Join us on Thursday 5th October and experience firsthand from our expert panel, the innovative solutions that are driving our transitions towards a carbon-neutral Dublin.
Dublin's corporate landscape has undergone a radical shift towards sustainable practices. By attending our 2050 events, our members will gain insights into how businesses of all sizes are embracing corporate sustainability as a core strategic imperative.
Learn from industry leaders who have successfully integrated renewable energy,circular economy principles, and innovative technologies into their operations, paving the way for a prosperous and resilient future.
Explore how renewable energy, energy efficiency, and clean technologies have become integral components of the city's corporate energy ecosystem.
Witness the integration of renewable energy systems, smart grids, and sustainable infrastructures that are revolutionising how businesses will operate in the future.
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Dublin Chamber, 7 Clare Street, Dublin 2 D02 F9O2
Enda Gunnell, CEO, Pinergy
Enda Gunnell founded Pinergy after 20 years in Auditing & Corporate Finance — both as a chance to move from the touchline onto the pitch, and as an answer to a stagnant Irish energy market that was failing to innovate. His vision is to help create a sustainable energy future for all of us.
Jennifer Harte, Head of Public Affairs at Gas Networks Ireland
Jennifer Harte is the Head of Public Affairs for Gas Networks Ireland. She has worked for almost 20 years in the energy industry in Ireland in various roles ranging from Customer Experience, Emergency Response, Logistics and most recently Public Affairs. Jennifer is currently working with stakeholders across industry in Ireland to develop an indigenous, renewable gas option for hard to decarbonise sectors. Jennifer is passionate about Ireland’s ambitions to transition to a cleaner, secure energy future.
Owen Collins, Senior Associate in Matheson's Energy & Infrastructure Group
Owen is a senior associate in the Energy and Infrastructure Group in Matheson LLP.
He has significant experience in the energy sector having advised on the development, sale, acquisition and financing of a number of energy projects in Ireland, including wind (onshore and offshore), solar PV, conventional generation, battery, biomass, biomethane and hydrogen projects. Owen has an in-depth knowledge of the Irish electricity market and regularly advises his clients on a range of electricity regulatory queries.
Owen specialises in particular in the drafting and negotiation of power purchase agreements (PPAs) and has advised on all types of PPAs including REFIT PPAs, RESS PPAs, merchant PPAs and corporate PPAs, as well as ancillary contracts such as balancing and trading services agreements. He has also written various articles on the subject of corporate PPAs and other energy matters.
Lisa Ryan, Professor in energy economics, School of Economics, UCD
Lisa Ryan is a professor in energy economics in UCD School of Economics and the UCD Energy Institute. Her research is in clean energy technology adoption, energy markets, and climate change economics and related policy. Her previous roles include senior board member of SEAI, senior energy economist in the Energy Efficiency Unit at the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris, and as policy analyst in the public sector and Volkswagen AG, Germany