Mel Devine

Mel Devine

Economic Analysis | Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Mel Devine joined the ESRI as a Postdoctoral research fellow in September 2015. He holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics and BSc in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Limerick (UL). The title of thesis was “Rolling optimisation, stochastic demand modelling and scenario reduction applied to the UK gas market”.

Prior to joining the ESRI, Mel was a postdoctoral researcher in the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science in Industry (MACSI) in UL where he also lectured Operations Research. His research interests include the mathematical modelling of energy markets, game theory optimisation as well as stochastic and risk based modelling. In addition, Mel has also worked on numerous industrial based collaborative projects.
Contact Details:

Tel: +353 1 8632000
Direct Line: +353 1 8632114

Latest Publications:
  • Who pays for renewables? Increasing renewable subsidisation due to increased datacentre demand in Ireland
  • Designing fair support schemes for renewable electricity
  • More information, lower costs: a new electricity market mechanism
  • Optimising feed-in tariff design through efficient risk allocation
  • Inducing truthful revelation of generator reliability
  • A simulation model for the management and expansion of extended port terminal operations
  • Examining the Benefits of Load Shedding Strategies using a Rolling-Horizon Stochastic Mixed Complementarity Equilibrium Model
  • Specifying an Efficient Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff
  • A Macroeconomic Mathematical Model for the National Income of a Union of Countries with Interaction and Trade
  • Investment vs. Refurbishment: Incentivising the Correct Quantity and Quality of Electricity Generators

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  • Programmes and Projects:
  • Energy Policy Research Centre (EPRC)

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