Researcher at the Australian German Climate and Energy College, University of Melbourne

Dylan McConnell is PhD researcher at the Australian-German Climate & Energy College. He worked for the Melbourne Energy Institute from 2011-2016.

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.


  • 2020–present
    Research fellow, University of Melbourne
  • 2013–2020
    PhD Researcher, University of Melbourne
  • 2011–2016
    Research Fellow, University of Melbourne


  • 2020 
    University of Melbourne, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 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

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Institute of Energy
  • Australian Photovoltaic Institute

Research Areas

  • Operations Research (010206)
  • Industry Economics And Industrial Organisation (140209)
  • Renewable Power And Energy Systems Engineering (Excl. Solar Cells) (090608)
  • Power And Energy Systems Engineering (Excl. Renewable Power) (090607)