Irish District Energy Association National Conference

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This FREE online conference takes place on 24 & 25 November and is the must-attend event for Ireland's low-carbon heating sector.

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The Irish District Energy Association National Conference is a fully-online FREE event, which takes place across two half-days on Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th November 2020, from 9.30am to 1.30pm each day.

This conference is the must-attend event for Ireland's low-carbon heating sector, and will explore the latest opportunities for developing district heating and cooling in Ireland, including:

Day 1 : Tuesday, 24th November, 9.30am - 1.30pm

  • The Future of the Heating Sector - A Policy View
  • International View from Similar Markets

Speakers include:

  • Eamon Ryan TD, Minister for Climate Action, Communication Networks & Transport
  • Kevin Brady, Business Energy & Gas Policy Division, Dept of Climate Action, Communication Networks & Transport
  • Eva Hoos, Renewable Energy Unit, DG Energy
  • Eoghan Maguire, Vattenfall UK
  • Jan-Kees De Voogd, Indaver
  • Giulia Forgnone, EuroHeat & Power
  • Astrid Madsen, Independent Consultant, Energy & Climate
  • Lucy Padfield, Ramboll UK

Day 2: Wednesday, 25th November, 9.30am - 1.30pm

  • Past, Present & Future - The Experience of District Heating in Ireland
  • International Policy & Regulatory Review - What Can Ireland Learn?

Speakers include:

  • John O'Shea, Energy Systems Analyst, Codema - Dublin's Energy Agency
  • Joanna Read, Policy & Operations Adviser, Heat Trust
  • Paul Noonan, BMS Manager, UCD Estates
  • JP Prendergast, Claremorris & Western District Energy Co-operative

Download the conference programme here.

Last year's conference sold out quickly and with growing interest in the Irish district heating market and new schemes coming on line in Dublin, this year's online event is sure to attract even more interest, so make sure to register now to secure your free ticket.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

The IrDEA National Conference offers a great opportunity to support Ireland’s emerging district heating market. By sponsoring this event, you will be helping to advance district heating as a sustainable, low-carbon solution for Ireland’s heating needs.

Should you be interested in learning more about our sponsorship opportunities, please click here to download our sponsorship information pack.

About the Irish District Energy Association

IrDEA was set up in 2017 by Donna Gartland and David Connolly and is the only trade organisation representing the district heating and cooling sector in Ireland. Its current members include Dublin City Council, ESB, Ramboll, Covanta and Veolia.

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