Main Sponsor: ENERCON
IWFA Annual Conference Thursday 28th November 8:30am
Networking Evening Wednesday 27th November at 8pm
Venue: Lyrath Estate Hotel, Paulstown Road, Kilkenny, R95 F685
Lunch Sponsor: EnergyPro | Breakfast Sponsor: Temporis
Wednesday 27th November 8pm
Our networking evening will take place on Wednesday, 27th November at 8pm at Lyrath’s Wine Cellar
- Finger food menus will be available and orders will be taken from the bar.
- Please Note: This networking event is available for the delegates, members, exhibitors, sponsors and speakers of the Annual Conference.
Accommodation: Our delegates attending the conference can avail of a rate of €115 single or €125 double one night stay including breakfast at the Lyrath Estate Hotel. To book, please contact the hotel directly at https://www.lyrath.com/
IWFA Annual Conference Agenda
Thursday 28th November, Registration open 8:30-9:30am
Registration Desk Open at 8:30-9:30am
Tea / Coffee and Biscuits will be served in The Exhibiting area between 8:30 to 9:30am
- 9:30am Welcome Address Chair Grattan Healy
- 9:40am Keynote Address Minister John Paul Phelan T.D Minister for Local Government and Electoral Reform “Wind Energy Policy and Planning”
- 10:00am First Session | Commercial Rates / CAP / NECP / RESS / CEP | Chair Grattan Healy
- 10:05am Brian Carroll, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, “Climate Action Plan, NECP, RESS”
- 10:25am Marianne Clayton, Clayton & Segura Lawyers “Update on Commercial rates for windfarms as state aid”
- 10:45am Andrew Ebrill, CRU, “Key Aspects of the Clean Energy Package”
- 11:05am JP Wallace, ENERCON “Wind turbine technology – Evolution and Opportunities”
- 11:25am Q&A
- 11:40am Exhibiting Viewing & Tea/Coffee Break
- 12:25am Second Session | Operational Issues Chair Tom Ryan
- 12:30pm Rory Mullan, MullanGrid Consulting “Curtailment Challenges for 2030”
- 12:50pm Ronan O’Meara, ENERGYPRO “O&M, Cables, Safety”
- 13:10am Q&A
- 13:25pm Lunch
- 14:25pm Third Session | Planning Chair Thomas Cooke
- 14:30pm Brian Keville, MKO “Planning challenges for consenting Irish wind projects in 2020 and beyond””
- 14:50pm John Kenny BL “Developments on Planning & EU”
- 15:10pm Q&A
- 15:30pm Conference Close
Exhibitors & Sponsors
For further queries do not hesitate to contact us:
IWFA | +353 5677 90856 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Grant schemes covering up to 80% of costs to be explained
Home and business owners, farmers, community groups, housing associations and more across Carlow, Kilkenny and Wexford who want to slash their energy costs, reduce their carbon footprint and enjoy the comfort of more energy efficient homes are invited to a free, no obligation information meeting which highlights the attractive grants and expert help available to complete such works. Continue reading “Free information meeting about grants and assistance to make homes and buildings more energy efficient”
The Excellence Awards Spotlight series showcases and celebrates each engineering project, organisation, third-level institute and engineering leader shortlisted for the 10th annual Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards, held in association with ESB. Today, the Excellence Awards spotlight series focuses on the Local Authority Engineering Initiative Award.
Sponsored by Colas Bitumen Emulsions, the Local Authority Engineering Initiative Award is open to all local authorities to enter an engineering-led initiative which benefits the community in which it has been introduced.
The five initiatives shortlisted for the 2019 Local Authority Engineering Initiative Award are: Continue reading “Kilkenny StreetLight LED Retrofit Pilot Project by Kilkenny County Council in partnership with 3cea and Hayes Higgins Partnership shortlisted for the Local Authority Engineering Initiative Award”
Ireland has committed to producing at least 16% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020 and the next Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) is said to be fully aligned with the need to prioritise climate action. Farmers looking to benefit from green initiatives are being urged to attend Energy and Rural Business Show, taking place at Hub at Cillin Hill, Kilkenny on 23 and 24 October 2019.
This year the show is boosting its offering by including both Energy Now Expo and Rural Business Expo, so farmers can hear from experts on diversification and the growing opportunities and grants available for on-farm renewables. Continue reading “Energy and Rural Business Show preview: showcasing growing opportunities for on-farm renewables”
Opportunity to reduce carbon emissions and boost farm incomes
Opportunities for farmers in Anaerobic Digestion (AD) and biogas will be outlined at the Energy and Rural Business show Ireland, in Kilkenny on 23 and 24 October. Expert speakers and businesses will showcase practical ways that farmers can make additional income and benefit the environment by supplying medium to large scale AD plants or commissioning their own facilities.
PJ McCarthy, chairman of the Renewable Gas Forum Ireland (RGFI) and Seán Finan CEO of the Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA), are among the speakers who will outline plans to deploy up to 25 medium to large scale biogas plants by 2030.
To register for the show, please click the link below:
Continue reading “Agri biogas and AD focus for Energy and Rural Business Show 2019”
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KILKENNY LEADER PARTNERSHIP is pleased to invite you to
Kilkenny’s Energy Town 2019
In Butler House, 16 Patrick St, Kilkenny on Monday 9th September at 8pm sharp.
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Press release 19th August 2019
Homeowners who applied for a deep retrofit grant to improve the energy efficiency of their properties will have their applications processed following the reversal of a decision to end the scheme.
The Kilkenny-based 3 Counties Energy Agency, 3CEA, said the decision to reverse the Deep Retrofit grants funding for 2019 is very welcome news for over 100 home and business owners across the south east and beyond who invested a minimum of €2,500 on expert help, energy rating and air tightness tests and submitting plans for an energy grants programme.
“Common sense has prevailed and hundreds of jobs across the retrofit industry threatened by last week’s announcement have been saved as a result, including in our own agency” according to 3CEA Senior Energy Engineer, Alexandra Hamilton. “We welcome the Minister’s commitment that applications processed before the July deadline will be processed. The proof of course will come when we see the grant Letters of Offers and get confirmation for all our partner homeowners that they will indeed be receiving the grants for their energy upgrades.
“It is also reassuring for everyone involved in this program that the deadline for the completion of approved works has been extended into 2020. The initial deadline in October 2019 was always ambitious considering the time it takes for evaluation and contract Letters to be issued by SEAI. We now look forward to the announcement of the new retrofitting model and would urge the Minister, his department and all the agencies involved to set about getting a new programme up and running without delay so we can meet public demand, support and grow the retrofit industry and help retrofit the targeted 500,000 homes as outlined in the Climate Action Plan.”
Read more here: http://3cea.ie/deep-retrofit-programme/
Farmers wanting advice on the opportunities presented by newly launched Government funding through the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH) and Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Schemes (TAMS) are invited to attend the Energy and Rural Business Show, taking place this October 23 and 24.
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) which operates the renewable heat scheme and is the keynote sponsor for the show, will be on hand to explain how it works. Ray Langton, SEAI programme manager, explains that the scheme is open to agricultural, commercial, industrial, district heating, public sector and other non-domestic heat users.
“This scheme is designed to replace fossil fuel heating systems with renewable heating systems including heat pumps, biomass and anaerobic digestion. SSRH offers installation grants for heat pumps and ongoing operational support for biomass or biogas,” he says. Continue reading “Energy and diversification event showcases how to maximise farm grant payments”