Energy Theatre


Wednesday 5th April Timetable

  • 11.00 - 11.45

    Energy in Ireland - An Overview of Energy Trends

    This session is ideal for anyone with an interest in Ireland's energy data - where we get our energy from and where it is used.

    A sectoral analysis will be presented on energy trends over a 24 year period, looking at underlying drivers,  what progress Ireland had made in switching away from fossil fuels to renewable and sustainable energy sources and progress towards Government and EU renewable energy targets.

    Martin Howley, SEAI
  • 12.00 - 12.45

    Solar PV in Ireland

    This session is ideal for home-owners, land-owners, planners, installers, energy researchers and anyone else with an interest in solar energy to inform them about features of rooftop photovoltaic (PV) and solar farms in Ireland.

    The overall session objective is to inform attendees on the growing role of solar energy in Ireland. In particular, it will:

    - Address the most frequently asked questions about rooftop PV and solar farms in Ireland

    - Present the findings of an RD&D project on planning & development a solar farm in Ireland.

    - Inform attendees of the role of Irish research bodies and industry in the global solar PV industry

    Brian Denvir, SEAI

  • 13.00 - 13.45

    Product of the Show Awards Presentation The Product of the Show Awards were open to all exhibitors at the Energy Show 2017 and this ceremony will acknowledge the finalists and announce the successful award winners across five categories. Over the years the Energy Show Product Awards have championed innovative product developments which incorporate smart energy solutions. Drop by to see the latest leading lights in sustainable energy
  • 14.00 - 14.45

  • 15.00 - 15.45


  • 16.00 - 16.45

    Low Emission Vehicles in Ireland – On the Road to Clean Transport

    This session is ideal for fleet owners, logistics, consumers and transport companies including taxi drivers, truck or bus fleet operators.

    The objective of this session is to help people quickly adapt and prepare for coming changes in low emission vehicles. These changes are being implemented across the spectrum which includes passenger vehicles, van, trucks and buses.  

    Graham Brennan, SEAI


Thursday 6th April Timetable

  • 10.00 - 10.45

    Energy RD&D - A Focus on Innovation  in Ireland

    This session is aimed at anyone with an interest in innovation in the energy sector, including researchers, academics, SMEs, entrepreneurs and innovators.

    This session will present SEAI’s Energy RD&D programme and showcase some innovative research projects that were supported by SEAI.

    Joanne Sheahan, SEAI

  • 11.00 - 11.45

    Oceans of Energy -  Marine Renewable Developments in Ireland

    This session is aimed at anyone who is interested in learning more about the potential of ocean energy in Ireland as a renewable energy source and how this new ocean sector is developing, both in Ireland and internationally.

    It will discuss progress in the development of Ireland’s ocean energy test sites and review some of the innovative technologies that are progressing towards full and commercial scale deployment.

     Patricia Comiskey, SEAI

  • 12.00 - 12.45

    Global Outlook on Small Wind - Challenges and Future Prospects; What Ireland can Learn

    IEA Wind Task 27 International Expert Panel Debate with wind experts from USA, Europe and China giving a global outlook on small scale wind, the challenges, future prospects, and what Ireland can learn from IEA Wind Task 27 activities.

    Trudy Forsyth, Wind Advisors Team, USA

    Ignacio Cruz, CIEMAT, Spain

    Charlie Dou,  Advisor to China Wind Energy Association and Chinese Wind Equipment Manufacturers Association

    Chairperson: Paul MacArtain, Director, Centre for Renewables & Energy, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland

  • 13.00 - 13.45


  • 14.00 - 14.45

    Women in Energy  - The Challenges and Opportunities

    The Irish market for sustainable energy could be worth close to €3billion by 2020. But are we attracting enough women to work in this growing sector? This session is aimed at everyone interested in exploring the question of gender diversity in the energy sector further.   

    Through a panel discussion, this session will explore what is the profile of those working in the energy sector, what’s it like to be a woman working in energy, what are the challenges for women and what can be done to encourage more diversity. The value of mentoring and networking and realising the opportunities will also be explored.

  • 15.00 - 15.45

    Excellence in Energy Efficient Design (EXEED) – Learning from Experience

    This session is ideal for those involved in new or retrofit design projects such as asset owners/operators, engineering consultants, architects, energy suppliers, facility managers, investors and any specialist suppliers engaged in design projects.

    The objective of the session is to inform attendees on EXEED Certified as a programme, share lessons learnt from pilot projects in 2016 involving the pharma, hospitality and manufacturing sectors, and outline SEAI supports for 2017.

    Jason Doherty, SEAI