Muireann Lynch is a Senior Research Officer in the Economic Analysis division of the Economic and Social Research Institute. She joined the Institute in 2014. Muireann holds a degree in Mathematics and Economics from Trinity College Dublin and a PhD from the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering in UCD. She has published numerous research articles in diverse areas of energy economics and has co-authored submissions to various public consultations and Government Departments. Muireann’s research funders include Science Foundation Ireland, the Marine and Renewable Energy Institute (MaREI) and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). In addition, Muireann coordinates emerging research focused on the modelling and integration of electricity, gas, heat and water systems in the Energy Systems Integration Partnership Programme. Muireann’s research interests include electricity market regulation, power system economics and renewable generation integration and her research methodologies include stochastic mathematical programming, optimisation and game theory.