Our research, which is funded through a number of souces, tackles fundamental and applied research questions underpinning the development of a sustainable electrical energy system. The research is organised and presented in Research Strands.

On this page we highlight a number of distinct projects of interest which form a part of the overall activity.

  • The largest of our research projects is the SFI-funded Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems (SEES) Strategic Research Cluster.
  • Associated with the SEES Cluster, an exciting undergraduate summer project called Energy Needs Ireland (ENI) will be run during the summer in collaboration with the ‘Smart Grid Innovation Hub’.
  • Other SFI-funded collaborative projects include the Charles Parsons Energy Research Award and Damian Flynn’s Principal Investigator Award which support teams of students and researchers.
  • HEA funding under the Programme for Research in Third‐Level Institutions (PRTLI) Cycle 5 and co‐funded under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) provides funding for a number of researchers and students, in particular through the ERCGI project.
  • An Opal RT Real-time Digital Simulator has been commissioned and is an exciting development in for real-time simulation of power systems and hardware-in-the-loop testing. If you would like more information on this project or if you are interested in collaborating with us please email
  • A number of our PhD students are funded by the Irish Research Council and other awards. At a European level, we are involved in Intelligent Energy Europe project REserviceS, and the Danish iPower project.