UCD Energy Institute recognised in the national performance scheme
The UCD Energy Institute has been recognised for its work on decarbonising energy systems, receiving ‘performance’ funding under a €5m Government scheme to reward projects that have made significant contributions towards achieving Ireland’s national strategic objectives.
1 September 2022
Energy Institute academics win two 2022 NovaUCD awards
Dr. Sarah Cotterill and Professor Andrew Keane win 2022 NovaUCD Innovation awards
31 March 2022
Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Cotterill and Professor Andrew Keane who won NovaUCD’s 2022 Consultancy of the Year Award and Licence of the Year Award respectively.
Dr Sarah Cotterill’s Innovation Award recognized a key finding in her consultancy study ‘A Framework for Improving Domestic Water Conservation in Ireland’. Dr. Cotterill’s finding is that a relatively small reduction in household water use in all homes in Ireland could lead to a significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions a year. Dr Cotterill is an Assistant Professor at the UCD School of Civil Engineering and UCD Dooge Centre for Water Resources Research and is a Funded Investigator in the NexSys Strategic Partnership Programme.
Professor Andrew Keane received the 2022 NovaUCD Innovation Award for his and his team’s achievements in developing the patented grid edge intelligence software technology, which automates and removes inefficiencies in renewable generators and electrical grid operations. Professor Keane is the Director of the NexSys Strategic Partnership Programme and UCD Energy Institute.