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    • Adrian McCarthy- Site Energy Manager, GSK Dungarvan

      Adrian McCarthy- Site Energy Manager, GSK Dungarvan 

      Speaker Bio: Adrian is responsible for the management of and delivery of annual Energy Reduction targets in both of Dungarvan GSK Sites during time of continuted growth and expansion. Adrian hosted the Energy Kaizen event which developed a 4 year plan for 70% CO2 reduction and 65% Energy Cost Reduction by end of 2017 through structured, planned, innovative cost saving and renewable energy projects. Adrian has delivered a 7.5% reduction in energy usage in first ful...

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    • Dr. Vikram Pakrashi- Lecturer in Structural Engineering, Dynamical Systems and Risk Laboratory, UCC

      Dr. Vikram Pakrashi- Lecturer in Structural Engineering, Dynamical Systems and Risk Laboratory, UCC 

      Speaker Bio: Dr. Vikram Pakrashi, a Lecturer in Structural Engineering within the School of Engineering UCC, is a researcher with over 120 peer reviewed journals and conference papers. He is the director of the Dynamical Systems and Risk Laboratory (DSRL) in UCC. Vikram received his doctorate from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland specialising in the field of health monitoring of structures employing dynamic responses and associated vibration control methods. He carried out his postdoctoral research in stru...

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    • Damian Costello- Business Development Manager, Decode Innovation

      Damian Costello- Business Development Manager, Decode Innovation 

      Speaker Bio: Damian Costello is Managing Partner in Disruption Strategy Consultancy Decode Innovation. Damian has more than 20 years’ consulting experience, having delivered successful strategy, product and service breakthroughs in Ireland, Europe, North America and Asia. Damian has worked with leaders from multi-nationals to start-ups across the Energy, Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, Retail and ICT sectors. A natural storyteller, he is passionate about the Ireland’s potential to become a leader in the next wave of global economic pr...

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    • Andrew Mullen- Chief Engineer, Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork

      Andrew Mullen- Chief Engineer, Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork 

      Speaker Bio: Andrew Mullen is Chief Engineer at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork, and since 2007 has implemented and overseen a multi award winning energy management programme. Andrew’s programme primarily focussed on “no cost, low cost” measures and has produced savings in excess of €100,000 per annum since implementation. The Hotel has won the prestigious Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland Energy Management Award with the judges noting that the Hotel h...

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    • Conor Casey- Toward Zero Carbon Ltd

      Conor Casey- Toward Zero Carbon Ltd 

      Speaker Bio: As a professional energy management consultant and CEO of Casey Technology since 1995 Conor has developed energy management systems compliant with ISO 50001 for such organisations as NUI Galway, NUI Maynooth, Diageo.  Casey Technology are one of Irelands leading energy consultants employing 14 energy professionals who deliver energy management services to energy users drawn from the public and private sectors. We work with all clients to maximise the...

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    • Michael Dunn - Director, Iona Capital

      Michael Dunn – Director, Iona Capital 

      Speaker Bio: Michael has over 20 years' experience within waste management and infra-structure investment. He has worked for both the public and private sector and held board positions for the last 15 years of his career including chairman of ELWA Ltd, which operates the largest MBT facility within the UK and has previously held senior roles within Shanks and Veolia Group. In addition to his roles and responsibilities as a Director of Iona where Michael sits on the Investment Committee and the Group Boards...

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    • Dr. Maeve Flynn- Senior Ecologist, Planning and Environment Unit, Grid Development and Interconnection, EirGrid

      Dr. Maeve Flynn- Senior Ecologist, Planning and Environment Unit, Grid Development and Interconnection, EirGrid 

      Speaker Bio: Maeve has worked as Senior Ecologist within the Planning and Environment Unit of EirGrid since 2010.  Maeve is responsible for all aspects relating to ecology and environment both in Grid Development, and throughout the wider EirGrid Group in Ireland and Northern Ireland.  This includes creation and implementation of policies and process to ensure the environmental sustainability of grid development as well as direct input into project proposals. ...

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    • Danny Jones MIET- CEO and founder, Off Grid Energy Ltd

      Danny Jones MIET- CEO and founder, Off Grid Energy Ltd 

      Speaker Bio: From beginnings as an engineer with GEC, Danny has worked for all of his career in the field of energy conversion and storage and has pioneered micro-hybrid power solutions into the temporary power market and also for permanent off grid applications. His expertise is in the application of hybrid power technology across renewables, temporary power, utilities, construction, events and energy storage.

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    • Mark Regan- Managing Partner, Regan Solicitors- Chairman

      Mark Regan- Managing Partner, Regan Solicitors- Chairman 

      Mark is the managing partner at Regan Solicitors. He has practised as a commercial lawyer for the past 21 years and was the senior partner in the Commercial and Litigation Department of another commercial law firm for 15 of those years. He has since established his own firm and brand as Regan Solicitors with a view to providing and expanding his existing client base with a more bespoke and efficient service. He is highly regarded in the area of Environmental Law and Planning. He has advised in relation to several wind farm matters both as adviser to Parties on all aspects from finance to the c...

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    • Kevin O' Rourke- Director, Marchena Management Services- Chairman

      Kevin O’ Rourke- Director, Marchena Management Services- Chairman 

      Kevin O’Rourke is an independent specialist in sustainable energy technologies, policies and practices, with 40 years of policy and engineering experience in the fields of energy efficiency, renewable energy and environmental protection, particularly in the built environment, in Ireland and Europe. Until 2014 he headed SEAI’s Low Carbon Technologies team, responsible for providing research and advice to policy, institutional and market players to support Ireland’s achieving its energy efficiency and renewables targets for 2020 and beyond, and the focal point for national energy statistics and...

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