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Damian Flynn

Associate Professor

School Of Electrical & Electronic 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 University College Dublin, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. where he was appointed as a SFI Stokes Senior Lecturer in Power System Operation and Control. 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
     

Conference Contributions

Carroll, Paula; Flynn, Damian; Li, Mingsong; Melhorn, Alexander (2015) Unit Commitment Models and Benchmark Problems. [Refereed Abstracts], 12th International Conference on Computational Management Science 2015, Prague, Czech Republic , 27-MAY-15 - 29-MAY-15.
Carroll, Paula; Flynn, Damian; Melhorn, Alexander; Li, Mingsong; (2015) Unit Commitment benchmark Problems. EURO 2015, 27th European Conference on Operational research, Glasgow, UK , 12-JUL-15 - 15-JUL-15.
D. Flynn, A. Ardal, S. D'Arco, N.A. Cutululis, A. Estanquiero, E. Gomez, N. Menemenlis (2014) Large scale wind integration and impact on dynamic stability. [Invited Oral Presentation], IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) General Meeting, Washington DC, USA , 27-JUL-14 - 31-JUL-14.
D. Flynn (2015) Planning high wind penetrated systems considering system dynamic aspects - the Irish case. [Invited Oral Presentation], IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) General Meeting, Denver , 29-JUL-15 - 29-JUL-15.

Committees

Committee : Editor, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion
Committee : Editorial Board, Springer Journal Intelligent Industrial Systems
Committee : Guest Editor, IET Renewable Power Generation (RPG)
Committee : Associate Editor, WIREs (Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews) Energy and Environment
Committee : Associate Editor, IEEE Power Engineering Letters
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 : CIGRE Joint Working Group: Wind generators and frequency-active power control of power systems
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.
Iet Renewable Power Generation: Co-Editor.
 

Publications

Books

B. Fox, D. Flynn, L. Bryans, N. Jenkins, D. Milborrow, M. O¿Malley, R. Watson (2015) Énergie électrique éolienne: production, prévision et intégration au réseau (2nd Edition). France: Dunod Editeur. [Details]
B. Fox, D. Flynn, L. Bryans, N. Jenkins, D. Milborrow, M. O'Malley, R. Watson, O. Anaya-Lara (2015) Wind Power Integration: Connection and System Operational Aspects (Chinese 2nd Edition). China: China Machine Press. [Details]
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 aspects (2nd Edition). London: Institution of Engineering and Technology. [DOI] [Details]
B. Fox, D. Flynn, L. Bryans, N. Jenkins, D. Milborrow, M. O'Malley, R. Watson, O. Anaya-Lara (2011) Wind Power Integration: Connection and System Operational Aspects (Chinese 1st Edition). China: China Machine Press. [Details]
B. Fox, D. Flynn, L. Bryans, N. Jenkins, D. Milborrow, M. O¿Malley, R. Watson (2009) Énergie éolienne et intégration au réseau (1st Edition). France: Dunod Editeur. [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 aspects (1st Edition). London, UK: Institution of Engineering and Technology. [DOI] [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. , pp.175-195 [DOI] [Details]
Kavanagh, D; Keane, A; Flynn, D (2013) 'Power system integration issues' In: Alcorn, R.; O'Sullivan, D (eds). Electrical design for ocean wave and tidal energy systems. London: IET. , pp.161-215 [DOI] [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: Cambridge University Press. , pp.609-706 [DOI] [Details]

