Maintaining the balance of power – through engineering

“We need to balance environmental sustainability, the economics of keeping the power affordable for citizens and business and ensuring that the supply is robust.”

In part 7 of our researcher case studies we look at Associate Professor Damian Flynn of the UCD School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Renewable energy offers the promise of harnessing environmentally sustainable power from wind, sun and ocean. But switching power systems over to renewable sources needs planning in order to avoid the danger of power outages.  Associate Professor Damian Flynn at University College Dublin School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering is taking a detailed look at how power systems can turn up the dial on renewable energy sources, particularly wind energy. The research will inform how Ireland moves towards sustainable energy goals in the 21st century without compromising the reliability or stability of the power supply.

You can find the full text of their case study here: Maintaining the balance of power – through engineering