ESRI – UCC Energy Research Workshop: 9 June 2015

Date: 09/06/2015

Time: 08.30 – 13.05

Venue: ESRI

This half-day multidisciplinary research workshop will focus on recent work by researchers at UCC and ESRI on a range of current energy policy issues. Both engineering and economic perspectives will be explored, and topics will cover aspects of energy policy; residential energy efficiency; energy markets; and implications for the economy.


08.30: Registration and Coffee

08.45: Ministerial Address: Minister Alex White, Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources


Energy Affordability
9.15: How can we strategically address fuel poverty and simultaneously improve energy efficiency? John Curtis, James Glynn, Liam Regan, and Brian Ó Gallachóir

09.35: Is fuel poverty in Ireland a distinct type of deprivation, Dorothy Watson and Bertrand Maitre

International Focus
09.55: How can we achieve a global 2°C target in an efficient and equitable manner?
James Glynn, Socrates Kypreos, Maurizio Gargiulo and Brian Ó Gallachóir

10.15: The EU Power System in 2030: curtailment, congestion and prices
Sean Collins, Paul Deane and Brian Ó Gallachóir

10.35: Tea/Coffee


11.05: Why are we reluctant to do anything about climate change? – Clare Watson, Ger Mullally and Brian Ó Gallachóir

11.25:Hourly consumer’s response to TOU tariffs in Ireland: is information always beneficial? Valeria Di Cosmo, Niamh Devitt, Denis O’Hora

Wind & Infrastructure
11.45: The Effects of Wind Generation Capacity & NAO on Electricity Prices, Generation Costs & Emissions. Muireann Lynch, John Curtis and Laura Zubiate

12.05: On Moneypoint and the interconnector to France. Paul Deane, Valeria Di Cosmo and Brian Ó Gallachóir

Houses and cars
12.25: The effect of energy efficiency label (BER) on property prices – an analysis of the Residential
Property Price Register. Marie Hyland & Anna Alberini

12.45: What will contribute more to emissions reduction in Ireland in 2020 – 50,000 EVs Or improving the efficiency of petrol and diesel cars? Eamonn Mulholland and
Brian Ó Gallachóir

13.05: Closing

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