Edited Books

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

Peer Reviewed Journals

Zhang, Lingzi; Zhou, Yutian; Flynn, Damian; Mutale, Joseph; Mancarella, Pierluigi (2017) 'System-level operational and adequacy impact assessment of PV and distributed energy storage, with consideration of inertial constraints, dynamic reserve and interconnection flexibility'. Energies, 10 (7):989. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Carroll, Paula; Flynn, Damian; Fortz, Bernard; Melhorn, Alex (2017) 'Sub-hour Unit Commitment MILP Model with Benchmark Problem Instances in Computational Science and Its Applications -- ICCSA 2017: 17th International Conference, Trieste, Italy, July 3-6, 2017, Proceedings, Part II, Eds Gervasi et al'. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 10405 :635-651. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Z.H. Rather, D. Flynn (2017) 'Impact of voltage dip induced delayed active power recovery on wind integrated power systems'. Control Engineering Practice, 61 :124-133. [DOI] [Details]
H.W. Qazi, D. Flynn (2017) 'Synergetic frequency response from multiple flexible loads'. Electric Power Systems Research, 145 :185-196. [DOI] [Details]
C. O¿Dwyer, L. Ryan, D. Flynn (2017) 'Efficient large-scale energy storage dispatch: challenges in future high renewables systems'. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 32 (5):3439-3450. [DOI] [Details]
D. Flynn, Z. Rather, A. Ardal, S. D¿Arco, A.D. Hansen, N.A. Cutululis, P. Sorensen, A. Estanqueiro, E. Gomez, N. Menemenlis, C. Smith, Y. Wang (2017) 'Technical impacts of high penetration levels of wind power on power system stability'. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment, 6 (2). Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
A. Melhorn, K. McKenna, A. Keane, A. Dimitrovski, D. Flynn (2017) 'Autonomous plug & play electric vehicle charging scenarios including reactive power provision: a probabilistic load flow analysis'. IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, 11 (3):768-775. [DOI] [Details]
D. Flynn, M. Power, M. O'Malley (2016) 'Renewables integration, flexibility measures and operational tools for the Ireland and N. Ireland power system'. REE, Revue de L'Electricite et de L'Electronique, 2016 (5):68-75. [DOI] [Details]
D. Christantoni, S. Oxizidis, D. Flynn, D. Finn (2016) 'Implementation of demand response strategies in a multi-purpose commercial building using a whole-building simulation model approach'. Energy and Buildings, 131 :76-86. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
H. Qazi, D. Flynn (2016) 'Analysing the impact of large-scale decentralized demand side response on frequency stability'. International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, 80 :1-9. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
O. Neu, S. Oxizidis, D. Flynn, D. Finn (2016) 'Utilising time of use surveys to predict domestic hot water consumption and heat demand profiles of residential building stocks'. British Journal of Environment and Climate Change, 6 (2):77-89. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
L. Bird, D. Lew, M. Milligan, B. Speer, Xi Wang, E. Maria Carlini, A. Estanqueiro, D. Flynn, E. Gomez-Lazaro, H. Holttinen, N. Menemenlis, A. Orths, P. Børre Eriksen, J.C. Smith, L. Soder, P. Sorensen, A. Altiparmakis, Yasuda Yoh, J. Miller (2016) 'Wind and solar curtailment: a review of international experience'. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 65 :577-586. [DOI] [Details]
L. Ruttledge, D. Flynn (2016) 'Emulated inertial response from wind turbines: gain scheduling and resource coordination'. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 31 (5):3747-3755. [DOI] [Details]
Lannoye, E. and Flynn, D. and O'Malley, M. (2015) 'Transmission, variable generation, and power system flexibility'. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 30 (1):57-66. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
E. Lannoye, P. Daly, A. Tuohy, D. Flynn, M. O¿Malley (2015) 'Electric power system flexibility for variable renewable integration'. CIGRE Science & Engineering Journal, . Available Online Link to full text [Details]
C. O'Dwyer, D. Flynn (2015) 'Using energy storage to manage high net load variability at sub-hourly timescales'. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 30 (4):2139-2148. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
D. Christantoni, D. Flynn, D. Finn (2015) 'Modelling of a multi-purpose commercial building for demand response analysis'. Energy Procedia, 78 :2166-2171. [DOI] [Details]
L. Meegahapola, D. Flynn (2015) 'Characterization of gas turbine lean-blowout during frequency excursions in power networks'. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 30 (4):1877-1887. [DOI] [Details]
L. Ruttledge, D. Flynn (2015) 'Short-term frequency response of power systems with high non-synchronous penetration levels'. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment, 4 (5):452-470. [DOI] [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] Link to full text [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. [DOI] [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'. European Transactions on Electrical Power, 23 :135-150. [DOI] [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]
P. Richardson, D. Flynn, A. Keane (2012) 'Optimal charging of electric vehicles in low-voltage distribution systems'. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 27 (1):268-279. [DOI] Link to full text [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. and O'Malley, M.J., (2012) 'Multi-mode Operation of Combined-Cycle Gas Turbines with Increasing Wind Penetration'. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 27 (1):484-492. [DOI] Link to full text [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. [DOI] Link to full text [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] Link to full text [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]
 

