Our valued partners for this event:
About Mag Mell Energy Ireland Ltd
Mag Mell Energy Ireland Ltd is creating an ambitious floating storage and regasification project for the Celtic Sea which is also designed to include strategic gas storage capacity at Ram Head. The project provides a unique and bespoke essential energy supply to Ireland in the now widely accepted transition period from fossil fuel to green energy. Located beyond the horizon the units would not be visible from land and are designed to be both user and consumer friendly. Proposed storage facilities can convert eventually for use as a green hydrogen reservoir and for CO2 sequestration.
The Mag Mell project reinforces the business objectives of the wider organisation, the publicly listed Predator Oil & Gas Holdings Plc, as it continues to develop its Energy Transition projects in geographic regions emitting higher than average per capita CO2 emissions due to the burning of imported coal and oil for power generation and the production of ammonia.
In the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago a unique pilot project to sequestrate anthropogenic CO2 from an ammonia plant was successfully carried out.
In the Kingdom of Morocco the focus is on gas to replace imported fuel oil and coal and potentially to provide a source of well-site power generation for the production and subsurface storage of green hydrogen. The objective is to progressively substitute green hydrogen for gas consumption to improve and diversify security of energy supply. Low capital investment costs for gas, combined with low operating costs and an attractive fiscal regime, provides the economic case for producing green hydrogen at a competitive price for industry whilst sustaining a profitable business.
This is the pragmatic and practical way forward through the Energy Transition and Mag Mell Energy Ireland Ltd and its parent organisation are already successfully executing sustainable pilot projects capable of being a role model for small- and mid-cap companies to deliver transitional change towards green energy.
Gas Networks Ireland maintains and operates Ireland’s €2.7bn, 14,617km national gas network, which is considered one of the safest and most modern gas networks in the world.
Over 710,000 Irish homes and businesses trust Ireland’s gas network to provide efficient and reliable energy to meet their heating, cooking, transport and manufacturing needs.
The gas network is the cornerstone of Ireland’s energy system, securely supplying more than 30% of Ireland’s total energy, including 40% of all heating and almost 50% of the country’s electricity generation.
By replacing natural gas with renewable gases, such as biomethane and hydrogen, and complementing intermittent renewable electricity, we are working to deliver a cleaner energy future for Ireland.
About Schneider Electric
Our mission is to be your digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency.We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management, for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries.We are the most local of global companies. We are advocates of open standards and partnership ecosystems that are passionate about our shared Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values.
About Flex Power Solutions
Flex Power Solutions is passionate about decarbonising heat on Irish industrial sites. With integrity and competence, we install electrode boilers that convert excess renewable electricity generation into useful heat. By operating these boilers flexibly, we can help our clients to achieve 30% carbon reduction while saving money. Using our proven technology in new ways we maximise the use of existing grid infrastructure to minimise dispatch down of wind turbines, while providing a valuable service to the Transmission System Operator.
AFRY is a European leader in engineering, design, and advisory services, with a global reach. We accelerate the transition towards a sustainable society. AFRY Management Consulting is the leading advisor to the world’s energy, forest and bio-based industries. Our dedicated team of over 500 consultants, across 17 offices on three continents, provides strategic and operational advice across the value chain, underpinned by deep expertise and market insights.
Our energy practice is the leading provider of strategic, commercial, regulatory and policy advice to European energy markets. We offer unparalleled expertise in the rapidly changing energy markets across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and the Americas.
The Irish Energy Storage Association (IESA) was established to promote the benefits of energy storage in Ireland. With the development of the DS3 programme, there is an increasing emphasis on energy storage in Ireland. Discussions between individuals and companies involved in the Irish energy storage sector resulted in the founding of IESA. IESA represents the interests of the Irish energy storage sector by influencing policy decisions and implementation details through engagement with CRU, UR, SEM Committee, EirGrid, ESBN, Government Departments, EU and European energy bodies (for example in developing the Network Code). IESA promotes energy storage across a broad range of technologies and applications including flywheels, pumped hydro, compressed air, thermal and green hydrogen storage. To become a member visit www.iesa.ie or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Demand Response Association of Ireland (DRAI)
The Demand Response Association of Ireland represents approximately 600 MW of demand and embedded generation response across hundreds of industrial and commercial customer sites throughout the island of Ireland. These sites are managed by our members who actively participate in the capacity, DS3 (system services), and energy markets. By aggregating the electrical loads on these sites into substantial load portfolios, DRAI members create predictable, reliable, and controllable assets, which provide a valuable source of Demand Side Flexibility (DSF).
