Irish Renewable Energy Summit 2020:

The major annual conference for the Irish renewable sector

To date renewable energy has been focused on the electricity sector with 40 per cent of electricity from renewable sources. The Climate Action Plan has an ambitious target of 70 per cent of electricity from renewable sources by 2030. Although there has been less progress made on renewable sources in the heat and transport sectors, both these sectors are central to the Climate Action Plan: there is an ambitious target to electrify mobility with 950,000 electric vehicles by 2030; and an equally ambitious target to deliver 600,000 renewable energy heating sources in homes and 25,000 in commercial premises. The out-workings of the Plan will see a surge in renewable energy development over the next decade. The 2020 Irish Renewable Energy Summit will look at the practical implications of the Climate Action Plan to 2030 and how renewables will develop across electricity, heat and transport.

Transition to a renewables-led energy system

The 2020 Irish Renewable Energy Summit will look at where Ireland is in terms of delivering renewable energy to meet its climate commitments. We are in many ways starting the second phase of development, with the first phase being mostly focused on onshore wind. The summit will focus on the key elements of the next phase:

  • Decarbonising electricity, meeting the 70% target
  • Power-to-gas: Linking renewable electricity and gas
  • Heat in the City: renewable heat in buildings
  • Copenhagen: 100% renewable gas by 2025
  • Financing renewable energy projects
  • Developing large scale bioenergy projects

The Renewable Energy Summit will provide a valuable opportunity to bring together the key stakeholders from across the energy sector, and those who interact with the energy sector to discuss how the contribution from renewable energy can be maximised and implemented most effectively. The objective is to create a genuine in-depth understanding of the alternative paths open to Ireland in increasing the contribution from renewable energy.

2019 conference video

Speakers include:

Peter Baillie, Managing Director, Energia Renewables

Peter Baillie, Managing Director, Energia Renewables

Richard Bruton, TD, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Richard Bruton, TD, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Eamonn Confrey, Principal Officer, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Eamonn Confrey, Principal Officer, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Janette Webb, Professor of Sociology of Organisations, University of Edinburgh

Janette Webb, Professor of Sociology of Organisations, University of Edinburgh

Martin Lambert, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute of Energy Studies

Martin Lambert, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute of Energy Studies

William Walsh, Interim CEO, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

William Walsh, Interim CEO, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Professor Brian Ó Gallachóir, Environmental Research Institute University College Cork

Professor Brian Ó Gallachóir, Principal/Funded Investigator, University College Cork, Environmental Research Institute

Full programme available soon

This is why you need to be at the Irish Renewable Energy Summit 2020

+200 attendees: Who will you meet?

The summit will be of interest to senior managers and decision makers in the renewable energy sector. Delegates come from right across the sector and the wider energy community with a contingent from overseas. Delegates will include:

  • Chief Executives, directors and senior managers in the energy sector
  • Policy makers and regulators
  • Renewable energy developers
  • Engineering and technical consultants
  • Legal and financial advisors
  • Planning and environmental professionals
  • Equipment suppliers
  • Large energy users

Key issues for the 2020 summit:

  • Decarbonising electricity, meeting the 70% target
  • Power-to-gas: Linking renewable electricity and gas
  • Heat in the City: renewable heat in buildings
  • Copenhagen: 100% renewable gas by 2025
  • Financing renewable energy projects
  • Developing large scale bioenergy projects

Benefits of attending:

  • Discuss the role of renewables in the energy transition
  • Hear directly from developers of renewable energy
  • Learn about innovative projects being implemented
  • Network with other professionals across the renewable energy sector

Networking

The summit is structured in such a way to provide a high level of interaction between speakers and delegates. There will be plentiful opportunities for questions as well as discussion in each of the sessions. In the margins of the event there will also be ample scope for business development during the busy networking breaks which take place in our exhibition area.

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities


There are a limited number of opportunities to become involved with this conference as a sponsor or exhibitor. This is an excellent way for organisations to showcase their expertise and raise their profile with a key audience of senior decision makers from across Ireland’s renewable energy sector. This interactive conference provides an excellent opportunity for making contacts and networking. Sponsorship bookings are filling up fast with limited speaking slots left — please request a sponsorship pack for more information on how your organisation can benefit. Please contact Olivia Carragher on +353 (0)1 661 3755 or email olivia.carragher@energyireland.ie for further information.