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Research Fellow at the Australian German Climate and Energy College, The University of Melbourne

Dr Dylan McConnell is an energy systems research fellow at the University of Melbourne Climate & Energy College and researcher at the multi-institutional Energy Transition Hub. He has extensive experience in analysing the electricity sector in Australia. Dylan’s work is focused on electricity infrastructure and governance, and the energy transition in liberalised electricity markets. He also specialises in operations research and the optimisation of electricity systems. His work is interdisciplinary and has been published in forums including the Journal of Energy Policy, the Journal of Applied Energy, the Electricity Journal, and the Journal of Environmental Sociology. His work can also be found on The Conversation.

Experience

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

Education

  • 2020 
    University of Melbourne, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2009 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor Engineering (Chemical)
  • 2009 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)

Publications

  • 2020
    Impacts of LNG Export and Market Power on Australian Electricity Market Dynamics, 2016–2019, Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports
  • 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)