Speakers

Andy Walsh – Siemens

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Anthony Doherty – Group Corporate Finance Director – NTR plc

Anthony is Group Corporate Finance Director at NTR and in addition to capital raising, Anthony has advanced NTR’s recent solar investment activity in the UK & Western Europe.  NTR is a sustainable infrastructure investor and asset manager that acquires, constructs and manages renewable energy projects. NTR has constructed and operated 2GW of wind projects and 630MW of solar projects across Europe and the USA. Since 2006 Anthony has successfully led the acquisition and financing of UK & Western Europe renewable power projects in solar, onshore wind, bioenergy and energy storage.

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Bill Sadlier – Chief Financial Officer – BNRG

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Bram Claeys – Business Development Manager – ENGIE Fabricom

Background in chemical engineering. I’m living the solar revolution since 2007. Having participated in different aspects of the business and currently active as business development manager for ENGIE Fabricom. As part of the ENGIE group Fabricom is an EPC arm for large scale solar projects in Europe. I strongly believing in the bright future for players who manage to keep up the pace of this industry.

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Chloe Kinsella – Managing Director – Cenergise

Chloe Kinsella is Managing Director of Cenergise. Cenergise is a pan-European Energy Trading and Services company with headquarters in Dublin. Cenergise has been actively involved in the development of the Integrated Single Electricity Market (I-SEM) in Ireland. Cenergise trades on behalf of a portfolio of renewable assets in I-SEM, analysing the day ahead forecast error of wind and solar and the corresponding impact on imbalance pricing.

Chloe is a Chartered Engineer and Gold Medal Graduate of Trinity College Dublin. She has developed highly profitable trading strategies across several commodities in three Irish energy companies and has in-depth knowledge of the power markets in Europe.

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Conall Bolger – Head of Ireland – Cornwall Insight

Conall is Cornwall Insight’s Head of Ireland and has fulfilled a number of consultancy, management and regulatory roles in the Irish and Northern Irish energy sector. He has worked with a range of players: from independent renewables developers and utility players, to regulators in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

At Cornwall Insight, Conall has:

  • Led the development of Cornwall Insight’s business and services in Ireland and Northern Ireland
  • Provided training to numerous local and international companies within the sector
  • Advised a number of clients on market entry, routes to market, commercial risk management and on the functioning of the Irish and Northern Irish electricity markets

Conall is expert in regulatory affairs, energy policy and wholesale energy markets, regularly publishing and speaking on those topics. As well as possessing significant Irish experience, he has worked in the UK, Polish and Canadian energy markets.

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Damien McEvoy – Office IC Energy – Defence Forces

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David McInerney – Contracts & Commercial Manager – ElectroRoute

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Donal Smith – Director – Switched In Consulting

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Eoin Cassidy – Partner – Mason Hayes & Curran

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Eoin Hartigan – Head of Origination, Project Finance – Bank of Ireland

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Hugh Mullany – Managing Director – Mullany Energy

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Ivan Ivanov – European Senior Product Development Manager – Huawei Technologies

Ivan Ivanov is the European Senior Product Development Manager at Huawei Technologies. He is responsible for the continuous improvement and development of Huawei FusionSolar Smart PV Solution and SUN2000 series inverters. Ivan has a master’s degree in Civil Engineering, a postgraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and is a member of the Energy Institute (EI) UK. Before being appointed to his current role, Ivan was a key member of Huawei’s European FusionSolar Service Management Team.

For the last 10 years Ivan has been working extensively in the solar energy sector across Europe and has had the opportunity to study in detail all the aspects of the solar project lifecycle – from design through to construction as well as commissioning to Operation and Maintenance.

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James Conlon – Department of Communications, Climate Action and Energy (DCCAE)

James is a Chartered Engineer and Project Manager of the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme project with DCCAE on secondment from EirGrid. He has 13 years of experience in the delivery of renewable energy and electricity transmission infrastructure projects in both the private and public sectors. He graduated as an Engineer from Trinity College and has a Masters in Renewable Energy Systems and Postgraduate Diploma in Construction and Contract Law.

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Dr John Carty PhD, B.A, B.A.I, C. Eng. MIEI – Projects Director – Enerpower

Dr John holds a PhD in sustainable development and carbon emissions and an honours degree in civil, structural and environmental engineering. Dr John has seventeen years of
experience garnered across a diverse range of technical projects, including commercial, environmental, energy and infrastructure projects.

Dr John manages stakeholder interests from due diligence and concept development through to planning, design, procurement, construction, commissioning and handover stages.

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Jörn Carstensen – Managing Director – Greentech

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Kevin O’Donovan – Statkraft

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Lee Moscovitch – Partner and Portfolio Manager – Greencoat Solar, Greencoat Capital

Lee joined Greencoat Capital in 2014 and oversees Greencoat Solar. He has 19 years’ experience in project finance and investment.

