This CPD accredited seminar explores the potential of energy contracting and how it can realise Ireland's energy efficiency ambitions.

About this event

1.30pm - 4pm, Thursday 28th March, Minerva Suite, RDS

What is Energy Contracting? It has so much potential, but the Irish Market is not adopting it as quickly as others, and this event will explore why.

Energy Contracting is a brilliant opportunity for companies to save money, energy and reduce their carbon emissions. But how does it really work? And why aren't more Irish companies taking it up?

This event at the SEAI Energy Show is packed with top professionals in the field who will look at just that. With speakers from the US and the UK showing how Energy Contracting has been successfully adopted there, and professionals in Ireland explaining just how much potential there is for the Irish Market to take this on.

This event is crucial if you’re planning a large scale energy upgrade for your business.


1:30     Registration

2:00      Welcome and Introduction

Fergus Sharkey, Head of Department, Business and Public Sector, SEAI

2:05      The role of energy contracting in achieving 2030 targets  

Ken Cleary, Assistant Principal, Climate Change Unit, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

2:10      Paradigm shifts required to scale the energy contracting market

Fergus Sharkey, Head of Department, Business and Public Sector, SEAI

2:20      U.S. insights and market mobilisation

Alice Dasek, Policy Advisor, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

2:40      Perspectives from the UK and beyond

Dr. Steven Fawkes, Managing Partner, EnergyPro Ltd.

3:00      The EPC Facilitator’s role & learnings from the GuarantEE project

Joe Hayden, Senior Executive Engineer, Codema

3:20      Panel Discussion: Exploring Solutions – What actions can we take to accelerate the adoption of energy contracting?

Moderated by Jim Scheer, Head of Department, Low Carbon Technologies, SEAI

4:00     Close


This seminar will be of interest to businesses in the public and private sectors who wish to undertake energy upgrade projects.

It will also be of interest to:

  • ESCos
  • Energy Agencies
  • Project Managers
  • Financial Controllers
  • Procurement Officers