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RPG Dublin - Renewable Power Generation

The 9th International Conference on Renewable Power Generation

1 - 2 March 2021 | Dublin, Ireland - Online

CPD 14 hours

About the committee

Conference chairs

Damian Flynn  

Damian Flynn, University College Dublin, Ireland

Damian Flynn received MEng and PhD degrees in Electrical & Electronic Engineering at The Queen's University of Belfast in 1991 and 1994, respectively. The PhD research programme was completed in collaboration with Parsons Power Generation Systems. In 1994 he was appointed as a SERC research fellow at The Queen's University of Belfast, before becoming a lecturer in 1995, and later a senior lecturer, at the same university.

In 2009 he joined University College Dublin, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. where he was appointed as a SFI Stokes Senior Lecturer in Power System Operation and Control. His research interests include power system analysis and control, and renewables integration into electrical networks. He is also interested in advanced modelling and control techniques applied to power plant.

John Ging

John Ging, EirGrid, Ireland

Dr John Ging received the B.E. degree in 2002 and a Ph.D. in 2008, both from University College Dublin, Ireland. He has previously worked as a lecturer in Electronic Engineering at UCD and a design engineer at the Optoelectronic Research Centre prior to joining EirGrid in 2008, where he is a Principal Engineer. He is currently the Head of the Near Time team within the Operations, Planning and Innovation department. He previously worked on testing and validation of the new I-SEM all-island market systems, harmonic and voltage stability analysis as well as power flow studies related to the connection of renewables and demand facilities.

Dr Ging is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the IET Ireland Network committee where he served as Chairperson from 2013 – 2015. He is also a member of various IEC, CENELEC and Cigré working groups focusing on power quality, smart grids, data exchanges, market development and the integration of renewables.


Organising Committee

David Infield  

David Infield, University of Strathclyde, UK

David Infield joined the University in 2007 as Professor in Renewable Energy Technologies. Together with colleagues, a considerable wind energy research activity has been built up since then. For five years he was Manager of the Doctoral Training Centre in Wind Energy Systems, delivering four year PhDs with a considerable training element; this was extended into the Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind and Marine Energy Systems for which he played a leading managerial role before retiring and taking on the role of Research Professor. David's teaching was mainly to these Doctoral students although he also supervised Undergraduate and Masters student projects across a range of renewable energy related topics.

David's main responsibility outside the University is as Editor in Chief of the IET’s Renewable Power Generation journal.

Pietro Tricoli  

Pietro Tricoli, University of Birmingham, UK

Pietro Tricoli was born in Naples, Italy, in 1978. He received the M.Sc. (cum laude) and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Naples Federico II, Naples, in 2002 and 2005, respectively.

In 2005, he was a Visiting Scholar with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI, USA. In 2006, he was also a Visiting Scholar with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan. From 2006 to 2011, he was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Naples Federico II. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in electrical power and control with the Department of Electronic, Electrical, and Systems Engineering, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, U.K. He has authored more than 80 scientific papers published in international journals and conference proceedings. His current research interests include the modeling of storage devices for road electric vehicles, railways, and rapid transit systems, wind and photovoltaic generation, and the modeling and control of multilevel converters.

Dr. Tricoli is a member of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society and the Energy Institute. He is the Web and Publication Chair of the International Conference on Clean Electrical Power. He is the Deputy Editor-in-Chief and Feature Editor of the IET Journal Renewable Power Generation. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Italy.

Qiuwei Wu  

Qiuwei Wu, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark

Qiuwei Wu is Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark. He is Alumnus (Visiting Scholar) and Collaborator, Harvard-China Project. He is Faculty and Senior Researcher, interested in Energy and Grid.

Marie Hayden  

Marie Hayden, Smart Wires Inc.

Marie Hayden is VP Business Development in Europe and Australia at Smart Wires Inc.

Marie is an Experienced Planning and Operations Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the utilities industry. Skilled in Power Transmission, Wind Energy, Smart Grid, Energy Policy, and Smart Technology. Engineering professional graduated from University College Dublin. Has a passion for power systems and sees them as a key enabler for a better future for our planet and all who live on her.

John McCann  

John McCann, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), Ireland

John McCann is Wind Energy Programme Manager with SEAI and is a Mechanical Engineer with over 30 years’ energy sector experience. His career has included working as an Engineer and Engineering Manager for multinational companies. He has represented SEAI in key initiatives facilitating the development of the wind energy sector including the Grid Upgrade Development Programme and the All Island Grid Study. More recently he initiated the Irish Wind Energy Research Network. He is the current Chair of the IEA Wind RD&D TCP Executive Committee.

Nan Zhao  

Nan Zhao, University College Dublin, Ireland

Nan Zhao received the B.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from Taiyuan University of Technology, China, in 2012; the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Manchester, UK, in 2013; the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from McMaster University, Canada, in 2017. He was appointed as a Sessional Lecturer (2017-18) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada.

In 2018, Dr. Zhao joined the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University College Dublin, Ireland, as an Assistant Professor. He is a member of the IET and a regular reviewer for IET journals.

Maggie Copping  -photo  

Maggie Copping, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Event Producer, IET

Leah Barnes  

Leah Barnes, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Event Manager, IET



Standard fees
Member - €620 £200
Non-member - €675 £299
Student/retired - €310 £100

Author fees
(available until 30 November 2020)

Author - €560 £200
Student author - €435 £150
Additional paper - €170 £50