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Damian Flynn

Senior Lecturer

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

Tel: +353 1 7161819
Email: damian.flynn@ucd.ie

Biography

Damian Flynn received MEng and PhD degrees in Electrical & Electronic Engineering at The Queen's University of Belfast in 1991 and 1994, respectively. The PhD research programme was completed in collaboration with Parsons Power Generation Systems. In 1994 he was appointed as a SERC research fellow at The Queen's University of Belfast, before becoming a lecturer in 1995, and later a senior lecturer, at the same university.

In 2009 he joined the Electricity Research Centre at University College Dublin, where he is a SFI Stokes Senior Lecturer in Power System Operation and Control, and Deputy Director of the Electricity Research Centre. His research interests include power system analysis and control, and renewables integration into electrical networks. He is also interested in advanced modelling and control techniques applied to power plant.

Professional

 

Associations

Association: Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Function/Role: Senior Member
Association: The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Function/Role: Member
Association: Engineering Council UK, Function/Role: Chartered Engineer
       

Committees

Committee : Editor, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion
Committee : Editorial Board, Springer Journal Intelligent Industrial Systems
Committee : Associate Editor, IEEE Power Engineering Letters
Committee : Associate Editor, WIREs (Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews) Energy and Environment
Committee : Member of IFAC Technical Committee on Power Plants and Power Systems Control
Committee : National Participant, IEA Task 25, Design and Operation of Power Systems with Large Amounts of Wind Power
Committee : Academic Conference Co-ordinator, Universitas 21 Graduate Research Conference on Energy: Systems, Policy and Solutions
Committee : Member of International Program Committee, IFAC Symposium on Power Plants and Power Systems Control (2006, 2009, 2012)
Committee : Member of Organizing Committee, Universities Power Engineering Conference 2013
Committee : Programme Co-ordinator, ME Electrical Energy Engineering Programme
Committee : Programme Co-ordinator, BE Electrical Engineering (Stage 4) Programme
         

Journals Edited

Ieee Transactions On Energy Conversion: Editor.
Ieee Power Engineering Review, Ieee Letter: Co-Editor.
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy And Environment: Co-Editor.
 

Publications

Books

B. Fox, D. Flynn, L. Bryans, N. Jenkins, D. Milborrow, M. O'Malley, R. Watson, O. Anaya-Lara (2014) Wind power integration: connection and system operational issues. London: IET. [Details]
Fox, B., Flynn, D., Bryans, L., Jenkins, N., Milborrow, D., O'Malley, M. and Watson, R.; (2007) Wind power integration: connection and system operational issues. London, UK: The institution of Engineering and Technology. [Details]

Book Chapters

L. Meegahapola, D. Flynn (2014) 'Gas turbine modelling for power system dynamic simulation studies' In: F.M. Gonzalez-Longatt and J.L. Rueda (eds). PowerFactory Applications for Power System Analysis. London: Springer Intl. Publishing. [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]
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]

Edited Books

Flynn, D (Ed.). (2003) Thermal power plant: simulation and control. London, UK: The Institution of Electrical Engineers. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

