Day 1 - 14th October 2021

Energising the Future with Solar

Morning Plenary Session - Day 1

09.30am - 11.20am

Session Facilitator:
Dr Tanya Harrington - Chief Regulatory Affairs Officer - An Post

Plenary Session Speakers:

  • Minister Darragh O'Brien - Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage
  • Conall Bolger - CEO - Irish Solar Energy Association
  • David Maguire - Founding Director - BNRG Renewables
  • Saul Griffith - Chief Scientist - Otherlab/Rewiring America
  • James Delahunt - Director - KPMG

Stream A - Zero Carbon Networks

11.30am - 01.00pm

Session Facilitator:
Bill Senior - Treasurer - ISEA

Bill Senior

Speakers Include:

  • Kevin O'Donovan - SVP European Wind & Solar - Statkraft Ireland
  • Hariram Subramanian - CTO - Huawei Technologies
  • Eoin Kennedy - Head of Future Operations - EirGrid Group
  • Donal Crean - Asset Management - ESB Networks

Stream Discussion Panelists include:
Donal Smith - Managing Director - Switched In Consulting
Conall Bolger - CEO - Irish Solar Energy Association

Meet the Solution Suppliers

01.00pm - 1.20pm

Video 1: Trina Solar
Video 2: Huawei Technologies
Video 3: Sungrow
Video 4: Aton Green Storage
Video 5: SMA

Case Study Session: Challenges, Opportunities & Successes

1.20pm - 2.20pm

Session Facilitator:
Ken Stewart - Sungrow Power

Case Study Presenters:

  • Peter Kavanagh - Director - Highfield Energy Services
  • John Carty - Director - Enerpower

Stream B: Innovation Solar Finance

2.20pm - 3.40pm

Session Facilitator:
Tim Day - Trina Solar

Tim Day

Speakers Include:

  • Karen Doyle - Relationship Director - Ulster Bank
  • Garrett Monaghan - Partner - Pinsent Masons
  • Ray O'Neill - Managing Director - Fincovi

Stream Discussion Panelists include:
Eoin Hartigan - Project Finance - Bank of Ireland

Summary of the Day

3.40pm - 3.50pm

Conall Bolger - CEO - Irish Solar Energy Association

Day 2 - 15th October 2021

Energising the Future with Solar

Morning Plenary Session - Day 2

09.30am - 11.20am

Session Facilitator:
Peter Russell - Huawei Technologies

Peter Russell

Plenary Session Speakers:

  • Conall Bolger - CEO - Irish Solar Energy Association
  • Andy Kelly - Senior Principal - AFRY Management
  • Eamonn Confrey - Principal Officer - Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
  • Hugh Mullany - Managing Director - Mullany Energy

Stream C: Policy, Planning & Government

11.30am - 12.50pm

Session Facilitator:
Jennifer Burke - Eversheds Sutherland

Jennifer Burke

Session Speakers:

  • Gavin Blake - Partner - ByrneWallace
  • Siobhán McCabe - Partner - Philip Lee
  • Jim Hughes - Director - Fehily Timoney Company

Stream discussion panel includes:
Ryan Howard - Chief Executive - SECAD Partnership
Rebecca McManus - Associate - Aurora Energy Research

Meet the Solution Suppliers

12.50pm - 1.20pm

Video 1: TU Dublin Hothouse
Video 2: SECAD Partnership
Video 3: Eversheds Sutherland
Video 4: GOLDBECK SOLAR GmbH
Video 5: Midsummer Renewables

Case Study Session: Challenges, Opportunities & Successes

1.20pm - 2.20pm

Session Facilitator:
Oisín Joyce - Policy Officer - ISEA

Case Study Presenters:

  • Robert Goss - Solar Electric
  • Gary Connolly - Commercial Director - Activ8 Solar Energies

Stream D: ROOFTOP SOLAR & BEHIND THE METER

2.20pm - 3.40pm

Session Facilitator:
Ken Stewart - Sungrow

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Stream speakers include:

  • Gerhard Heyl - Director - PV Green Energy
  • William Walsh - CEO - SEAI
  • Oisín Coghlan - Chief Executive - Friends of the Earth

Stream panelist includes:
Hannah Staab - Head of Advisory, Europe - Natural Power
Siddharth Joshi - PhD Student, Energy Policy and Modelling Group, MaREI, UCC, Cork

Summary of the Day

3.40pm - 3.50pm

Conall Bolger - CEO - Irish Solar Energy Association

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