This conference will facilitate discussion on the role of energy research and policy in achieving Ireland’s long term clean energy goals.
About the conference
SEAI will co-host this full day conference with the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE). The theme of the Conference is the Transformation of Ireland’s Electricity Sector.
The conference will be held on Wednesday the 20th of November 2019 in the Alex Hotel, Fenian Street, Dublin 2. The purpose of the conference is to:
- facilitate discussion on the role of energy research and policy in achieving Ireland’s long term clean energy goals.
- ensure that energy policy development and implementation is informed by the best scientific advice possible.
- ensure researchers are aware of current and future energy policy priorities.
In the recently published All-of-Government Climate Action Plan to tackle climate breakdown, a target was included for 70% of electricity to come from renewable sources by 2030. This particular challenge will be a focal discussion point at the Conference.
Wednesday 20th November 2019, Alex Hotel (Dublin 2)
Registration, Tea & Coffee
Morning Chair: Dr Phil Hemmingway (Head, Low Carbon Technologies Dept, SEAI)
Welcome & Introduction
Phil Hemmingway (SEAI)
Minister Richard Bruton (DCCAE)
The role of public sector innovation and policy in transformation of the electricity sector
Chair: Julie O'Neill, SEAI Board Chairperson
Lunch & Networking
Afternoon Chair: Martin Finucane (Principle Officer, Strategic Energy Policy Division, DCCAE)
Challenges in the transformation of Ireland’s electricity sector
Chair: Andrew Keane, UCD Energy Institute
ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems - Networking & Call Scoping
“Let’s collaborate!” - Scoping for multinational RDD projects on digital transformation of the energy system.
Further details on the ERA-Net SES Website
Meet our speakers
Learn more about our guest speakers who will deliver talks at the inaugural National Energy Research and Policy Conference 2019.Learn more about our speakers