Open Invitation to Industry & Community for Sustainable Energy Day on 28th of June
As part of the European Sustainable Energy Week, this event will also launch Mullingar Sustainable Energy Community (MSEC)’ Sustainable Master Plan Report
[Dublin, Ireland, June 13] – Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR), a leading organisation in driving innovation and advancement in the manufacturing industry, and Mullingar Sustainable Energy Community (MSEC), are delighted to announce and invite the public to “Sustainable Energy Day: Engaging Industry & Community” as part of the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW). On the 28th of June, from 13:30 to 19:30, this event will showcase the latest trends, technologies, insights and funding opportunities for sustainable energy transition for manufacturing industries and the residential sector.
EUSEW is the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. The 2023 theme is ‘Accelerating the clean energy transition – towards lower bills and greater skills’. As part of the lead-up to the EUSEW, Energy Days are held from March to June 2023, featuring sessions of diverse formats and durations that delve into a wide range of energy-related topics.
The Sustainable Energy Day hosted by IMR in partnership with MSEC is a significant step towards fostering behavioural changes and driving innovation in the energy sector. By encouraging industries and stakeholders to embrace sustainable practices, the aim is to achieve the ambitious energy and climate goals set by the European Union and beyond. On this occasion, MSEC will launch the Sustainable Master Plan Report for Mullingar, fostering the discussion of energy transition and decarbonisation for not just the industry but also the residential community.
“We are thrilled to organise this event, which serves as a platform for industry experts and the community to come together and explore the latest advancements in sustainable energy,” said David McCormack, Sustainable Manufacturing Director at Irish Manufacturing Research. “Our goal is to inspire innovation, encourage collaboration, and position Irish Industry in the heart of a net-zero transition, which we know is crucial as recent reports point to an increase in emissions from electricity generation.”
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in 2021, there was an increase of 18.8% compared to 2020 in emissions from electricity generation. The return to using more carbon-intensive fuel, along with fewer renewables and natural gas plant availability, has played a big part in reversing the trend.
Industry professionals, researchers, engineers, manufacturers, and the community can look forward to a programme that includes engaging keynote sessions by industry leaders, funding opportunities clinics for industrial and residential sectors, policy updates, and thought-provoking discussions on the role of digital technology for energy optimisation and a wide range of topics.
Registration for this exclusive event is now open, and early booking is encouraged due to limited seating capacity. To secure a spot and participate in this transformative event, interested individuals can visit https://bit.ly/imrenergyday.
Mullingar Energy Master Plan
The Mullingar Energy Master Plan (EMP) was created to provide a comprehensive overview of energy consumption and generation in the Mullingar area. It provides a baseline of sectorial (domestic, business, industrial) energy usage, current energy sources and energy-related CO2 emissions.
“Launching an Energy Masterplan for Mullingar is a very exciting step towards generating a brighter future for Mullingar and Westmeath. While we are still a long way off carbon neutrality, the Masterplan sets out a clear roadmap on how we can work towards it,” said Cllr. Hazel Smyth, Chairperson of the Mullingar Sustainable Energy Community. “By being the Decarbonisation Zone for Westmeath, Mullingar leads by example, and as a community, we take these next important steps together to reduce our carbon footprint for the benefit of all”, said Cllr. Hazel Smyth, Chairperson of the Mullingar Sustainable Energy Community.
The Plan also identifies potential alternative energy sources and recommends ways to save energy. Part of the EMP is a Register of Opportunities (RoO) for the reduction of energy demand in both domestic and non-domestic buildings and the transition to renewable energy supply.
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Industry & Business
13:30 Check-In & Registration
14:00 Welcome & Stands Opening Time
14:05 [Industry] EI Funding Opportunities for Energy Transition
14:20 [Industry] SEAI Funding Opportunities for Energy Transition
14:35 EU HORIZON Projects Funding by IMR
14:50 Break & Technology Providers Exhibition
15:20 Role of Renewable Energy Systems in Decarbonisation of Industry by IMR
15:35 [Industry Case Study 1] Boston Scientific Decarbonisation Plan & Strategy
15:50 [Industry Case Study 2] ESB Networks Decarbonisation of Grid
16:05 Comfort Break
16:15 The Role of Digital Technology for Energy Efficiency by IMR
16:30 [Industry Case Study 3] Arup: Digital Solution for Energy
16:45 Q&A & Close of Industry Session
Community & Business
17:00 Check-In & Registration (Public)
17:30 Community Welcome & Introduction
17:35 SEC’s Energy Transition Plan for Mullingar
17:45 Break & Technology Providers Exhibition
18:00 Decarbonisation Plan for Westmeath (Mullingar)
18:15 Wind Energy by WEI
18:30 [Community & Bussines Case Study] LIDL
18:45 Farming & Sustainable Energy by Teagasc
19:00 [Community/Business] Funding Opportunities for Energy Transition by SEAI & WATT Footprint
19:15 Closing Remarks
Note: All sessions are open to the public whether they are listed as industry or community-focused. Refreshments will be provided for attendees.