An overview of the current status of research into adopting high levels of renewables in Ireland
Kubik, M. L., Coker, P. J. and Hunt, C. (2010) An overview of the current status of research into adopting high levels of renewables in Ireland. In: World Renewable Energy Congress XI, 25th-30th September 2010, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
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This paper provides an overview of the reduction targets that Ireland has set in the context of decarbonising their electricity generation through the use of renewables. The main challenges associated with integrating high levels (>20% of installed capacity) of non-dispatchable renewable generation are identified. The rising complexity of the challenge as renewable penetration levels increase is highlighted. A list of relevant research questions is then proposed, and an overview is given into the previous work that has gone into answering some of them. In particular, studies into the Irish energy market are identified, the current knowledge gap is described, and areas of necessary future research are suggested