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Lucy Cradden

Postdoc Research Fellow Lvl Ii

School Of Earth Sciences

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Email: lucy.cradden@ucd.ie

Biography

Lucy graduated with a BE in Mechanical Engineering from UCD in 2003. She then worked in manufacturing for a couple of years, before starting a PhD at Edinburgh University. Her PhD involved examining the potential impacts of climate change on wind energy resources.  Subsequently she worked as a postdoc on a number of projects at Edinburgh including EPSRC ARIES, investigating the impacts of climate change on different aspects of renewable energy systems, and EU FP7 MARINA, carrying out resource assessments and developing spatial planning tools for combined offshore renewable energy platforms.

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Cradden, L., Laporte Weywada, P., Atcheson, M. (2016) 'The Offshore Environment' In: Cruz, J., Atcheson, M (eds). Floating Offshore Wind Energy. Switzerland: Springer. [DOI] [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Heinen, Steve; Turner, William; Cradden, Lucy; McDermott, Frank; O'Malley, Mark (2017) 'Electrification of residential space heating considering coincidental weather events and building thermal inertia: A system-wide planning analysis'. Energy, 127 :136-154. [Details]
Cradden, Lucy C and McDermott, Frank and Zubiate, Laura and Sweeney, Conor and O'Malley, Mark (2017) 'A 34-year simulation of wind generation potential for Ireland and the impact of large-scale atmospheric pressure patterns'. Renewable Energy, 106 :165-176. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Cradden, L and Kalogeri, C and Barrios, I Martinez and Galanis, G and Ingram, D and Kallos, G (2016) 'Multi-criteria site selection for offshore renewable energy platforms'. Renewable Energy, 87 :791-806. [Details]
Dunbar, Anna,Cradden, Lucy C.,Harrison, Gareth P.,Wallace, Robin (2015) 'Impact of wind power on arbitrage revenue for electricity storage'. IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, 10 (SEPTEMBER):798-806. Available Online [Details]
Harrison, Gareth P and Hawkins, Samuel L and Eager, Dan and Cradden, Lucy C (2015) 'Capacity value of offshore wind in Great Britain'. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part O: Journal of Risk and Reliability, 229 (5):360-372. [Details]
Cradden, Lucy and Burnett, Dougal and Agarwal, Atul and Harrison, Gareth (2015) 'Climate change impacts on renewable electricity generation'. Infrastructure Asset Management, 2 (3):131-142. [Details]
Cradden, Lucy C,Restuccia, Francesco,Hawkins, Samuel L,Harrison, Gareth P (2014) 'Consideration of wind speed variability in creating a regional aggregate wind power time series'. Resources, 3 (1):215-234. [Details]
Edwards, EC and Cradden, LC and Ingram, DM and Kalogeri, C (2014) 'Verification within wave resource assessments. Part 1: Statistical analysis'. International Journal of Marine Energy, 8 :50-69. [Details]
Edwards, EC and Cradden, LC and Ingram, DM and Kalogeri, C (2014) 'Verification within wave resource assessments. Part 2: Systematic trends in the fit of spectral values'. International Journal of Marine Energy, 8 :70-83. [Details]
Cradden, Lucy C and Harrison, Gareth P (2013) 'Adapting overhead lines to climate change: Are dynamic ratings the answer?'. Energy Policy, 63 :197-206. [Details]
Saruwatari, Ayumi and Ingram, David M and Cradden, Lucy (2013) 'Wave--current interaction effects on marine energy converters'. Ocean Engineering, 73 :106-118. [Details]
Cradden, Lucy C and Harrison, Gareth P and Chick, John P (2012) 'Will climate change impact on wind power development in the UK?'. Climatic change, 115 (3-4):837-852. [Details]
Harrison, Gareth P and Cradden, Lucy C and Chick, John P (2008) 'Preliminary assessment of climate change impacts on the UK onshore wind energy resource'. Energy Sources, Part A, 30 (14-15):1286-1299. [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Cradden, L and O'Sullivan, K. and Ingram, D. (2014) Visualising the levelised cost of offshore energy around Europe International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) [Details]
Cradden, L. and Syrda, P. and Riordan, C. and Ingram, D. (2013) Accessibility risk for offshore platforms during maintenance European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC) Alborg, Denmark, [Details]
Cradden, L. and Harrison, G. (2013) The impacts of climate change on thermal ratings of overhead electricity lines in the UK International Conference on Energy and Meterology [Details]
Cradden, Lucy and Kalogeri, Christina and Spyrou, Christos and Adam, Alexandros and Stathopoulos, Christos and Galanis, George and Sofianos, Sarantis and Ingram, David and Kallos, George and Papapostolou, Alexandros and others (2012) A combined resource atlas for marine energy International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) [Details]
Cradden, Lucy and Mouslim, Hakim and Duperray, Olivier and Ingram, David (2011) Joint exploitation of wave and offshore wind power European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC) [Details]
Cradden, Lucy C and Harrison, Gareth P (2010) Climate change and UK electricity network capacity Conference on Future Climate and Renewable Energy: Impacts, Risks and Adaptation [Details]
Ochoa, Luis F and Cradden, Lucy C and Harrison, Gareth P (2010) Demonstrating the capacity benefits of dynamic ratings in smarter distribution networks Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT), 2010 , pp.1-6 [Details]
Harrison, GP and Cradden, LC and Zacheshigriva, A and Nairn, S and Chick, JP (2010) Sensitivity of thermal power generation to climate change Conference on Future Climate and Renewable Energy: Impacts, Risks and Adaptation , pp.96 [Details]
Cradden, Lucy, Harrison, Gareth, Chick, John (2008) Wind power and climate change in the UK European Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition (EWEC) [Details]
Cradden, Lucy and Harrison, Gareth and Chick, John (2008) Wind power and climate change in the UK International Conference on Energy Security and Climate Change: Issues, Strategies, and Options (ESCC 2008) Bangkok, Thailand, [Details]
Cradden, Lucy, Harrison, Gareth, Chick, John (2007) Energy and Climate Change: The Connections ECOTECH - XXI: Ecotechnologies of XXI century, Ekaterinburg, Russia [Details]
Cradden, Lucy, Harrison, Gareth, Chick, John (2006) Climate Change and the UK Wind Resource European Conference on Impacts of Climate Change on Renewable Energy Sources Reykjavik, Iceland, [Details]

Published Reports

L.Cradden and Agarwal, A. and Burnett, D. and Harrison, G. (2015) A Climate Change Report Card for Infrastructure: Energy Generation. NERC, UK. [Details]
                                                                                                                                     

Research

Research Interests

Lucy is funded at UCD under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Energy21 scheme as a Level 2 Postdoctoral Fellow. Her research interests are focused on the interactions between weather & climate and renewable energy systems. She is particularly interested in identifying features of the large-scale atmospheric circulation that can advance our understanding of spatial and temporal variations in renewable generation and demand, and using this knowledge to improve planning and forecasting for electricity systems.