A vision for smart infrastructure and behaviour in Ireland's energy sector

Organised by iQuest, the National Inaugural Smart Grid Summit will take place on Thursday, 7th October 2010 at the Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin.

The phenomenon of the smart grid and how it will benefit and contribute to the growth of our economy is a hot topic for debate.

As heard recently from Energy Minister Eamon Ryan, investment in grid development is one of the most strategic decisions for our future. This new grid will be a smart grid.

Without a smart grid, renewable power will remain niche at best. The high hopes Ireland has for the development of renewable power over the coming years will fall flat without a smart grid to facilitate and integrate these variable generation sources.

It is accepted that current transmission and distribution systems need to be transformed into smart networks in order to accommodate larger amounts of renewable energy, as well as facilitate active demand side management measures. To-date, electricity has been a centrally produced commodity for a predictable - but inflexible - market.

A transition is about to take place towards a market where flexibility must occur on both the supplier and the consumer sides. It is against this background of significant opportunity, change and urgency that iQuest is hosting the National Inaugural Smart Grid Summit.

This must-attend conference will provide a unique opportunity for all attendees to -

  • Learn more about the key issues involved in the implementation of a smart grid network. 
  • Discuss and debate the challenges that lie ahead for Irish energy and the utility business in order to maximise the opportunities for growth, investment and gain.
  • Hear from senior level industry experts from the electricity supply industry discussing network transformations to adapt the 21st century needs - and
  • Experience unrivalled networking opportunities.

Delegate Profile
This event will bring together all stakeholders from the energy value chain, including -

  • Operation and Network Managers
  • Managers - System, Quality, Development & Planning,
  • Technical Managers
  • Asset Managers
  • R&D Institutes
  • Consultants
  • Customer Service Managers
  • Business Development Managers
  • Regulatory Specialists
  • University Representatives
  • IT Managers
  • Vendors of Smart Grids Products and Solutions
  • Renewable Energy Experts.

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