Conference Publications

H. Holtinnen, J. Kiviluoma, D. Flynn, J. Dillon, B. Mather, B.M. Hodge, T.K. Vrana, L. Soder, K. Ogimoto, E. Neau, N. Cutululis, J.C. Smith (2017) Recommendations for wind and solar integration studies International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants Berlin, , 25-OCT-17 - 27-OCT-17 [Details]
L. Soder, M. Milligan, A. Orths, C. Pellinger, J. Kiviluoma, V. Silva, M. Lopez-Botet Zulueta, D. Flynn, B. O¿Neill (2017) Comparison of integration studies of 30-40 percent energy share from variable renewable sources International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants Berlin, , 25-OCT-17 - 20-OCT-17 [Details]
Carroll, Paula; Flynn, Damian; Fortz, Bernard; Melhorn, Alex (2017) Sub-hour Unit Commitment MILP Model with Benchmark Problem Instances International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications , 03-JUL-17 - 06-JUL-17 [DOI] [Details]
I. Danti Lopez, D. Flynn (2017) The role of evolving ancillary and system service remuneration on electrical energy storage CIGRE Symposium Dublin, Ireland, , 29-MAY-17 - 02-JUN-17 [Details]
B. Domenech, L. Ferrer-Marti, R. Pastor, D. Flynn (2016) Methodology for designing autonomous social, rural electrification projects considering economic and technical aspects XXIII Simposio Peruano de Energia Solar (XXIII-SPES) Huancayo, Peru, , 14-NOV-16 - 19-NOV-16 [Details]
M. Mousavi, D. Flynn (2016) Controlled charging of EVs to minimize energy losses in distribution systems IFAC Transmission & Distribution Smart Grids Conference Prague, Czech Republic, , 11-OCT-16 - 13-OCT-16 Available Online [DOI] [Details]
H. Qazi, Z. Rather, D. Flynn (2016) Impact of electric vehicle load response variation on frequency stability IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe Conference (ISGT-Europe) Ljubljana, Slovenia, , 09-OCT-16 - 12-OCT-16 [Details]
Liu, M; Ortega, A; Melhorn, A; Flynn, D; Milano, F; (2016) Stability-constrained Unit Commitment with Water Network Loads IEEE PES International Conference on Power Systems Technology (IEEE POWERCON) [Details]
P. Daly, L. Ruttledge, M. Power, D. Flynn (2016) Emulated inertial response from wind power: ancillary service design and system scheduling considerations CIGRE Session Paris, France, , 21-AUG-16 - 26-AUG-16 Link to full text [Details]
A.C. Melhorn, Mingsong Li, P. Carroll, D. Flynn (2016) Validating unit commitment models: a case for benchmark test systems I E E E Power Engineering Society General Meeting Boston, USA, , 17-JUL-16 - 21-JUL-16 [Details]
D. Flynn, M. Power (2016) Transmission planning, flexibility measures and renewables integration for Ireland power system I E E E Power Engineering Society General Meeting Boston, USA, , 17-JUL-16 - 21-JUL-16 [Details]
Nan Qin, H. Abildgaard, D. Flynn and Z. Rather, C. Leth Bak and Zhe Chen (2016) Automatic voltage control (AVC) system under uncertainty from wind power Power System Computation Conference (PSCC) , 20-JUN-16 - 24-JUN-16 [DOI] [Details]
D. Christantoni, S. Oxizidis, D. Flynn, D. Finn (2016) Investigation of demand response strategies in a mixed use building REHVA World Congress Aalborg, Denmark, , 22-MAY-16 - 25-MAY-16 Link to full text [Details]
Z.H. Rather, D. Flynn (2015) Voltage dip induced frequency events in wind integrated power systems IFAC Symposium on Control of Power and Energy Systems New Delhi, India, , 09-DEC-15 - 11-DEC-15 , pp.572-577 [DOI] [Details]
D. Christantoni, S. Oxizidis, D. Flynn, D. Finn (2015) Calibration of a commercial building energy simulation model for demand response analysis Building Simulation Hyderabad, India, , 07-DEC-15 - 09-DEC-15 Link to full text [Details]
Y. Yasuda, D. Flynn, D. Lew, L. Bird, A. Fracione, S. Martin-Martinez, E.M. Carlini, E. Gómez-Lázaro, J. McCann, A. Estanqueiro, P. Higgins, N. Menemenlis, H. Holttinen, C. Smith (2015) International comparison of wind and solar curtailment ratio International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants Brussels, [Details]
