Research Fellow, Melbourne Energy Institute, University of Melbourne

Dylan McConnell is a research fellow at the Melbourne Energy Institute at the University of Melbourne. He has a detailed understanding of the cost structure of energy technologies and the electricity market. Dylan was an author of Melbourne Energy Institutes Renewable Energy Technology Cost Review, investigating renewable technology costs and projections. He has also developed detailed energy market models for analysing the National Electricity Market electricity dispatch and price setting system, in the context of understanding the effect of distributed solar photovoltaic systems and other technologies affecting wholesale electricity demand.


  • –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