2nd ESRI-UCD Energy Policy Research Workshop

Venue:             ESRI, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay Dublin 2


The energy system in Ireland and globally is undergoing a transformation as it becomes decarbonised and increasingly integrated across sectors and markets. This workshop presents recent research carried out by UCD Energy Institute and the ESRI in relevant policy areas relating to future electric power systems, sustainable energy communities, new energy technologies, residential energy efficiency, and energy markets. It should prove useful to those involved in the energy sector from government, industry and academia dealing with the challenges of the future energy system.

The slides from this event are available to download from the links below.


08.30  Registration and Tea/Coffee

09.00  Welcome Address from 

  • Alan Barrett (Director, ESRI)
  • Minister of State Seán Kyne (Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment)
  • Andrew Keane (Head of the Energy Institute, UCD)

09.30  Session 1: Energy System and Market Challenges

Chair: Una Nic Giolla Choille (Department of Communications,Climate Action and Environment)

Muireann Lynch: Re-evaluating Irish energy policy in light of Brexit                                                                       Download Presentation

Eoin Casey: Water-energy nexus: opportunities and challenges for systems integration                                            Download Presentation

Mel Devine, Conor Sweeney, Andrew Parnell & Valentin Bertsch: The value of demand response                       Download Presentation

Petr Spodniak & Valentin Bertsch: Determinants of power spreads in liberalised electricity markets                     Download Presentation

11.00  Tea/Coffee Break

11.30  Session 2: Transforming Residential and Community Energy

Chair: Marian Troy (SSE Ireland)

Lisa Ryan, Sarah La Monaca, Linda Mastrandrea & Petr Spodniak: Using residential electricity tariff structures to decarbonise the energy system                                                                                                                                     Download Presentation

Sarah La Monaca & Lisa Ryan: Solar PV where the sun doesn’t shine – Estimating the economic impacts of support schemes for residential PV in Ireland                                                                                             Download Presentation

Paul Beagon & James O’Donnell: Gas consumption in social housing: deep retrofit impacts by metered data

Orla Nic Suibhne: Sustainable Energy Communities in Ireland: Lessons learnt from European Best Practice Models

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13.00  Closing and Lunch