Start Time
9:15 AM
End Time
4:00 PM
There will be CPD hours awarded to attendees. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.

About this Conference

Renewable Energy forms one of the pillars for delivering a global sustainable environment and the commitment to climate change targets. The renewable energy industry has matured, with huge investments being put into it globally. This conference will look at how Ireland is approaching renewable energy and the diverse options available to meet our Climate Change Targets by 2030.

We have a line-up of experts who will speak on Solar Energy, the role of hydrogen and the risks associated, Ireland’s Implementation of Relevant EU Directives and so much more.  

The Renewable Energy Conference is a unique live virtual event from our own custom-built CMG Studios. 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.


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

  • 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

Conall Bolger, CEO ofthe Irish Solar Energy Association

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

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

Dr Eoin Syron, Lecturer School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering,University College Dublin.

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

  • 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

Fergal Callaghan, AWN Consulting

Implementation of RelevantEU Directives

  • Regulatory outlook
  • EED
  • EPDB
  • Ecodesign

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

The role of Bioenergy in Decarbonising Ireland

  • 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

Seán Finan B.E. C.EngMIEI Chief Executive Officer Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA)

Integrated Offshore Energy Infrastructures on Ireland’s Energy Transition Road map

  • 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

Nick O’ Neill, Director, SLR Consulting Ireland

Developing Ireland’s Ocean Energy Resources

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

Shadi Kalash, Offshore Programme Executive, SEAI

The Energy Transition: Transforming the Grid and our Energy Policies

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, law firms, finance consultants, insurance providers, IT providers, facilities managers, 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.


Conall Bolger
CEO of the Irish Solar Energy Association
Dr Eoin Syron
Assistant Professor in School of Chemical and Bioprocess Eng UCD, Academic Lead of Integrated Energy Lab UCD.
Dr. Fergal Callaghan
Director, AWN Consulting
Seán Finan
Chief Executive Officer with IrBEA
Nick O’Neill
Director at SLR Environmental Consulting (Ireland) Ltd
Niamh McGovern
Partner, Infrastructure Construction & Utilities at Arthur Cox LLP
Shadi Kalash
Offshore Programme Executive, SEAI
Brian Ó Gallachóir
Director, MaREI Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork


Early Bird Rate: €435 + VAT (LIMITED OFFER)

Full 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

Discounts available for bookings of 3 or more.