D.F. Gómez-Hernandez, B. Domenech, L. Ferrer-Martí, M. Ranaboldo, D. Flynn (2015) Analysis of stand-alone electrification projects in Latin-American rural communities XI Latin-American Congress on Electricity Generation and Transmission (CLAGTEE) Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, , 08-NOV-15 - 11-NOV-15 [Details]
L. Meegahapola, D. Flynn (2015) Investigation of frequency stability during high penetration of CCGTs and variable-speed wind generators in electricity networks I E E E Power Engineering Society General Meeting [DOI] [Details]
A. Melhorn, D. Flynn (2015) Cycling and flexibility concerns revealed in high variability systems employing sub-hourly UC I E E E Power Engineering Society General Meeting Denver, [DOI] [Details]
L. Meegahapola, D. Flynn (2015) Characterization of gas turbine lean-blowout during frequency excursions in power networks I E E E Power Engineering Society General Meeting Denver, [DOI] [Details]
P. Daly, N. Cunniffe, D. Flynn (2015) Inertia considerations within unit commitment and economic dispatch for systems with high non-synchronous penetrations IEEE PowerTech Eindhoven, Netherlands, [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
H. Qazi, Z. Rather, D. Flynn (2015) Impact of large-scale demand side management on system frequency policy: a case study IEEE PowerTech Eindhoven, Netherlands, [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
P. Carroll, Mingsong Li, A. Melhorn, D. Flynn (2015) Models for energy optimization European Conference on Operational Research Glasgow, [Details]
D. Christantoni, D. Flynn, D. Finn (2015) Modelling of a multi-purpose commercial building for demand response analysis 6th IBPC Conference Turin, Italy, Link to full text [Details]
P. Carroll, Mingsong Li, A. Melhorn, D. Flynn (2015) Unit commitment models for energy optimization Computational Management Science (CMS) Conference Prague, [Details]
C. O¿Dwyer, D. Flynn (2014) Flexible storage operation in a market environment 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, Link to full text [Details]
O. Neu, V. Evon, S. Oxizidis, D. Flynn, D. Finn (2014) Natural ventilation in residential building archetypes: a stochastic approach based on occupant behaviour and thermal comfort IBPSA-Canada eSim Conference Ottawa, Canada, , 07-MAY-16 - 10-MAY-16 Link to full text [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 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, , 11-NOV-14 - 13-NOV-14 [Details]
H.W. Qazi, D.J. Burke, D. Flynn (2014) Challenges in utilisation of demand side response for operating reserve provision IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT-Europe) [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
R. Turconi, C. O¿Dwyer, D. Flynn, T. Astrup (2014) LCA of electricity systems with high wind power penetration Life Cycle Analysis (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 I E E E Power Engineering Society General Meeting Washington DC, USA, [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
A. O'Connell, D. Flynn, A. Keane (2014) Rolling optimisation to control electric vehicle charging in residential distribution networks I E E E Power Engineering Society General Meeting Washington DC, [DOI] [Details]
Holttinen, H; O'Malley, MJ; Flynn, D; Milligan, M; Smith JC (2014) Recommended practices for wind integration studies I E E E Power Engineering Society General Meeting Washington DC, USA, , 27-JUL-14 - 31-JUL-14 [DOI] [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, Link to full text [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, Link to full text [Details]
J. Ryan, D. Flynn, M. O'Malley (2014) Variable generation, flexibility and policy interactions Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Hawaii, [DOI] [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, Link to full text [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, Link to full text [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, UK, , 22-OCT-13 - 24-OCT-13 Link to full text [Details]
L. Ruttledge, D. Flynn (2013) Coordination of frequency responsive wind plant in future power systems 2nd IET RPG Conference Beijing, [DOI] [Details]
