Prof Andrew Keane
Director of the Energy Institute
University College Dublin & Lead Investigator, SFI Energy Systems Integration Partnership Programme
Andrew Keane is Director of the Energy Institute at University College Dublin and a research programme which brings together multiple disciplines to address research challenges facing the energy sector, in particular as we move towards decarbonisation. Andrew’s research interests include the impact of new energy resources on the power system from the residential network up to the high voltage transmission system. Current research topics focus upon the impact and opportunities presented by renewable and distributed energy resources on the electrical network. Previously, he has worked with ESB Networks in the areas of renewable generation planning and smart networks and as a Senior Engineer with Smarter Grid Solutions in Glasgow. He is a Co-Founder of NovoGrid, a grid automation company delivering control solutions which enable renewable generators to increase their energy output. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and past chair of the IEEE Power and Energy Society UK and Ireland Chapter. He has published over 100 peer reviewed publications, including over 50 papers in leading journals.