Ireland's energy transition

The energy world is in a state of flux as it transitions to a low carbon, distributed and digital model. The disruption in the political world continues into 2018, with disruption to the energy sector. The geopolitics of energy is changing with a move away from internationally traded fossil fuels to local energy systems based on wind, sunlight and biomass. Closer to home, Brexit is now looming large.

Renewable energy is at an inflection point with new RESS and RHI schemes. Cost reduction in many technologies such as offshore wind and solar are making them increasingly competitive. Bioenergy offers a path to more sustainable forms of heating and has the potential to refuel Ireland's natural gas network. Energy networks are undergoing rapid change and will facilitate the move towards a new system of energy delivery. They are becoming increasingly disrupted and smarter, through necessity. We are also seeing much digital disruption across the sector from smart networks to connected homes.

The 22nd Annual Energy Ireland conference will look at the drivers of change in the energy sector and focus on the areas of disruption.

Visiting experts for 2018

Professor Graham Weale, Honorary Professor of Energy Economics, Ruhr University Bochum

Professor Graham Weale, Honorary Professor of Energy Economics, Ruhr University Bochum

Hans Korteweg, Managing Director, COGEN Europe

Hans Korteweg, Managing Director, COGEN Europe

Robert Klaffus, Senior Vice President Digital Grid Systems bei, Siemens AG

Robert Klaffus, Senior Vice President Digital Grid Systems bei, Siemens AG

Kirsty Hamilton, Associate Fellow, Chatham House, London

Kirsty Hamilton, Associate Fellow, Chatham House, London

Odd Håkon Hoelsæter, Member, SEM Committee

Odd Håkon Hoelsæter, Member, SEM Committee

Major Sponsors

Sponsors

Energy Ireland Programme overview: Plenary and workshop sessions

Irish energy leader’s forum

The energy sector is undergoing a transition to a low carbon future. New digital technologies are bringing disruption right across the energy supply chain. Hear directly from Ireland’s energy leaders on how they see this transition unfolding.

Exploring Ireland’s energy future

European energy policy continues to shape local policy, against an increasingly uncertain political world. We look at how the Irish energy sector and local policy makers and regulators are addressing these issues.

Driving the energy transition

We look at the drivers behind the transition. The newly published National Development Plan has stated one third of the €116 billion infrastructure investment will be climate change and energy. In addition, the energy supply chain is becoming increasingly agile and digital.

Ireland’s future energy system

What will the energy system look like in Ireland in 2040? What will be the main elements: renewables, CCS, smart networks. How will the existing infrastructure evolve with increased solar and wind energy?

Sustainable heat

Heat is one of the most challenging areas for decarbonisation. Renewable heat has the potential to reduce Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions. CHP offers many larger energy users a route to a more efficient energy future.

Impact of Brexit on the energy sector

Ireland is the European country that will be most affected by Brexit and it has the potential to cause significant disruption right across the Irish energy sector. This will be a theme running through the two days of the conference and we have an overview of the potential areas of impact

Energy infrastructure

With the sources of energy changing rapidly energy infrastructure will evolve in a more distributed and smart energy system. Spatial planning is a critical element to deploying new energy infrastructure

Irish energy leader’s forum

The energy sector is undergoing a transition to a low carbon future. New digital technologies are bringing disruption right across the energy supply chain. Hear directly from Ireland’s energy leaders on how they see this transition unfolding.

How to register

Delegate fee

795

€795 +VAT @23% = €977.85

Sponsorship & Exhibition

Sponsorship & exhibition opportunities available: Booking up fast!


Join Ireland’s energy leading organisations in partnering with Energy Ireland 2018. An excellent way to showcase your organisation at Ireland’s major annual energy conference, there are a small number of high profile sponsorship and exhibition packages available. Ireland’s largest energy conference will once again bring together Ireland’s energy sector for two days of networking and discussion. For further information on how your organisation can benefit, contact us directly on +353 (0) 1 661 3755 or email info@energyireland.ie

Benefits of exhibition:


• Raise your organisation’s profile

• Excellent networking opportunities

• Showcase your organisation’s expertise

• Opportunity to attend all the conference sessions and interact directly with speakers and delegates

• Business development opportunities