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Andrew Keane

Senior Lecturer

School Of Electric, Electron & Comms Eng
Engineering Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7161856
Email: andrew.keane@ucd.ie

Biography

Andrew Keane is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering, University College Dublin. Previously, he has worked with ESB Networks in the areas of renewable generation planning and smart networks and as a Senior Engineer with Smarter Grid Solutions in Glasgow. 

Since September 2010 he has been head of the Power System Analysis strand within the Electricity Research Centre (http://erc.ucd.ie/research-themes/system-analysis/). The Power System Analysis strand analyses the impact of new energy resources on the power system from the residential network up to the high voltage transmission system. Current research topics focus upon the impact of renewable and distributed energy resources on the network, in particular in the context of the smart grid. 

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2014.
Title: VentureLaunch Accelerator Award
Year: 2012.
Title: Intel Early Career Faculty Honor Program

Associations

Association: IEEE, Function/Role: Senior Member
       

Committees

Committee : IEEE PES Taskforce on optimal methods for DG planning
Committee : IEEE Taskforce on Capacity Value of Wind Power

Employment

Employer: NovoGrid
Position: Co-Founder

Education

Year 2007 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 2003 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BE Subject:
         

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Soroudi, A. and Keane, A. (2015) 'Risk Averse Energy Hub Management Considering Plug-in Electric Vehicles Using Information Gap Decision Theory' In: Sumedha Rajakaruna, Farhad Shahnia, Arindam Ghosh (eds). Plug In Electric Vehicles in Smart Grids. Singapore: Springer. [DOI] [Details]
Kavanagh, D; Keane, A; Flynn, D (2013) 'Power system integration issues' In: Kavanagh, D; Keane, A; Flynn, D (eds). Electrical design for ocean wave and tidal energy systems. London: IET. [Details]
E. Vittal, J. Slootweg, A. Keane, & W. Kling (2012) 'Impacts of Wind Power on Power System Stability' In: E. Vittal, J. Slootweg, A. Keane, & W. Kling (eds). Wind Power in Power Systems. UK: Wiley. [Details]
W. Krewitt, P. Mercado, R. Sims, G. Bhuyan, D. Flynn, H. Holttinen, G. Jannuzzi, S. Khennas, Y. Liu, M. O'Malley, L. J. Nilsson, J. Ogden, K. Ogimoto, H. Outhred, O. Ulleberg, F. van Hulle, M.Bazilian, M. Beerepoot, T. Demayo, E. Denny, D. Infield, A. Keane, A. Lee, M. Power, P. Smith, L. Söder, F. Ueckerdt, J. Zhang; (2011) 'Integration of renewable energy into present and future energy systems' In: W. Krewitt, P. Mercado, R. Sims, G. Bhuyan, D. Flynn, H. Holttinen, G. Jannuzzi, S. Khennas, Y. Liu, M. O'Malley, L. J. Nilsson, J. Ogden, K. Ogimoto, H. Outhred, O. Ulleberg, F. van Hulle, M.Bazilian, M. Beerepoot, T. Demayo, E. Denny, D. Infield, A. Keane, A. Lee, M. Power, P. Smith, L. Söder, F. Ueckerdt, J. Zhang; (eds). IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation. London: IPCC. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Soroudi, A., Rabiee, A., Keane, A., (2014) 'Stochastic Real-Time Dynamic Economic Dispatch of Wind-thermal Generation in an Electric Utility'. IEEE Systems Journal, . [Details]
Rabiee, A., Soroudi, A., Keane, A. (2014) 'Information Gap decision theory Based OPF with HVDC Connected Wind Farms'. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, . [Details]
Cuffe, P; Keane, A (2014) 'Voltage Responsive Distribution Networks: Comparing Autonomous and Centralized Solutions'. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, . [Details]
Soroudi, A. and Keane, A. (2015) 'Risk averse energy hub management considering plug-in electric vehicles using information gap decision theory'. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 89 :107-127. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Dzamarija, M., Keane A (2013) 'Firm and Non-firm Wind Generation Planning in Distribution Networks'. IEEE Transactions in Power Systems, . [Details]
Vittal, E., Keane, A., (2013) 'Identification of Critical Wind Farm Locations for Improved Stability and System Planning'. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, . [Details]
