Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Dr.

Contact First Name: Kevin

Contact Surname: Quinn

Contact Address:

ArcLabs Innovation Centre TSSG WIT West Campus Carriganore Co. Waterford

Telephone Contact Number: 051 30 29 73

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: kquinn@tssg.org

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Research Institute

Higher Education Organisation Name: Waterford Institute of Technology

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate: TSSG (Telecommunications Software & Systems Group)

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: energy.tssg.org

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
The TSSG has worked on a large number of Energy-related projects, some of these are listed below: 1. ASTRAL – A policy-based building energy management system, designed for real building use. 2. EMPATH – Prediction of Energy Demand, Wind Energy Supply and Price at every point for the next 24 hours. 3. ACTIVE GREEN DATA CENTRES – Improving use of Renewable Energy by 20-25% while decreasing the need for cooling for international Data Centres. 4. FINESCE – Developing an energy management system to control domestic EV charge-points to ensure that demand tracks the renewable energy supply. 5. WIND TURBINES – Mapping wind speed to power output as a check on the performance over time. 6. ELECTRIC VEHICLE CAR CHARGER MANAGEMENT – With Carra Ltd. Management of Public/Private Car Chargers and other Intelligent Transport Devices. 7. SMART ENERGY CLUSTER OPTIMISATION – Selecting the optimal electricity source from Grid, Micro-Generation, Storage and Generators. 8. ELECTRIC CAR ENERGY STORAGE – How to Use Electric Cars for off-grid energy storage.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Building management systems Building information modelling Data Centres electric car trials wind turbines wind farms car battery V2G Smart Energy Clusters Optimisation algorithms energy management Astral Finesce

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas:

Involvement in Relevant National Expert Groups


EU Research Partnerships

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas of EU Research Partnerships:

Relevant information in relation to Participation relevant experts groups

No information specified

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

No information specified


Horizon 2020


Horizon 2020 website

Challenge 5 (Climate Action, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials)

This researcher or research organisation has outlined their interests in Challenge 5 as follows:

Global environmental observation and information systems

Interest indicated in this area

Focus Areas

 Smart cities and communities

 Energy Efficiency

 Mobility for growth

Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas

This researcher/organisation has interest(s) in Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas as outlined as follows

None specified.

Expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting Areas

This researcher has indicated interest(s) and expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting areas as follows:

No cross-cutting areas specified

Details of Participation in European Innovation Partnerships and European Technology Platforms:

The details of any ETPs or EIP this researcher/organisation have participated in or are currently participating in is outlined as follows.

No participation information provided.


Relevant EU Research Experience

Information in relation to Participation in relevant experts groups

Involvement in EU-funded research projects: Please outline details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation was involved in.

The TSSG is frequently the largest recipients of EU funding in Ireland. Energy-related European Projects include: 1. FINSENY. A European FI-PPP Use Case based on the field of Energy. http://www.fi-ppp-finseny.eu/ 2. FINESCE. A 2nd round FI-PPP Use Case where we focused on running electric Car trials with the EBS - Ireland\'s largest Energy provider. http://www.finesce.eu/ 3. GreenT. A Celtic project looking at mobile device self-management to minimise energy used. http://greent.av.it.pt/partners.html


LIFE and COST Actions





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