ENERGY IRELAND 2017

Looking beyond 2020


13-14 June 2017, Croke Park Dublin


Full programme announced!

Ireland’s energy path to 2020 is pre-determined by investments already made and those projects that are in progress. Investments made in the period just after 2020 will determine Ireland’s energy path to 2050. This is against a backdrop of unprecedented uncertainty and a period that is becoming increasingly chaotic. The political upheaval seen across the world has impacted directly on the energy sector. Closer to home, Brexit threatens to disrupt the Irish economy and has increased the risks around security of supply, particularly for natural gas. Renewable energy is also at an inflection point as we move beyond onshore wind, which has delivered the bulk of renewables onto the electricity system to date and will continue to have a major role to 2020.

This year’s Energy Ireland conference will look at the drivers of the changes in the energy sector and the drivers of change over the period to 2020 and beyond.

Issues that will be addressed in this year’s conference include:

✔ Impact of Brexit and the energy sector;
✔ The new electricity market structures;
✔ Investing in Ireland’s energy infrastructure post 2020;
✔ European energy policy and the Winter package;
✔ Energy regulation in uncertain times;
✔ Future outlook for wind energy;
✔ Natural gas infrastructure and market outlook;
✔ Will 2020 see a surge in solar energy and energy storage?
✔ Will energy interconnectors become more important after Brexit?
✔ Oil and gas exploration prospects and the future of oil refining in Ireland;
✔ Energy and climate policy outlook.

Early bird ending 31st March!

Confirmed Speakers

Denis Naughten, TD, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Denis Naughten, TD, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Paul McGowan, Chairperson, Commission for Energy Regulation

Paul McGowan, Chairperson, Commission for Energy Regulation

Marie Donnelly, Former Director, DG Energy, European Commission

Marie Donnelly, Former Director, DG Energy, European Commission

Pat O'Doherty, Chief Executive, ESB

Pat O'Doherty, Chief Executive, ESB

Dave Kirwan, Managing Director, Bord Gáis Energy

Dave Kirwan, Managing Director, Bord Gáis Energy

Stephen Wheeler Managing Director, SSE Ireland

Stephen Wheeler Managing Director, SSE Ireland

Fintan Slye, Chief Executive, EirGrid plc

Fintan Slye, Chief Executive, EirGrid plc

Jim Gannon, ‎Chief Executive, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Jim Gannon, ‎Chief Executive, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Ralf Korntner, Director of Distribution Energy Systems, Siemens

Ralf Korntner, Director of Distribution Energy Systems, Siemens

Alex McLean, Partner, Arthur Cox

Alex McLean, Partner, Arthur Cox

Antony Froggatt, Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House

Antony Froggatt, Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House

Stephen Woodhouse, Director, Poyry Management Consulting

Stephen Woodhouse, Director, Poyry Management Consulting

Cormac O’Rourke, Director of Corporate Finance, Goodbody

Cormac O’Rourke, Director of Corporate Finance, Goodbody

Garret Farrelly, Partner & Head of Energy and Infrastructure, Matheson

Garret Farrelly, Partner & Head of Energy and Infrastructure, Matheson

Arne Jungjohann, Author of Energy Democracy

Arne Jungjohann, Author of Energy Democracy

Brian Ó Gallachóir, Director, Energy Policy and Modelling Research, University College Cork

Brian Ó Gallachóir, Director, Energy Policy and Modelling Research, University College Cork

David Taylor, Energy Institute

David Taylor, Energy Institute

Professor Geraint Ellis, Queens University Belfast

Professor Geraint Ellis, Queens University Belfast

Professor John FitzGerald, Chairman, National Expert Advisory Council on Climate Change

Professor John FitzGerald, Chairman, National Expert Advisory Council on Climate Change

Neil Walker, Head of Energy Policy, Ibec

Neil Walker, Head of Energy Policy, Ibec

Nicola Dunleavy, Partner Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Matheson

Nicola Dunleavy, Partner Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Matheson

Owen Wilson, Chief Executive, Electricity Association Ireland

Owen Wilson, Chief Executive, Electricity Association Ireland

Dr Thierry Bros, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Dr Thierry Bros, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Adrian Flewitt, Vice President, Technical Solutions, EMEA & AP, Sensus

Adrian Flewitt, Vice President, Technical Solutions, EMEA & AP, Sensus

John Reilly, Head of PowerGen Development, Bord na Mona

John Reilly, Head of PowerGen Development, Bord na Mona

Kate Ruddock, Deputy Director, Friends of the Earth, Dublin

Kate Ruddock, Deputy Director, Friends of the Earth, Dublin

Gary Healy, Chief Executive Officer, Irish Wind Energy Association

Gary Healy, Chief Executive Officer, Irish Wind Energy Association

Peter O’Shea, Head of Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Strategy, ESB

Peter O’Shea, Head of Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Strategy, ESB

Eamonn Confrey, Principal Officer of the Decarbonisation Policy Division, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Eamonn Confrey, Principal Officer of the Decarbonisation Policy Division, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Michael Manley, Assistant Secretary General, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Michael Manley, Assistant Secretary General, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Jenny Pyper, Chief Executive, Utility Regulator

Jenny Pyper, Chief Executive, Utility Regulator

Rodney Doyle, Director of Market Operations, General Manager, Single Electricity Market Operator

Rodney Doyle, Director of Market Operations, General Manager, Single Electricity Market Operator

Brendan Murphy, Group Commercial and Regulatory Director, Ervia

Brendan Murphy, Group Commercial and Regulatory Director, Ervia

Friðrik Larsen, CEO LarsEn Energy Branding and University of Iceland

Friðrik Larsen, CEO LarsEn Energy Branding and University of Iceland

Conor Minogue, Senior Policy Executive, Ibec

Conor Minogue, Senior Policy Executive, Ibec

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Major Sponsors

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Support Sponsors

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