Energy Ireland is Ireland’s largest and most long-established energy conference, attended every year by all the key players in the Irish energy sector, as well as many from further afield who maintain an interest in how the energy sector in Ireland is developing. The 23rd Annual Energy Ireland conference will take place on Thursday 20 adn Friday 21 June at Croke Park, Dublin  and will look at the drivers of change in the energy sector and focus on the areas of disruption.

Key themes for 2019:

  • The policy backdrop to the energy transition to a low carbon economy;
  • Decarbonising electricity: towards a flexible electricity system and market;
  • The Future Role of Gas (FRoG), biomethane and CCS;
  • Financing Ireland’s energy transition;
  • Energy security in an uncertain world, including cybersecurity and interconnection;
  • The next phase of renewable energy development: offshore wind and solar;
  • Technology options for decarbonising Ireland’s transport sector;
  • Delivering low carbon heat for homes and industry;
  • Empowering the consumer and enabling communities;
  • The role of smart networks in the digital energy future.

Speakers include:

  • Richard Bruton, TD, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment
  • Megan Richards, Director of Energy Policy, DG Energy, European Commission
  • Pat O’Doherty, Chief Executive, ESB
  • David Newbery, Deputy Independent Member, SEM Committee
  • Gino Vansteenhuyse, CEO, Calor Gas
  • Mark Foley, CEO, EirGrid
  • Joanne Ross, Head of Legal, Bord Gáis Energy
  • Stephen Wheeler, Managing Director, SSE Ireland
  • Jim Gannon, CEO, SEAI
  • Cathal Marley, Chief Executive (Interim), ervia
  • Kevin Shiels, Director of Retail Markets, Utility Regulator
  • Boyana Achovski, Secretary General, Gas Infrastructure Europe
  • Trude Sundset, CEO, Gassnova
  • Paul Brodrick, Business Development Director - Digitalisation, Siemens
  • Tadas Jakštas, Energy Security Expert, The NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence
  • Ashling Cunningham, Chief Information Officer, ervia

Networking opportunity

While there will be much knowledge disseminated in the formal conference sessions, Energy Ireland is about more than just policy discussion.  The conference brings together the key movers and shakers in Irish energy affording them the opportunity to network and socialise as well as engage in the informal discussions that can ultimately lead to real business development.

Lively exhibition

As a two day, multi-stream conference, Energy Ireland is an excellent platform for companies wishing to profile their goods and services to a key audience of energy sector decision-makers.  A physical presence by way of exhibition at the conference provides a valuable opportunity for making contacts, networking and lobbying.  There are a limited number of high quality exhibition spaces still available at this year’s conference.

10 reasons you should book your place now!

  1. Ireland’s major annual energy conference – all key players attend
  2. Excellent networking and business development opportunities
  3. Hear from Ireland’s energy leaders: DCCAE, CRU, ESB, Ervia, Bord Gáis Energy, SSE, SEAI, EirGrid
  4. High profile visiting experts presenting external perspectives
  5. In-depth workshops and briefings
  6. Opportunity to hear all the latest developments in Irish energy in one place
  7. Lively exhibition area
  8. Over 300 delegates attend across two days
  9. Opportunities for Q&A and direct engagement with speakers
  10. Delegates will receive a complimentary copy of the 2019 Energy Ireland Yearbook – an essential desktop sourcebook

Further information

For more information on Energy Ireland or to view the full conference programme go to the website or to book a place at the conference, email or call us on +353 (0)1 661 3755.