About Energy Institute
The UCD Energy Institute (UCDEI) was launched in September 2013 with an aim to be a transformational resource for energy research in Ireland and internationally. The Institute concentrates its research on Energy Systems Integration (ESI) which provides the basis for enhanced energy performance, reduced cost and minimised environmental impact – a challenge across the world. The Energy Systems Integration approach considers the relationships among electricity, thermal, water and fuel systems and data and information networks to ensure optimal integration and inter-operability across the entire energy system spectrum. The Board of UCDEI is chaired by Mr David O’Reilly, former Chairman and CEO of Chevron, who has recognised Ireland’s potential to take a research and development leadership role within ESI. The Director of the Institute is Professor Mark O’Malley.
The Institute will host world class energy researchers working in partnership with industry and the energy policy community and will build on prior research investments by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), Enterprise Ireland (EI), European Union (EU) and, importantly, industry in this area.