In this thought provoking address, Dermot Byrne shares his personal perspective on Ireland's energy challenge, based on a lifetime of experience in the electricity industry in Ireland and abroad. Following his retirement from EirGrid in 2012, Dermot took up non-executive directorships at Element Power Ireland, a leading renewable energy company and at Intellectual Ventures - Invention Investment Ireland, a global intellectual property investment fund. He is Chairman of the Board of Vita, a not-for-profit NGO working to improve the livelihoods of households and communities in East Africa, principally in rural Ethiopia and Eritrea. He also chairs an expert group developing an Energy Research Strategy and Implementation Plan for Ireland.
The address will be followed by a drinks reception.
Dermot Byrne is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of Engineers Ireland and a Distinguished Member of the international body of CIGRE. He was awarded Chartered Director status by the Institute of Directors in London. Dermot is President of Engineers Ireland for the 2016-2017 session.
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Presidential Address - "Ireland's Energy Challenge - A Personal Perspective" (pdf)