O'Connell A., Flynn, D., Keane, A (2013) 'Rolling Multi-Period Optimisation to Control Electric Vehicle Charging in Distribution Networks'. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, . [Details]
Denny, E., Keane, A. (2013) 'A smart integrated network for an offshore island'. Proceedings of the IEEE, . [Details]
Richardson, P; Flynn, D; Keane, A (2012) 'Local vs. centralised charging strategies for electric vehicles in low voltage distribution systems'. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 3 (2):1020-1028. [Details]
Cuffe, P., Smith, P., Keane, A. (2013) 'Capability Chart for Distributed Reactive Power Resources'. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, . Link to full text [Details]
Keane, A., Ochoa, L., Borges, C., Ault, G., Alarcon, A., Currie, R., Pilo, F., Dent, C., Harrison, G. (2012) 'State-of-the-Art Techniques and Challenges Ahead for DG Planning and Optimization'. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, . [Details]
Richardson, P., Flynn, D. and Keane. A. (2012) 'Optimal Charging of Electric Vehicles in Low Voltage Distribution networks'. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 27 . [Details]
Kavanagh, D., Keane, A., Flynn, D. (2013) 'Capacity Value of Wave Power'. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 28 (1):412-420. [Details]
Cuffe, P., Smith, P., Keane, A. (2012) 'Transmission System Impact of Wind Energy Harvesting Networks'. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 3 . Link to full text [Details]
Keane, A., Diskin, E., Cuffe, P, Harrington, P., Hearne, T., Brooks, D., Rylander, M., and Fallon, T. (2012) 'Evaluation of Advanced Operation and Control of Distributed Wind Farms to Support Efficiency and Reliability for High Penetrations of Wind Power'. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 3 . Link to full text [Details]
Ochoa, L., Keane A., Harrison, G. (2011) 'Minimizing the Reactive Support for Distributed Generation: Enhanced Passive Operation and Smart Distribution Networks'. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 26 . [Details]
Vittal, E., O'Malley, M.J. and Keane, A., ; (2012) 'Rotor Angle Stability with High Penetrations of Wind Generation'. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 27 (1):353-362. [DOI] [Details]
Keane, A, Tuohy, A., Meibom, P., Denny, E., Flynn, D., Mullane, A. and O'Malley, M.J; (2011) 'Demand side resource operation on the Irish power system with high wind power penetration'. Energy Policy, 39 :2925-2934. [Details]
Keane, A., Milligan, M., D'Annuzio, C., Dent, C., Dragoon, K., Hasche, B., Holttinen, Samaan, N., Soder, L. and O' Malley, M.J. (2011) 'Capacity Credit of Wind Power'. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 26 :564-572. [Details]
Keane, A., Ochoa, L., Vittal, E., Dent, C., Harrison, G. (2011) 'Enhanced Utilisation of Voltage Control Resources with Distributed Generation'. IEEE Transactions in Power Systems, 26 . [Details]
Fitzmaurice, R., Keane, A., and O'Malley, M.J., (2011) 'Effect of Short Term Risk Aversive Dispatch on a Complex System Model for Power Systems'. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 26 :460-469. [Details]
Hasche, B., Keane, A. and O' Malley, M.J. (2011) 'Capacity credit of wind power: calculation and data requirements'. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 26 . [Details]
Vittal, E,O'Malley, M,Keane, A; (2010) 'A Steady-State Voltage Stability Analysis of Power Systems With High Penetrations of Wind'. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 25 :433-442. [DOI] [Details]
Denny, E., Tuohy, A., Meibom, P., Keane, A., Flynn, D. Mullane, A. and O'Malley, M.J., ; (2010) 'The Impact of Interconnection on Electricity Systems with Large Penetrations of Wind Generation'. Energy Policy, 38 :6946-6954. [Details]
Keane, A., and O'Malley, M. ; (2007) 'Optimal utilization of distribution networks for energy harvesting'. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, 22 (1):467-475. [Details]
Keane, A; O'Malley, M; ; (2005) 'Optimal allocation of embedded generation on distribution networks'. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 20 (3):1640-1646. [Details]
