Oluwasola Ademulegun, Associating in Research at Ulster University, is an Energy Scholar keen on Sustainability: Environment, Society, Economy and Equity. He is enthusiastic about the development of wind energy in the UK, solar energy in Africa and part of Australia, and sustainable energy systems everywhere. Working at the Centre for Sustainable Technologies, he investigates how energy storage could benefit electricity system in terms of achieving energy sustainability through optimal deployment of storage and flexibility techniques. While the current electricity system utilises a lot of fossil fuel – with the accompanying pollutions and adverse climate effects – he seeks real techniques for maximising the use of the available renewable energy resources in Northern Ireland.
His research specifically seeks to understand the locational benefits of deploying mass energy storage techniques in supporting grid-integration of variable renewables while systematically retiring polluting fossil fuel-based power plants.
New strategies and policies are formed for increased integration of the renewable resources into the electricity system in achieving utility, national, regional, and global sustainability targets within specific timeframes.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):