Energy Ireland® 2020: Ireland’s major annual energy conference

2020 is a pivotal moment in the transition of the global energy sector to a low carbon future. With climate change taking on a renewed urgency in the public consciousness, the decarbonisation of the energy sector will only accelerate in the coming years.

Now in its 24th year, Energy Ireland is the major annual conference event for the Irish energy sector.Delivered online this year, it will bring together over 300 delegates from the Irish energy sector and beyond for three days of discussion.

Key themes for the 2020 conference

  • Geopolitical and economic backdrop to the energy transition
  • Future of electricity: towards a flexible electricity system and market
  • Options for decarbonising Ireland’s gas network
  • Technology options for decarbonising Ireland’s transport sector
  • The role of renewable energy technologies, existing and emerging, in Ireland’s energy system
  • Delivering low carbon heat for homes and industry
  • The role of digital networks and customers in Ireland’s energy future

Confirmed speakers

  • Pat O’Doherty, Chief Executive, ESB
  • Eamon Ryan TD, Minister for Climate Action, Communication Networks and Transport
  • Aoife MacEvilly, Commissioner, Commission for Regulation of Utilities
  • William Walsh, CEO, Sustainable Education Authority of Ireland
  • Alex McLean, Head of Energy, Renewables and Natural Resources, Arthur Cox
  • Dave Kirwan, Managing Director, Bord Gáis Energy
  • Stephen Wheeler, Ireland Country Lead, SSE
  • Cathal Marley, Acting Group Chief Executive Officer, Ervia
  • Mark Foley, CEO, EirGrid
  • Emma Pinchbeck, Chief Executive, Energy UK
  • John FitzGerald, Chair, Climate Change Advisory Council
  • David Lowe, Director, Corporate Finance, Goodbody
  • Brian Ó Gallachóir, Centre Director, MaREI Centre, University College Cork
  • Donna Gartland, CEO, Codema
  • Richard Murphy, Head of Energy and Natural Resources, Pinsent Masons
  • Kevin Brady, Principal Officer, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
  • Mary O’Connor, CIO, ESB
  • Christian Friebe, Energy Policy Specialist, Thüga Gas
  • David McKee, CTO, Granville Eco Park
  • Nicolas Pocard, Director of Marketing, Ballard
  • Stuart Madnick, Professor of Information Technologies, MIT Sloan School
  • Clare Watson, Researcher, University College Cork
  • Bob Hanna, Chair, Smart Grid Ireland
  • Muireann Lynch, Research Officer, ESRI
  • Paul Westin, Senior Business Developer, Swedish Energy Agency
  • Peter Caluwaerts, Project Director, Parkwind
  • Marek Kubik, Market Director, Fluence
  • Nguyen Dinh, Eirwind Project Manager, MaREI Centre, University College Cork
  • Antonio Lopez-Nicolas Baza, Deputy Head of Unit Renewables and CCS Policy, DG Energy European Commission
  • Paul MacArtain, Researcher, Centre for Renewable Energy, Dundalk Institute of Technology

View the full conference programme – Click Here

Sponsorship opportunities available
Join Ireland’s energy leading organisations in partnering with Energy Ireland 2020. An excellent way to showcase your organisation at Ireland’s major annual energy conference, there are a small number of high-profile sponsorship packages available. For further information on how your organisation can benefit, contact us directly on +353 (0) 1 661 3755 or email

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