Monday 27 November
18:00 19:30 Welcome Reception: All Delegates, Speakers and Sponsors Welcome - Croke park
20:00 00:00 Speaker and Sponsor Dinner: By Invitation Only - Guinness Storehouse

Day 1 - Tuesday 28 November
Start Finish Speaker Presentation Title
08:00 08:50 Registration
08:50 09:05 Opening Address: Michael McCarthy, CEO, ISEA - Ambitions for Ireland's solar sector
09:05 09:15 Pre-recorded welcome address from An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, TD
09:15 09:35 Keynote Speech: Minister of State at the Department of Finance, Michael D'Arcy, TD
Policy Setting
This session is moderated by David Maguire, ISEA
09:35 09:55 Eamon Ryan TD, Green Party How Ireland can move to a 100% carbon neutral energy system
09:55 10:15 Joseph Curtin, IIEA The pace, diversity and democracy of Irish power system decarbonisation
10:15 10:35 Nick Holman, BNRG Renewables Benefits of PV as part of the Irish energy mix
10:30 11:00 Panel: Featuring the above and Oisín Coghlan, Friends of the Earth and Jim Gannon, SEAI
11:00 11:20 Coffee Break
This session is moderated by Michael Hayes, KPMG
11:20 11:35 Eamonn Confrey, DCENR The outlook for solar in RESS
11:35 11:50 David Maguire, ISEA ISEA priorities for RESS design
11:50 12:05 Peter Kavanagh, Highfield Solar ISEA priorities for RESS implementation
12:05 12:20 Nick Robb, Lightsource Renewable Energy Lessons learned from support schemes in other jurisdictions
12:20 13:00 Panel: Featuring the above and Paul O'Donnell, Greencoat Capital
13:00 14:00 Lunch
This session is moderated by Fintan Whelan, Carbon Metrics
14:00 14:20 Vanessa Miler- Fels, Microsoft Understanding the needs of large scale energy users
14:20 14:40 Mark Turner, Baringa Partners I-SEM project status and timelines
14:40 15:00 Caoimhe Giblin, ElectroRoute Managing risk for renewables in I-SEM
15:00 15:20 Alison Finch, Huawei Solar Europe Subsidy-free solar with strings attached
15:20 15:50 Panel: Featuring the above.
15:50 16:20 Coffee Break
This session is moderated by Ross Moore, A&L Goodbody
16:20 16:40 Paul Travers, AIB Irish Solar from a debt perspective
16:40 17:00 Peter Duff, Power Capital Developing solar projects suitable for investment
17:00 17:20 Mark Varian, Eversheds Sutherland Lessons learned from project financing renewables
17:20 17:40 Anthony Doherty, NTR Creating the right investment environment
17:40 18:00 Panel: Featuring the above, and Keith Mangan, BlackRock
18:00 19:30 Networking Drinks Reception: All Delegates, Speakers and Sponsors Welcome
20:00 00:00 ISEA Dinner: Ticket Holders Only - Medley

Day 2 - Wednesday 29 November
Start Finish Speaker Presentation Title
08:00 09:00 Registration
09:00 09:20 Political perspective from former cabinet ministers
Planning & Community
This session is moderated by Howard Johns, ENcome Energy Performance
09:20 09:40 Deirdre Nagle, Mason Hayes & Curran Legal environment for solar project development
09:40 10:00 Brian Keville, McCarthy Keville O'Sullivan Navigating the Irish planning system
10:00 10:10 Tina Raleigh, EPG Environmental Planning Group ISEA Planning Document
10:10 10:30 Olivia Roche, Amarenco Solar Community participation in developer led projects
10:30 10:50 Paul Phare, Energy4All Opportunities for community led projects
10:50 11:20 Panel: Featuring the above and Paul Neary, Neo Environmental and Michael MacDonagh, National Monuments Service
11:20 11:40 Coffee Break
Grid Connection
This session is moderated by Peter Kavanagh, Highfield Solar
11:40 11:55 Nick Fullerton, EirGrid The role of solar in tomorrow’s energy mix
11:55 12:10 Clare Duffy, ESB Networks Integrating solar efficiently onto the distribution system
12:10 12:25 Michael Moore, Elgin Energy Grid connections - a developer’s perspective
12:25 12:45 Panel: Featuring the above
12:45 13:45 Lunch
13:45 14:00 Felicity Jones, Everoze Partners Ltd DS3 - current status and timelines for implementation
14:00 14:15 Donal Smith, Galetech Energy Services (GES) ECP-1 - what it means for solar
14:15 14:30 Rory Mullan, MullanGrid Consulting Evolving grid connections for solar in Ireland
14:30 14:50 Panel: Featuring the above
Rooftop Solar
This session is moderated by Brian Denvir, SEAI
14:50 15:05 Robert Goss, Solar Electric Rooftop solar in agriculture and small business
15:05 15:20 Pat Smith, BHC Distributors Tariffs for rooftops?
15:20 15:35 Barry Sherry, Kingspan Energy Benefits of Commercial Rooftop PV
15:35 15:50 Gary Connolly, Activ8 Solar Energies Challenges of domestic solar market with no incentive
15:50 16:05 Paddy Phelan, Carlow Kilkenny Energy Agency Rooftops as a solution to demand side management
16:05 16:25 Panel: Featuring the above

Please Note: Solar Ireland 2017 reserves the right to make any necessary changes to this agenda. Every effort will be made to keep presentations and speakers as represented. However, unforeseen circumstances may result in the substitution of a presentation topic or speaker. Solar Ireland 2017 reserves the right to use photographs of any attendee for future promotions.

Book your place today
The must attend conference for all professionals involved within the Irish solar industry.