Keane, A., Zhou. Q., Bialek, J., and O'Malley, M; (2009) 'Planning for Non-Firm Distributed Generation'. IET Renewable Power Generation, 3 :455-464. [Details]
Keane, A., Denny, E., and O'Malley, M. ; (2007) 'Quantifying the impact of connection policy on distributed generation'. IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 22 (1). [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Richardson, P., Moran, M., Taylor, J., Maitra, A., Keane, A. (2013) Impact of electric vehicle charging on residential distribution Networks: an Irish demonstration initiative CIRED 22nd International conference on Electricity Distributio [Details]
Soroudi, A., Keane, A (2014) Robust optimization based EV charging IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference [Details]
Bakhtvar, M., Keane, A, (2013) Optimal Allocation of Wind Generation Subject to Voltage Stability Constraints IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technnologies Copenhagen, [Details]
Murphy, C., Keane, A., (2013) Optimisation of Wind Farm Reactive Power for Congestion Management IEEE Powertech [Details]
Davidson E., Keane, A., Currie, R., McNeill, N., MacLeman, D., Lee, M. (2013) Requirements-Driven Distribution State Estimation CIRED 22nd International conference on Electricity Distributio [Details]
Meere, R., O¿Donnell, T., Keane, A. (2013) Comparison of Wind Turbine/Generator Configurations for Future Offshore Wind Farms Universities Power Engineering Conference [Details]
Diskin, E., Cuffe, P., and Keane, A. (2013) Distribution System Reactive Power Management Under Defined Power Transfer Standards IEEE PES General Meeting [Details]
O¿Connell, A, Keane, A. (2014) Multi-Period Three-Phase Unbalanced Optimal Power Flow IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Istanbul, [Details]
McKenna, K., Keane, A. (2014) Discrete Elastic Residential Load Response under Variable Pricing Schemes IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Istanbul, [Details]
Soder, L, Holttinen, H, Milligan, Keane, A. and O'Malley, M. (2012) Assessing the capacity value of wind power European Wind Energy Conference Copenhagen, [Details]
Richardson, P; Flynn, D; Keane, A (2012) Optimal charging of electric vehicles in low-voltage distribution systems IEEE PES GM 2012 [Details]
Cuffe, P., Lannoye, E., Keane, A., Tuohy, A. (2012) Unit Commitment Considering Regional Synchronous Reactive Power Requirements: Costs and Effects 11th Intl Workshop on Large-scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems Link to full text [Details]
Holttinen, H., O¿Malley, M., Dillon, J., Flynn, D., Keane, A., Abildgaard, H. and Söder, L., (2013) Steps for a Complete Wind Integration Study 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Maui, Hawaii, [Details]
Holtinnen, H; Soder, L; Milligan, M; Abdilgaard, H; O'Malley, M; Flynn, D; Keane, A; Dillon, J (2013) Recommendations for Wind Integration Studies Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences [Details]
Meegahapola, L; Vittal, E; Keane, A; Flynn, D (2012) Voltage security constrained reactive power optimization incorporating wind generation IEEE PowerCon 2012 [Details]
D'amarija, M., Bakhtvar, M., Keane, A. (2012) Operational Characteristics of Non-firm Wind Generation in Distribution Networks IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting San Diego, [Details]
Vittal, E., Cuffe, P., Keane, A. (2012) Transient Stability Impacts from Distribution Connected Wind Farms IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting [Details]
Meere, R., O'Malley, M., Keane, A. (2012) VSC-HVDC Link to Support Voltage/Frequency Fluctuations for Variable Speed Wind Turbines for Grid Connection IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) Europe [Details]
O'Connell, A., Flynn, D., Richardson, P., Keane, A. (2012) Controlled Charging of Electric Vehicles in Residential Distribution Networks IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe Berlin, [Details]
Duignan, R., Dent, C.J., Mills, A., Samaan, N., Milligan, M., Keane, A., O'Malley, M. (2012) Capacity Value of Solar Power IEEE PES General Meeting San Diego, [Details]
