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Rick Watson

Lecturer

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

Tel: +353 1 7161849
Email: rick.watson@ucd.ie

Biography

Rick Watson graduated with B.E. in Electrical Engineering from University College Dublin in 1976. And joined the Dept. of Posts and Telegraphs as a project engineer working on postal mechanisation and building services. In 1979 he joined Electricity Supply Board as a project engineer on power station design and on a wind power demonstration programme. In 1984 he moved to the University of Bremen as a research engineer on wind turbine electrics. He returned to University College Dublin in 1987, initially as a research engineer and from 1988 as a lecturer.

Publications

         

Conference Publications

J.Conroy and R.Watson; (2005) Investigation of the effects of transmission faults upon a renewable energy generating plant IEEE Power Tech St. Petersburg, [Details]
A.Reidy and R.Watson; (2005) Comparison of VSC based HVDC and HVAC Interconnections to a Large Offshore Wind Farm IEEE PES General Meeting San Francisco, [Details]
A.Reidy and R.Watson; (2004) Modelling and simulation of a VSC based HVDC connected offshore wind farm European Wind Energy Conference London, [Details]
T. Hurley and R. Watson; (2002) An assessment of the expected variability and load following capability of wind power in Ireland Proceedings of Global Wind Power 2002 Paris, [Details]
R.Watson; (2002) An undersea transmission grid to offload offshore wind farms in the Irish Sea Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Farms, KTH Stockholm, [Details]
R.Watson and L. Landberg; (2003) Evaluation of the Prediktor wind power forecasting system in Ireland European Wind Energy Conference Madrid, [Details]
R.Watson, L.Landberg R. Costello, D. McCoy, and P. O'Donnell; (2002) Evaluation of the Prediktor wind power forecasting tool in Ireland Proceedings of Global Wind Power 2002 Paris, [Details]
J.Conroy and R.Watson; (2004) Investigation of the effects of grid transients upon a hybrid renewable energy installation European Wind Energy Conference London, [Details]
Conroy, J. and Watson, R.; (2006) A Dynamic Reactive Power Compensation Scheme that improves Grid Code Compliance European Wind Energy Conference 2006 Athens, Greece, , 27-FEB-06 - 02-MAR-06 [Details]
                                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

Wind energy in particular wind resource assessment and integration of wind power into power systems at both distribution and transmission levels.