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.

Intelligent Grid

COSTORE

Researcher: Shafi Khadem, Mohamed Bahloul, Sandipan Patra and Rohit Trivedi

COSTORE aims to maximise the value proposition of a collocated PV plant and battery energy storage systems (BESS) to mitigate the impact of dispatch-down events and provide DS3 grid services.

Intelligent Grid

MiFIC

Researcher: Shafi Khadem, Mohamed Bahloul, Rohit Trivedi, Sandipan Patra

Microgrid for Intelligent Community (MiFIC)

Intelligent Grid

TRIDENT (DTIF)

Researcher: Brian O’Regan, Shafi Khadem, Fabio Silva, Farah Tahir, Karen Mould, Eoin O'Leidhin, Cuneguines Nixon, Mohamed Bahloul, Sandipan Patra, Rohit Trivedi

The TRIDENT consortium has been successful in securing €3.65 million in funding from the Irish Government’s Disruptive Technology Innovation Fund to develop a sustainable sodium-ion smart battery system.

Integrated Energy Services

HP4All

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

EPICA

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

UP-STAIRS

Researcher: Lorena Sanchez Relano, Pádraig Lyons

UP-STAIRS is a pan-European project, funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation fund, that is aiming to accelerate the creation of energy communities by developing a practical innovative framework of tools, business models and concepts to support the development of these communities. Energy communities are groups of people that engage in collective action to support energy efficiency or renewable actions in their communities.

Integrated Energy Services

SmartSPIN

Researcher: Luciano di Tomassi, Ruchi Agrawal, Pádraig Lyons, Lorena Sanchez Relano

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.

Intelligent Grid

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

CENTS (DTIF)

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

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.

Energy in Buildings

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.