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Biographical: David Connolly

David Connolly ( received a first-class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering and the University Gold Medal from the University of Limerick in 2007.
Subsequently, he joined the Charles Parsons Initiative ( also at the University of Limerick to undertake a PhD in pumped-hydroelectric energy-storage.
To date, his PhD has focused on the technical feasibility of PHES, by developing a computer tool that searches for potential PHES locations.
In addition, he is also investigating the feasibility of a 100% renewable energy-system for Ireland, by simulating different energy scenarios for Ireland using the EnergyPLAN model developed at Aalborg University (
His PhD is supervised by Dr. Martin Leahy ( from the University of Limerick, and Prof. Henrik Lund ( from Aalborg University

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