Researchers

Paul Cuffe

Senior Researcher
Email: paul.cuffe@ucd.ie


Paul completed his B.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering in University College Dublin in 2009 and 2013, respectively. His doctoral thesis was entitled "Reactive Power from Distributed Resources: Characterisation and Utilisation of the Resource", which was completed under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Keane.

He is currently a Senior Researcher within the Electricity Research Centre, with research interests in novel power system visualizations, network structural analysis, and distributed generation.

Project: Paul Cuffe is funded via the European Commission FP7 project, evolvDSO. This project brings together sixteen consortium members across Europe, including system operators and research institutions. The goal of the project is to identify new system operator roles and paradigms that will facilitate the evolution of the distribution system to facilitate the full emergence of distribution generation and smart load technologies.



Publications


Visualizing the Electrical Structure of Power Systems

Paul Cuffe, Andrew Keane,
Journal Paper IEEE Systems Journal published on 15/05/2015

A Discussion of Reactive Power Control Possibilities in Distribution Networks Dedicated to Generation

Paul Cuffe, Jon O'Sullivan, SImon Tweed,
Conference Paper Dubrovbik, Croatia, 13 May 2014 published on 13/05/2014

Capability Chart for Distributed Reactive Power Resources

Paul Cuffe, Paul Smith, Andrew Keane,
Journal Paper IEEE Transactions on Power Systems published on 01/09/2013

Unit Commitment Considering Regional Synchronous Reactive Power Requirements: Costs and Effects

Paul Cuffe, Eamonn Lannoye, Andrew Keane, Aidan Tuohy,
Conference Paper Lisbon published on 13/11/2012

Transmission System Impact of Wind Energy Harvesting Networks

Paul Cuffe, Paul Smith, Andrew Keane,
Journal Paper IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy published on 01/10/2012

Effect of Energy Harvesting Network Reactive Support on Transmission System Voltage Performance

Paul Cuffe, Paul Smith, Andrew Keane,
Frankfurt published on 06/06/2011

Ireland' s Approach for the Connection of Large Amounts of Renewable Generation

Paul Smith, Paul Cuffe, Simon Grimes, Tony Hearne,
Conference Paper Minneapolis, MN published on 25/07/2010

Analysis of the Voltage Control Capability of Energy Harvesting Networks

Paul Cuffe, Paul Smith, and Andrew Keane,
Conference Paper Québec, Canada 18-19 October 2010 published on

Analytic Loss Minimization: A Proof

Paul Cuffe, Ioannis Dassios, Andrew Keane,
Letter IEEE Transactions on Power Systems published on

Novel Quality Metrics for Power System Diagrams

Paul Cuffe, Andrew Keane,
Leuven, Belgium, 4-8 April 2016 published on

Voltage Responsive Distribution Networks: Comparing Autonomous and Centralized Solutions

Paul Cuffe, Andrew Keane,
IEEE Transactions on Power Systems published on

Assortativity Anomalies in a Large Test System

Paul Cuffe,
Journal Paper IEEE Transactions on Power Systems published on