The energy sector will do the heavy lifting in Ireland’s decarbonisation to net zero in 2050. This will see an acceleration in the development of renewable energy and the electrification of the heat and transport sectors. In electricity, wind energy – both onshore and offshore – will have the main role, with solar playing a key role also.

This year has also seen a dramatic rise in natural gas prices globally and the security of supply of Ireland’s electricity grid has come under the spotlight. This comes against a backdrop of a fast-growing economy that is rebounding from the pandemic. Not every sector will be capable of using clean electricity, particularly transport and heat applications.

The decarbonisation of the gas network is gathering pace. Biomethane is now beginning to play a role and the prospect of green hydrogen offers Ireland an opportunity to optimise its renewable energy resources.

Now in its 27th year, Energy Ireland continues to be the major annual event in the Irish energy calendar, attracting influential delegates from across the sector. Energy Ireland 2023 will bring together all the key stakeholders in the Irish energy sector to discuss and debate the key drivers of the energy transition and the current energy price crunch. It will look forward to the developments that will decarbonise Ireland’s increasingly integrated energy system.

Register today at the early bird rate 

Key themes for 2023 

  1. Geopolitical context to the energy transition
  2. Improving Ireland’s energy security
  3. Developing Ireland’s offshore wind energy resources
  4. Future electricity system development
  5. Decarbonising Ireland’s gas network
  6. Role of renewable energy technologies in the energy transition
  7. Importance of digital networks in Ireland’s energy future 


  • Eamon Ryan TD, Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications
  • Paddy Hayes, ESB
  • Aoife MacEvilly, Commission for Regulation of Utilities
  • Dave Kirwan, Bord Gáis Energy
  • Cathal Marley, Gas Networks Ireland
  • Niamh McGovern, Arthur Cox
  • John Reilly, Bord na Móna
  • Klair Neenan, SSE Airtricity
  • Tanya Harrington, Renewable Energy Ireland
  • Andrew Hickey, Hitachi Energy
  • Caroline Kuzemko, University of Warwick
  • Richard Murphy, Pinsent Masons
  • Andy Kelly, Afry
  • Joanne Moran, Jacobs
  • Brendan Kelly, Bord na Móna
  • Brian Ó Gallachóir, MaREI Centre, University College Cork
  • Anouk Honoré, The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
  • Paul Mϋnnich, Agora Energiewende
  • Colm O’Neill, KPMG
  • Simon Ludlam, MaresConnect
  • Michael Galvin, Simply Blue Group
  • Catherine Sheridan, Green Rebel
  • Philip Hannon, Liquid Gas Ireland
  • Caoimhe McLoughlin, KPMG
  • Barry Quinlan, Department of the Environment, Climate & Communications
  • Muireann Lynch, Economic & Social Research Institute
  • Kevin O’Sullivan, The Irish Times
  • Peter Russell, Huawei FusionSolar & Storage Ireland
  • Stephen Robb, Irish Farmers Journal
  • Úna Nic Giolla Choille

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Five reasons you should book your place now

  1. Ireland’s major annual energy conference – all key players attend
  2. Hear from Ireland’s energy leaders: DECC, CRU, ESB, SEAI, Gas Networks Ireland, Bord Gáis Energy, SSE, Bord na Móna
  3. High profile visiting experts presenting external perspectives
  4. Opportunity to hear all the latest developments in Irish energy in one place
  5. Opportunities for Q&A with speakers 

Register now at early bird rate

Don’t miss the opportunity to secure your place at Ireland’s major energy conference at the early bird rate. Ends Wednesday, March 15.

Online: Email: Tel: +353 (0) 1 661 3755