Energy Theatre

 

Wednesday 6th April Timetable

  • 11.45 - 12.30

    Progressing electric vehicles in Ireland - a focus on the technology and infrastructure This session provided updates on the progress of electric vehicle technology, the current state of markets and highlight opportunities for delegates. It will also look at the current EV infrastructure, profile future requirements and discuss how this can be paid for. Speakers Graham Brennan SEAI and Theresa Keady EC Charging

  • 12.45 - 13.30

    Launch of SR 54- Overview of the code of practice for energy efficient retrofit of dwellings. The launch of this standard included a technical overview on the best practice on the energy efficient retrofit of dwellings having particular regard to fabric and building services, the application of retrofit measures on a whole dwelling basis, general building science and the management of retrofit projects in respect of dwellings. Speakers: Maurice Buckley - NSAI CEO, Hugh Wallace - RTE, Robin Byrne - NSAI, Peter Rickaby - Rickaby Thomson UK, Richard Hartless - BRE UK

     

  • 13.45 - 14.30

    Energy GIS (Geographic Information System) Demonstration - This presentation highlighted the improved features of the new, SEAI online Energy Geographic Information System (GIS) which includes a remodelled wind atlas viewer. The benefits of the Energy GIS for discrete user groups such as energy researchers, policymakers, planners, local authorities and energy sector businesses will be showcased. Speakers: Mary Holland SEAI
  • 14.45 - 15.30

    Energy in Ireland - an overview of energy trends - This session presented the highlights of Ireland's energy data showing where we get our energy from and where it is used. A sectoral analysis will also pick up on energy trends over a 24 year period. Speakers: Martin Howley SEAI
  • 15.45 - 16.30

    Launch of the Sustainable Energy Awards 2016 - Whether you're an individual, community group, business or organisation, you could get public recognition for your sustainable energy achievements. Now in its 13th year, the Sustainable Energy Awards, presented by SEAI, encourage and reward excellence in energy management. 2015 award winners will share their award winning experiences in projects, programmes and innovation. Speakers: Declan Gavigan - OpenHydro, Rachel Widdis - Cambay, Ivan Sproule - SEAI
  • 16.45 - 17.30

    Efficient project design; building labelling, innovative approaches & technologies - SEAI is developing an Energy Efficient Design scheme using the principles embedded in IS 399 Design Management Standard. There are many other different methods for assessing the sustainability of a building, system or process and methods that recognize best-in-class strategies and practices. Do these enhancements come at a cost; do they bring the environmental, energy and health benefits they stand for? From project inception to delivery and performance in use, practitioners will discuss the merits and outcomes of the options available. Speakers: John O'Sullivan and Amanda Gallagher

  • 17.45 - 18.30

    Energy efficiency. Finding and scoping energy saving projects or ideas - The Energy Efficiency Directive Article 8, transposed into Irish law by SI 426, places an obligation on large enterprises to undertake an energy audit every four years. The implementation of regular energy audits is an important part of a site's energy management system. The results can be used by site operators to identify recommendations for energy efficiency improvements. This session will discuss some of the options open to businesses and large industry. Speakers: Paul Overy - Overy and Associates, John Hensey - EM3, Ivan Sproule - SEAI

 

Thursday 7th April Timetable

  • 9.45 - 10.30

    Energy project financing - moving from ideas to actual results - There are many different types of performance contracts, routes to project development, sources of finance, support and guidance for projects in public and commercial sectors. Energy suppliers are now entering the market. What's available and what works best for you? How to make a business case and get support from your directors. What are financiers looking for? This session will provide an overview of options and routes for securing the best package of support for your business. Speakers: Fiona Tutty Zesco Ltd and Alan Ryan SEAI
  • 10.45 - 11.30

    Oceans of Energy: Marine Renewable developments in Ireland - This session provided updates on the development of Ireland's new ocean energy industry and where market opportunities exist. Speakers: Patricia Comiskey - SEAI, Brendan Cahill - SEAI
  • 11.45 - 12.30

    Renewable energy solutions for large business - Many large businesses are now setting challenging decarbonisation targets and seeking new renewable strategies to help them achieve these targets. This session presented findings from a recent SEAI study and examine options to achieve the short term 2020 12% renewable heat target and other renewable technologies suitable for the sector. Successful case studies on the application of biomass, heat pumps and other technologies such as wind will be presented. Speakers: Marty Dervin - Aurivo CoOp, Dave Pearson - Star Renewables, Kevin McCarthy - Kingspan ESB, Liam O'Leary - Janssen Biologics (Ireland)
  • 12.45 - 13.30

    Unlocking the energy efficiency opportunity - This presentation looked at new insights from an SEAI study on how to unlock the potential for energy efficiency across the Irish economy. The session will quantify the scale of Ireland's energy efficiency opportunity; the costs and benefits of 2020 target achievement; and policy options based on a new analysis of investor behaviour and decision-making. Speaker: Jim Scheer - SEAI
  • 13.45 - 14.30

    The Geothermal Association of Ireland - Presentation of Installation of the Year Awards 2016. Speaker: John Burgess, Geothermal Association of Ireland
  • 14.45 - 15.30

    Energy research in Ireland - successes and funding opportunities - This session provided an introduction to the national energy RD&D programme and showcase some recently funded projects. Keeping an eye to the future, an introduction and overview of the aims of SEAI's 2016 Energy R,D&D call will be provided, aswell as an outline of the EU's Horizon 2020 and the 2016/2017 work programme for energy. Speaker: Joanne Sheahan - SEAI
  • 15.45 - 16.30

    Site selection for small wind turbines - This session highlighted site selection methodologies developed within the IEA Wind R,D&D Task 27 and a new suite of SEAI-funded site assessment tools that are available alongside the SEAI wind atlas. Speakers: Raymond Byrne - DKIT, Niall Mc Mahon - TCD