Cuffe, P., Smith, P., Keane, A.,; (2011) Effect of Energy Harvesting Network Reactive Support on Transmission System Voltage Performance CIRED 21st International conference on Electricity Distribution Frankfurt, [Details]
Richardson, P., Flynn, D., Taylor, J., and Keane, A.; (2011) Stochastic Analysis of the Impact of Electric Vehicles on Distribution Networks CIRED 21st International conference on Electricity Distribution Frankfurt, [Details]
Cuffe, P., Smith P., and Keane, A.; (2011) Analysis of the Voltage Control Capability of Energy Harvesting Networks 9th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems [Details]
Vittal, E., Meegahapola, L., Flynn, D., Keane, A.; (2010) Optimal allocation of reactive power resources to minimise losses and maintain system stability 9th International Workshop on Large-scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems Quebec City, Canada, [Details]
Richardson, P., Flynn, D., Keane, A.; (2010) Impact Assessment of varying penetrations of electric vehicles on low voltage distribution systems IEEE PES General Meeting Minneapolis, USA, [Details]
Keane, A., Zhou, Q., Bialek, J. and O' Malley, M.J.; (2008) Minimum Cost Curtailment for Distributed Generation Voltage Management Power Systems Computational Conference Glasgow, [Details]
O' Malley, M., Milligan, M., Holttinen, H., Dent, D., and Keane, A.; (2010) Capacity Value of Wind Power: Summary 9th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems [Details]
Ensslin, C., Milligan, M., Holttinen, H., O' Malley, M.J. and Keane, A.; (2008) Current Methods to Calculate Capacity Credit of Wind Power, IEA Collaboration IEEE PES General Meeting Pittsburgh, [Details]
Keane, A. and O'Malley, M.J.; (2005) Optimal allocation of embedded generation on the Irish distribution network CIRED Turin, [Details]
Gubina, A., Keane, A., Meibom, P., O¿Sullivan, J., Goulding, O., McCartan, T., O¿Malley, M. ; (2009) New Tool for Integration of Wind Power Forecasting into Power System Operation IEEE Powertech Romania, [Details]
Vittal, E., O' Malley, M. J. and Keane, A. ; (2009) Impact of Wind Turbine Control Strategies on Voltage Performance IEEE PES General Meeting Calagary, [Details]
Vittal, E., Keane, A., O' Malley, M.J.; (2008) Varying Penetration Ratios of Wind Turbine Technologies for Voltage and Frequency Stability IEEE PES General Meeting Pittsburgh, [Details]
Keane, A. and O'Malley, M.J.; (2006) Optimal Distributed Generation Plant Mix with Novel Loss Adjustment Factors IEEE PES, General Meeting Montreal, [Details]
Keane, A, Flynn, D, O¿Malley, M., Walsh, A, O¿Sullivan, J. And Shine, J.,; (2009) A Sustainability Strategy for Ireland¿s Electricity network Riso International energy conference Roskilde, [Details]
Ochoa, L., Keane, A., Dent, C., Harrison, G.; (2009) Active Network Management applied to an Irish Distribution Network for wind capacity maximisation CIRED 20th International Conference on Electricity Distribution Prague, [Details]
Keane, A., Ochoa, L, Dent, C., Harrison, G.; (2009) Optimal Voltage Control Settings for Wind Power CIRED 20th International Conference on Electricity Distribution Prague, [Details]
Vittal, E., O¿Malley, M. and Keane, A. ; (2009) A Small-Signal Stability Analysis of DFIG Wind Generation 8th International Workshop on Large Scale Wind Integration Bremen, [Details]
Ochoa, L., Keane, A., Dent, C., Harrison, G.; (2009) Minimising Transmission Reactive Support Required by High Penetration of Distributed Wind Power Generation 8th International Workshop on Large Scale Wind Integration [Details]
Richardson, P. and Keane A.; (2009) Impact of High Penetrations of Micro-generation on Low Voltage Distribution Networks CIRED 20th International Conference on Electricity Distribution Prague, [Details]
Keane, A., and M. O'Malley; (2006) Impact of Distributed Generation Capacity on Losses IEEE PES General Meeting Montreal, [Details]
O'Dwyer, J., Flynn, D., Keane, A., and O'Malley, M.; (2007) Modernising and Rationalising the First Course in Power Systems on the Island of Ireland IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting Florida, [Details]
Keane, A. and O'Malley, M.J.; (2005) Impact of distributed network constraints on distributed generation capacity Proceedings of the University Power Engineering Conference Cork, [Details]
                                 

