The ISGAN TCP emphasises the importance of strong, reliable, resilient, and affordable power grid.

Executive Committee

The International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) TCP creates a strategic platform to support high-level government attention and action for the accelerated development and deployment of smarter, cleaner electricity grids around the world.

The ISGAN TCP Executive Committee Representatives for Ireland are Mr. Declan Meally (SEAI) and Ms. Ruth Buggie (SEAI).

For further information, please visit the IEA ISGAN TCP webpage.

Declan Meally

Emerging Sectors - Programme Manager

Declan Meally is Head of Emerging Sectors with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. This portfolio includes Marine and Ocean Energy, Smart Grid, Electric Vehicles and Smart Cities programmes.

He is a chartered mechanical engineer and has worked for over twenty years in management in both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining SEAI, Declan worked in management in Xerox Europe Limited and Aer Rianta.


Ruth Buggie

Sustainable Energy Communities - Programme Manager

Ruth Buggie is the Sustainable Energy Communities and Smart Grid Programme Manager with SEAI. She joined SEAI in 2005 and has managed a number of programmes including the SEAI Energy Poverty programme, the Better Energy Homes Scheme and the Area Based programme.

In her current role, Ruth is responsible for managing the SEAI Smart Grid programme with a focus on the development of Ireland’s Smart Grid Portal as an integrated one-stop portal of national energy assets and infrastructure, energy-related enterprises, innovators and research activities. She sits on the Board of Smart Grid Ireland.

Ruth is also responsible for the development and deployment of the Sustainable Energy Communities programme to support the development of a community approach to energy and to stimulate a national move towards sustainable energy practice through demonstration in exemplar communities.

Ruth holds a Degree in Building Services and a Masters in Energy Management from the Dublin Institute of Technology. She previously worked for a number of years as a Sustainable Energy Design Engineer in Australia and as a project manager in an electrical engineering firm.



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