Current Research

The IERC’s current research portfolio is below. Information on our completed projects can be found in our projects archive.

If you have any queries on the projects below, please contact the lead IERC PI.
Contact details for IERC team members can be found here.

Integrated Energy Services


Researcher: Ruchi Agrawal, Pádraig Lyons, Luciano di Tomassi

Heat pump (HP) technology is considered to be an energy-saving technology and as such calls for efficiency and skills development within the HP sector. IERC is a partner on the EU-funded HP4All project aims to allow improvement of capacity and skills within the HP industry and secure the energy efficiency benefits that HP technology offers.

Integrated Energy Services


Researcher: Luciano di Tomassi, Pádraig Lyons, Mazahar Haji-Bashi, Shafi Khadem, Mohamed Balhoul, Brian Norton

The Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC) formerly the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment (DCCAE) has tasked the International Energy Research Centre to deliver a series of papers on energy and climate innovation with a view towards informing policy in key strategic areas of energy for Ireland.

Integrated Energy Services


Researcher: Andreea Le Cam, Pádraig Lyons

To make the electricity market fit for the future, the Clean Energy Package (CEP) strikes a balance between decisions made at EU, national and local levels. While Member States can choose their own energy mix, it must meet commitments to improve energy efficiency and the take-up of renewables by 2030.

Integrated Energy Services


Researcher: Luciano di Tomassi, Ruchi Agrawal, Pádraig Lyons

SmartSPIN, which is trialling solutions which could potentially remove the split-incentive problem which is resulting in a significant level of untapped energy saving in the commercial rental sector.

Embedded & Distributed Generation Systems

BEYOND (H2020)

Researcher: Shafi K Khadem, Aziz Saif

The BEYOND project’s objective is to implement the necessary hardware and software systems to demonstrate peer-to-peer electricity trading platforms and enable flexibility (demand response or battery scheduling) to maximize the deployment of renewables. Pilots of are being carried out in Austria, Norway and Ireland.

Software & Systems Integration


Researcher: Brian O’Regan, Fabio Silva, Farah Tahir, Karen Mould, Pádraig Lyons, Vanda Barsic

CENTS is a disruptive technology platform for the electricity sector where citizens and communities will be empowered with the necessary tools, to trade excess electricity generated in their buildings, earn from doing this and to be an integral part of decarbonizing their homes and communities for sustainable living.

Building Performance & Simulation

MiniStor (H2020)

Researcher: Carlos Ochoa, Maria Lopez

Minimal Size Thermal and Electrical Energy Storage System for In-Situ Residential Installation is a 54 months long project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme to offer a sustainable solution to harness the energy efficiency potential of the European building stock.

Building Performance & Simulation

RECO2ST (H2020)

Researcher: Carlos Ochoa, Maria Lopez

Residential retrofit assessment platform and demonstrations for Near Zero Energy and CO2 emissions with optimum cost, health, comfort and environmental quality. Horizon 2020 Innovation Action

Embedded & Distributed Generation Systems

StoreNet (T2 Project)

Researcher: Shafi Khadem, Mohamed Bahloul, Aziz Saif

The StoreNet project aims to demonstrate the potential of distributed demand-side storage within the Irish residential market.

Integrated Energy Services


Researcher: Ruchi Agrawal, Pádraig Lyons, Lorena Sanchez-Relano, Andreea Le Cam

The IERC recognises the contribution of the European Commission through H2020.