Greater integration of fluctuating renewables is causing technical and security challenges. As technology costs rapidly decline and the number of energy prosumers grows, policy makers and businesses are facing fundamental changes in energy systems. In conjunction with the Energy Centre, the University of Auckland Business School we are delighted to host Mark O’Malley, Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University College Dublin, to speak about Energy Systems Integration (ESI). Mark O’Malley will explain how optimisation can help to increase grid reliability and performance as well as minimise costs and environmental impacts. He will also talk about the role of ESI and integrating variable renewable energy with a particular emphasis on integration into electricity grids. Mark O’Malley, is the Professor of Electrical Engineering at University College Dublin (UCD), founding Director of the Electricity Research Centre and Director of the UCD Energy Institute, a multidisciplinary, multi institutional, industry-supported research activity. He is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Mark is recognized as a world authority on Energy Systems Integration and in particular Grid Integration of Renewable Energy. He has active research collaborations in Europe, the United States (US) and China, is Director and co-founder of the International Institute for Energy Systems Integration, and coordinator of the European Energy Research Alliance Joint Programme in Energy Systems Integration.

Key Speakers

Mark O’Malley, Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University College Dublin