Northern Ireland

Energy Forum 2020

Northern Ireland’s major annual energy conference…

Tuesday 29th September 2020 • Online Conference

Northern Ireland Energy Forum 2020

The annual Northern Ireland Energy Forum recently took place online. Supported by Pinsent Masons delegates in attendance heard from a number of expert speakers including Diane Dodds MLA, Minister for the Economy; Paddy Turnbull, Smart Grid Ireland and Laura Sandys, Northern Ireland Expert Panel on Energy Transition. The Forum covered some of the major issues shaping the energy landscape. Topics included; the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the energy sector, the impact of Brexit on energy markets and moving toward the digital utility.

2020 themes

  • ✔ Energy policy priorities for Northern Ireland
  • ✔ A new Strategic Energy Framework for Northern Ireland
  • ✔ The impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the energy sector
  • ✔ Brexit and its potential impact on energy markets
  • ✔ Decarbonising Northern Ireland’s energy networks
  • ✔ Moving towards the digital utility
  • ✔ Decarbonising electricity 100x50
  • ✔ Demand side management and smart meters
  • ✔ The Future Role of Gas (FRoG)
  • ✔ Smart energy grids
  • ✔ The next phase of renewable energy development
  • ✔ The potential for hydrogen in Northern Ireland
  • ✔ Energy in transport
  • ✔ What will the future energy mix look like?

Don’t miss out

The conference is the only annual major event in the local energy calendar and is one not to be missed. Key features of the event include:

  • ✔ Hear directly from the Department for the Economy
  • ✔ Update from the energy regulator
  • ✔ In-depth examination of key policy issues
  • ✔ Overview of Northern Ireland’s major energy projects
  • ✔ Attended by all the key players in the Northern Ireland energy sector
  • ✔ Use of interactive online conference platform
  • ✔ Structured to provide opportunities to engage with speakers in the Q&A sessions
  • ✔ The main annual event for anyone in the energy sector in Northern Ireland

The event will bring together a mix of local industry leaders and visiting experts to look at these issues in detail.

Images from the 2019 conference