Researcher at Melbourne Energy Institute, University of Melbourne

Dylan McConnell is PhD candidate at the Australian-German Climate and has worked with the Melbourne Energy Institute for six years.

Dylan has a detailed understanding of the Australian National Electricity Market and the cost structure of energy technologies. He has developed analytical and modelling capability to understand the effect of distributed solar photovoltaic, centralised renewable and storage technologies on the electricity system and electricity prices.


  • 2014–present
    PhD Candidate, University of Melbourne
  • –present
    Research Fellow, University of Melbourne


  • 2009 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor Engineering (Chemical)
  • 2009 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)


  • 2016
    Environmental norms and electricity supply: an analysis of normative change and household solar PV in Australia, Environmental Sociology
  • 2015
    Five Years of Declining Annual Consumption of Grid-Supplied Electricity in Eastern Australia: Causes and Consequences, The Electricity Journal
  • 2015
    Estimating the value of electricity storage in an energy-only wholesale market, Applied Energy
  • 2013
    Retrospective modeling of the merit-order effect on wholesale electricity prices from distributed photovoltaic generation in the Australian National Electricity Market, Journal of Energy Policy