The Energy Storage Ireland 2021 conference will be the first event of its kind for the energy storage industry in Ireland and Northern Ireland. It will take place virtually over 2 days from Wednesday 23rd June to Thursday 24th June, in collaboration with our partner, the Demand Response Association of Ireland (DRAI). The theme of the conference will be Delivering the Technologies to Support Ireland and Northern Ireland’s Renewable Ambitions.

Ireland and Northern Ireland have set renewable electricity targets of at least 70% by 2030. Energy storage and other enabling technologies will play a central role in integrating this level of renewable electricity. The story of this sector is only beginning with the first battery storage projects beginning operation on the island and other new technologies on the horizon.

Throughout our two day conference, expert speakers in our panels will highlight how important technologies like energy storage and demand side response are for lowering carbon emissions over the next decade. Our panels will also outline the key development opportunities and barriers that will need to be overcome to deliver these technologies on the scale that is needed for 2030 and beyond.

Two main sessions will take place over each of the two days and will cover the following topics with this vision in mind:

  • Day 1 – Wednesday 23rd June – Following our keynote in the morning, the first session will look at the path to 2030 and a net zero carbon economy by 2050 with particular focus on the role of technologies such as energy storage in achieving our climate action ambitions. The second session will focus on the delivery of storage projects today including key considerations such as the electricity grid, market operations, revenue streams such as DS3 System Services, and the importance of safety considerations during development and operation.
  • Day 2 – Thursday 24th June – The second day of the conference will have two sessions. The first session will explore the demand side response industry, the potential that exists in this sector and how its development can support the integration of renewables. The second session will explore the wider use cases for energy storage beyond DS3 System Services and some of the main challenges and opportunities to support additional/longer-duration energy storage technologies over the coming years.