Dr. Eamon McKeogh

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Dr. Eamon McKeogh

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Senior Statutory Lecturer

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Research

Biography

Experience

Dr Eamon McKeogh is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at UCC.  He graduated with a BScEng (1974) and a PhD (1978) from Queens University Belfast.  He received an MBA from UCC in 1986.  He has been involved in research for more than 25 years.  His research activities include communications systems for hydropower stations, biofuels, pumped storage, wind energy forecasting.  He has managed over 10 EU funded RTD projects.  He provided input to the EU Green Paper on Renewable Energy Sources, a consultation document used to prepare the EU White Paper.  At national level, positions held included the Vice-chair of the Renewable Energy Strategy Group, Chairman of the Grid Connection Working Group, and Vice-chair of the Technology Foresight Energy Panel.  Dr McKeogh is Director of the Sustainable Energy Research Group in UCC.  Dr McKeogh teaches on a number of modules and is responsible for modules in the BE(Civil & Environmental), BE(Energy) and the MScEng(Sustainable Energy).

 

Third Level Education

 

 

  •  BSc (1974) Queen’s University of Belfast
  • PhD (1978) Queen’s University of Belfast
  • MBA (1986) University College Cork

Current Posts

 

 

  • Senior Statutory Lecturer in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UCC
  • Lead Principal Investigator of the Thematic Area of Energy and Environmental Engineering in the Environmental Research Institute, UCC

 

 

 

Memberships & Affiliations

 

 

  • Chartered Engineer Institute of Engineers of Ireland, 1998
  • Member of the Institute of the Electronic and Electrical Engineers, 2009

Employment History

 

 

  • 1976/78 Assistant Lecturer, Civil Engineering Department at Queens University of Belfast
  • 1978/79 Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics at Strathclyde University Glasgow
  • 1979/81 Lecturer in Department of Civil Engineering University Of Edinburgh
  • 1981 Lecturer in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University College Cork
  • 1990 Senior Statutory Lecturer in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University College Cork
  • 1997/98 Evaluator, EU DGXVII Altener 1 Programme
  • 1996-2000 National Director, Renewable Energy Office of the Irish Energy Centre
  • 1999 Vice-Chairman, Energy Panel, Technology Foresight Ireland, Department of Public Enterprise
  • 1993 established the Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Engineering at UCC
  • 2000 Chairman, Working Group for ESB Grid Connections, Department of Public Enterprise Vice-Chairman, Wind Energy Strategy Group, Department of Public Enterprise
  • 2005 established the immensely successful taught Masters (MEngSc) programme in Sustainable Energy, a first in Ireland
  • 2007 co-initiator and heavily involved with the creation of the new BE in Energy Engineering, once again a first for Ireland
  • Lead Principal Investigator of the Thematic Area of Energy and Environmental Engineering in the Environmental Research Institute, UCC

 Mentoring & Supervision

  • Current: 3PhD’s,  2 Post-docs, 2 Research Assistants, 4 MEngSc
  • Completed: 3 PhD’s, 18 MEngSc’s. 1PhD Co-supervised.
  • Previous Post docs:  2 Marie Curie Research Fellows and 2 EU FP5 Research Fellows

