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Sean is Technical Lead in the PAS group and drives the groups focus into the energy challenges of moving from the old centralised model to the smart grid with distributed and renewable energy sources. Key research themes include Renewable Energy Integration, SmartGrid and Energy Optimisation Systems.

In the area of Renewable Energy, Sean’s work includes integrating local energy sources with variable loads and market tariffs. Incorporating variable and intermittent renewable energy technologies such as wind and solar is critical to decarbonising our environment and reducing our reliance on finite fossil fuels. Work includes forecasting and predicting the generation capabilities of these distributed resources based on the myriad of environmental and infrastructural conditions that affect them.

This leads to an intelligent network where supply and demand are balanced with distributed and renewable sources of energy using aggregation and flexibility. Energy Optimisation is the link to give the intelligence and control to allow end users become prosumers and facilitate them to be key players to drive this new paradigm shift. 

Sean has extensive commercial experience in various technical and business roles and brings this experience to bear in linking new technological developments with real live scenarios to improve and streamline processes.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

MBA, University of Limerick

10 Sep 199919 Jun 2001

Award Date: 09 Jun 2001

Mechanical Engineering Degree, Trinity College Dublin

10 Sep 198619 Jun 1990

Award Date: 15 Jun 1990

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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