O'Dwyer, C., Flynn, D. (2015) 'Using Energy Storage to Manage High Net Load Variability at Sub-Hourly Time-Scales'. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 30 (4):2139-2148. [DOI] [Details]
L. Meegahapola, D. Flynn (2014) 'Characterization of gas turbine lean-blowout during frequency excursions in power networks'. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, . [Details]
L. Ruttledge, D. Flynn (2014) 'Short-term frequency response of power systems with high non-synchronous penetration levels'. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment, . [Details]
Turconi, R., O'Dwyer, C., Flynn, D., Astrup, T. (2014) 'Emissions from cycling of thermal power plants in electricity systems with high penetration of wind power: life cycle assessment for Ireland'. Applied Energy, 131 :1-8. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
E. Lannoye, D. Flynn, M. O¿Malley (2014) 'The impact of transmission networks on power system flexibility'. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, . [Details]
O'Sullivan, J. and Rogers, A. and Flynn, D. and Smith, P. and Mullane, A. and O'Malley, M. (2014) 'Studying the maximum instantaneous non-synchronous generation in an Island system-frequency stability challenges in Ireland'. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 29 (6):2943-2951. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
A. O'Connell, D. Flynn, A. Keane (2014) 'Rolling optimisation to control electric vehicle charging in residential distribution networks'. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 29 (1):340-348. [Details]
Kavanagh, D,Keane, A,Flynn, D (2013) 'Capacity Value of Wave Power'. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 28 :412-420. [DOI] [Details]
Meegahapola, L,Fox, B,Littler, T,Flynn, D (2013) 'Multi-objective reactive power support from wind farms for network performance enhancement'. International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems, 23 :135-150. [DOI] [Details]
Meegahapola, L; Fox, B; Littler, T; Flynn, D (2013) 'Multi-objective reactive power support from wind farms for network performance enhancement'. European Trans Electrical Power, 23 (1):135-150. [Details]
Artac, G,Flynn, D,Kladnik, B,Pantos, M,Gubina, AF,Golob, R (2013) 'A new method for determining the demand reserve offer function'. Electric Power Systems Research, 100 :55-64. [DOI] [Details]
Lannoye, E; Flynn, D; O'Malley M (2012) 'Evaluation of Power System Flexibility'. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 27 (2):922-931. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Richardson, P,Flynn, D,Keane, A (2012) 'Optimal Charging of Electric Vehicles in Low-Voltage Distribution Systems'. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 27 :268-279. [DOI] [Details]
Troy, N; Flynn, D; Milligan, M; O'Malley, MJ (2012) 'Unit commitment with Dynamic Cycling costs'. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 27 (4):2196-2205. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Troy, N,Flynn, D,OMalley, M (2012) 'Multi-Mode Operation of Combined-Cycle Gas Turbines With Increasing Wind Penetration'. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 27 :484-492. [DOI] [Details]
Holttinen, H; Ela, E; Milligan, M; Menemenlis, N; Dobschinski, J; Rawn, B; Bessa, R; Flynn, D; Gomez, E; Detlefsen, N (2012) 'Methodologies to determine operating reserves due to increased wind power'. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 3 (4):713-723. [DOI] [Details]
Ruttledge, L; Miller, N; O'Sullivan, J; Flynn, D (2012) 'Frequency response of power systems with variable-speed wind turbines'. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 3 (4):683-691. [DOI] [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]
Keane, A,Tuohy, A,Meibom, P,Denny, E,Flynn, D,Mullane, A,O'Malley, M; (2011) 'Demand side resource operation on the Irish power system with high wind power penetration'. Energy Policy, 39 :2925-2934. [DOI] [Details]
Meegahapola, L,Durairaj, S,Flynn, D,Fox, B; (2011) 'Coordinated utilisation of wind farm reactive power capability for system loss optimisation'. European Transactions on Electrical Power, 21 :40-51. [DOI] [Details]
Kennedy, JM,Fox, B,Littler, T,Flynn, D; (2011) 'Validation of Fixed Speed Induction Generator Models for Inertial Response Using Wind Farm Measurements'. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 26 :1454-1461. [DOI] [Details]
Denny, E,Tuohy, A,Meibom, P,Keane, A,Flynn, D,Mullane, A,O'Malley, M; (2010) 'The impact of increased interconnection on electricity systems with large penetrations of wind generation: A case study of Ireland and Great Britain'. Energy Policy, 38 :6946-6954. [DOI] [Details]
Meegahapola, L., Littler, T., Flynn, D.; (2010) 'Decoupled-DFIG fault ride-through strategy for enhanced stability performance during grid faults'. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, . [Details]
Abdelkader, S., Flynn, D.; (2010) 'A new method for transmission loss allocation considering the circulating currents between generators'. European Trans Electrical Power, . [Details]
Abdelkader, S.M. and Flynn, D.; (2009) 'Graphical determination of network limits for wind power integration'. Iee Proceedings-Generation Transmission and Distribution, 3 (9):841-849. [Details]
 

