Dr Padraig Lyons, BE, MEngSc, PhD, CEng
(email at email@example.com)
Dr Lyons is a senior smart grids researcher at Durham University. His main roles are designing and leading the analysis of the smart grid trials for the Customer Led Network Revoluion (CLNR) which is the largest UK smart grid project thus far. His research is focussed on the challenges and solutions for electrical networks predicated by the anticipated growth in low and zero carbon technologies such as PV, wind generation, electric vehicles and heat pumps.
He received his B.E. degree in electrical and electronic engineering and an MEng.Sc degree in electrical engineering (range extender hybrid electric vehicles) from University College Cork, Cork, Ireland in 1999 and 2002 respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree from Durham University, Durham, UK, 2010. His doctoral research was in the area of centralised and distributed control of distributed energy resources, using hardware (laboratory) and software simulation, in future LV networks.
He also has industrial experience at ESBI, Ireland as primary design engineer and protection and at TNEI Services Ltd., UK as a senior consultant in power systems analysis.
Dr Lyons is a chartered engineer.
Edited works: conference proceedings
- Wang, P., Yi, J., Lyons, P., Liang, D., Taylor, P., Miller, D. & Baker, J. (2012). Customer Led Network Revolution – Integrating Renewable Energy Into LV Networks Using Energy Storage. CIRED Workshop 2012, Lisbon, Portugal.
- Hollingworth, D., Lyons, P.F., Birch, A. & Miller, D. (2012). Demonstrating enhanced automatic voltage control for today's low carbon network. CIRED 2012 Workshop: Integration of Renewables into the Distribution Grid, Lisbon, Portugal.
- Yi, J., Wang, P., Taylor, P. C., Davison, P. J., Lyons, P. F., Liang, D., Brown, S. & Roberts, D. (2012). Distribution network voltage control using energy storage and demand side response. 2012 3rd IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT Europe), Berlin, Germany.
- Taylor, P., Jupe, S., Trichakis, P., Michiorri, A. & Lyons, P. (2008). Active MV and LV Distribution networks. CIGRE NGN, Paris, France.
- Trichakis, P., Taylor, P.C., Lyons, P.F., Hair, R. & Coates, G. (2008). An Agent-based Control Approach for Microgrids. PowerGrid Europe Conference, Milan, Italy.
- Cipcigan, L.M., Taylor, P.C. & Lyons, P.F. (2008). Evaluation and mitigation of low voltage network thermal constraints. IASTED 2008, Baltimore, USA.
- Trichakis, P., Taylor, P.C., Cipcigan, L.M., Lyons, P.F., Hair, R. & Ma, T. (2006). An Investigation of Voltage Unbalance in Low Voltage Distribution Networks with High Levels of SSEG. 41st Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC 2006), Newcastle, UK.
- Lyons, P.F., Taylor, P.C., Cipcigan, L.M., Trichakis, P. & Wilson, A. (2006). Small Scale Energy Zones and the Impacts of High Concentrations of Small Scale Embedded Generators. 41st Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC 2006), Newcastle, UK.
Journal papers: academic
- Cipcigan, L., Taylor, P. & Lyons, P. (2009). A Dynamic Virtual Power Station Model Comprising Small Scale Energy Zones. International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology 1(2).
- Lyons, P. Trichakis, P. Taylor, P. & Coates, G. (2009). A Practical Implementation of a Distributed Control Approach for MicroGrids. International Journal of Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing 16(2): 319-334.
- Trichakis, P., Taylor, P., Lyons, P. & Hair, R. (2009). Transforming Low Voltage Networks Into Small Scale Energy Zones. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Journal of Energy 162(EN1): 37 - 46.
- Trichakis, P., Taylor, P., Hair, R. & Lyons, P. (2008). Predicting the technical impacts of high levels of small scale embedded generators on low voltage networks. IET Renewable Power Generation 2(4): 249 - 262.