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Renewable Electricity Support Scheme - Delivering the market for Ireland’s 2030 electricity target

  • Date(s)
    Wednesday, 4 March 2020
  • Time(s)
    From 6.30 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

About the Event

​​The Renewable Electricity Support Scheme will provide support to renewable electricity projects in Ireland.

With a primary focus on cost effectiveness, the RESS will deliver range of policy objectives, including:

  • An Enabling Framework for Community Participation
  • Increasing Technology Diversity
  • Delivering an ambitious renewable electricity policy to 2030
  • Increasing energy security, energy sustainability and ensuring the cost effectiveness of energy policy

This evening lecture will have 2 parts

  1. A discussion of the policy objectives and how they are to be delivered and;
  2. An industry perspective on the development of RESS 


About the Speaker

James Conlon,  Chartered Engineer
James is a Project Manager of the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme project with DCCAE on secondment from EirGrid. He has 13 years of experience in the delivery of renewable energy and electricity transmission infrastructure projects in both the private and public sectors. He graduated as an Engineer from Trinity College and has a Masters in Renewable Energy Systems and Postgraduate Diploma in Construction and Contract Law.

Dr. David Connolly- IWEA
Dr. David Connolly is CEO of the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) Ireland’s largest renewable energy association. Previously, David was an Associate Professor in Energy Planning at Aalborg University in Copenhagen where his research focused on the design and assessment of 100% renewable energy systems for electricity, heat, and transport. He graduated as a Mechanical Engineer and completed a PhD in energy modelling, both at the University of Limerick.


Free and all are welcome to attend.

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