Dr John Rafferty
Energy Asset and Flexibility Specialist
Dr John Rafferty is the Energy Asset and Flexibility Specialist Engineer at ESB Smart Energy Services. His is responsible for managing the performance of a diverse portfolio of energy assets including flexibility and storage technologies; renewable generation; EV charging infrastructure and heat recovery systems.
He is also responsible for the identification, development and delivery of new opportunities for large demand customers; including data centre clients; in the area of flexibility to: improve energy efficiency; unlock additional revenues and support decarbonisation.
John has over 10 years’ experience in the energy engineering industry. Previously, John worked within ESB Emerging Technologies and R&D, where he supported the development of e-mobility and energy storage policy including undertaking the role of Irish delegate to the IEA taskforce on Vehicle-to-Grid technologies and founding the ESB Battery Storage Collaboration working group.
John has a Masters in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a PhD in Power Electronics from Queens University Belfast, and has numerous academic and industrial publications in the areas of renewable generation integration and AC system support.