P. Daly, M. Power, A. Keane, D. Flynn (2013) Operational security at high penetrations of stochastic, non-synchronous generation International UPEC [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
M. Akmal, D. Flynn, B. Fox (2013) Modelling and performance analysis of underfloor heating system supplied from a heat pump International UPEC [Details]
Ruttledge, L; Miller, N; O'Sullivan, J; Flynn, D (2013) Frequency response of power systems with variable-speed wind turbines I E E E Power Engineering Society General Meeting [DOI] [Details]
P. Richardson, D. Flynn, A. Keane (2013) Local vs. centralised charging strategies for electric vehicles in low voltage distribution systems I E E E Power Engineering Society General Meeting Vancouver, [DOI] [Details]
Neu, O., Oxizidis, S., Flynn, D., Pallonetto F. and Finn, D.P. (2013) High Resolution Space - Time Data: Methodology for Residential Building Simulation Building Simulation Chambéry, France, 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 Hawaii, USA, , 07-JAN-13 - 10-JAN-13 [DOI] [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 [DOI] [Details]
Meegahapola, L; Vittal, E; Keane, A; Flynn, D (2012) Voltage security constrained reactive power optimization incorporating wind generation IEEE PowerCon 2012 [DOI] [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 Link to full text [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 Link to full text [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 [DOI] Link to full text [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 [DOI] Link to full text [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, [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
C. O'Dwyer, A. Melhorn, D. Flynn (2013) Unit commitment methods incorporating high levels of renewable generation 26th European Conference on Operational Research Rome, [Details]
Artač, G; Flynn, D; Kladnik, B; Hajdinjak, M; Gubina, A (2012) Flexible demand influence on joint energy and reserve markets I E E E Power Engineering Society General Meeting [DOI] [Details]
Richardson, P; Flynn, D; Keane, A (2012) Optimal charging of electric vehicles in low-voltage distribution systems I E E E Power Engineering Society General Meeting [DOI] [Details]
Lannoye, E; Flynn, D; O'Malley, M (2012) Assessment of power system flexibility: a high-level approach I E E E Power Engineering Society General Meeting Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Lannoye, E; Flynn, D; O'Malley, M (2012) Power system flexibility assessment - state of the art I E E E Power Engineering Society General Meeting [DOI] Link to full text [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 I E E E Power Engineering Society General Meeting [DOI] [Details]
Troy, N; Flynn, D; O'Malley, M (2012) The importance of sub-hourly modeling with a high penetration of wind generation I E E E Power Engineering Society General Meeting [DOI] [Details]
Ruttledge, L; Flynn, D (2012) System-wide contribution to frequency response from variable speed wind turbines IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) General Meeting [DOI] Link to full text [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 (ISGT) [DOI] [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 Link to full text [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 Link to full text [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, Link to full text [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, Link to full text [Details]
L. Meegahapola, D. Flynn; (2011) Frequency dynamics during high CCGT and wind penetrations AUPEC 2011 Link to full text [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, Link to full text [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 Link to full text [Details]
Ela, E., Kirby, B., Lannoye, E., Lew, D., Miller, N., Milligan, M., Flynn, D., Zavadil, R., M. O'Malley; (2010) Evolution of operating reserve determination in wind power integration studies IEEE PES General Meeting Minneapolis, USA, Link to full text [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]

