ESRI/UCD conference: Energy research to enable climate change mitigation

Energy researchers from the ESRI and UCD’s Energy Institute presented a selection of their respective research providing an evidence base for climate change mitigation.


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Conference Programme



Registration & Coffee


Welcome Address

Hildegarde Naughton, TD, Chairperson of Oireachtas Committee for Communications, Climate Action & Environment and Special Committee on Climate Action.

Decarbonisation for and from energy systems

Chair: John O’Connell (Ervia)


Devasanthini Devaraj and Eoin Syron (UCD)

The future role of gas networks in Integrated Energy Network

Dana Kirchem, Muireann Lynch, Eoin Casey and Valentin Bertsch (ESRI)

Exploring the energy-for-water nexus: Can wastewater treatment facilities provide demand flexibility?

Andrew Keane (UCD)

The electricity distribution system and energy decarbonisation

Ciara O'Dwyer and Damian Flynn (UCD)

Impact of flexibility service requirements on power system investment decisions and costs


Tea and Coffee

Decarbonisation of end-use sectors

Chair: Evin McMahon (Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment)


Ankita Gaur, Desta Fitiwi and John Curtis (ESRI)

Deep electrification of residential heating and possible implications

Sanghamitra Chattopadhyay Mukherjee, Lisa Ryan and Tensay Meles (UCD)

Attitudes to renewable energy technologies: driving change in Irish households

Kelly de Bruin and Mert Yakut (ESRI)

How should Irish carbon tax revenues be recycled? An application of the I3E model

Shiyu Yan, Kelly de Bruin and Emer Dennehy (ESRI)

The impact of carbon tax on the Irish freight sector


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