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IWEA Annual Spring Conference 2019

12th & 13th March 2019

Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin 4

IWEA Annual Spring Conference 

Mapping our Energy Future 


The IWEA Spring Conference will take place on 12th and 13th March 2019 in the Clayton Burlington Hotel, Dublin 4.  This is a two day conference with gala dinner on the evening of Tuesday12th March.  

With over 450 delegates attending this annual conference the IWEA Spring Conference is Irelands largest renewable conference.  

Topics covered for the conference will include:

  • The top three challenges to 2030
  • Markets for our energy future
  • Overcoming challenges in delveloping new projects
  • Unlocking offshore wind in Ireland
  • Climate action and renewable energy

Delegate Rates 

Early Bird - Valid until 12th February 2019                                              

IWEA Spring Conference 2019

Non Member 


IWEA Member 




Dinner  €115

Conference Delegate Rates after 12th February 2019


IWEA Spring Conference 2019

Non Member 


IWEA Member




Dinner  €115

Prices are inclusive of VAT


Please note registration will close on Friday 8th March.  

The Exhibition

Exhibition stands now available to book.

Why take a stand:

  • Network with key players in the industry
  • Promote your products and services
  • Generate sales
  • Build your profile

Exhibition spaces open


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Final Agenda now available! 


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The Sponsors

Main Sponsor 


Senvion 19 11 18 We make Wind Perform


Supporting Sponsors

  Arthur Cox Logo black                               


 Mason Hayes Curran logo



Statkraft logo




Guest Dinner Speaker 

Matt Cooper 

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Matt Cooper is the presenter and editor of The Last Word on Today FM, a daily radio show from 4.30pm to 7pm. He co-presents The Tonight Show on Virgin Media One, Monday to Thursday, 11pm to midnight. He is a columnist with the Irish Daily Mail and is the author of four books, the latest a biography of Michael O’Leary. He is a former editor of The Sunday Tribune and twice national journalist of the year.  



Confirmed conference speakers:

Dr David Connolly, CEO IWEA 

Timmy Dooley, TD, Spokesperson on Communications, The Environment and Natural Resources

Eamon Ryan, TD 

Hildegarde Naughton, TD

Mark Foley, CEO EirGrid Group 

Marcas Breatnach, Head of Sales, Central Europe, Senvion

Paddy Hayes, Managing Director ESB Networks

Stephen Wheeler, Managing Director SSE Ireland

Peter Lynch, Director of Asset Development Coillte

Paul O'Donnell, Partner Greencoat Renewables

Peter Ballie, Managing Director Energia Renewables 

Jim Dollard, Executive Director Generation Trading in ESB 

Aoife MacEvilly, Commissioner for Regulation of Utilities, CRU 

David O'Sullivan, Regulatory Manager, Ireland Brookfield

Marie Donnelly

Robbie Aherne, EirGrid

Philip Nugent, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government

Peter Harte, Director Statkraft Ireland 

Brian Keville, Environmental Director, MOK

Ken Boyne, Managing Director, Ionic Consulting

David Pratt, Marine Scotland


To access the speaker presentations and slides please click here 


Conference Day Highlights 


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Speaker Presentations Videos


Tuesday 12th March 

Session 1 - Key Note Speakers

Dr David Connolly, IWEA (Video) (Slides) 

Deputy Timmy Dooley (Video)

Mark Foley, EirGrid Group (Video)  (Slides)

Marcas Breatnach, Senvion (Video) (Slides)

Session 2 - Top Three Opportunities for 2030 - Panel Session

Paddy Hayes, ESB Networks (Video)

Aoife MacEvilly, CRU (Video)

Peter Lynch, Coillte (Video) 

Patrick Maguire, Greencoat Renewables (Video)

Peter Baillie, Energia Renewables (Video) 

Session 3 - Markets for our Renewable Energy Future

David O'Sullivan, Brookfield (Video)  (Slides) 

Alex Blanckley, Pöyry Management Consulting (Video) (Slides)

Evie Doherty, Cornwall Insight Ireland (Video) (Slides)

John Melvin, CRU (Video)  (Slides)

Session 4 – Overcoming Challenges in Developing New Projects

Brian Keville, MKO (Video) (Slides)

Shane Carr, Irwin Carr (Video)  (Slides)

Donal O’Sullivan, Statkraft Ireland (Video) (Slides)

Ken Boyne, Ionic Consulting (Video) (Slides)

Wednesday 13th March

Session 1 – Our Offshore Wind Energy Future

Stephen Wheeler, SSE Ireland (Video) (Slides)

Robbie Aherne, EirGrid Group (Video) (Slides)

Padraic Dempsey, DHPLG (Video) (Slides)

Drew Milne, Marine Scotland (Video)

Jim Dollard, Generation Trading ESB (Video) (Slides)


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Speaker Powerpoint Slides 

All speaker powerpoint slides are available on the Eventsential App.  If you have any difficulty with certain slides please click the cheat sheet below for the PDF version. 

Cheatsheet downloading slides




Event Terms and Conditions

Delegates are required to pay their registration in full prior to attendance at the conference.  In order to confirm your booking, you must complete the booking on line via our new website.  Members of IWEA can either pay at the time of booking or request to pay by invoice via the website (please note this is the only method available for booking tickets to the Autumn Conference).  Unfortunately, we cannot accept bookings by email or over the phone any more as all bookings need to go through the website to ensure we capture every delegate.  If requesting to pay by invoice, members must submit a copy of their PO if applicable, this can be uploaded during the on-line registration process.  Delegates who cancel their place by 7th February 2019  will have their fees refunded, less an administrative charge of €50 per delegate.  No Refunds will be made to those cancelling after that date but replacement delegates will be accepted.  Non attendees are still liable for payment for the conference.  All cancellations must be confirmed in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All written cancellations will be acknowledged.  Unfortunately, we cannot accept cancellations by telephone.  To avail of the student rate students must be in Full Time Education and must provide a valid student card.