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.

Embedded & Distributed Generation Systems


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.

Embedded & Distributed Generation Systems


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

Microgrid for Intelligent Community (MiFIC)

Software & Systems Integration


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.

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.

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.

Embedded & Distributed Generation Systems


Researcher: Shafi Khadem, Mohamed Bahloul

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

Software & Systems Integration


Researcher: National Lead – Shafi Khadem (EDGE Group) National Co-Lead – Brian O’Regan (SIERRA Group)

IEA Global Observatory on Peer-to-Peer, Transactive Energy and Community Self-Consumption (GO-P2P) The Global Observatory is a forum for international collaboration to understand the policy, regulatory, social and technological conditions necessary to support the wider deployment of peer-to-peer, community self-consumption and transactive energy models.