessment: Analysis of Irish residential stock

Olivier Neu, Brónagh Sherlock, Simeon Oxizidis, Damian Flynn and Donal Finn,
Conference Paper Dublin, Ireland, 3rd Apr. 2014 published on 03/04/2014

Variable Generation, Reserves, Flexibility and Policy Interactions

James Ryan,Erik Ela, Damian Flynn, Mark O'Malley,
Conference Paper Wailoloa 06 Jan. 2014 published on 01/03/2014

Pumped Hydro and Compressed Air Energy Storage at High Wind Penetrations

Ciara O'Dwyer, Damian Flynn,
Conference Paper London, England, 22-24 Oct. 2013 published on 01/11/2013

Rolling Multi-Period Optimisation to Control Electric Vehicle Charging in Distribution Networks

Alison O’Connell, Damian Flynn, Andrew Keane ,
Journal Paper IEEE Transactions on Power Systems published on 05/09/2013

High Resolution Space Time Data: Methodology for Residential Building Simulation Modelling

Olivier Neu, Simeon Oxizidis, Damian Flynn, Fabiano Pallonetto, and Donal Finn,
Conference Paper Chambéry, France, 25th Aug. 2013 published on 28/08/2013

Emulated inertial response from wind turbines: the case for bespoke power system optimisation

Lisa Ruttledge, Damian Flynn,
Conference Paper Lisbon, Portugal, 14-15 Nov 2012 published on 14/11/2012

Controlled Charging of Electric Vehicles in Residential Distribution Networks

Alison O’Connell, Damian Flynn, Peter Richardson, Andrew Keane,
Conference Paper Berlin 14-17 Oct. 2012 published on 17/10/2012

Methodologies to Determine Operating Reserves Due to Increased Wind Power

Hannele Holttinen, Member, IEEE, Michael Milligan, Senior Member, IEEE, Erik Ela, Member, IEEE, Nickie Menemenlis, Jan Dobschinski, Barry Rawn, Member, IEEE, Ricardo J. Bessa, Damian Flynn, Senior Member, IEEE, Emilio Gómez-Lázaro, Senior Member, IEEE, and Nina K. Detlefsen,
Journal Paper Sustainable Energy, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:3 , Issue: 4 ) published on 01/10/2012

Demand Side Management Potential of Domestic Water Heaters and Space Heaters

Qazi, Hassan Wajahat; Flynn, Damian,
Journal Paper Power Plants and Power Systems Control published on 02/09/2012

Energy Storage for Wind Integration: Hydropower and other contributions

Ana Estanqueiro, Atle Rygg Årdal, Ciara O’Dwyer, Damian Flynn, Daniel Huertas-Hernando, Debra Lew, Emilio Gómez-Lázaro, Erik Ela, Javier Revuelta, Juha Kiviluoma, Luis Rodrigues, Mikael Amelin and Hannele Holtinen,
Conference Paper San Diego, USA, 22-26 July 2012 published on 22/07/2012

Local vs. centralised charging strategies for electric vehicles in low voltage distribution systems

Peter Richardson, Damian Flynn, Andrew Keane,
Journal Paper IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid published on 01/06/2012

Evaluation of Power System Flexibility

Eamonn Lannoye, Damian Flynn, Mark O’Malley,
Journal Paper IEEE Transactions on Power Systems published on 01/05/2012

Optimal charging of electric vehicles in low voltage distribution systems

Peter Richardson, Damian Flynn, Andrew Keane,
Journal Paper IEEE Transactions on Power Systems published on 01-02-2012

Multi-Mode Operation of Combined-Cycle Gas Turbines With Increasing Wind Penetration

Niamh Troy, Damian Flynn and Mark OMalley,
Journal Paper IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS published on 01/02/2012

Capacity Value of Wave Energy in Ireland

David Kavanagh,
Masters Thesis published on 01/01/2012

Validation of Fixed Speed Induction Generator Models for Inertial Response Using Wind Farm Measurements

Jason M. Kennedy, Brendan Fox, Tim Littler, Damian Flynn,
Journal Paper IEEE Transactions on Power Systems published on 01/08/2011

Assessment of Power System Flexibility: A High-Level Approach

Eamonn Lannoye, Student Member IEEE, Damian Flynn, Senior Member IEEE, Mark O’Malley, Fellow IEEE,
Conference Paper San Diego, CA - 22-26 July 2012 published on 26/07/2011

Decoupled-DFIG Fault Ride-Through Strategy for Enhanced Stability Performance During Grid Faults

Lasantha Gunaruwan Meegahapola, Student Member, IEEE, Tim Littler, and Damian Flynn, Member, IEEE,
Journal Paper Sustainable Energy, IEEE Transactions on published on 15/07/2010

A new method for transmission loss allocation considering the circulating currents between generators

Sobhy Mohamed Abdelkader and Damian Flynn,
Journal Paper European Transactions on Electrical Power published on 22/04/2010

