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Energy Systems Integration: a multidisciplinary global imperative for a low-carbon society

An obvious path to a low-carbon economy requires a simultaneous increase in the penetration of variable renewable energy sources and an increase in the efficiency of the energy system overall. This will require the integration of energy vectors (e.g. electricity, fuels, thermal), both physically and organizationally.

On May 2nd, 2017, TISED hosted an ICUF James M. Flaherty Lecture wherein Prof. Mark O'Malley guided us through the multidisciplinary maze to achieve a more integrated energy system using examples from around the world. Many thanks to the Ireland Canada University Foundation (ICUF) and to the Irish government for helping to make this possible! Mark O'Malley is Professor of Electrical Engineering at University College Dublin (UCD), founding Director of the Electricity Research Centre and Director of the UCD Energy Institute a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional, industry-supported research activity.

He is recognized as a world authority on Energy Systems Integration and in particular Grid Integration of Renewable Energy. He has active research collaborations in Europe, the United States (US) and China and is co-founder of the International Institute for Energy Systems Integration. He has spent sabbaticals in the University of Virginia, the University of Washington and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He has received two Fulbright Scholarships (1994 & 1999). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy.

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