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The energy sector in Ireland has been subject to significant changes in recent years- European and International policy and legislation have provided the Irish energy market with newly defined market structures. The EU's objectives for competition in the internal market and improved environmental protection have become major factors in Irish energy policy.

There has been a shift in emphasis on environmental issues, pushing forward markets such as sustainability and renewables to ensure future security of supply. With an increase in the uptake of energy from renewable sources, competition in Ireland is stronger than it’s ever been and continues to drive the market forward. Undoubtedly, this surge in new market opportunities has provided market openings for new entrants - Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland markets are converging with Northern Ireland recognising the benefit of being part of an island of Ireland electricity market and being connected to the Great Britain grid.

As a result, trading relations must be improved and built on and one way of doing so is to look further afield at European merging markets, further ahead in the liberalisation game. The industry must work hard to minimise entry barriers in a transparent way and with minimal risk involved. As the Irish energy market continues to prosper, so will the opportunities for growth and investment, in all areas. This conference will focus on the evolving Irish energy policy framework, new market structures, driving competition forward and sustainable energy strategies across all sectors.

A two day intensive conference which will help you:
· Consider the impact of the new market regime on the wind energy market
· Learn about operating a system in a developing market
· Discover the route to an all-island market for electricity
· Evaluate the Competition Authority’s energy policy
· Assess the barriers to entry in the Irish energy market
· Identify the future challenges for Irish energy supply

A unique opportunity to learn from leading industry experts
Denis Cagney, Head of Networks, Commission for Energy Regulation
John Evans, Economist, Advocacy Division, Irish Competition Authority
Jack O'Connell, Commercial Manager, Transmission, Bord Gais Eireann
Denis O’Leary, Head of Asset Management, ESB
Garrett Blaney, Strategic Development Director, Viridian Group
Dr Charles Ruffell, Gas Regulation Manager, Innogy
Hilary Mulligan, Project Manager, BP Solar
Ann Scully, Market Operations Manager, ESB National Grid

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Fergus Cahill

Fergus Cahill, Chairman, Irish Offshore Operators’ Association

9:10 THE IRISH ENERGY MARKET

Denis Cagney

Denis Cagney, Head, Electricity Networks & Tariffs, Commission for Energy Regulation

  • New trading arrangements
  • Securing electricity supply in 2004 and 2005
  • Interconnection and all-island issues
  • Encouraging renewables
  • Networks investment programme
  • Gas developments
  • 9:40 THE GAS TRANSPORTER

    Jack O'Connell

    Jack O'Connell, Commercial Manager, Transmission, Bord Gais Eireann

  • Development of transmission business rules
  • New entrants in the market
  • Market opening for lower thresholds
  • Northern Ireland infrastructure investment
  • 10:20 INVESTING IN IRELAND’S INFRASTRUCTURE

    Denis O’Leary

    Denis O’Leary, Head of Asset Management, ESB

  • Growth in electricity demand
  • Development of the HV networks
  • Renewal of the MV system
  • Review of capital investment
  • Dublin developments
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY POLICY

    Tanya Harrington

    Tanya Harrington, IBEC Energy Executive, Irish Business and Employers Confederation

  • Making business sense of climate change
  • Climate change and energy policy in Ireland
  • Need for price competitiveness
  • 12:00 FUTURE CHALLENGES FOR IRISH ENERGY SUPPLY COMPANIES

    Gary Ryan

    Gary Ryan, Head of Sales and Marketing, Energia

  • The effects of continued market opening
  • New sales channel integration
  • New market trading structures post 2005
  • Addressing current market difficulties
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    14:00 THE ROUTE TO AN ALL-ISLAND MARKET FOR ELECTRICITY

    Garrett Blaney

    Garrett Blaney, Strategic Development Director, Viridian Group

  • The broader European context
  • Next steps to realising convergence
  • The challenges in aligning both markets
  • The implications for market players
  • 14:40 OPERATING A SYSTEM IN A DEVELOPING MARKET

    Robin McCormick

    Robin McCormick, Managing Director, SONI (System Operator for Northern Ireland)

  • The system - development co-ordination
  • The market - living between markets
  • The operator - tightening margins
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 ELECTRICITY MARKETS IN IRELAND

    Ann Scully

    Ann Scully, Manager, Market Operations, ESB National Grid

  • Present situation
  • Future developments
  • Potential impact on current markets
  • 16:20 ELECTRICITY TRADING ARRANGEMENTS

    Patricia Lawless

    Patricia Lawless, Partner, McCann FitzGerald

  • Centralised pool
  • New role of TSO
  • Hedge contracts
  • Financial transmission rights
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    9:00 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Tim Cowhig

    Tim Cowhig, Chairman, Irish Wind Energy Association

    9:40 RENEWABLE ENERGY POLICY IN IRELAND

    Katrina Polaski

    Katrina Polaski, Senior Policy Advisor, Sustainable Energy Ireland

  • RE status
  • Goals and targets
  • Policy formation
  • Support programmes
  • Interaction with electricity market
  • 10:20 THE ROLE OF WIND POWER IN IRELAND’S ENERGY SCENE

    Dermot O'Kane

    Dermot O'Kane, Regulation and Trading Manager, Airtricity

  • Ireland’s energy supply – potential impact of wind power
  • Fuel diversity and security of supply
  • Environmental targets and windpower
  • Benefits of interconnection
  • Renewables and revised electricity trading arrangements
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 BUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE WIND DOESN'T BLOW?

    David Surplus

    David Surplus, Technical Director, B9 Energy

  • Electrolysis and hydrogen storage
  • Removal of spinning reserve constraint for intermittent renewables such as wind power
  • Emerging market for hydrogen as fuel for cars
  • 12:00 IMPACT OF NEW MARKET REGIME ON THE WIND ENERGY MARKET

    Barry Daly

    Barry Daly, Trading Development Manager, Viridian Group

  • Meeting Ireland’s requirements (targets, players, legislation, market rules, infrastructure, schedules)
  • Increasing penetration of energy sources (government incentives, supports, various technologies, constraints)
  • Long-term energy agreements (risks, difficulties, penalties, structures)
  • A critical review of current projects (factors of success, milestones, causes of failure)
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    14:00 SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAICS

    Hilary Mulligan

    Hilary Mulligan, Project Manager, BP Solar

  • What is solar photovoltaics? · Technologies & applications
  • European market development & current situation
  • UK & Northern Ireland market situation
  • Towards the future
  • 14:40 COMPETITION AUTHORITY POLICY AND ENFORCEMENT IN THE IRISH ELECTRICITY SECTOR

    John Evans

    John Evans, Economist, Advocacy Division, Irish Competition Authority

  • Moving towards the competitive market envisaged by the EU liberalisation programme
  • Progress toward liberalisation in Ireland and ensuring benefits of market opening
  • Implications of the new trading arrangements for competition in the sector
  • Market definition and interconnection with Wales
  • 15:20 BARRIERS TO COMPETITION IN IRISH ENERGY MARKETS

    Colm McCarthy

    Colm McCarthy, Managing Director, DKM Economic Consultants

  • Limits to competition in gas
  • Limits to competition in electricity
  • Role of interconnection
  • 16:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks followed by Afternoon Tea.
    Close of Conference

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    Implementing the New Irish Electricity Market
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    Implementing the New Irish Electricity Market

    Radisson SAS St Helen's Hotel
    28th November 2003
    Dublin, Ireland

    Radisson SAS St Helen's Hotel

    Stillorgan Road
    Blackrock
    Dublin Dublin 4
    Ireland

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