Associate Professor, Aalborg University


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Selected Publications:

  • Connolly D, Lund H, and Mathiesen BV. Smart Energy Europe: The technical and economic impact of one potential 100% renewable energy scenario for the European Union. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 2016;60;1634–1653. [Link]


  • Connolly D, Lund H, Mathiesen BV, Werner S, Möller B, Persson U, Boermans T, Trier D, Østergaard PA, Nielsen S. Heat Roadmap Europe: Combining district heating with heat savings to decarbonise the EU energy system. Energy Policy 2014;65:475–489. [Link]


  • Connolly D, Mathiesen BV. A technical and economic analysis of one potential pathway to a 100% renewable energy system. International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management 2014;1:7–28. [Link]


  • Connolly D, Lund H, Mathiesen BV, Pican E, Leahy M. The technical and economic implications of integrating fluctuating renewable energy using energy storage. Renewable Energy 2012;43:47-60. [Link]


  • Connolly D, Lund H, Mathiesen BV, Leahy M. The first step towards a 100% renewable energy system for Ireland. Applied Energy 2011;88(2):502-507. [Link]


  • Connolly D, Lund H, Mathiesen BV, Leahy M. A review of computer tools for analysing the integration of renewable energy into various energy systems. Applied Energy 2010;87(4):1059-1082. [Link]


  • Connolly D, Lund H, Finn P, Mathiesen BV, Leahy M. Practical operation strategies for pumped hydroelectric energy storage (PHES) utilising electricity price arbitrage. Energy Policy 2011;39(7):4189-4196. [Link]


  • Connolly D, MacLaughlin S, Leahy M. Development of a computer program to locate potential sites for pumped hydroelectric energy storage. Energy 2010;35(1):375-381. [Link]


  • Connolly D, Lund H, Mathiesen BV, Leahy M. Modelling the existing Irish energy-system to identify future energy costs and the maximum wind penetration feasible. Energy 2010;35(5):2164-2173. [Link]





  • Connolly D. The Integration of Fluctuating Renewable Energy Using Energy Storage. Department of Physics and Energy, University of Limerick, Limerick, 2010. [Link]