Tuesday, 29 April 2014
Thursday, 10 April 2014
|Professor Andrew Deeks|
|Cormac Mannion Energia|
|John Fingleton Fingleton White|
|Maurice Buckley NSAI|Gary O'Callaghan Siemens
Monday, 7 April 2014
Minister is welcomed by EGA President PJ Rudden and UCD Vice President Professor Orla Feely
|Minister delivers EGA Annual Spring Lecture|
In addition to that announcement - carried that night by Engineers Ireland in their eJournal ahead of the national media! - the Minister gave a wide ranging Lecture on the improvement in the Irish economy and the energy challenges we currently face resulting from that improvement.
|Kelley Cousins Engineers Ireland and Mary Anne Carrigan |
Editor Engineers Ireland attend the EGA Event
'We need to keep a strong focus on the capital investment which will support jobs and investment' the Minister said 'the Government recently drew up a list of the 20 largest projects being developed over the next 4 years. Half of these are PPPs. The projects have a combined indicative value of €3.27billion and are targeted for delivery from late 2014 to 2018'.
Turning to Energy, he stated that energy policy has a pivotal role to play in creating the conditions for economic recovery and for job creation. 'Building our energy infrastructure is becoming more challenging' he said 'yet EirGrid delivered a major project the East West Interconnector (EWIC) between UK and Ireland on time and within budget. EWIC demonstrates not only our collective commitment to necessary large scale investment, it is also a practical demonstration of Ireland's ability to complete a major European scale energy project efficiently, safely and to the highest standards'.
|Minister with Fintan Slye CEO EirGrid, Marian Regan NewEra |
/ National Treasury Management Agency
and Denis Cagney Director of Energy Networks and Renewables
at Commission for Energy Regulation (CER)
|Board Member Robyn Kelly with Fellow 2008 UCD Biosystems Graduates Damien Farrelly and Liam Brennan|
He also spoke of the island of Ireland being 'effectively a successful live research facility especially in the Smart Grid evolution. This is because the Single Electricity Market (SEM) in north and south is relatively small yet with ambitious targets for renewable energy generation (40%). There is no other system in Europe making this possible.
|ex CEO EirGrid Dermot Byrne, Mainstream Director Joe Corbett |
and EGA Past President Micheal Loughnane
|Magdalena Douleva UCD Foundation and PJ Rudden EGA President|
|Siobhan Duggan, Mary White and Martin Hogan attended the event|
|PJ Rudden makes EGA Presentation to Minister|