Powering Ireland's future: technology, decarbonization and new models for Ireland's energy needs

Thursday, January 31, 2019, Croke Park, Dublin

The National Power Summit 2019

Powering Ireland's future: technology, decarbonization and new models for Ireland's energy needs

January 31st, Croke Park, Dublin

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Ireland’s energy sector is undergoing huge and fundamental change! Technological innovation, rapidly evolving structures, climate change concerns and new regulatory policies all mean markets are becoming more complex and difficult to forecast. Plus, a balance will need to be achieved for policy design to encourage investment in low-carbon technology whilst safeguarding security of supply. With so much at stake for this important industry and our economy overall, the Sunday Business Post is delighted to announce the staging of its 6th annual National Power Summit.

This forum, as with our previous 5 summits, provides the ideal vehicle for the industry to discuss and debate the main issues and strategies for transformation within the changing power landscape. The summit will feature keynotes sessions, panels discussions and case studies from experts on a range of subjects from disruptive technologies to the impact of Brexit to climate change and more…

Building on the success of our previous Power, Energy and Smart Network events, the Sunday Business Post’s 2019 Power Summit is designed to challenge, motivate and inspire all those concerned with energy, innovation and power supply.

The 2019 National Power Summit will provide expert information and analysis for all those interested in Ireland’s energy future…

Topics will include:

  • Digital grids and markets – the impact of emerging and disruptive technologies
  • Distributed generation
  • Ireland’s energy future underpinned by climate change polices
  • Energy storage for the grid
  • Future Power Networks
  • Delivering digital customer solutions
  • Transitioning to a lower carbon economy
  • Technology, software and analytics for grid technologies
  • Demand response economics
  • Brexit and Ireland’s electricity market
  • I-SEM
  • Advances in reliability
  • What are the most appropriate low carbon energy technologies for Ireland?
  • Energy efficiency and consumption
  • Renewable Gas
  • National and International Case Studies

This event is designed for all involved in Ireland’s power industry:

  • Policy-makers
  • Regulators
  • Decision-makers in Utilities & Energy Companies
  • Operation and Network Managers
  • Managers System Development & Planning
  • Environmental Officers & Engineers
  • Technical Managers • Engineering Companies
  • Local Authority / Planners / Government Agencies
  • Researchers / Scientists / Academia • Consultants / Analysts
  • Customer Service Managers • Business Development Managers
  • Large Energy Users
  • IT Managers
  • Vendors of Smart Grids Products and Solutions

Our past attendees include: SSE Airtricity, Electric Ireland, Suir Engineering, Eversheds ESB Networks, Ordnance Survey Ireland, Sirus Engineering, SNC-Lavalin, Excelsys Technologies, Siemens, Crystal Air, IDA, Irish Wind Energy Association, Molex Ireland, Irish Solar Energy Association Arup, Pöyry Management Consulting, PWC, Bank of Ireland, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Deloitte, University College Dublin, GE Ireland, Ericsson, Bord Gais Energy, Action Renewables, KPMG, Irish Bio-Energy Association, Highfield Energy, Byrne Wallace, Bord na Mona, Mace Group, Arup, Tynagh Energy, University of Limerick, Eirgrid, Neodyne, EAI, Amarenco, Trinity, Brookfield Renewable, NI Water, EnerNOC, Sirus Engineering, Turner & Townsend, Deloitte, AIB, Arthur Cox, Pinergy, SEAI, Engineers Ireland, JBM Solar, EPRI, BNRG Renewables, Exemplar, Action Renewables, Atlantic Power Services, Sensus, ABB, William Fry, TLI Group, Evermore Energy, Energia, NTR, 3 Ireland, Reverve Energy, GMC Utilities and many more…

Laurent Schmitt

Secretary General, ENTSO-E, France

Mark Foley

Group Chief Executive, EirGrid

Professor Mark O’Malley

Department of Electrical Engineering, University College Dubllin and Senior Research Fellow, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA

Brian Carroll

Assistant Secretary General, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Natural Resources

Ian Kilgallon

Innovation & Business Development Manager, Gas Networks Ireland

Dr Lisa Ryan

Assistant Professor, Energy Economics, Department of Economics, University College Dublin

Tanya Harrington

Head of Government Affairs, Powerscourt

Bill Sadlier

Senior Investment Manager, NTR


Browse below to see what some of the attendees from last year’s event have to say:

Darren McConnon


“Speakers were exceptional and the Power 2020 summit was very enlightening and informative. It was a phenomenal experience overall.”

Norzeran Charly


“Very interesting, great speakers, impressive level of knowledge and expertise.”

Karen McGeough

ESB Networks

“Well constructed event overall”

Claire Downey


“Very good breadth of speakers covering high level and important subject areas-not your average selection and very informative”

Our Tickets and Pricing

Single tickets and multi-ticket bundles available


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4 tickets for the price of 3



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Our Sponsors

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Supported by

For Sponsorship Opportunities Contact

Suzanne Brennan

Conference Director

Mob: +353 87 9191292

Email: suzanne.brennan@sbpevents.ie

Media from last year’s event

A selection of media from last year’s successful event.

Contact Us

This summit is organised by The Sunday Business Post and our events partner iQuest. If you have any questions, requests, or require assistance with your booking, please feel free to contact me:

Jackie Bryan Conference Facilitator Tel: (+353) 87 055 7913 Email: Jackie.bryan@sbpevents.ie

The Venue

Croke Park, Dublin

Croke Park Conference Centre - Cusack Suite

The National Power Summit takes place in the Cusack Suite, Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin 3 – located off Clonliffe Road and accessed via St Joseph’s Avenue. The GAA Museum is also located in this section so please follow the directional signage for the Museum. Please DO NOT enter the Hogan side on Jones’ Road for this event.  The red box below has directions to this event including all bus, DART, train and Dublin Bike information.

Parking: Parking is free in the Cusack section.

GPS coordinates 53.360712, -6.2533977

Tel: + 353 1 819 2300

Email: info@crokepark.ie

Eircode: D03 P6K7

Croke Park