A sustainability strategy for Ireland’s electricity network

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Title: A sustainability strategy for Ireland’s electricity network
Authors: O'Sullivan, Jonathan
Shine, J.
Walsh, A.
Keane, Andrew
O'Malley, Mark
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3204
Date: Sep-2009
Abstract: The electricity system of Ireland is unique as it has no synchronous connections to other systems, while the existing non-synchronous connection provides limited flexibility. When coupled with a target of 40% electricity from renewables by 2020, exceeding any other country, the challenge is truly striking. However, this challenge also gives Ireland the opportunity to be the world leader in this area. The unique experience in solving this problem will provide the technology and knowledge to harness renewable energy sources globally and limit the dependency on petrochemicals. The continued development of the electricity distribution network as a smart network is a critical element of this process which spans electricity generation, transportation and energy end use. This paper described the various elements of ESB Networks’ sustainability strategy and the associated research themes being jointly pursued by ESB Networks, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Electricity Research Centre, University College Dublin.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Other funder
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy
Subject LCSH: Electric power systems--Ireland
Renewable energy sources--Ireland
ESB Networks (Firm)
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Peterson, L.S. and Larsen, H. (eds.). Energy solutions for CO2 emission peak and subsequent decline : proceedings : Risø International Energy Conference 2009
Conference Details: Paper presented at the 4th Riso International Energy Conference 2009 "Energy solutions for CO2 emission peak and subsequent decline", Denmark, 14-16 September 2009
Appears in Collections:ERC Research Collection
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Research Collection

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