DRAI members are committed to shaping the future of power system flexibility on the island of Ireland. As Ireland strives to achieve up to 80% renewable generation by 2030, our promise as an industry-led organisation is to champion the development of innovative solutions that are designed to address the system-wide requirement for flexibility. The association was formed to give a single voice to companies operating in this space, to help facilitate market participation for demand, and provide perspectives on how to design market and system rules can allow greater volumes of active participation by flexible sources of demand.
About Wind Energy Ireland (WEI)
Wind Energy Ireland (WEI) is the representative body for the Irish wind industry, working to promote wind energy as an essential, economical and environmentally friendly part of the country’s low-carbon energy future.
We are Ireland’s largest renewable energy organisation with more than 150 members who have come together to plan, build, operate and support the development of the country’s chief renewable energy resource.
We are an all-Ireland body, working in Northern Ireland through a partnership with our colleagues in RenewableUK.
We create jobs, invest in communities, reduce our CO2 emissions and work to end Ireland’s reliance on foreign fossil fuels.
We are leaders in Ireland’s fight against climate change.
IrBEA was founded in May 1999. Its role is to promote the bioenergy industry and to develop this important sector on the island of Ireland. The organisation is a self-governing association of voluntary members.Our diverse membership includes: farmers and foresters, fuel suppliers, energy development companies, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, engineers, financiers and tax advisers, legal firms, consultants, planners, research organisations, local authorities, education and advisory bodies – anyone with an interest in the bioenergy industry.
Governance and strategic oversight is provided by a Management Committee, with support from a small Executive Team. IrBEA is affiliated to AEBIOM, the European Biomass Association and the European Biogas Association (EBA).
IrBEA operates as a not-for-profit limited liability company. IrBEA is funded from member contributions with other income established from services and consultancy.
About Irish Solar Energy Association (ISEA)
The Irish Solar Energy Association (ISEA) was established in 2013 to advance a policy and regulatory landscape promoting solar as a leading renewable energy technology that will decarbonise Ireland’s electricity system and contribute to a successful and strong clean economy. As the leading voice for the Irish solar industry, ISEA works closely with stakeholders to advance the solar agenda on behalf of our membership of more than 170 parties currently active in the Irish solar market. ISEA is committed to delivering 5 gigawatts (GW) of utility-scale solar and 1GW of customer-scale solar to make a significant contribution towards 2030 energy targets and achieve a diverse and clean electricity network. https://irishsolarenergy.org/
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)
SEAI is Ireland’s national energy authority investing in, and delivering, appropriate, effective, and sustainable solutions to help Ireland’s transition to a clean energy future. We work with Government, homeowners, businesses, and communities to achieve this, through expertise, funding, educational programmes, policy advice, research, and the development of new technologies.
SEAI is funded by the Government of Ireland through the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications.
Irish District Energy Association (IrDEA)
IrDEA is the only trade organisation representing the district heating and cooling (DHC) sector in Ireland. We act on behalf of our members to support and promote the growth of the DHC industry, creating a new heating market for Ireland which offers greater opportunities to utilise indigenous low-carbon and renewable sources of heat. IrDEA was established in 2018 as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, and has members from across the public, private and academic sectors.
DHC systems are utlised widely across Europe, providing cities and towns with affordable, low-carbon heating and cooling. District heating networks supply heat and are fuel and technology agnostic; any source that can heat water can be utilised to supply the network, meaning district heating supports all potential suppliers of heat, from geothermal, biomass and industrial waste heat to solar thermal and CHP. IrDEA therefore indirectly supports these other industries, and we benefit from this shared interest with other associations representing these industries in Ireland.
IrDEA is the go-to place to find expertise and information on DHC in Ireland. Our members include leading actors in the district heating sector in Ireland, whose background ranges from practical experience of DHC design and operation, to international research and in-depth knowledge of policy and the barriers affecting district heating implementation in Ireland. https://www.districtenergy.ie/