“The Future of Energy” Summit meets in Ireland

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The future of energy is here.

The Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA) together with The Electricity Supply Board (ESB) organized “Power Shift: The Future of Energy”, a summit taking place on September 18, 2015 in the Conference and Events Venue at The Mansion House, Dublin.

“Power Shift” will bring together national and international thought leaders, expert policymakers, high-level officials and leading industry figures to discuss the transformative changes currently taking place in the energy sector. The Summit will challenge long-standing assumptions on energy and start a conversation on how connectivity will shape the future of energy.

The Summit will discuss a range of provocative visions for the future of energy and explore topics such as: the role of the consumer as an active participant in distributed energy; the connected home and the connected car; the latest trends in energy investment; new business models for the future of the utility; and the emerging EU policy context of Energy Union.

“Technology is enabling profound changes in the way that we generate and consume energy, and this has huge implications not just for the energy sector, but also for society as a whole and our economy,” ESB chief executive Pat O’Doherty said to the Irish Times.

Amory Lovins, chief scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute, will deliver a video address on disruption in the electricity sector. Named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, Mr Lovins is among the world’s leading innovators in energy and its links with resources, economy, development, security and environment.

Other speakers will include Nest head of energy Andy Baynes, Tesla vice-president for business development Diarmuid O’Connell, Glen Dimplex chief executive Seán O’Driscoll and Dr Eleni Pratisini, director of IBM-Research (Ireland).

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