Research Interests

Publications, Presentations and other Activities

  • Peer Reviewed Journal Articles 24; Total Conference Papers 56; Book Chapters 2; numerous posters and technical reports and memo’s.
  • Wind Energy And Pumped Storage Eirgrid Annual Conference on Electrical Energy Supply. Meeting the Challenges of Renewable Energy Generation; Dublin, October 2007
  • Energy Infrastructure of the Future UCC SEFS Public Lecture Series 2009
  • As Director of the National Renewable Energy Information Office (REIO) from 1995 to 2001, Dr McKeogh managed five full time staff, was responsible for preparation and dissemination of Sustainable Energy information materials, the organisation of annual conferences and number of workshops linking regulatory, financial, planning and industry groups.
  • In addition as, REIO Director he acted as liaison between the Department of Communications Marine and Natural Resources, Eirgrid, EU DG-TREN and the Renewable Energy industry.  Dr McKeogh has given numerous guest/invited lecturers over the last 25 years to academia, industry and government agencies.
  • Deane J. P., Ó Gallachóír B. P. and McKeogh E.J., “Techno-Economic Review of Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Plants” submitted to Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, September 2009.
  • S. Lang and E.J. McKeogh. Forecasting Wind Generation, Uncertainty and Reserve Requirement on the Irish Power System using an Ensemble Prediction System. Paper S1137 accepted for publication in Wind Engineering. Vol33 No.6 December 2009
  • Deane J. P., Ó Gallachóír B. P. and McKeogh E.J. “Techno-Economic Review of Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Plants” submitted to Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, September, 2009
  • Foley A. M., Ó Gallachóir B. P., Leahy P. and McKeogh E.J. 2009 Electric Vehicles and Energy Storage – a case study on Ireland. Proceedings IEEE International Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, September 7-11, 2009, Dearborn, Michigan
  • Foley A. M., Leahy, P. & McKeogh, E. J. Wind Energy Integration and the Ireland-Wales Interconnector Proceedings IEEE-PES/IAS Conference on Sustainable Alternative Energy, Valencia, Spain, September 2009
  • Foley A. M., Ó Gallachóir B. P., Hur J., Baldrick R. and McKeogh E. J. 2009 A Strategic Assessment of Electricity Systems Models. Proceedings of SEEP2009, 12-15 August 2009, Dublin, Ireland, which has just been accepted for publication in a special issue of Energy Policy
  • N Power, JD Murphy, E McKeogh; "What crop rotation will provide optimal first generation ethanol production in Ireland from technical and economic perspectives" Renewable Energy, 2007 doi:10.1016.j.renene.2007.09.019
  • McKeogh, E.J. Meeting the Challenges of Renewable Energy Generation; Wind Energy And Pumped storage Proceedings, Annual Eirgrid Conference on Electrical Energy Supply Dublin, October 2007
  • Allen G., McKeogh E. J. & Ó Gallachóir B. P. 2006 Pumped Hydro Energy Storage to Support Wind Energy Penetration in Ireland. Proc. 2nd International Conference on Renewable energy in Maritime Island Climates, pp 169 - 174, April 26 - 28, Dublin. 2006
  • Lang, S., Möhrlen, C., Jørgensen, J., Ó Gallachóir B.P. & McKeogh, E.J. Application of a Multi-Scheme Ensemble Prediction System for wind power forecasting in Ireland and comparison with validation results from Denmark and Germany, Scientific Proceedings, European Wind Energy Conference, March, Athens, Greece, 2006
  • Allen G., McKeogh E. J. & Ó Gallachóir B. P. 2006 Pumped Hydro Energy Storage to Support Wind Energy Penetration in Ireland. Proc. European Wind Energy Conference 2006, February 27 - March 2, Athens. 2006
  • McKenna F., McKeogh E. J., Ó Gallachóir B. P., Lightbody G. & Daly R. 2006 Control Strategy for Maximising Wind Energy Supply to a Local Authority. Proc. European Wind Energy Conference 2006, Athens. February 27 - March 2 2006
  • Kornyeyeva K., Ó Gallachóir B. P. & McKeogh E. J. 2006 Security of Energy Supply in Ireland - A Key Driver for Renewable Energy. Proc. 2nd International Conference on Renewable energy in Maritime Island Climates, pp 403 - 408, April 26 - 28, Dublin. 2006
  • P Ó Gallachóir, J D Murphy, F Thorne & E McKeogh; “Fuelling Transport in Ireland Using Biofuels.” VAFSEP’06 (Vehicles Alternative Fuel Systems & Environmental Protection), Dublin, 2006
