Barry Hayes
Funded Investigator
UCC Energy Transition Energy Policy & Modelling

Dr. Barry Hayes is a Lecturer in Electrical Power Engineering at University College Cork. Prior to joining UCC in 2018, he was a lecturer at National University of Ireland Galway (2016-2018), and a Marie Sklodowska-Curie research fellow at IMDEA Energy in Madrid (2013-2016). He holds a PhD in Electrical Power Systems Engineering from the University of Edinburgh (2013), and has held visiting researcher positions at National Grid UK (2011) and at the University of Tennessee (2016).

Barry is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and has co-authored more than 40 peer-reviewed, international publications in books, conferences, and journals including IEEE Transactions on Power Systems and IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (for an up-to-date list of publications, see Google Scholar).

Barry’s research group focuses on the electricity grid integration of sustainable energy technologies, and the operation and planning of future power systems.

Barry leads a research team of two postdocs, three PhDs, and several Masters students at UCC. He is the UCC lead investigator in “CENTS”, a €3.8 million project on local electricity trading, and a funded investigator in the US-Ireland collaboration project “CREDENCE”.