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 : Energy storage and demand-side flexibility within future electricity markets
Start Date / End Date : 01-FEB-17 / 01-FEB-21
Sponsor : Electricité de France
Title : PhD project - Energy storage in intraday electricity markets
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-16 / 31-DEC-20
Sponsor : HORIZON 2020
Title : Massive InteGRATion of power Electronic devices (MIGRATE)
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-16 / 31-DEC-19
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : H2020 Catalyst Award: Energy storage and demand-side flexibility within future electricity markets
Start Date / End Date : 01-DEC-15 / 01-DEC-17
Sponsor : EC Framework (FP7)
Title : UCD ENERGY21 International Training and Career Development Fellowship Programme (ENERGY21) - Dr Bruno Domenech
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-15 / 30-SEP-17
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
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems SRC
Start Date / End Date : 13-DEC-10 / 12-DEC-17
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 : 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

Recent Postgraduates


  • Dr  Despoina Christantoni (2017) - Adaptive demand response strategies for commercial buildings 
  • Dr Olivier Neu (2016) - Residential building simulation archetypes for demand management of electrical thermal loads
  • Dr Ciara O'Dwyer (2016) - Options for storage at high wind penetrations
  • Dr Alison O'Connell (2015) - Advanced distribution network modelling with distributed energy resources 
  • Dr Hassan Qazi (2015) - Enhancement of power system flexibility using demand response
  • Dr Lisa Ruttledge (2015) - Wind plant active power controls: enhancing short-term power system flexibility
  • Mingsong Li (2015) - The unit commitment problem: test systems and MILP models
  • Dr Eamonn Lannoye (2013) - Quantifying and delivering power system flexibility
  • David Kavanagh (2012) - Capacity value of wave energy in Ireland
  • Dr Peter Richardson (2012) - Impact of distributed energy resources on power system operation and planning
  • Dr Niamh Troy (2011) - Impact of power plant cycling on systems with high wind power penetration
  • Dr Jonathan Horne (2011) - The impact of diverse generation mix on power system stability
  • Dr Lasantha Meegahapola (2010) - Wind farm stability analysis and co-ordinated control at high renewable penetrations
  • Dr Pan Li - CCGT power plant fault detection and performance analysis using statistical modelling
  • Dr Leslie Bryans - Grid integration of large-scale wind power for the N. Ireland power system
  • Dr Keith Chambers - An integrated diesel gen-set control system with pre-emptive fuelling and proactive load relief
  • Dr Julia Ritchie - Knowledge discovery and data mining: operation of the Ireland power system
  • Dr Zian Zhang - Parametric approaches for linear descriptor systems design
  • Dr Michael Cregan - Thermoeconomic monitoring of power plant condenser subsystem
  • Dr Stephen Ren - Nonlinear identification and control of a turbogenerator using multiple models
  • Dr Richard Proctor - Management of power system reserve in a competitive environment
  • Dr Shashi Persaud - Impact of wind energy development on utility network behaviour and system operation

Current Postgraduate Students

Padraig Daly, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Irene Danti Lopez, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Matteo Giberti, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Co-Supervisor
Qipeng Liu, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Secondary Supervisor
James Ryan, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor

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
  • Prof Neil Hewitt, Ulster University
  • Dr Andrej Gubina, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Dr Lasantha Meegahapola, RMIT University, Australia