23 November 2017 | The Round Room, adjacent to the Mansion House, Dublin

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The Conference

This Conference, jointly hosted by ESB and the IIEA, will explore the new and active role of the consumer in building a low carbon energy future. It will encourage consumers to save energy and money by embracing new technologies and becoming more energy-aware. The conference will bring together policymakers, industry experts and thought leaders from the United States, Europe and Ireland.

 

Conference speakers include, amongst others

Patty Durand

Patty Durand

Patty Durand is the President and CEO of the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC), whose annual State of the Consumer Report is the authoritative analysis of smart grid consumer segmentation and behaviour.

Juliet Shavit

Juliet Shavit

Named a “Woman of Power” by Mobile Europe, Juliet Shavit is the President and CEO of SmartMark Communications, a strategic partner for numerous utilities around the globe that are currently rolling out Smart Grid and smart energy programmes.

Michael Liebreich

Michael Liebreich

Michael Liebreich is Founder and Chairman of the Advisory Board of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the world’s leading provider of research for senior decision-makers in clean energy and transportation. He is also a Board Member of Transport for London.

Pat O’Doherty

Pat O’Doherty

Pat O’Doherty is Chief Executive of ESB. He is a Trustee of The Conference Board of the United States, a director of Energy UK and has completed the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School.

Denis Naughten TD

Denis Naughten TD

Denis Naughten T.D. has served as Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment since May 2016. He is an Independent T.D. for the Roscommon-Galway constituency.

Marguerite Sayers

Marguerite Sayers

Named one of the top 25 most powerful women in Ireland by the Women’s Executive Network in June 2017, Marguerite Sayers is the Managing Director of ESB Networks.

Ellvena Graham

Ellvena Graham

Ellvena Graham is Chair of the Board of ESB. She will outline her vision of ESB’s relationship with its consumers, in which both work hand in and to move towards a sustainable, secure and comfortable energy future.

Jim Gannon

Jim Gannon

Jim Gannon is the CEO of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), Ireland's national agency for energy efficiency, decarbonisation and renewable energy. The SEAI’ policy, R&D, energy advisory and capital grant programmes engage government, industry and society.

Paul Kenny

Paul Kenny

Paul Kenny is the Chief Executive of the Tipperary Energy Agency, a leader in promoting low carbon technologies, including the groundbreaking SuperHomes deep retrofit project, which enables Irish homeowners to save energy and money.

Gerald Fleming

Gerald Fleming

Gerald Fleming is Head of the Forecast Office at Met Éireann. His “2050 Weather Forecast” will add a light-hearted and interesting angle to the conference, showing why consumers and utility should work together to achieve a low carbon future.

Many more to be announced

Take Charge Lectures

In autumn 2017, two Take Charge Lectures with international guest speakers will take place at the IIEA, 8 North Great George’s Street, setting the scene for the conference in November. The Lectures are free for all IIEA members and for non-members who have purchased a conference ticket.

Anna Mengolini

29 Sept 2017 - The Social Dimension of Smart Grids

Anna Mengolini
Scientific Officer at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Directorate for Energy, Transport and Climate

Christoph Frei

07 Nov 2017 - Scenarios for the Energy Future

Christoph Frei
Secretary General of the World Energy Council.

Take Charge - Together Towards a Low Carbon Future

Address

Mansion House
Dawson St, Dublin 2
Ireland.

Organised by:

The Institute of International and European Affairs,
8 North Great Georges Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
Tel: +353-1-8746756
Email: conference@iiea-mail.com