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 Opening Address: Ambitions for Ireland's solar sector

Michael McCarthy


ISEA
CEO

 The Government

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, TD


An Taoiseach and Leader Fine Gael
Welcome Address, 28 Nov

Special pre-recorded address to the solar community

Michael D'Arcy, TD


Minister of State at the Department of Finance
Keynote Speech, 28 Nov

 Policy Setting

Policy Setting:
MODERATOR


David Maguire
ISEA
Chairman

Ambitions for Ireland's solar sector


Michael McCarthy
ISEA
CEO

The pace, diversity and democracy of Irish power system decarbonisation


Joseph Curtin
IIEA
Senior Research Fellow

Benefits of PV as part of the Irish energy mix


Nick Holman
BNRG Renewables
Director

Policy Setting:
Panel Participant


Jim Gannon
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)
CEO

Policy Setting:
Panel Participant


Oisín Coghlan
Friends of the Earth Ireland
Director

How Ireland can move to a 100% carbon neutral energy system


Eamon Ryan TD
Green Party
Leader

 RESS

Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS): MODERATOR


Michael Hayes
KPMG
Partner

The outlook for solar in RESS


Eamonn Confrey
DCENR
Assistant Principal

ISEA priorities for RESS design


David Maguire
ISEA
Chairman

Lessons learned from support schemes in other jurisdictions


Nick Robb
Lightsource Renewable Energy
Head of Development Ireland

Renewable Energy Support Scheme:
Panel Participant


Paul O’Donnell
Greencoat Capital
Partner

ISEA priorities for RESS implementation


Peter Kavanagh
Highfield Solar
Director

 Market

Market:
MODERATOR


Fintan Whelan
Carbon Metrics
Director

I-SEM project status and timelines


Mark Turner
Baringa Partners
Senior Manager

Managing risk for renewables in I-SEM


Caoimhe Giblin
ElectroRoute
Head of Client Services

Subsidy-free solar with strings attached


Alison Finch
Huawei Solar Europe
Chief Marketing Officer

Understanding the needs of large scale energy users


Vanessa Miler- Fels
Microsoft
Renewable Energy Strategist

 Finance

Finance:
MODERATOR


Ross Moore
A&L Goodbody
Partner

Irish Solar from a debt perspective


Paul Travers
AIB
Head of Energy, Climate Change

Developing solar projects suitable for investment


Peter Duff
Power Capital
Director

Lessons learned from project financing renewables


Mark Varian
Eversheds Sutherland
Partner

Creating the right investment environment


Anthony Doherty
NTR
Finance Director

Finance:
Panel Participant


Austin Coughlan
Ireland Strategic Investment Fund
Senior Investment Manager

Finance:
Panel Participant


Keith Mangan
BlackRock
Senior Portfolio Manager

 Planning & Community

Planning & Community:
MODERATOR


Howard Johns
ENcome Energy Performance
Managing Director

Legal environment for solar project development


Deirdre Nagle
Mason Hayes & Curran
Senior Planning Lawyer

Navigating the Irish planning system


Brian Keville
McCarthy Keville O'Sullivan
Environmental Director

Community participation in developer led projects


Olivia Roche
Amarenco Solar
Asset Manager

Opportunities for community led projects


Paul Phare
Energy4All
Development Manager

Planning & Community:
Panel Participant


Michael MacDonagh
National Monuments Service
Chief Archaeologist

Planning & Community:
Panel Participant


Paul Neary
Neo Environmental
Director

ISEA Planning Document


Tina Raleigh
EPG Environmental Planning Group
Director

 Grid Connection

Grid Connection:
MODERATOR


Peter Kavanagh
Highfield Solar
Director

The role of solar in tomorrow’s energy mix


Nick Fullerton
EirGrid
Connections & Charging Manager EirGrid and Director SONI

Integrating solar efficiently onto the distribution system


Clare Duffy
ESB Networks
Asset Investment Manager

Grid connections - a developer’s perspective


Michael Moore
Elgin Energy
Project Manager

Evolving grid connections for solar in Ireland


Rory Mullan
MullanGrid Consulting
Director

ECP-1 - what it means for solar


Donal Smith
Galetech Energy Services (GES)
Grid Specialist

DS3 - current status and timelines for implementation


Felicity Jones
Everoze Partners Ltd
Partner

 Rooftop Solar

Rooftop Solar:
MODERATOR


Brian Denvir
SEAI
Clean Energy Specialist

Tariffs for rooftops?


Pat Smith
BHC Distributors
Director

Rooftop solar in agriculture and small business


Robert Goss
Solar Electric
Director

Challenges of domestic solar market with no incentive


Gary Connolly
Activ8 Solar Energies
Business Development

Rooftops as a solution to demand side management


Paddy Phelan
Carlow Kilkenny Energy Agency
Manager

Benefits of Commercial Rooftop PV


Barry Sherry
Kingspan Energy
Business Development

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