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Welcome to the IERC

A Centre of International Excellence in Integrated Energy Systems Research

The International Energy Research Centre (IERC) is an industry-led collaborative research centre in the field of integrated sustainable energy systems, and is jointly funded by the Irish government and industry members. It is one of the largest funded technology centres in Ireland, with a portfolio of approximately €5m worth of investment already underway.

The IERC delivers world leading collaborative research to meet global societal needs for secure, affordable and sustainable energy services. It enables partners to develop new products and services that will ensure real energy demand reductions across society. The centre provides an energy research environment that combines business innovation with research excellence for energy demand side efficiency and systems integration challenges.

Industry Collaborative Research
The IERC works with industry partners to build market focused collaborative research projects serving markets of scale.

Research Excellence
The IERC is focused is on commercial and residential energy demand and local generation. Areas of interest include the prediction, influence, management, delivery, control and measurement of energy use.

The IERC engages in and funds collaborative, industry-led projects that reflect the needs of the market for today and tomorrow.

Economic Impact Case Studies
The IERC considers the economic impact of energy research in two ways – Economic Impact to the consumer and – the wider society.

Memberships & Benefits
Market focused, industry collaborative research in sustainable energy systems.

Our Centre Our Partners

A centre of international excellence in integrated energy systems research

Conduct research in energy efficiency and low carbon energy delivery

Deliver technology and business innovations through deep collaborative partnerships

Strategic Impact
Supporting national policy objectives for energy efficiency and low carbon energy services

Commercial Impact
Collaborative partnerships with industry to develop new IP and commercial offerings

Research Excellence
Publishing peer-reviewed output in journals, conferences and other dissemination

Capacity Build
Strengthening the energy research base, and developing new skills and capabilities in Ireland

Sustainable Growth
building a portfolio of national and international competitive income and contract research

Technology Centre

Our Competencies

The IERC focuses our research in four main areas of competence

Embedded Distribution &
Generation Systems

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Software &
Systems Integration

The Sierra Group is the IERC software development team, whose primary aim is to deliver intuitive transparent software applications that contribute to the digitalisation of the energy sector, and promote the use of software in efficient management of energy processes.

Additionally, Sierra aims to contribute to strategic energy research and the role software and systems can play in their development and operation.

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