The Energy Show 2020 features talks from leading experts in sustainable energy from across Ireland and Europe.

Featured speakers

Dr. Lucy Corcoran

SEAI Programme Executive - Research, Development & Demonstration, Low Carbon Technologies

Dr Lucy Corcoran works on delivery of the SEAI National Energy Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) Funding Programme, which supports innovative energy RD&D projects that contribute to Ireland’s transition to a clean and secure energy future. Lucy represents Ireland on Europe’s Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SETPlan) Steering Group, and represents SEAI on the National Climate Research Coordination Group. Lucy is also the National Contact Point for the European Commission co-funded ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems initiative.

Lucy is an engineer with ten years’ experience in the energy sector, across industry and academia. She holds a BAI (Engineering) and PhD (Hydropower Energy Recovery) from Trinity College Dublin, and is a graduate of the UCD-TCD-QUB Innovation Academy (Innovation and Entrepreneurship).


Paul Martin

SEAI, Technical Standards Development Manager

Paul Martin, CEng MCIBSE, manages technical standards development at SEAI. A graduate of Northumbria university, Newcastle and Waterford Institute of Technology. Paul is a Member of the CIBSE. Paul is also Chair of the Building Service committee with responsibility for the development of Standard Recommendation (S.R.) 50-1 Building Services — Code of Practice — Part 1: Water based heating systems in dwellings.


Marie Coggins

Lecturer in Exposure Science at the School of Physics, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)

Dr. Coggins is a lecturer in Exposure Science at the School of Physics, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). Her research interests include measurement of occupational and Environmental exposure pathways to new and emerging pollutants. She is currently leading an SEAI RD&D 2018 funded research project which will evaluate indoor air quality and occupant comfort pre and post Deep Energy Renovations in Irish domestic dwellings.  

Orla Coyle

SEAI, Programme Manager - Near Zero Energy Buildings & High Performance Retrofit

Orla is a Chartered Engineer who joined SEAI as Programme Manager for NZEB and High Performance Retrofit. She has 20 years’ experience in the energy performance of buildings in both Ireland and Australia. As a consultant, Orla was involved in the environmental, energy and sustainable assessment of both new and existing buildings. 

Emmanuel Bourdin

Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, Building Standards.

Emmanuel has recently joined Sean Armstrong’s team in the Building Standards Section of the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government to work on TGD L – Dwellings and TGD F, bringing in 20 years’ experience in the manufacturing and distribution industries of energy management construction products.

Brian McIntyre

SEAI, Programme Executive on the Deep Retrofit Piot Programme

Brian McIntyre is Programme Executive on the Deep Retrofit Pilot Programme in the Sustainable Authority of Ireland (SEAI) with 15 years’ experience in the Energy sector. He previously worked in the private sector with a core focus on the energy sector throughout his career including providing consultancy services to SEAI across the public sector, SME, RD&D and Delivery programmes since 2005. Brian has also provided consultancy to the public and private sector on policy, infrastructure and technology including on Strategic Environmental Assessments of national policies. 

Graham Brennan

SEAI, Transport Programme Manager

Graham Brennan is a graduate of University College Galway in Ireland and Cranfield University in England. He worked initially in the offshore oil and gas sector in Aberdeen and later worked for Rolls-Royce Aero Engines in Derby, UK. From there he joined the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland in 2002 to manage the Renewable Energy Research Development and Demonstration programme. Graham has been responsible for preparing Ireland’s Ocean Energy Strategy and promoting the development of renewable energy products and markets for a wide range of technologies. He is currently responsible for managing the Electric Vehicle research programmes in SEAI. He is also a member of the IEA committee on hybrid and electric vehicles.

Martin Howley

SEAI, Statistics

Martin manages SEAI's energy policy statistical support unit. Based in Cork, the unit has a lead role in developing and maintaining comprehensive national and sectoral statistics for energy production, transformation and end use, including energy prices. Martin has worked for over 38 years in various energy related roles in the antecedents of SEAI from IIRS through Eolas, Forbairt, Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Energy Centre.



Conor Hannify

SEAI, Programme Manager

Conor Hanniffy manages SEAI’s Deep Retrofit Pilot Programme, an innovative €21.2m multi-annual pilot programme to upgrade inefficient older housing to a minimum A3 rating. Conor has over 20 years project management experience in mechanical, manufacturing and energy sectors within the public and private sector. Conor holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Project Management. 


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