Energy Ireland Yearbook 2020

For over 20 years the Energy Ireland Yearbook has been the essential one-stop source for anyone interested or involved in Irish energy.
The Yearbook can be found on the desks of policymakers, major energy companies, facilities managers, large energy users and service organisations involved in Ireland’s rapidly developing energy sector.
The Yearbook covers all aspects of Irish energy including major policy issues, who the key decision makers are, sub-sectoral analysis and comprehensive directory listings.

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How can the Yearbook benefit your organisation?

The Energy Ireland Yearbook is the only detailed guide that encompasses energy in Ireland, north and south. It will keep you updated and informed of all the latest developments and the key people and organisations working in each sector. It is a useful business development tool.

Unique features of the Yearbook

The Yearbook incorporates a number of unique features:

  • 300 pages crammed with useful information;
  • expert analysis by guest contributors on key issues in Irish energy;
  • listings of all relevant policy-makers and government agencies;
  • a detailed guide to each sector, with listings of organisations active in the sector;
  • a unique energy Who’s Who giving biographical details of the 200 top ‘movers and shakers’ on the Irish energy scene;
  • directory of companies selling products and services into the Irish energy sector;
  • useful maps and diagrams of Ireland’s energy infrastructure (power grid, gas pipeline networks).

Detailed contents by chapter

The Energy Ireland Yearbook is a high quality information sourcebook which represents an extremely valuable reference tool for everyone active in the energy sector in Ireland. Alex McLean, Partner, Arthur Cox
Chapter 1: Irish energy policy
  1. Global energy context
  2. White Paper 2015
  3. European energy policy
  4. European Commission
  5. European Parliament
  6. Irish energy policy
  7. Climate Action Plan 2019
  8. Energy policy: Northern Ireland
  9. Energy and Brexit
  10. Renewable Heat Incentive
  11. Government departments and other energy organisations
Chapter 2: Natural gas
  1. Natural gas: the global context
  2. Natural gas infrastructure
  3. Natural gas in Ireland
  4. Gas industry development in Ireland
  5. Shale gas
  6. Common Arrangements for Gas
  7. Natural gas in Northern Ireland
  8. Gas to the West
  9. Natural gas organisations and companies
  10. Gas licence holders
Chapter 3: Electricity
  1. Global electricity
  2. Electricity generation
  3. Demand
  4. Transmission and distribution
  5. Retail electricity market
  6. North/South electricity
  7. European electricity market reform
  8. Electricity in Northern Ireland
  9. Electricity regulation in Ireland
  10. Electricity organisations and companies
  11. Electricity licences and authorisations
Chapter 4: Oil and gas exploration and downstream petroleum
  1. Irish oil and gas sector
  2. Developments in the Irish oil and gas sector
  3. 2015 Atlantic margin licensing round Petroleum exploration licences
  4. Upstream oil and gas companies operating in Irish waters
  5. Industry organisations
  6. Government departments and agencies: Republic of Ireland
  7. Oil and gas exploration in Northern Ireland
  8. Downstream petroleum overview
  9. Oil refining in Ireland
  10. The Irish oil market
  11. Liquified petroleum gas (LPG) market
  12. Petroleum retailing in Ireland
  13. Downstream petroleum companies
  14. Petroleum industry associations
Chapter 5: Renewable and indigenous energy
  1. Renewable and indigenous energy in Ireland
  2. Wind energy development in Ireland
  3. Marine renewables development
  4. Peat resources and use
  5. Waste-to-energy technology
  6. Geothermal energy
  7. Renewable energy in Northern Ireland
  8. Bioenergy development
  9. Renewable heat
  10. Offshore renewable energy in Northern Ireland
  11. Renewable energy research institutions
  12. Renewable and indigenous energy organisations
Chapter 6: Digital energy
  1. Digital trends
  2. Digitalisation’s impact on energy
  3. Transport, buildings and industry
  4. Energy use by ICT
  5. Coal and power
  6. Oil and gas
  7. Cybersecurity
  8. Digital energy in Ireland
  9. Smart metering
  10. Energy and smart cities
  11. Smart Grid
  12. Electricity storage
Chapter 7: Energy use and procurement
  1. Sustainable energy use: Republic of Ireland
  2. Delivering our green potential strategy
  3. Energy transport policy
  4. Renewable Heat Incentive
  5. Energy management for large energy users
  6. Combined heat and power
  7. Sustainable energy use in buildings and residential
  8. Energy Performance of Buildings Directive
  9. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)
  10. Sustainable energy use: Northern Ireland
  11. Local energy agencies
Chapter 8: Who’s who in Irish energy
  1. An A–Z guide to the leading players in the Irish energy sector, north and south
Chapter 9: The Energy Ireland directory
  1. Representative groups and associations in Irish energy
  2. Consultants and advisors
  3. Legal advisors
  4. Financial and economic consultants
  5. Technical and engineering consultants
  6. Renewable energy consultants
  7. IT consultants and system support companies
  8. Certification systems
  9. Equipment and service suppliers
  10. Power generation and CHP
  11. Renewable energy technology
  12. Wind energy
  13. Bioenergy
  14. Solar energy
  15. Monitoring and control systems, instrumentation
  16. Air conditioning, refrigeration, heating and insulation products
  17. Mechanical fabrication, pipes, valves and pumps
  18. Electrical contractors and service providers
  19. Water treatment and waste management
  20. Geological/geothermal products and services
  21. Offshore services
    • Marine
    • Drilling
Reference section
  1. Energy tables and energy approximate equivalents
  2. Standard conversion factors

Who is the Energy Ireland Yearbook 2020 for?

The Energy Ireland Yearbook is aimed at both those executives working in the Irish energy sector directly and those serving the sector as consultants, advisors and suppliers.
It is of particular interest to those individuals who need to gain an understanding of the main issues affecting the Irish energy sector and who require contact details for the key players in the sector. It is aimed at people based either north or south in Ireland as well as energy players from outside Ireland who have an interest in Irish energy. The Energy Ireland Yearbook is an essential desktop aid for:

  • Chief Executives / Managing Directors
  • Finance Directors
  • Technical / Engineering Managers
  • Business Analysts / Planners / Economists
  • Heads of Business Development
  • Project Developers
  • Bankers, Providers of Finance
  • Head of Strategy / Corporate Planners
  • Legal Advisors
  • General Managers, Energy Companies
  • Senior Policy Makers / Regulatory Officials
  • Large Users of Gas and Electricity
  • Facilities Managers
  • Engineering Contractors
  • Equipment Suppliers
  • Engineering and Technical Consultants

In recent years the Yearbook has proved an invaluable tool for energy professionals from beyond Ireland whose role requires them to keep up-to-date with the latest developments and opportunities in the Irish energy sector.

For energy users…

The Energy Ireland Yearbook is read in increasing numbers by those engaged in the practical aspects of energy management for energy-intensive businesses such as dairies, chem/pharm and manufacturing. There is a section specifically dedicated to energy management from an ‘energy-user’ perspective.

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