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Dr. Keith Sunderland, PhD BE Dip Eng CEng MIEI

Assistant Head of School, Electrical and Electronic Engineering

 

Contact Details:

e: keith.sunderland@dit.ie

ph.: +353-1-4024882/4617

mbl.: +353-86-8688902

Room: KEG-025, Kevin St. Campus

 

Biography:

Keith Sunderland is the Head of Discipline (Electrical Services Engineering) within the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He is a chartered electrical engineer (MIEI) with a research interest in the application of small/micro generation technologies from the perspective of network tolerance to issues including power quality and load side demand management. In particular, he is interested in modelling the climatology of the urban wind resource and its applicability to smarter cities with increased DwG. In this regard, he is currently participating in the COST Action TU1304: “Wind energy technology reconsideration to enhance the concept of smart cities”. Keith also reviews for the Journals of Sustainable Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics and Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments. He is also Deputy Editor of the Journal of Sustainable Design and Applied Research. Formerly an electrician with Ianróid Éireann, he is Technical Secretary of Technical Council 2, Electro-Technical Council of Ireland (ETCI) whose primary task is the publication of the National Rules for Electrical Installations in Ireland.

 

Publications:         Journal Publications:

Advances towards the statistical quantification of urban Turbulence and its impact on wind power estimations, Woolmington T. and Sunderland K., Blackledge J. and Conlon M.; (2014), Energy Journal. (Article accepted for publication)

The Small Wind Energy Estimation Tool (SWEET) – a practical application for a complicated resource, Sunderland K. and Woolmington T., (2013), Journal of Sustainable Engineering Design: Vol. 1: Iss. 3, Article 4.

Estimating the wind resource in an urban area: A case study of micro-wind generation potential in Dublin, Ireland, Sunderland K. M., Mills G., and Conlon M.F.; Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, vol. 118, pp. 44-53, 2013.

Small wind turbines in turbulent (urban) environments: A consideration of normal and Weibull distributions for power prediction, Sunderland K., Woolmington T., Blackledge J., and Conlon M.; Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, vol. 121, pp. 70 81, 2013

Analysis of Wind Velocity and the Quantification of Wind Turbulence in Rural and Urban Environments using the L´evy Index and Fractal Dimension, Blackledge J., Coyle E., McCoy N., Kearney D., Sunderland K., and Woolmington T.; ISAST Transactions on Computers and Intelligent Systems, vol. 4, 2012.

Analysis of Wind Velocity and the Quantification of Wind Turbulence in Rural and Urban Environments using the L´evy Index and Fractal Dimension, Blackledge J., Coyle E., McCoy N., Kearney D., Sunderland K., and Woolmington T.; ISAST Transactions on Computers and Intelligent Systems, vol. 4, 2012.

 

Refereed Conference Papers

The application of boundary layer climatology and urban wind power potential in smarter electricity networks, Sunderland K., Mills G., Conference of Irish Geographers (CIG),  46th International Conference, Universit College Dublin, 2014.

Urban deployment of small wind turbines: power performance and turbulence, Sunderland K., Woolmington T., Blackledge J., Conlon M.F.; Universities’ Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), 2013, 48th International,Dublin, Ireland, 2013.

Application of a correction current injection power flow algorithm to an unbalanced 4-wire distribution network incorporating TN-C-S earthing, Sunderland K., Coppo M., Conlon M.F., Turri R.; Universities’ Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), 2013, 48th International,Dublin, Ireland, 2013.

Impact of Urban Atmospheric Turbulence on the Electrical Generation Capability of a Micro Wind Turbine, Beer E., Conlon M.F., Sunderland K.; Universities’ Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), 2013, 48th International,Dublin, Ireland, 2013.

The Quantification of Wind Turbulence By Means of the Fourier Dimension, Woolmington T., Sunderland K., Blackledge J., Conlon M.F.; 24th IET Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC), 2013, Letterkenny, Ireland, 2013.

Advances In The Quantification of Turbulence: A Wind Resource Characteristic, Woolmington T., Sunderland K., Blackledge J., Conlon M.F.; The Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection conference (SEEP), Slovenia 2013

An evaluation of the wind resource across an urban area, Sunderland K.; International Conference on Urban Climates (ICUC8), 2012, 8th International, 2012, pp. 1-4, Dublin Ireland, 2012

4-wire power flow analysis of a representative urban distribution network Incorporating SSEG,Sunderland K. and Conlon M. F.; in Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), 2012, 47th International, pp. 1-6, London, 2012

Observations of the wind resource across the Dublin urban Area, Sunderland K., Conlon M.F., MillsG., Fealy R.; in Universities' Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), 2011, 46th International, 2011, pp. 1-6, Soest, Germany, 2011.

Estimating the yield of micro wind turbines in an urban environment: A methodology, Sunderland K. and Conlon M. F., in Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), 2010, 45th International, 2010, pp. 1-6, Cardiff, 2010.

The probabilistic integration of demand -side load and generation inrepresentative Irish Distribution Network, Sunderland K. and Conlon M. F. in  International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering, (EEEIC), 2009, 8th International, 2009, pp. 1-5, Karpacz, Poland, 2009.

The role of micro wind generation in Ireland's energy future, Sunderland K. and Conlon M. F. in Universities Power Engineering Conference, (UPEC), 2008, 43rd International, 2008, pp. 1-5, Padova, 2008.

 

Invited Papers

Viability of Micro Wind Turbines in the Urban Environment, Putrus G., Narayana M., Sunderland K. and Conlon M., invited paper at the World Renewable Energy Forum WREF/WREN, May 13-17, 2012, Denver, Colorado, USA.

 

Posters:

Urban Climate Research in Dublin, Sunderland K., Keogh S., Alexander. P., Presented at the Inauguration of Urban Climate Observation Site, DIT, 9th August, 2012)

Voltage Variation on a 4-wire Distribution Network with High Penetrations of Domestic Grid-Tied PV, Sunderland K., Conlon M. F., Mills G., Fealy R., Presented at the European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, 29th International September, 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

 

Non Peer Reviewed Publications

Verification and Testing and the legislative impact as outlined in S.I. 299 and subsequently S.I. 732 (Safety Health and Welfare at Work General Applications) Regulations, Part 3Sunderland K.,Series of Articles (3): BS News: January, February and March (2008) editions.

The Introduction of ET101:2008 (National Wiring Rules)Sunderland K.,Series of Articles (3): BS News: January, February and March (2010) editions.