Annual UCD ESRI Energy Policy Research Conference

The annual UCD ESRI Energy Policy Research Conference will take place on Wednesday 29th September. The event will take place online again this year using the Zoom webinar platform. The focus of the event this year will be on Energy and Society in Climate Mitigation and will feature presentations relating to 'Technology and Innovation' and 'Leaving no one behind in the energy transition'. We look forward to a series of interesting presentations from researchers in both ESRI and UCD Energy Institute, which will be followed by a panel discussion.


Welcome Address

Alan Barrett (Director, ESRI) and Andrew Keane (Director, Energy Institute, UCD)


Session 1: Technology and Innovation

Chair: Miguel Angel Tovar

Rinalini Lahon, Damian Flynn, Ciara O'Dwyer, Sarah Stanley (UCD): Data centres’ contribution to the Irish energy system

Genaro Longoria, Murieann Lynch and John Curtis (ESRI): Hydrogen for heating and its impact on the power system



Session 2: Leaving no one behind in the energy transition

Chair: Lisa Ryan

Aparajita Banerjee and Geertje Schuitema (UCD): Exploring community acceptance

Miguel Angel Tovar (ESRI): Carbon tax and fuel poverty



Panel discussion: Ireland’s climate targets and research insights