Irish Renewable Energy Summit 2022

Climate action and renewable energy: the decade of delivery
Wednesday 16th February • Croke Park, Dublin / Online








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Irish Renewable Energy Summit 2022 About the conference

The major annual conference for the Irish renewable energy sector

Renewable energy is central to the Government’s climate action ambitions. The current Programme for Government has set out specific targets and actions and renewable energy is also central to the Climate Action Plan 2021. Ireland’s renewable energy ambition includes the following actions by 2030:

✓ 80% electricity from renewable sources
✓ Develop at least 500MW of renewables through local community-based projects
✓ Bring onstream 8GW onshore and 5GW of offshore wind energy
✓ Deliver 1.5-2.5GW solar PV
✓ Install 600,000 heat pumps in residential buildings
✓ Deploy zero-carbon heating in 50,000 commercial buildings
✓ Increase the fleet of EVs and LEVs on the road to 945,000
✓ Raise the blend of biofuels to B20 in diesel and E10 in petrol

In order to achieve the ambition set out in CAP21 there will be the need to develop a range of renewables, and supporting technologies including solar, bioenergy, green hydrogen, interconnectors and storage. It will also entail using renewable sources across electricity, heat and transport and this will be reflected in the summit programme.

The Renewable Energy Summit will provide a valuable opportunity to bring together the key stakeholders from across the energy sector, and those who interact with the energy sector to discuss how the contribution from renewable energy can be maximised and implemented most effectively. The objective is to create a genuine in-depth understanding of the alternative paths open to Ireland in increasing the contribution from renewable energy.

"Ireland remains heavily reliant on fossil fuel. We must radically reduce this dependence and make the transition to cleaner, indigenous renewable energy. Increased renewable energy will insulate Ireland from the volatility of international gas and carbon prices, which are near an all-time high."
Minister Eamon Ryan, TD

Conference themes Themes

  1. European renewable energy policy developments
  2. Pathways to 80% renewable electricity by 2030
  3. Meeting Ireland’s offshore wind energy targets
  4. How do we get flexibility in the electricity system to deliver 80% renewables?
  5. Decarbonising Ireland’s gas network
  6. Renewable fuels in transport
  7. Power-to-X and energy storage
  8. Planning and community engagement
  9. Future role for green hydrogen

Speakers Confirmed speakers

Dr James Carton

Assistant Professor in Energy Sustainability & Hydrogen Dublin City University

Ellen Diskin

Head of the National Network, Local Connections Programme ESB Networks

Jim Gannon

Commissioner Commission for Regulation of Utilities

Niall Goodwin Head of Policy Wind Energy Ireland

Dr Claire Haggett Senior Lecturer The University of Edinburgh

David Kelly

Director of Customer and Business Development Gas Networks Ireland

Siobhán McHugh

Chief Executive Officer The Demand Response Association of Ireland

Meave O’Callaghan Senior Operations Manager Elgin Energy

Maria Ryan Director of Development SSE Renewables

Catharina Sikow-Magny

Director, Green Transition and Energy System Integration European Commission

Carolina Vereda Gorgé

Regulation Expert Endesa

William Walsh

Chief Executive Officer Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Full programme announced soon!

Sponsorship Sponsorship opportunities

There are a limited number of opportunities to become involved with this conference as a sponsor. This is an excellent way for organisations to showcase their expertise and raise their profile with a key audience of senior decision makers from across Ireland’s renewable energy sector. For further information on the remaining packages, contact us directly on +353 (0)1 661 3755 or email

Sponsors can avail of the following:

  • Opportunity to promote brand in front of a senior audience
  • Complimentary delegate places
  • Logo prominence on screen and on all conference material
  • Complimentary corporate exhibition stand
  • Logo included on all online marketing
  • Opportunity to provide a handout which will be available to delegates at the conference or via our online platform for virtual delegates

Conference format

We look forward to welcoming delegates to Croke Park, Dublin for the full conference and networking experience. Your safety will remain our highest priority with all necessary social distancing and hygiene measures in place. Croke Park have updated their safe events policy in line with government recommendations. To read more about these updates please click here.

If you can’t join us in person, delegates can watch the event from the comfort of their own home or office. Virtual attendance will be easily facilitated by our online conference platform and dedicated technical team. We will follow Government guidance and keep you updated of any changes to the event. Tickets will be transferable if the conference needs to move to a full online conference.

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Venue Information

Hogan Mezzanine, Level 4
Croke Park
Jones’ Road, Drumcondra
Dublin 3

We will follow Government guidance and keep you updated of any changes to the event — tickets will be transferable if the event is postponed or has to be held online. Please see Croke Park’s Safe Events Policy here:

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Clifton House
Lower Fitzwilliam Street
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