Conference Publications

C. O¿Dwyer, D. Flynn (2014) Flexible storage operation in a market environment 13th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants Berlin, Germany, [Details]
S. Nolan, H. Qazi, D. Burke, D. Flynn, M. O'Malley, J. Kiviluoma, M. Hummon, M. Milligan, B. Kirby (2014) Synergies between wind and solar generation and demand response: an IEA task 25 collaboration 3th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants Berlin, Germany, [Details]
H.W. Qazi, D.J. Burke, D. Flynn (2014) Challanges in utilisation of demand side response for operating reserve provision IEEE ISGT [Details]
R. Turconi, C. O¿Dwyer, D. Flynn, T. Astrup (2014) LCA of electricity systems with high wind power penetration LCA XIV San Francisco, USA, [Details]
H.W. Qazi, D. Flynn (2014) Provision of flexibility at high wind penetration levels using modern storage heater load IEEE PES GM Washington DC, USA, [Details]
A. O¿Connell, D. Flynn, A. Keane (2014) Rolling optimisation to control electric vehicle charging in residential distribution networks IEEE PES GM Washington DC, [Details]
H. Holttinen, M. O¿Malley, D. Flynn, M. Milligan, J.C. Smith (2014) Recommended practices for wind integration studies IEEE PES GM Washington DC, USA, [Details]
Neu, O., Oxizidis, S., Flynn, D., Pallonetto F. and Finn, D.P. (2013) High Resolution Space ¿ Time Data: Methodology for Residential Building Simulation 13th Int. Building Performance Simulation Chambéry, France, [Details]
A.C. Melhorn, Mingsong Li, D. Flynn, and P. Carroll (2014) Unit commitment models and benchmark problems 3rd International Symposium on Combinatorial Optimization (ISCO 2014) Lisboa, PortugaL, [Details]
Neu, O., Sherlock, B. Oxizidis, S., Flynn, D. and Finn, D.P (2014) Developing building archetypes for electrical load shifting assessment: Analysis of Irish residential stock Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) & American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Technical Symposium Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
Neu, O., Evon V., Oxizidis, S., Flynn, D., and Finn, D.P. (2014) Natural ventilation in residential building archetypes: a stochastic approach based on occupant behaviour and thermal comfort Int. Building Performance Simulation Association ¿ Canada (IBPSA-Canada) eSim conference 2014 Ottawa, Canada, [Details]
Neu, O. Oxizidis, S. Flynn, D. and Finn, D.P. (2014) Utilising time of use surveys to predict water demand profiles of residential building stocks: Irish case study for domestic hot water Water Efficiency in Buildings Network UK WatefCon Conference Brighton, UK, [Details]
J. Ryan, D. Flynn, M. O'Malley (2014) Variable generation, flexibility and policy interactions Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Hawaii, , pp.2426-2434 [Details]
Y. Yasuda, A. Rygg Årdal, D. Huertas Hernando, E. Maria Carlini, A. Estanqueiro, D. Flynn, H. Holttinen, J. Kiviluoma, F. van Hulle, J. Kondoh, B. Lange, E. Gomez-Lazaro, N. Menemenlis, M. Milligan, A. Orths, C. Smith, L. Söder (2013) Flexibility chart, evaluation on diversity of flexibility in various areas 12th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants London, [Details]
D. Lew, L. Bird, M. Milligan, B. Speer, Xi Wang, E. Carlini, A. Estanqueiro, D. Flynn, E. Gomez-Lazaro, N. Menemenlis, A. Orths, I. Pineda, J.C. Smith, L. Soder, P. Sorensen, Yasuda Yoh (2013) Wind and solar curtailment: international experience and practices 12th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants London, [Details]
L. Ruttledge, D. Flynn (2013) Quantifying the aggregate frequency response from wind generation with synthetic inertial response capability 12th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants London, [Details]
H. Qazi, D. Flynn (2013) Power balance provision through co-ordinated control of modern storage heater load 12th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants London, [Details]
C. O'Dwyer, D. Flynn (2013) Pumped hydro and compressed air energy storage at high wind penetrations 12th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants London, [Details]
L. Ruttledge, D. Flynn (2013) Coordination of frequency responsive wind plant in future power systems 2nd IET RPG Conference Beijing, [Details]
P. Daly, M. Power, A. Keane, D. Flynn (2013) Operational security at high penetrations of stochastic, non-synchronous generation International UPEC [Details]
