Renewable Energy Conference 2021

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Renewable Energy Conference 2021

Early Bird Discount Closing!


• Renewable Energy - Status and Projections for 2030

• Solar Energy

• Renewable Hydrogen • EU Directives

• Bioenergy’s Role in Tackling Climate Change

• Offshore Energy Infrastructure

• Ireland’s Ocean Energy Potential

• Transforming the Grid and Our Energy Policies


This Conference will be very relevant to County Councils, Government Departments, Planners, Engineers, Legal executives, Suppliers, Manufacturers, to name just a few


CPD Certified


Date: 2nd December 2021





The forthcoming Renewable Energy Conference has gathered a line-up of expert speakers who will discuss all things Renewable Energy, what can be expected for the future and what we need to prepare for. See below event programme for a full list of key topics to be covered on the day


This is a unique live virtual event from our own custom-built CMG Studios. Initial feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with attendees praising the additional interactive elements, as well as increased Q&A opportunities throughout the day, giving you more opportunity to gain real practical insights on the key issues that are important to you.







Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain number of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised


Conference Programme


Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks

Renewable Energy in Ireland: Status and Projections for 2030

Professor Brian Ó Gallachóir, Director, MaREI Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork


Solar Energy

Speaker: Conall Bolger, CEO of the Irish Solar Energy Association

Renewable energy targets
Behind the meter solar – e.g. solar on homes, farms, businesses and industrial buildings
Incorporating utility scale solar onto the Irish network
Challenges for deploying solar at scale


What Role Has Renewable Hydrogen in Ireland’s Energy Future?

Speaker: Dr Eoin Syron, Lecturer School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering,

University College Dublin.

Hydrogen Potential in Ireland
Pathways to Green Hydrogen
A Hydrogen Strategy for Ireland
Current Research Activities


Hydrogen – it’s a wonderful fuel but don’t forget process safety!

Speaker: Fergal Callaghan, AWN Consulting

Introduction - comparison of hydrogen with hydrocarbon-based fuels - process safety aspects
Properties of hydrogen which lead to fire and explosion hazards
Typical hydrogen generation, handling, dispensing and storage plant
Hydrogen accidents which have occurred and root causes
Lessons learned and process safety requirements for the use of hydrogen as a fuel


Implementation of Relevant EU Directives

Speaker: Antonella Uras, Programme Executive at Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)

Regulatory outlook


The role of Bioenergy in Decarbonising Ireland

Speaker: Seán Finan B.E. C.Eng MIEI Chief Executive Officer Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA)

Bioenergy: Meeting the challenges of climate change & sustainable development
Summary of proposed Bioenergy measures and opportunities
Sustainability Criteria & Recognition of Bioenergy’s role in tackling Climate Change
Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH) and Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS)
Addressing concerns about bioenergy



Integrated Offshore Energy Infrastructures on Ireland’s Energy Transition Roadmap

Speaker: Nick O’ Neill, Director, SLR Consulting Ireland

Collaboration between government, industry and academia is key
Lessons from Eastern Canada
Irish offshore wind, LNG floating storage and regasification, hydrogen production and CO2 storage concept
Accelerated pathway to a just energy transition


Developing Ireland’s Ocean Energy Resources

Speaker: Shadi Kalash, Offshore Programme Executive, SEAI

Overview of Ireland’s ocean energy potential
Key enabling 2021 developments
Current research, innovation & collaboration activity


The Energy Transition: Transforming the Grid and our energy policies

Speaker: Niamh McGovern, Partner, Arthur Cox


Who Should Attend?


This conference would be of interest to senior management, director, CEO and operator level from energy operators, engineers, civil contractors, main contractors, consultants, universities, county councils, government departments, semi state agencies, building services contractors, specialist and sub-contractors, relevant industry suppliers and manufacturers to name just a few.




Early Bird Rate – 435+vat

Normal Rate @ 535+vat


Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain number of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment


CMG Events Conference Discount

10% discount for the third delegate booked or subsequent bookings thereafter from the same company.


Why Should I Attend?


There are many reasons why you should attend this event, but here’s a few for you to consider.


Get the most up to date information on how Ireland is approaching renewable energy and the options available to meet our Climate Change Targets by 2030
You will get the rare opportunity to ask questions from renowned experts and experienced professionals on matters specifically relevant to you
Attend this event from the comfort of your home or office, while engaging and networking with others
Gain valuable CPD hours to add to your yearly requirements
Gain access to all presentations which may prove invaluable going forward
Watch and re-watch all video presentations in 4K for up to 72 hours after the event


CPD Points


There will be CPD points awarded to attendees at this conference. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award


Book Your Place

To request the conference agenda details with further information on schedule, timings, venue etc. Click Here


To secure your place please Click Here.


Alternatively call The CMG Events team on 00353 (0)1 293 3650 or email