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20122020

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Research Focus

Niall Farrell is an energy and environmental economist. He has research interests in power systems economics and the distributional impacts of energy and climate policy. Niall has carried out research assessing the market structures required to integrate renewable energy technologies and has worked on the development of renewable energy policies that efficiently balance risk between investors and consumers. His work on distributional issues has assessed the equity and efficiency implications of electricity tariff structures in the UK, whilst also assessing the distributional impacts of renewable energy financing in Ireland.

Niall has published in The Energy Journal, Ecological Economics and Nature Energy.

Research Interests

  • Energy Economics
  • Distributional impacts of energy and climate policy

  • Electricity market design to facilitate renewable energy integration

  •  Spatial Microsimulation methods

  • Distributional impacts of climate change 

Achievements

Niall is a research associate with INET Oxford and the Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy. Niall has worked at the Economic and Social Research Institute and the National University of Ireland Galway. He carried out his PhD research on marine renewable energy with the Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit at the National University of Ireland, Galway. During this time he was a visiting student researcher at the University of California, Berkeley. 

Teaching

  • ECO1003: Statistical Methods
  • ECO3037: Environmental Economics

Other

Niall runs the Irish Economics Podcast, available from www.IrishEconPod.com and all podcast providers.

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Research Output

Bringing rigour to energy innovation policy evaluation

Farrell, N., Hepburn, C. & Pless, J., 17 Feb 2020, In : Nature Energy.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Regional income and wave energy deployment in Ireland

    Farrell, N., Morrissey, K. & O'Donoghue, C., 05 Nov 2019, In : Papers in Regional Science. 23 p.

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    An auction framework to integrate dynamic transmission expansion planning and pay-as-bid wind connection auctions

    Farrell, N., Devine, M. T. & Soroudi, A., 15 Oct 2018, In : Applied Energy.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Using peer-to-peer energy-trading platforms to incentivize prosumers to form federated power plants

    Morstyn, T., Farrell, N., Darby, S. J. & McCulloch, M. D., 05 Feb 2018, In : Nature Energy.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 104 Citations (Scopus)

    Optimising feed-in tariff design through efficient risk allocation

    Farrell, N., Devine, M. T. & Lee, W. T., 01 Mar 2017, In : Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks. p. 59-74

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 6 Citations (Scopus)

    Prizes

    Awarded Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship

    Farrell, Niall (Recipient), 2018

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

    Postgraduate Fellowship Award

    Farrell, Niall (Recipient), 2008

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • University Scholar Award by the National University of Ireland, Galway

    Farrell, Niall (Recipient), 2006

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    • 13 Participation in conference
    • 1 Membership of public/government advisory/policy group or panel
    • 1 Invited talk

    European Association for Environmental and Resource Economics Annual Conference 2019

    Niall Farrell (Participant)

    2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    International Association for Energy Economists International conference, Montreal, 2019

    Niall Farrell (Participant)

    2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Irish Economic Association Annual Conference 2018

    Niall Farrell (Participant)

    2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    The Future of Electricity

    Niall Farrell (Organiser)

    02 Jul 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Mannheim Energy Conference, Mannheim, 2018

    Niall Farrell (Participant)

    2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Press / Media

    The Irish Economics Podcast

    Niall Farrell

    24/02/2020

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities