Ireland Power Conference & Exhibition comes to Dublin in April
09 February 2018
The Irish energy sector is on the cusp of a dramatic and substantial overhaul, driven by the need to shift to a greener economy. The next year will significantly alter the shape of the market and how the energy system on the island of Ireland functions.
Transformation in the electricity market; expanding and greening the gas grid; improving national and international interconnection; and ensuring the infrastructure is ready and able to cope with the growing electrification of heat and transportation, are just some of the challenges on the horizon. What’s more, innovative technologies are opening up opportunities for networks to become smarter, enabling energy players to optimise existing assets.
All of this essential change is coming under the significant uncertainty cloud of Brexit. How the UK goes about its departure from the European Union will have a profound impact on the integrated single energy market in Ireland which crosses the border between the North and the Republic. Its operation, and the energy security and climate change ambitions of the island, rely on finding a pragmatic and workable solution.
More than 150 stakeholders including Ervia, SSE Ireland, Bord na Móna, regulators, NGOs, contractors, solution providers and consumer bodies will address the most pressing challenges affecting the long-term delivery of power services in Ireland at this key event.
Expert speakers include:
- Jerry O’Sullivan, deputy chief executive, ESB
- Patrick Madigan, head of bioenergy, Bord na Móna
- Jenny Pyper, chief executive, Utility Regulator
- Stephen Wheeler, managing director, SSE Ireland
- Paul Travers, head of energy, climate action and infrastructure, Allied Irish Banks
- Aoife MacEvilly, commissioner, Commission for Regulation of Utilities
- James Lawless, vice-chair, Communications, Climate Action and Environment Committee
- Martin Finucane, principal officer, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
- Roger Henderson, network connections director, NIE Networks
- And more…
The theme for 2018 is ‘Setting the route forward towards a low-carbon economy in an interconnected Ireland’ and the programme features panel discussions, expert presentations, leading case studies and interactive sessions addressing crucial topics.
Key topics to be addressed include:
- The sustainable provision of energy services in Ireland
- Regulatory challenges facing the Irish energy sector
- Developing and operating an integrated electricity market
- Meeting the climate change commitments
- Driving innovation in the Irish energy sector
- Encouraging investment in green and renewable technologies
- Creating a flexible energy system
Who should attend?
Ireland Power brings together key stakeholders involved in or affected by Ireland’s energy sector, including CEOs, directors and managers responsible for:
- Networks/future networks
- Renewables/renewable energy
- Finance & investment
- Climate change
In addition to:
- Contractors, consultants & solution providers
- NGOs and charities
- Large energy users
Want to gain a pan-utility understanding?
Then why not attend the 2018 Ireland Water conference the day after our annual Ireland Power event.
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