M. Akmal, D. Flynn, B. Fox (2013) Modelling and performance analysis of underfloor heating system supplied from a heat pump International UPEC [Details]
O. Neu, S. Oxizidis, D. Flynn, F. Pallonetto, D. Finn (2013) High resolution space-time data: methodology for residential building simulation modelling Building Simulation 2013 [Details]
L. Ruttledge, N. Miller, J. O¿Sullivan, D. Flynn (2013) Frequency response of power systems with variable-speed wind turbines IEEE PES GM 2013 [Details]
P. Richardson, D. Flynn, A. Keane (2013) Local vs. centralised charging strategies for electric vehicles in low voltage distribution systems IEEE PES GM 2013 Vancouver, [Details]
C. O'Dwyer, A. Melhorn, D. Flynn (2012) Unit commitment methods incorporating high levels of renewable generation 26th European Conference on Operational Research Rome, [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]
Bank Tavakoli,MR; Power, M; Ruttledge, L; Flynn, D (2012) Real-time system-wide inertia estimation in power systems with high wind penetration levels 11th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants [Details]
Hodge, BM; Holttinen, H; Sillanpää, S; Gómez-Lázaro, E; Scharff, R; Larsén, XG; Giebel, G; Flynn, D; Lew, D; Milligan, M (2012) Wind power forecasting error distributions: an international comparison 11th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants [Details]
Estanqueiro, A; Rygg Årdal, A; O'Dwyer, C; Flynn, D; Huertas-Hernando, D; Lew, D; Gómez-Lázaro, E; Carlini, E; Solvang, E; Ela, E; Revuelta, J; Kiviluoma, J; Rodrigues, L; Amelin, M; Holttinen, H (2012) Contribution of energy storage for large-scale integration of variable generation 11th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants [Details]
Holttinen, H; O'Malley, M; Dillon, J; Flynn, D; Milligan, M; Söder, L; Orths,A; Abildgaard, H; Smith, JC (2012) Recommendations for wind integration studies 11th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants [Details]
Ruttledge, L; Flynn, D (2012) Emulated inertial response from wind turbines: the case for bespoke power system optimisation 11th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants [Details]
Tavakoli, R; Power, M; Ruttledge, L; Flynn, D (2012) Load inertia estimation using white and grey-box estimators for power systems with high wind penetration IFAC Symposium on Power Plants and Power Systems Control [Details]
Qazi, H; Flynn, D (2012) Demand side management potential of domestic water heaters and space heaters IFAC Symposium on Power Plants and Power Systems Control [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]
Artač, G; Flynn, D; Kladnik, B; Hajdinjak, M; Gubina, A (2012) Flexible demand influence on joint energy and reserve markets IEEE PES GM 2012 [Details]
Richardson, P; Flynn, D; Keane, A (2012) Optimal charging of electric vehicles in low-voltage distribution systems IEEE PES GM 2012 [Details]
Lannoye, E; Flynn, D; O'Malley, M (2012) Assessment of power system flexibility: a high-level approach IEEE PES GM 2012 [Details]
Lannoye, E; Flynn, D; O'Malley, M (2012) Power system flexibility assessment - state of the art IEEE PES GM 2012 [Details]
Estanqueiro, A; Rygg Årdal, A; O'Dwyer, C; Flynn, D; Huertas-Hernando, D; Lew, D Gómez-Lázaro, E; Ela, E; Revuelta, J; Kiviluoma, J; Rodrigues, L; Amelin, M; Holttinen, H (2012) Energy storage for wind integration: hydropower and other contributions IEEE PES GM 2012 [Details]
Troy, N; Flynn, D; O'Malley, M (2012) The importance of sub-hourly modeling with a high penetration of wind generation IEEE PES GM 2012 [Details]
Ruttledge, L; Flynn, D (2012) System-wide contribution to frequency response from variable speed wind turbines IEEE PES GM 2012 [Details]
Keane, E; Flynn, D (2012) Electric vehicles for power system flexibility Irish Transport Research Network Conference [Details]
Keane, E; Flynn, D (2012) Potential for electric vehicles to provide power system reserve IEEE 3rd Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies [Details]
Lannoye,E; Flynn, D; O¿Malley, M (2011) Evaluation of power system flexibility Risk and Reliability Modelling of Energy Systems [Details]
E. Keane, D. Flynn; (2011) Power system reserve from electric vehicles Irish Transport Research Network Conference [Details]