Coordinated utilisation of wind farm reactive power capability for system loss optimisation

L. Meegahapola, S. Durairaj, D. Flynn, B. Fox,
Journal Paper European Transactions on Electrical Power published on 02/03/2010

Graphical Determination of Network Limits for Wind Power Integration

S.M. Abdelkader, D. Flynn,
Journal Paper IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution published on 01/09/2009

A Sustainability Strategy for Ireland’s Electricity Network

J. O’Sullivan, J. Shine, A. Walsh, A. Keane, D. Flynn, M. O’Malley,
Conference Paper Bremen published on 01/09/2009

Active use of DFIG based wind farms for transient stability improvement during grid disturbances

Lasantha Meegahapola, Damian Flynn, Jason Kennedy, and Tim Littler,
Calgary, Canada published on 01/07/2009

Dynamic monitoring of overhead line ratings in wind intensive areas

S Abdelkader, S Abbott, J Fu, B Fox, D Flynn, L McClean, L Bryans,
Conference Paper Marseille, France published on 01/03/2009

Impact of wind generation mix on transient stability for an interconnected power system

Lasantha Meegahapola, Damian Flynn, Jason Kennedy, Tim Littler,
Conference Paper Marseille, France published on 01/03/2009

Dynamic Frequency Control with Increasing Wind Generation

Gillian Lalor, Julia Ritchie, Shane Rourke, Damian Flynn and Mark J. O’Malley ,
Conference Paper Denver published on 10/06/2004

Frequency response of power systems with variable speed wind turbines

Lisa Ruttledge, Nicholas W. Miller, Jonathan O'Sullivan, Damian Flynn,
Journal Paper IEEE Transacions on Sustainable Energy published on 01/10/12

STOCHASTIC ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES ON DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS

Richardson, Peter; Taylor, Jason; Flynn, Damian; Keane, Andrew,
Conference Paper Frankfurt, 6-9 June 2011 published on

Inertia Considerations within Unit Commitment and Economic Dispatch for Systems with High Non-Synchronous Penetrations

Pádraig Daly, Noel Cunniffe, Damian Flynn,
Conference Paper Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 29 June - 2 July 2015 published on

Emulated Inertial Response from Wind Power: Ancillary Service Design and System Scheduling Considerations

Pádraig Daly, Lisa Ruttledge, Michael Power, and Damian Flynn,
Conference Paper Paris, France, 21-26 Aug. 2016 published on

Impact assessment of varying penetrations of electric vehicles on low voltage distribution systems

Peter Richardson, Damian Flynn, Andrew Keane,
Conference Paper Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 25-29 July 2010 published on

Multi-mode Operation of Combined-Cycle Gas Turbines with Increasing Wind Penetration

Niamh Troy, Student Member, IEEE, Damian Flynn, Member, IEEE, and Mark O’Malley, Fellow, IEEE,
Pages 1-6, Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 2010 IEEE Minneapolis, MN - 25-29 July 2010 published on

The Importance of Sub-Hourly Modeling with a High Penetration of Wind Generation

Niamh Troy, Member, IEEE, Damian Flynn, Senior Member, IEEE, and Mark O’Malley, Fellow, IEEE,
Conference Paper San Diego, CA - 22-26 July 2012 published on

Operating Reserves and Wind Power Integration: An International Comparison

Milligan, M., Donohoo, P., Lew, D., Ela, E., Kirby, B., Holttinen, H., Lannoye, E., Flynn, D., O’Malley, M.J., Miller, N., Børre Eriksen, P., Gøttig, A., Rawn, R., Frunt, J., Kling, W.L., Gibescu, M., Gómez Lázaro, E., Robitaille, A., Kamwa, I.,
Conference Paper Quebec City, Quebec - Oct. 2010 published on

Load Inertia Estimation Using White and Grey-Box Estimators for Power Systems with High Wind Penetration

M. Reza Bank Tavakoli, Michael Power*, Lisa Ruttledge and Damian Flynn,
Conference Paper ENSEEIHT, Toulouse, France - Sep. 02, 2012 published on

System-wide Contribution to Frequency Response from Variable Speed Wind Turbines

Lisa Ruttledge and Damian Flynn,
Conference Paper San Diego, CA 22-26 July 2012 published on

System-wide Inertial Response from Fixed Speed and Variable Speed Wind Turbines

Lisa Ruttledge and Damian Flynn,
Conference Paper Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 2011 IEEE San Diego, CA - Jul. 2011 published on

Power system flexibility assessment — State of the art

Eamonn Lannoye, Student Member IEEE, Damian Flynn, Senior Member IEEE, Mark O’Malley, Fellow IEEE,
Conference Paper San Diego, CA - 22-26 July 2012 published on

Validating Unit Commitment Models: A Case for Benchmark Test Systems

Alexander C. Melhorn, Mingsong Li, Paula Carroll, Damian Flynn,
Conference Paper Boston, USA, July 2016 published on