  • Ó Gallachóir B. P., Gardner P., Snodin H. & McKeogh E. J. 2007 Wind Energy and System Security - The Grid Connection Moratorium in Ireland. International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy (IJETP) Special issue on: “Control and Protection of Distribution Systems with Distributed Generators. 5 633 - 647
  • McKenna F., Ó Gallachóir B. P., McKeogh E. J., Lightbody G. & Daly R. 2007 Simulating Real Time Load Management to Maximise Wind Energy Supply within a Liberalised Electricity Market – Irish Case Study. International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy (IJETP) Special issue on: Electricity Power Systems Real Time Monitoring and Control 5 708 - 729
  • D. A. Bechrakis, E. J. McKeogh and P. D. Gallagher and, “Simulation and operational assessment for a small autonomous wind-hydrogen energy system”, Energy Conversion & Management 47 46-59.  2006
  • Murphy J D, McKeogh E; “The benefits of integrated treatment of wastes for the production of energy,” Energy, Volume 31 pp. 294-310 2006
  • Ó Gallachóir B. P., O’Leary F., Bazilian M., Howley M. & McKeogh E. J. 2006 Comparing Primary Energy Attributed to Renewable Energy with Primary Energy Equivalent to Determine Carbon Abatement in a National Context Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic / Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineeringt6, 41 923 - 937.
  • Lang S., Moehrlen C., Joergensen J., Ó Gallachóir B. P. & McKeogh E. J. 2006 Forecasting Total Wind Power Generation on the Republic of Ireland Grid with a Multi-Scheme Ensemble Prediction System  Proc. Global Windpower 2006, Adelaide, September 16 - 21 2006.
  • Bechrakis D. A. Deane,  McKeogh E. J., "Wind resource assessment of an area using short term data correlated to a long term data set", Solar Energy Vol. 76, No 6, pp. 725-732, 2004. Jan 2006.
  • Murphy J D, McKeogh , E; “Technical, economic and environmental analysis of energy production from municipal solid waste,” Renewable Energy, Volume 9 pp. 1043-1057, 2004.
  • Murphy J D, McKeogh E; “Technical, economic and environmental analysis of energy production from municipal solid waste,” Current Readings in Transport Economics, Volume 2, No.1, 2004.
  • Murphy J D, McKeogh E , G Kiely; “Technical/economic/environmental analysis of biogas utilisation,” Applied Energy, Volume 77, Issue 4, pp. 407-427, April 2004.also published in  Current Readings in Transport Economics, Volume 1, No.4, 2004.
  • Gonzalez A, McKeogh E. & Ó Gallachóir B. 2003 The role of hydrogen in high wind energy penetration electricity systems: The Irish Case. Renewable Energy 29 471 – 489
  • Kiely G. and E.J. McKeogh. Secondary Current Rotations During Flood Flow in Meandering River Channels. ICHE, Advances in Hydroscience and Engineering , Vol.1, pp1215-1225, 1993
  • Sugrue,K., G.Kiely , and E.J. McKeogh. A Pilot Study of Anaerobic Digestion of a Mixture of Municipal Sewage and Industrial Sludges. Water Science and Technology. V26. N9-11:pp2465-2468 1992
  • McKeogh E. J.  France P.W.  ‘Finite Element Solutions for Mass Oscillations in Surge Shafts’ Advances in Water Resources 1983 Volume 6 December
  • McKeogh E.J. ‘Some Methods of Sedimentation Control in Indian Reservoirs’ Journal of Water Power & Dam Construction. October 1981
  • McKeogh E.J. Ervine A. ‘Air entrainment and diffusion patterns of plunging liquid jets.’ Journal of Chemical Engineering Science, vol 36 1981
  • McKeogh E.J . Elsawy E.M. ‘Air retained in a receiving pool by a plunging water jet.’ Prc. ASCE Journal Hydraulics Div vol 106 Hy10 Oct 1980
  • Ervine A. McKeogh E.J., Elsawy E  ‘Effects of turbulence intensity on the rate of air entrainment by plunging jets’ ICE proceedings Part 2 June 1980
  • Deane J. P., Ó Gallachóír B. P. and McKeogh E.J. “Techno-Economic Review of Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Plants” submitted to Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, September, 2009

Publications

Book Chapters

  • Ó Gallachóir B. P., Bazilian M. & McKeogh E. J. 2009 Wind Energy Policy Development in Ireland A Critical Analysis. Chapter 8 in Wind Power and Power Politics ISBN: 978-0-415-96130-1, Routledge Press
  • Kiely G. and E.J. McKeogh Experimental Comparisons of Velocity and Turbulence in Compound Channels of Varying Sinuosity in Channel Flow Resistance, Centennial of Manning's Formula. (ed. Yen B.C.) Water Resources Publications. Colorado. (book chapter) 1991
  • Javan M., E.J. McKeogh and G.Kiely, (1991). Field Evaluation of Manning's n in Gravel Bed Rivers in Channel Flow Resistance, Centennial of Manning's Formula (ed. Yen B.C).Water Resources Publications. Colorado (book chapter)

 

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