Jody Dillon

Senior Researcher

Biography: Jody graduated from the UCD School of Engineering and Computer Science in 1996 with a BE and in 1998 with an MSc by research. He spent the next 12 years working for the Irish Transmission System Operator, EirGrid as a consultant engineer where his responsibilities included the development of operational strategies to manage the power system with high levels of renewable penetration. He joined the Electricity Research Centre as a Senior Researcher in 2012 and is also pursuing his PhD at UCD. Since 2010 he has been director of Energy Reform Ltd providing consultancy services in the energy sector. His research interests include the scheduling of power systems under uncertainty, constraints and curtailment modeling of wind power and flexibility assessment.

Jody Dillon is funded by the Program for Research in Third-Level Institutions Cycle 5 (PRTLI) and co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Project: Stochastic methods have been applied to power system scheduling in order to include the impacts of uncertainty in variable renewable generation production. The WILMAR model has been successfully applied to the Irish system since 2008. This project builds upon this work carried out at UCD ERC and by developing an updated stochastic model which incorporates updates and developments identified through development and use of the WILMAR model. It will also include a set of new features which are required to further develop the state of the art in this area.

Keywords: unit commitment, economic dispatch, stochastic methods, variable renewables, uncertainty, optimization


Should unit commitment be endogenously included in wind power transmission planning optimisation models?

Daniel Burke, Aidan Tuohy, Jody Dillon, Mark O'Malley,
Journal Paper IET Renew. Power Gener., 2014, Vol. 8, Iss. 2 published on 09/05/2013

Initialisation of the augmented Hopfield network for improved generator scheduling

J.D. Dillon, M.P. Walsh and M.J. O'Malley,
Journal Paper IEE Proc.- Gener. Transm. Distrib. published on 01/09/2002

A Lagrangian augmented Hopeld networkfor mixed integer non-linear programming problems

Joseph D. Dillon and Mark J. O’Malley,
Journal Paper Neurocomputing published on 01/01/2002

Augmented Hopfield network for constrained unit commitment

Michael Walsh, Joseph Dillon, Mark O’Malley,
Conference Paper Manchester published on