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Michael Elgin

Michael Elgin Elgin Energy Michael joined Elgin Energy in 2015 to lead the company’s development of solar farms in the Irish market. Michael holds a BA, BAI in Engineering from Trinity College Dublin. With over 15 years’ experience in electrical & development related industries, Michael is responsible for the delivery of 250MW of solar in […]

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Tommy Cooke

Tommy Cooke Active dairy farmer 100 cow herd with followers in partnership with son, in process of increasing herd. Former Dairy Committee and Rural Development Committee Chairman Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA) National Council Member ICMSA Former Chairman North Kilkenny Regional Advisory Committee Glanbia Cooperative Society Ltd Founding Chairman of the Irish Wind Farmers […]

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Owen Power

Owen Power Enerpower Owen Power is the Managing Director of Enerpower.  A Renewable Energy expert with over 25 year’s extensive cross–functional experience gained in national and multinational organizations in Ireland, France and USA. Enerpower was formed in 2005 and to date has over 25MW of biomass boiler installed and under contract across a broad range […]

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Nick Cotter

Nick Cotter Cotter Bros Firewood Cotter Bros Firewood is based in Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick and was set up in 2011 by the young Cotter brothers, Jack and Nick Jr. The Cotter boys got their start in the industry with a little help and guidance from their father Nicholas, founder of Mid Western Forestry. They set out […]

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James Staines

James Staines Staines Law James Staines is solicitor specializing in the area of Agri Law. For over 25 years James has advised a range of agri business and representative groups, (including IFA and the Irish farmers Journal) on Agri regulatory, advisory and legal issues. James had extensive experience advising landowners and farmers on Wind and […]

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Dermot Forristal

Dermot Forristal Teagasc Dermot Forristal is a mechanisation and crops researcher with Teagasc, based at Oak Park, Carlow. With over 30 years of research experience, he primarily focusses on mechanisation topics such as machinery costs efficiency and workrates; forage mechanisation ; soil compaction and soil  cultivation systems.  Precision agriculture topics such as forage yield sensing and […]

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Dr. John Upton

Dr. John Upton Teagasc Education: 2014: PhD – Wageningen University 2007: B.Eng. – Mechanical Engineering, Cork Institute of Technology 2005: FETAC Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Agriculture – Teagasc Career: 2009 – Present: Research Officer, Livestock Systems Department, Teagasc Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork, Ireland Sept. 2014 – Jan 2016: Sabbatical at Department of Biological Systems […]

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Michael Doran

Michael Doran Managing Director of Action Renewables Michael Doran is the Managing Director of Action Renewables, which has offices in Belfast, Dublin and Edinburgh. He is a Chartered Surveyor, and is also a Chartered Environmentalist, a qualified Project Manager and a Member of the Institute of Directors. He is a Director of AEBIOM, the European Biomass […]

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Ivan Sproule

Ivan Sproule Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland Ivan is based in Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland SEAI regional office in Sligo. His is Business Programmes Manager for the SME and Large Industry Programmes in the (SEAI).  Reducing costs and maintaining competitiveness are two main objectives for these programmes. He also spent some time abroad in […]

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Stephen Meyen

Stephen Meyen Teagasc Steven Meyen studied close-to-nature forestry at the State University of Gent, Belgium. He has worked in forestry since the mid-eighties in Belgium, Nepal, Rwanda, Donegal and Northern Ireland. Since 1999, he has worked as a Forestry Development Officer with Teagasc providing independent advisory and training services to forest owners in Donegal, Sligo […]

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Ray Langton

Ray Langton is the SSRH Program Manager. Ray joined the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) in July 2017 after working on the new Central Bank Headquarters project. He has a background in Brewing and Pharma Operations, Governance, Sustainability, Projects and Change Management.  

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Clare Lee

Planning Officer, Tipperary County Council B Agr. Sc, MSC (Planning), MIPI is a planning officer with Tipperary County Council and is active in the development of a proactive planning and development framework in Tipperary. In particular, Clare champions the support and deployment of sustainable renewable energy development in the county, and in 2016, project managed […]

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Tim Minett

Tim Minett CPL Industries Tim Minett is the CEO of CPL Industries. With an annual turnover of £170 million pounds, CPL Industries is Europe’s leading and most innovative manufacturer, distributor and wholesaler of solid fuels, employing around 650 people. At the heart of operations is the manufacturing plant in Immingham, North East Lincolnshire which manufactures […]

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Owen Power

Managing Director Enerpower Owen Power is the Managing Director of Enerpower. A Renewable Energy expert with over 25 year’s extensive cross–functional experience gained in national and multinational organizations in Ireland, France and USA. Enerpower was formed in 2005 and to date has over 25MW of biomass boiler installed and under contract across a broad range […]

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Marina Conway

CEO of Western Forestry Co-op Marina graduated from UCD with a degree and Masters in Agricultural Science (Forestry) and has 22 years specialised experience as a professional manager in the field of forestry. Her key skills are in sustainable forest management from afforestation to harvesting, reforestation, native woodland and Community Woodlands. Marina has a broad […]

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Robert Goss

Director, Solar Electric Solar Electric – founded in 2012. Before Solar, Robert worked in UK and USA for international companies in the shop-fitting and outdoor leisure sectors. In 2010 Robert joined Conergy, a German PV module manufacturer and installer. He built the UK team to 55 people and developed and constructed more than 200 MW […]

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Kieran Tarpey

Kieran Tarpey MIPI, MRTPI. Managing Director of Entrust Planning & Environmental Services 20 years planning & environmental experience in infrastructure – Utility Scale Solar PV, Wind, Energy Storage and Telecoms Masts. Kieran has a wealth of knowledge and expertise of the planning system in Ireland, having delivered a significant number of infrastructure projects over the years. In recent […]

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