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IWEA Autumn Conference

10th - 11th October 2018

Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, Galway

 This year's Autumn Conference will take place in the Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, Galway.   The event will take place over two days on the 10th and 11th October.  On Wednesday 10th October the IWEA Annual Golf Event will take place as usual and this year we have added a new activity with a tour to Galway Wind Way to run alongside the golf.  The Pre-Conference dinner will take place later that evening and the main Conference will take place all day Thursday 11th October. 

Wednesday 10th October 

9.00am               IWEA Golf Event - Galway Bay Golf Resort, Oranmore, Co Galway - Fully Booked 

9.00am               IWEA Galway Wind Way Tour including lunch - Fully Booked 

This tour will include bus hire to the wind farm, guided tour on arrival and lunch in Powers Thatched Bar & Restaurant on the return journey.  The bus will arrive back at the Galway Bay Hotel at 2pm.


7.00pm               Drinks reception and golf awards (Galway Bay Hotel)

8.00pm               Pre-conference dinner (Galway Bay Hotel)

Thursday 11th October

8.00am               Conference registration 

9.00am               IWEA Autumn Conference - WIND ENERGY - Working for Ireland

5.00pm               Conference close


Delegate Rates 

Early Bird - Valid until 30th August                                                

Non Member  €750
IWEA Member  €520
Student  €148

Conference Delegate Rates after 30th August

Non Member  €800
IWEA Member           €590
Student  €168

Please note all rates are inclusive of VAT  


Please note registration will close on 4th October.  No bookings can be taken after this time.



The Exhibition

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Why take a stand:

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Exhibitors 2018 


Exhibitors Logos Final 13.09.18




Click on programme below for the agenda

Front page image 

The Sponsors




Mason Hayes Curran logo      Suir Engineering RGB




 First picture speakers

Second pic speakers

 To access the speaker slides and presentations please click here

Getting Here

Conference Venue 

Galway Bay Hotel, The Promenade, Salthill, Galway

Galway Bay Hotel Exterior



Golf Event 

Galway Golf Club, Blackrock, Salthill

Event image Galway Golf Club





Conference Slides & Videos




WIND ENERGY – Working for Ireland 

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Dr David Connolly, CEO, IWEA

A positive vision for wind    IWEA Autumn Conference Presentation October 2018


Giles Dickson, CEO, WindEurope

Wind energy and the EU    IWEA Autumn Conference Presentation October 2018


Donal Flavin, IDA

FDI and Renewable Energy IWEA Autumn Conference Presentation October 2018


Nicholas Lyons, ENERCON

 Ready for new challenges  IWEA Autumn Conference Presentation October 2018  


Wind Energy in the Economy

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Dr Mark Turner, Baringa

Wind 2000-2020: Cost or benefit?       IWEA Autumn Conference Presentation October 2018


Caoimhe Giblin, ElectroRoute

ISEM: Going Live                                 IWEA Autumn Conference Presentation October 2018


James Goldsmith, Cornwall Insight

Renewable support auctions                IWEA Autumn Conference Presentation October 2018


Bill Sadlier, NTR plc

RESS, LCOE and beyond                    IWEA Autumn Conference Presentation October 2018              



Working with Communities

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Justin Moran, IWEA

Communities and the RESS                    IWEA Autumn Conference Presentation October 2018


Andy Fox, Coillte

Obtaining a social licence to operate       IWEA Autumn Conference Presentation October 2018


The Honourable Mary Laffoy

Deliberative democracy: Communicating with the public IWEA Autumn Conference Oct 2018


Sinead Dooley, Irish Rural Link

Engaging with communities – Lessons from the frontline  IWEA Autumn Conference Presentation Oct 2018



Panel – Setting Irelands 2030 Target


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  Link to Conference Slides  

Bernice Doyle, Statkraft

Storage in Ireland – an overview


John Young, EirGrid

DS3 volume capped procurement update


Thomas Horgan, GE Power

An international perspective on storage in Ireland



Opportunities in Asset Management

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Keir Harman, DNV GL

Dynamic operations strategies


Dave Ash, GE

Repower upgrades


Iain Dinwoodie, WEBS

Wind energy benchmarking



Event Terms and Conditions

Please note that you are only entitled to the discounted fees if your membership payments are up to date for 2018.  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 31st August 2018 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.