Irish Renewable Energy Summit 2012

Delivering the economic opportunity


08.30 Registration & coffee
09.00 Renewable energy deployment
  Chairman’s welcome and introduction: Bob Hanna
Chief Technical Advisor
Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources
Investing in renewable energy: Delivering the economic and environmental benefits

Fergus O’Dowd, TD
Minister of State
Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources
  Examining the contribution of renewable energy to meeting the European 20-20-20 energy targets
Robert Lorentz
Policy Officer
DG Energy, European Commission
  Irish-Scottish links on energy study: Project update
PJ Rudden
Project Director
ISLES Project & President, Engineers Ireland
  Roadmap to 2020: Towards 100% electricity from renewables
Colin Imrie
Head of Energy Division
Scottish Government
  Questions & answers / Panel discussion
10.30 Morning coffee / Networking break
11.00 Grid infrastructure & technology WORKSHOP: Renewable energy options
11.00-12.30 Meeting room 9/10
  Developing a smart grid to facilitate high levels of renewables
Fintan Slye
Operations, EirGrid
Developing Ireland’s bioenergy market
Barry Caslin
Bioenergy Specialist
  Taking a cluster approach to integrating renewables:
The Renewables Integration Development Project

Robert Wasson
Asset Management Director
Northern Ireland Electricity
Capturing the economic benefits of developing and investing in the bioenergy sector
Joe O'Carroll
Managing Director
Imperative Energy
  Towards the new electricity age: Addressing the smart grid challenge
Gary O'Callaghan
Head of Energy Sector
Siemens Limited
Examining the role of renewable gas in meeting Ireland’s renewable energy targets
Caroline Greene
Bord Gáis Networks
  Facilitating a decarbonised European power sector:
Promoting the policy agenda for a European Supergrid

Joe Corbett
Friends of the Supergrid & Head of Technical Services
Mainstream Renewable Power
Waste-to-energy: Ireland’s newest renewable energy source
Claire Downey
Energy & Waste Policy Analyst
Indaver Ireland
  Energy conversion and storage using the power-to-gas technology: Enabling the rise of renewable energy systems
Hermann Pengg-Bührlen
Chief Technical Officer
Solarfuel GmbH
Questions & answers / Panel discussion
  Questions & answers / Panel discussion
13.00 Conference lunch / networking break
14.00 Planning & regulation WORKSHOP: Meeting the Renewable heat challenge
14.00-14.45 Meeting room 9/10
  Chair: Laura Fosh
Client Manager, Environment
Chairman & introduction: Pearse Buckley
Programme Manager
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
  Winning the arguments for renewable energy
Brian Motherway
Chief Operations Officer
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
Addressing the economic, technical and regulatory barriers to developing renewable heat
Mike Dolman
Energy Consultant
  Developing the regulatory framework for renewable energy
Denis Cagney
Director of Gas, Legal and Renewables
Commission for Energy Regulation
Developing the market for low-carbon heating solutions
Neil Stewart
Managing Director
Dimplex Renewables
  Planning and social (un)acceptance of wind energy projects
Jim Gannon
Associate Director,
RPS Group
Renewable heat incentive: Increasing the contribution of renewable heat towards meeting energy targets
Speaker tbc
Department of Energy & Climate Change, GB
  Questions & answers / Panel discussion Questions & answers / Panel discussion
15.15 Afternoon coffee / Networking break
15.30 Renewables in changing energy markets
  Integrating renewables into changing electricity markets
Richard Linger
Associate Director
Pöyry Management Consulting
  Harnessing variable renewables: A guide to the balancing challenge
Simon Müller
Renewable Markets and Policies Analyst
International Energy Agency
  Is technology the silver bullet to address 'expensive' and 'unpredictable' renewables?
Ben Hanley
Asset Management Solutions
IBM Global Business Services
  Questions & answers / Panel discussion
16.30 Conference close