Muireann Lynch

Senior Researcher

Biography: Muireann Lynch graduated with a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Trinity College Dublin in 2010. She commenced her PhD studies in the Electricity Research Centre in UCD in September 2010. During the course of her PhD she received an Intel Doctoral Student Honor Fellowship which is awarded to PhD students pursuing leading-edge innovation in fields related to Intel’s business and research interests in the European Union and Switzerland. Muireann completed her PhD in May 2014; the title of the thesis was ‘Sustainable low-risk generation in liberalised interconnected electricity markets’. In June 2014 she began a postdoctoral fellowship with the Economic and Social Research Institute in Dublin in the Economic Analysis division.
Muireann Lynch is funded by the Program for Research in Third-Level Institutions Cycle 5 (PRTLI) and co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Muireann’s research interests lie in energy economics. In particular, she is interested in power system economics, market modelling, interconnection, capacity markets and the integration of electricity markets in the USA and in Europe. In addition, Muireann is interested in the potential of multidisciplinary collaboration to enhance and improve research in the energy and electricity spaces.


The Effects of Wind Generation Capacity on Electricity Prices and Generation Costs: a Monte Carlo Analysis

Muireann Á. Lynch, John Curtis,
Journal Paper Applied Economics published on 24/08/2015

Incorporating reliability into capacity payment mechanisms

Muireann Á. Lynch, Mel T. Devine,
Conference Paper Mannheim, 05-06 May 2015 published on 05/05/2015

Market designs for high levels of variable generation

Milligan, M.; Orths, A. ; Holttinen, H. ; Kiviluoma, J. ; Lynch, Muireann Á. ; Söder, L.,
Conference Paper National Harbour, MD, 27-31 July 2014 published on 27/07/2014

Risk-return incentives in liberalised electricity markets

Muireann Á. Lynch, Aonghus Shortt, Richard S.J. Tol, Mark J. O'Malley,
Journal Paper Energy Economics published on 08/09/2013

The effect of operational considerations on the return of electricity generation investment

Muireann Á. Lynch, Aonghus Shortt, Richard S.J. Tol, Mark J. O'Malley,
Conference Paper Vancouver, BC, 21-25 July 2013 published on 21/07/2013

Optimal interconnection and renewable targets for north-west Europe

Muireann Á. Lynch, Richard S.J. Tol, Mark J. O'Malley,
Energy Policy published on 23/09/2012

Competition and the Single Electricity Market: Which Lessons for Ireland

Valeria di Cosmo, Muireann Á. Lynch,
Journal Paper published on

Econometric analysis of flexibility rewards in electricity markets

Muireann Á. Lynch, Eamonn Lannoye, Amy O'Mahoney,
Conference Paper Florence, Italy, April 2012 published on