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The Irish Wind Farmers Association Annual Conference 2023

November 23, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Iwfa Annual Conference 2023

IWFA invites you to the IWFA Annual Conference 2023 on Thursday the 23rd November 2023 at Lyrath Estate Kilkenny, Paulstown Road, Co. Kilkenny.

The IWFA annual conference brings together industry leaders, policymakers, public sector representatives, experts and stakeholders in the energy sector to discuss the issues and next steps in the renewable energy sector.

Top of the list discussion will be the planning process and construction of the grid for energy distribution. Among topics also for discussion are updates on RESSgrid and regulatory market developments, a deep dive into the legislation around onshore wind projects and a captivating re-powering case study shared by a wind farm owner. The conference will also explore community support initiativessmall scale generation scheme and opportunities for community and locally owned wind projects. The 2030 targets cannot be achieved unless the problems are addressed.

Between sessions, connect with an influential network of professionals, policymakers and industry leaders to drive valuable partnerships and share ideas and expertise that will drive progress in the renewable energy industry. Discover new technologies, solutions and services that are revolutionising the onshore wind landscape. Engage with delegates, exhibitors and sponsors who will showcase their ground-breaking projects and initiatives that contribute to a sustainable future.

This year topics include:

  • Planning challenges and new regulations
  • 2030 Targets and Renewable Energy Figures
  • RESS, GRID and Regulator Update on Market Developments
  • Irish Electricity price cap legislation
  • Small RESS and Community Projects
  • Small Scale Generation Scheme
  • Repowering and case study shared by a wind farm owner
  • The role of locally and community-owned wind projects

Thursday 23rd November, Lyrath Estate Conference Centre

Registration desk opens at 8:30am

08:30-09:30 – Registration / Breakfast & Tea & Coffee

09:30-09:35 – IWFA Chairman’s Address – Grattan Healy

09:35-09:55 – James Temple, Renewables Manager, Flogas – How Corporate PPAs work, and how they can benefit your post-subsidy project?

09:55-10:15 – Dr. Paul Deane, University College Cork – Keynote Address

Session 1 – RESS, Grid and Regulator Update

10:15-10:35 – Rory Mullan, Senior Project Engineer, Mullan Grid, Grid Stakeholder Work, Engagement and RESS

10:35-10:55 – Mary Doorly, The Commission For Regulation of Utilities (CRU), An update on Grid and Markets

10:55-11:15 – Stuart Conaty, Partner, Energy and Natural Resources and Head of Planning and Environment, Beauchamps, Irish Electricity Price Cap Legislation

11:15-11:30 – Q&A

11:30-12:15 Exhibiting Viewing, Networking and Tea & Coffee

Session 2: Planning Challenges and Update

12:15-12:35 – Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC) Representative – Planning Ireland’s Climate and Energy Transition

12:35-12:55 – Sean Creedon, Associate Director, MKO – Planning Challenges for Wind Projects

12:55-13:15 – Wind Farm Owner Case Study – Repowering, Planning & Grid

13:15-13:30 – Q&A

13:30-14:30 – Sit Down Lunch

Session 3: Small RESS

14:30-14.50 – Garry Purcell, Assistant Principal, Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications – Community Supports and Small scale Generation Scheme

14.50-15:10 – Gillian Baker, Programme Manager, SEAI – Renewable Electricity Support Scheme

15:10-15:30 – Q&A

15:30 – Conference Close


Ticket Types

General Admission: €250.00
Student Ticket: €40.00 (Students must be in possession of a valid college ID to avail of student discounted tickets)
Exhibitor Ticket €900 ticket fee plus vat @ 23%

If you would like to book an exhibitor space at the event, contact our events team on or call 056 779 0856. We look forward to welcoming you all on the 22nd and 23rd November, for more information please contact Ailis and Mari on 056 779 0856 or email For more details on the event including agenda, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors go to:


November 23, 2023
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Lyrath Estate Kilkenny