D. Kavanagh, A. Keane, D. Flynn; (2011) Challenges posed by the integration of wave power onto the Irish power system European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference [Details]
L. Meegahapola, S. Abbott, D.J. Morrow, T. Littler, D. Flynn ; (2011) Optimal allocation of distributed reactive power resources under network constraints for system loss minimization IEEE PES General Meeting [Details]
L. Ruttledge, D. Flynn; (2011) System-wide inertial response from fixed-speed and variable-speed wind turbines IEEE PES General Meeting [Details]
Lannoye, E. Flynn, D. and O¿Malley, M. ; (2011) The Role of Power System Flexibility in Generation Planning IEEE Power and Energy Society Meeting Detroit, [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]
L. Meegahapola, D. Flynn; (2011) Frequency dynamics during high CCGT and wind penetrations AUPEC 2011 [Details]
Milligan, M., Donohoo, P., Lew, D., Ela, E., Kirby, B., Holttinen, H., Lannoye, E., Flynn, D., O' Malley, M., Millerm, N., Børre Eriksen, P., Gøttig, A., Rawn, B., Frunt, J., Kling, W.L., Gibescu, M., Gómez Lázaro, E., Robitaille, and A., Kamwa, I.; (2010) Operating Reserves and Wind Power Integration: An International Comparison 9th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems [Details]
Meegahapola, L., Littler, T., Fox, B., Kennedy, J., Flynn, D.; (2010) Voltage and power quality improvement strategy for a DFIG wind turbine during variable wind conditions Modern Electric Power Systems (MEPS) Wroclaw, Poland, , 20-SEP-10 - 22-SEP-10 [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]
Abbott, S., Abdelkader, S., Bryans, L., Flynn, D.; (2010) Experimental validation and comparison of IEEE and CIGRE dynamic line models UPEC Cardiff, Wales, [Details]
Meegahapola, L., Fox, B., Flynn, D.; (2010) Flicker mitigation for DFIGs during variable wind conditions IEEE PES General Meeting Minneapolis, USA, [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]
Lannoye, E., Milligan, M., Adams, J., Tuohy, A., Chandler, H., Flynn, D., O'Malley, M.; (2010) Integration of variable generation: capacity value and evaluation of flexibility IEEE PES General Meeting [Details]
Ela, E., B. Kirby, E. Lannoye, M. Milligan, D. Flynn, B. Zavadil and M. O' Malley; (2010) Evolution of Operating Reserve Determination in Wind Power Integration Studies IEEE PES General Meeting [Details]
Meegahapola, L., Flynn, D.; (2010) Impact on tranisent and frequency stability for a power system at very high wind penetration IEEE PES General Meeting Minneapolis, USA, [Details]
Meegahapola, L., Flynn, D.; (2009) Optimization of FRT active power performance of a DFIG during transient grid faults 4th IEEE Int. Conf. on Industrial and Information Systems Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, [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]
Akmal, M., Fox, B., Flynn, D. and Kennedy, J.; (2009) Managing flexible heat load to facilitate high wind penetration in the Irish power system Nordic Wind Power Conference Bornholm, Denmark, [Details]
Akmal, M., Flynn, D., Kennedy, J. and Fox, B.; (2009) Flexible heat load for managing wind variability in the Irish power system UPEC Strathclyde, Scotland, [Details]
Meegahapola, L., Flynn, D., Kennedy, J. and Littler, T. ; (2009) Active use of DFIG based wind farms for transient stability improvement during grid disturbances IEEE PES General Meeting Calgary, Canada, [Details]
Kennedy, J., Fox, B. and Flynn, D.; (2009) Use of electricity price to match heat load with wind power generation 1st Int. Conf. on Sustainable Power Generation and Supply Nanjing, China, [Details]
Abdelkader, S., Abbott, S., Fu, J., McClean, L., Flynn, D., Fox, B. and Bryans, L.; (2009) Dynamic monitoring of overhead line ratings in wind intensive areas European Wind Energy Conference Marseille, France, [Details]
Kennedy, J., Alhajali, M., Flynn, D., Tuohy, A., O¿Malley, M., Cregan, M. and Morrow, D.J.; (2009) Secure system scheduling with high wind penetration in Ireland European Wind Energy Conference Marseille, France, [Details]
Meegahapola, L., Flynn, D., Kennedy, J., and Littler, T.; (2009) Impact of wind generation mix on transient stability for an interconnected power system European Wind Energy Conference Marseille, France, [Details]
J. Ryan, D. Flynn, M. O'Malley (2014) Variable generation, flexibility and policy interactions Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Hawaii, , pp.2426-2434 [Details]

