Researchers at UCD


Killian McKenna

Research Scholarships

School Of Electrical & Electronic Eng



Killian McKenna graduated from UCD in 2013 with a first class honours BE in Electrical Engineering. His final year project, titled "Quantifying the Effects of Demand Side Management on System Reliability", conducted under the supervision of Prof. Mark O'Malley, received the UCD Engineering Graduates Association Cylon Award for Excellence. He has completed industry placements in Gaelectric Energy Storage and also in Mainstream Renewable Power. Since 2014 he has sat and played an active part on the board of the UCD Engineering Graduates Association.  He commenced his PhD in the Electricity Research Centre (ERC) in September 2013 under the supervision of Dr Andrew Keane. In June 2015 he was awarded the EURELECTRIC Student Award at the annual EURELECTRIC Conference where he was representing the all-Ireland electricity sector. His research interests include demand side management, demand response, load modelling, distribution networks, dynamic pricing schemes and distribution voltage control.



Peer Reviewed Journals

McKenna, Killian; Keane, Andrew (2015) 'Residential Load Modeling of Price Based Demand Response for Network Impact Studies'. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, . [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

McKenna, Killian; Keane, Andrew (2014) Discrete Elastic Residential Load Response under Variable Pricing Schemes . In: IEEE eds. Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT-Europe), 2014 [DOI] [Details]