On September 8, 2016 at ESB International headquarters in Dublin, postgraduate researchers from around Ireland will try to present their research with just three slides in three minutes. The transition to a sustainable energy system has led to huge growth in energy research in Ireland, and this event will address the challenge of communicating that
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Energy research students from around Ireland will be taking part in an All-Ireland competition by giving elevator style pitches of their theses, with only three slides in three minutes. The winner will go on to represent Ireland’s energy research at the national ‘Thesis in Three’ competition that showcases some of the best postgraduate research across all disciplines.

Previous years’ winners include PhD student Joe Devlin of Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), and recent Doctorate graduate, Alison O’Connell of University College Dublin (UCD). Joe went on to represent Ireland’s energy research last year, presenting his research on gas generation dispatch optimisation considering wind forecast error under the title “The Two Most Important Gases in Ireland”.

The event will also feature an afternoon session with guest speaker Commissioner Aoife MacEvilly talking about the regulation challenges in the transition to a sustainable energy system. There will also be an academic panel discussion with Professor John Fitzgerald of Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Associate Professor Andrew Keane who is head of the UCD Energy Institute, Professor Brian Ó Gallachóir from the Energy Policy and Modelling Research group at University College Cork (UCC), Professor Tony Lewis who is the founder of the centre for Marine and Renewable Energy (MaREI) and Dr Lisa Ryan of the UCD Energy Institute.

They will be discussing what should be the future of Ireland’s energy policy, and in particular what the next steps will be when wind generation gets closer to saturation on the national electricity grid. The panel discussion will be chaired by a representative from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

Attendance at the event is open to all  and the competition is open to all postgraduate students in the energy sector, students must email killian.mc-kenna@ucdconnect.ie to enter by August 31. Event attendees must register beforehand and registration can be found here. This event is being run by the UCD IEEE Power and Energy Society Student Chapter and is hosted by ESB International; the event is also being sponsored by the UCD Energy Institute, more information can be found here.

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Energy research students from around Ireland will be taking part in an All-Ireland competition by giving elevator style pitches of their theses, with only three slides in three minutes. The winner will go on to represent Ireland’s energy research at the national ‘Thesis in Three’ competition that showcases some...