Registration and coffee
Welcome from the morning Chair
Brian Ó Gallachóir
Professor of Energy Engineering, University College Cork
OPENING ADDRESS: Tomorrow’s scenarios as we plan for our energy future
T.D, Minister of State, Department of Rural and Community Development and Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
Grid Architecture: How Smart Networks should evolve
OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Digital grids and markets – the impact of emerging and disruptive technologies
- How will blockchain effect the energy market?
- Developments in big data and smart network development
Secretary General, European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E)
Electricity System Investment in Ireland, 2021 – 2025
In 2019 the Irish electricity system operators are preparing their investment and operational plans for 2021 – 2025, to secure regulatory and funding approval in the Price Review 5 (PR5) process. 2021 – 2025 will see the electricity system adapted to support rapidly changing energy use in Ireland, in innovative and effective ways. Our speaker will speak about how ESB Networks’ system development plans address this, considering the Clean Energy Package and 2030 targets, resilience and climate adaptation, and enabling the electrification of heat and transport. She will also speak on ESB Networks’ campaign to involve all Irish electricity customers developing in their 2021 – 2025 proposals.
PR5 Project Manager, ESB Networks
PANEL DISCUSSION: Perspectives on the future of Ireland’s energy system and the future of digitisation
- Utilising digitalisation to support existing business models, enabling new services and driving innovation and collaboration
- How can the industry collaborate to avoid extensive, complex and costly validation and certification processes which can hinder progress?
- What does the future hold for the energy workforce?
- How do we move the implementation of emerging technologies forward?
- How regulation can be a ‘win win’ for stakeholders
Chief Executive, EirGrid
Senior Investment Manager, NTR
Chief Executive Amarenco
Research challenges for a low carbon energy system
Dr. Mark O’Malley
Chief Scientist, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA
Energy transition: decarbonising energy
Transitioning to a lower carbon economy: The National Mitigation Plan and strategies to address emission heating and transport
Assistant Secretary, Environment and Climate Action, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
Renewable heat for industry, transport and agribusiness
Business Development and Innovation Manager, Gas Networks Ireland
PANEL DISCUSSION: How will and should Ireland adapt to the monumental change taking place in the energy sector?
Spurred on by the crisis that is being caused by climate change, the world’s global energy market is undergoing unprecedented upheaval. And, the pace of transition will only get faster. A new disrupted and digital model will take root, where smart communities and tech-savvy consumers become ‘energy players’ and not just customers. Decentralisation will mean locally-based energy networks will become ‘the new normal’, enabling easy delivery of locally-produced energy to the grid. The next 10 years will see change that we probably can’t imagine. How will Ireland’s energy sector adapt and how can we be an integral part of the transition?
Energy Markets Programme Manager Enel X
Chief Executive, SEAI (Sustainable Energy Association of Ireland)
Principle Consultant, Poyry
National Connections Manager, Gas Networks Ireland
Customer issues: energy efficiency, demand response, aggregation, Big Data
Welcome back from the chair
Assistant Professor, Energy Economics, Department of Economics, University College Dublin
INTERNATIONAL ADDRESS: Unlocking new value streams and business models in a rapidly evolving market – a GB perspective
Senior Manager – Asset Management, UK Power Networks Services
Cyber security: A challenge for the energy sector or business as usual?
- The evolving threat landscape
- Lessons learned from Smart metering and the Network and Information Systems Directive (NIS)
- Challenges for the energy sector
Head of Information Security, Gemserv
INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Global Perspectives of Sustainability, Resilience and Distributed Generation
- What is at stake in the grand transformation of the energy system?
- Reshaping the mix of generation and Renewables Revolution: new requirements of our T&D infrastructure, and the business models within our industry
- Distributed Solid-State PV and its implications: Resiliency, affordability and transparency for end consumers
- Role of digital technologies going forward. Combining digital with renewables to help customers engage and make smarter decisions
- How will an integration of digital, grid and generation as a system of systems as enable the transformation of the world’s largest system of systems?
Chief Technology Officer, GE Grid Solutions
Brexit and the All-island Single Electricity Market: Challenges for EU Energy Policy and Cross-jurisdictional Regulatory Governance
Head of Government Affairs & Regulation, Powerscourt