Highlight Seminar Series: Mark O’Malley, University College Dublin
Professor Mark O’Malley, of the University College Dublin, will speak on “Low Carbon Integrated Energy Systems: Challenges and Opportunities” as part of the 2014-2015 Highlight Seminar Series.
Globally, there is an undeniable trend towards low carbon integrated energy systems. These systems have some unique characteristics that will be highlighted in particular with respect to variable renewable energy technologies (e.g. wind and solar photovoltaic). High penetrations of these variable renewables can be achieved by increasing the levels of integration across the energy system (e.g. heat in the form of demand management in electricity). The challenges and opportunities of highly integrated energy systems will be explored.
Mark O’Malley is the Professor of Electrical Engineering at University College Dublin (UCD). He is the director of the UCD Energy Institute and Electricity Research Centre, a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional, industry-supported research activity. O’Malley is also co-founder of the International Institute for Energy Systems Integration (IESI), a global community of scholars and practitioners engaged in developing an efficient world energy system. He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy and a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He is recognized as a world authority on grid integration of renewable energy and has active research collaborations in Europe, China and the United States, in particular with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.