Energy Ireland 2022 Conference Programme

Ireland's decade of delivery

29 & 30 June 2022 ∙ Croke Park, Dublin

Day 1: Wednesday 29th June 2022

08.30 REGISTRATION AND MORNING COFFEE

09.00 Chair's welcome and introduction:
  • Tanya Harrington, Chair
    Renewable Energy Ireland


09.05 IRELAND’S ENERGY FUTURE
  • MINISTERIAL ADDRESS:
    Eamon Ryan, TD, Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications
  • Energy priorities of the European Commission
    Ditte Juul Jørgensen, Director-General for Energy
    European Commission
  • A regulatory framework for Ireland’s energy transition
    Aoife MacEvilly, Chairperson
    Commission for Regulation of Utilities
  • Creating a cleaner energy future for Ireland
    William Walsh, Chief Executive Officer
    Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
  • Driven to make a difference: Net zero by 2040
    Paddy Hayes, Chief Executive
    ESB
  • Question & answer session / Panel discussion

10.45 COFFEE/ EXHIBITION NETWORKING BREAK

11.15 THE NEW ENERGY LANDSCAPE
  • CHAIR:
    Tanya Harrington, Chair
    Renewable Energy Ireland
  • The potential impact of the disruption in Russian gas supplies to Europe
    Katja Yafimava, Senior Research Fellow
    Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
  • A new energy ecosystem – the age of uncertainty
    Dave Kirwan, Managing Director
    Bord Gáis Energy
  • Delivering Ireland’s sustainable energy future
    Cathal Marley, Chief Executive Officer
    Gas Networks Ireland
  • Providing energy in a net zero carbon world
    Maria Ryan, Director of Offshore Development
    SSE Renewables
  • Question & answer session / Panel discussion

13:00 LUNCH BREAK

14:00 DELIVERING IRELAND’S ENERGY TRANSITION
  • CHAIR:
    Owen Lewis
    Energy Institute

  • Offshore Grid Deliver for 2030
    Paul Moran, Head of Programme Delivery
    EirGrid
  • UK energy policy outlook: An industry perspective
    Adam Berman, Deputy Policy Director
    Energy UK
  • Intelligent energy for a sustainable future
    Ana Domingues,Microsoft Energy Industry Director
    Microsoft
  • Question & answer session / Panel discussion

15.15 COFFEE/ NETWORKING BREAK

15:45 DELIVERING IRELAND’S ENERGY TRANSITION
  • CHAIR:
    Owen Lewis
    Energy Institute

  • Energy market developments to support Ireland’s energy transition
    Niamh McGovern, Partner
    Arthur Cox
  • Financing Ireland’s Energy Transition
    Ciarán Flynn,Debt Advisory Director,
    Goodbody
  • Aligning Ireland's climate action with the phase out of Russian gas
    Brian Ó Gallachóir, Director
    MaREI Centre, University College Cork
  • Question & answer session / Panel discussion

17.00 ENERGY IRELAND DRINKS RECEPTION

Day 2: Thursday 30th June 2022

09:00 DEVELOPING IRELAND’S OFFSHORE WIND RESOURCES
  • CHAIR:
    Noel Cunniffe, CEO
    Wind Energy Ireland

  • Developing Ireland’s offshore wind resources
    Anne-Marie Clancy, Principal Officer
    Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications
  • A regulatory framework for offshore wind projects
    Richard Murphy, Partner
    Pinsent Masons
  • Offshore wind consenting: Lessons from major infrastructure projects in Ireland
    Joanne Moran, Growth Director, Ireland’
    Jacobs
  • Achieving 5GW of offshore wind by 2030
    John Young, Head of Policy & External Relations for Ireland and Northern Ireland
    SSE
  • Lessons from the UK offshore wind rollout: Building the supply chain
    Luke Clark, Director of Strategic Communications,
    RenewableUK
  • Question & answer session / Panel discussion

09:00 SUSTAINABLE HEAT & RENEWABLE GAS
  • CHAIR:
    Úna Nic Giolla Choille

  • National Heat Study: Options for heating and cooling homes, businesses and industry
    Margie McCarthy, Director of Research and Policy Insights
    Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
  • Developing district heating in Ireland
    Donna Gartland, Chief Executive Officer
    Codema—Dublin’s Energy Agency
  • Decarbonisation of industrial high-grade heat
    David Connolly, Chief Technology Officer
    Astatine
  • Renewable gas: Decarbonising Ireland’s gas network
    Edwina Nyhan, Director of Strategy and Regulation
    Gas Networks Ireland
  • Question & answer session / Panel discussion

10.45 COFFEE/ EXHIBITION NETWORKING BREAK

11:15 ELECTRICTY NETWORK AND MARKET DEVELOPMENT
  • CHAIR:
    Úna Nic Giolla Choille

  • Covid-19 pandemic: Glimpses of the future electricity system?
    Malcolm Keay, Senior Research Fellow
    Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
  • Energy networks for a cleaner future
    Peter Lantry, Country Managing Director, Ireland and Global Data Centre Lead
    Hitachi Energy
  • A framework for electricity in 2030
    Cillian O’Donoghue, Head of Policy
    Eurelectric
  • The missing link: Long-term energy storage
    Andy Kelly, Director
    AFRY
  • Demand side management
    Siobhán McHugh, Chief Executive Officer
    The Demand Response Association of Ireland
  • Question & answer session / Panel discussion

13.00 LUNCH AND EXHIBITION NETWORKING BREAK

14:00 FUTURE ENERGY: IRELAND’S HYDROGEN ECONOMY
  • CHAIR: Rory Monaghan,, Senior Lecturern
    NUI Galway

  • Developing Ireland’s hydrogen economy
    Rory Monaghan, Senior Lecturer
    NUI Galway
  • Towards a hydrogen strategy for Ireland
    John Finnegan, Principal Officer
    Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications
  • Key enablers for net zero – Energy Storage and Hydrogen
    Meadhbh Connolly, Innovation Manager
    ESB Generation & Trading
  • The role of hydrogen storage in decarbonising Ireland’s energy
    John O’Sullivan,Chief Operating Officer
    dCarbonX
  • Green hydrogen: Ireland’s energy export opportunity
    Catherine Sheridan, Chief Operating Officer Manager
    EI-H2 and German-Irish Hydrogen Council
  • Question & answer session / Panel discussion

15.30 Conference close