Reviews

Welsch, M,Bazilian, M,Howells, M,Divan, D,Elzinga, D,Strbac, G,Jones, L,Keane, A,Gielen, D,Balijepalli, VSKM,Brew-Hammond, A,Yumkella, K (2013) Smart and Just Grids for sub-Saharan Africa: Exploring options. Reviews [DOI] [Details]
                                                     

Research

Research Interests

Research interests include power systems planning and operation, integration of distrbuted energy resources and distribution networks. In particular he seeks to address the main network challenges that lie ahead in the transition to a smarter grid.

Research Projects

Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems SRC
Start Date / End Date : 13-DEC-10 / 12-DEC-17
Sponsor : Higher Education Authority (HEA)
Title : PRTLI 5: ERC:GI
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAR-11 / 28-FEB-16
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Smart Grid Analysis Applications
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAR-13 / 23-MAY-13
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Development of Irish Smart Grid Test Bed: Demonstration Projects
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAR-14 / 31-JAN-15
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Smart Control of Wind Farms (SCWF)
Start Date / End Date : 20-JAN-14 / 30-OCT-15
Sponsor : EC Framework (FP7)
Title : evolvDSO: Development of methodologies and tools for new and evolving DSO roles for efficient DRES integration in distribution networks
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-13 / 31-DEC-16
Sponsor : Intel Corporation, USA
Title : Intel Early Career Faculty Honor Program
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-12 / 31-DEC-15
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Development of Flexible Smart Grid Solutions
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-12 / 31-DEC-12
Sponsor : Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI)
Title : Evaluation of Distribution Volt/Var Control Integrated with Wind Turbine Inverter Control
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUL-10 / 31-DEC-11
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Determination of electrical load composition to enable reduced network investment and energy savings
Start Date / End Date : 31-DEC-09 / 30-SEP-12
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Determination and Optimisation of the Impact of Distributed Energy Resources on Low Voltage Distribution Networks and the Wider Power System
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-09 / 31-AUG-13

Recent Postgraduates

Dr Ronan Fitzmaurice
Dr Eknath Vittal
Dr Peter Richardson
Dr Paul Cuffe 
Dr Mario Dzamarija 

Current Postgraduate Students

Ellen Diskin, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Killian Mc Kenna, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Conor Murphy, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Mostafa Bakhtvar, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Alison O Connell, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor

Teaching

 

Modules Coordinated

201400   EEEN10010     Electronic & Electrical Eng: Electronic&Electrical I
201400   EEEN40120     Electronic & Electrical Eng: Apps of Power Electronics
       

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

  • Dr Damian Flynn
  • Dr Terence O'Donnell

External Collaborators


  • Prof. Gareth Harrison, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Dr Luis Ochoa, University of Manchester, UK
  • Dr Chris Dent, Durham University, UK
  • Dr Eleanor Denny, Trinity College Dublin
  • Mr Mark McGranaghan, Electric Power Research Institure, USA