Published Reports

Milligan, M., Donohoo, P., Lew, D., Ela, E., Kirby, B., Holttinen, H., Lannoye, E., Flynn, D., O'Malley, M., Miller, N., Eriksen., P.B., Gottig A., Rawn, B., Gibescu, M., Lázaro, E.G., Robitaille, A., Kamwa, I., NREL; (2010) Operating Reserves and Wind Power Integration: An International Comparison Preprint. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA. [Details]
                                                                                       

Research

Research Interests

The increasing penetration of renewable energy sources into power systems is gradually displacing conventional generation. In the operational timeframe, conventional generation would have provided certainty of production, an ability to be dispatched and various system support services. Current research topics focus upon the challenges in operating future power systems incorporating variable and/or uncertain renewable energy sources.
 

A key research theme is the flexibility needs of the power system, and the ability of individual components - generation, loads and storage - to contribute towards system support services - load following, spinning reserve, inertial support -  while evaluating the resulting impact - thermal plant cycling, user comfort for discretionary load, state of charge of electric vehicles. Probabilistic (stochastic) tools are increasingly used to model the impact of uncertain renewable energy sources within unit scheduling and energy management system (EMS) tools.

Research Projects

Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Enhancement of short-term power system flexibility at high wind penetration levels
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-10 / 31-AUG-16
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 : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Irish Research Council 'EMBARK Initiative' Postgraduate Scholarship
Start Date / End Date : 03-SEP-12 / 03-SEP-15
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Universitas 21 Energy Conference
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUN-13 / 30-NOV-13
Sponsor : University College Dublin Foundation Ltd.
Title : Intel EU Doctoral Student Honor Programme
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-13 / 01-APR-17
Sponsor : IBM, USA
Title : IBM PhD fellowship for Eamon Keane
Start Date / End Date : 25-AUG-11 / 24-AUG-15
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Damian Flynn Start Up Grant
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-09 / 31-AUG-12
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems SRC sub account from R12207
Start Date / End Date : 13-DEC-10 / 12-DEC-17

Recent Postgraduates

  • Dr. Shashi Persaud - Impact of wind energy development on utility network behaviour and system operation
  • Dr. Richard Proctor - Management of power system reserve in a competitive environment
  • Dr. Stephen Ren - Nonlinear identification and control of a turbogenerator using multiple models
  • Dr. Michael Cregan - Thermoeconomic monitoring of power plant condenser subsystem
  • Dr. Zian Zhang - Parametric approaches for linear descriptor systems design
  • Dr. Julia Ritchie - Knowledge discovery and data mining: operation of the Ireland power system
  • Dr. Keith Chambers - An integrated diesel gen-set control system with pre-emptive fuelling and proactive load relief
  • Dr. Leslie Bryans - Grid integration of large-scale wind power for the N. Ireland power system
  • Dr. Pan Li - CCGT power plant fault detection and performance analysis using statistical modelling
  • Dr. Jonathan Horne - The impact of diverse generation mix on power system stability
  • Dr. Lasantha Meegahapola - Wind farm stability analysis and co-ordinated control at high renewable penetrations
  • Dr. Niamh Troy - Impact of power plant cycling on systems with high wind power penetration
  • Dr. Peter Richardson - Impact of distributed energy resources on power system operation and planning
  • David Kavanagh - Capacity value of wave energy in Ireland

Current Postgraduate Students

Padraig Daly, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Alexander Melhorn, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Ciara O Dwyer, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Tommy Kalayil Chirayil, Engineering Science (MEngSc)   -   Thesis Supervisor
James Ryan, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Secondary Supervisor
Olivier Neu, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Secondary Supervisor
Alison O Connell, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Secondary Supervisor

Teaching

 

Modules Coordinated

201400   EEEN20090     Electronic & Electrical Eng: Electrical Energy Systems II
201400   EEEN40080     Electronic & Electrical Eng: Power System Operation
201400   EEEN40260     Electronic & Electrical Eng: ME Electrical Energy Project
201400   EEEN40360     Electronic & Electrical Eng: ME Elect Energy Project Summer
201400   EEEN40190     Electronic & Electrical Eng: ME Electrical Energy PWE long
201400   EEEN40180     Electronic & Electrical Eng: ME Electrical Energy PWE short
       

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

  • Prof. Mark O'Malley
  • Dr. Andrew Keane
  • Dr. Donal Finn
  • Dr. James O'Donnell

External Collaborators

  • Dr. Sean McLoone, The Queen's University of Belfast
  • Dr. Eleanor Denny, Trinity College Dublin
  • Prof. Brendan Fox, The Queen's University of Belfast
  • Dr. Peter Meibom, Riso National Laboratory, Denmark
  • Dr. Andrej Gubina, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Dr. Lasantha Meegahapola, RMIT University, Australia