Seán Collins   PhD Candidate  +353 (0)21 490 1970 


Research Interests: 

Energy systems modelling, Power systems modelling, Operational Flexibility, Unit Commitment & Economic Dispatch, Energy Economics & Policy, Energy storage and Wind Resource Assessment.


Seán is an SFI funded, PhD researcher of the MaREI research programme. His research interests focus on enabling improved scenario analysis for power systems and offshore renewables in Ireland and the EU-28. This is to be done through the employment of a soft linking methodology in the analysis of energy system model results, the reconstruction of the Irish TIMES model power sector using localised data thus reducing dependence upon the Pan European TIMES model and though the development of techno-economic models to quantify the cost reductions required and level of support required for offshore renewable electricity generation in Ireland and the EU-28.

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Conference Papers & Presentations

Collins S., Deane J.P. Ó Gallachóir B.P. 2015 The EU Power System in 2030: Investigating Electricity Sector Challenges Proc. International Energy Workshop 2015 Abu Dhabi, June 3, 2015.  

Policy and Technical Reports

Deane J.P., Collins S., Ó Gallachóir B.P., Eid C., Hartel R., Keles D., Fichtner W. 2015 Quantifying the "merit-order" effect in European electricity markets. INSIGHT-E Rapid Response Energy Brief No. 4.

Seminar & Workshop Presentations

Collins S., Deane J.P., Ó Gallachóir B.P 2015 The EU Power System in 2030: curtailment, congestion and prices. ESRI – UCC Energy Research Workshop ESRI, Dublin 9th June 2015.

Collins S., Deane J.P. and Ó Gallachóir B.P 2014 Scrutinizing electricity sector results from PRIMES Energy System model using soft-linking methodology. Proc. 66th Semi-annual IEA ETSAP Workshop, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 17 – 18 2014.


Collins S., Deane J.P., Ó Gallachóir B.P 2015 Modelling Renewables in the 2030 European Power System. Seafest, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork. July 10th - 11th 2015

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