He joined Greencoat Capital from Zouk Capital where he spent six years focusing on solar PV. He played a key role in constructing Zouk’s successful solar portfolio, and was involved in all stages of the cycle from origination and execution to management and exit.

Prior to Zouk, Lee was at Climate Change Capital in the carbon finance team. He joined Climate Change Capital from Investec where he had spent six years both investing in and advising on a range of debt and equity deals across the broader energy and social infrastructure space.

Lee holds a BA in Chinese and Management Studies from Durham University.

Greencoat Capital

Greencoat Capital LLP is a specialist infrastructure investment manager dedicated to the renewable energy sector. It has offices in London and Dublin and approaching £5bn under management, making it one of the largest such fund managers in Europe. It was founded in 2009 and currently manages fund strategies investing in wind, solar, bioenergy and renewable heat infrastructure.

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Mark Foley – CEO – EirGrid Group

Mark Foley joined EirGrid Group as chief executive in June 2018, having held the role of Managing Director of Land Solutions in Coillte since January 2016. Previous to that, Mark was Managing Director of Coillte Enterprise where he led the development of new businesses in renewable energy, telecommunications and land development.

Before that, from November 2000 to August 2008, Mark was Director of Capital Programmes at Dublin Airport Authority. In this role he was responsible for master planning, permitting, planning and delivery of c. €1.5bn in airport infrastructure at Dublin, Shannon and Cork airports. Prior to that Mark held a number of senior executives roles with multinationals in the Speciality Chemicals and Electronics sectors. Mark has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering Degree from University College Dublin, a Masters in Industrial Engineering from University College Dublin as has attended executive development courses in Penn State University and IMD.

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Mark Turner – Partner – Baringa

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Michael McCarthy – CEO – ISEA

Before joining ISEA as our first Chief Executive Officer, Michael was as an elected member of Cork County Council from 1999 to 2003, where he served as Vice Chairman from 2001 to 2002. He then was elected to Seanad Eireann, where he was appointed as the Labour spokesman for environment (2002-2007) and for social protection (2007-2011).

In 2011, Michael was elected to Dàil Eireann as a member of the constituency of Cork South-West. During this time he was appointed Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Environment by then Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore. He played a key role in the 2013 report of the Outline Heads of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill, which resulted in the Climate Change and Low Carbon Development Act.

Michael is excited to be leading ISEA and working to make solar PV a key part of Ireland’s renewable energy mix that will enable Ireland to transition to low carbon society with a diverse energy supply.
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Peter Kavanagh – Director – Highfield Energy Services Ltd

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PJ Flanagan – CEO – H&MV Engineering

PJ Flanagan is the CEO of H&MV Engineering, the specialist high voltage energy turnkey solutions company. He has over 22 years’ experience in the power and infrastructure industries both in Ireland and internationally.

PJ began his career with H&MV in 1998 as its first electrical Apprentice. He quickly became a driving force at H&MV as it grew its business across Ireland and abroad. PJ has a relentless desire to achieving the highest possible standards for his clients.  Living in Tipperary, PJ is involved in his local GAA Club at several different levels. He is married and has two young children.

In 2010 PJ became a director with a personal ambition to make H&MV a brand leader in its industry worldwide. PJ took over as CEO of the group in 2015 and today the group have over 300 people working for them across the globe with active projects in eight different countries across the greater EMEA region.

The Company is keenly focused on developing renewable energy concepts in Ireland and across the globe. We work in partnership with clients from feasibility and early stage design through to installation and energisation.  To date H&MV Engineering has connected over 2.5 GW of renewable energy to the grid in Ireland, Scandinavia and the UK.

As part of our CSR strategy, in 2019, H&MV became carbon neutral and despite our continued growth, have a commitment to continue to reduce our carbon footprint through numerous initiatives.

PJ’s focus has always been on developing offerings of turnkey energy solutions to major industry users and utilities worldwide. Possessing exceptional brand reputation, an exemplary safety record and a workforce that exudes loyalty, integrity, safety, commitment, teamwork & passion, the future is very bright for H&MV Engineering.

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Rebecca McManus – Associate – Aurora

Rebecca leads the Ireland Power Markets research team at Aurora, providing valuable intelligence on Ireland’s energy transformation through forecasts, reports, forums and advisory services.

While at Aurora, Rebecca has:

  • Been instrumental in driving Aurora’s expansion into Ireland, developing a diverse market intelligence subscriber group consisting of regulators, utilities, financiers and developers
  • Led Aurora’s influential research into Ireland’s critical policy issues including the DS3 system services, Climate Action Plan targets and RESS auctions
  • Advised clients on bidding strategies for Ireland’s first competitive system services auctions and renewable auctions

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Rory Mullan – Senior Consultant & Director – Mullan Grid

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Ruairi Geary – Technical Lead – TLI

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Sean Manley – Country Director – Natural Power

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