The IWEA Autumn Conference 2016 "Powering Ireland" will take place in the INEC in Killarney on the 6th October.This conference will give the industry an opportunity to discuss and debate the opportunities and challenges ahead. 2016 and 2017 are busy years in the industry as Ireland deliver on its 2020 Renewable Electricity targets. The conference will look at some key areas that are necessary to facilitate this delivery, including the planning system, renewable energy support schemes and grid, while also taking time to look at some wider issues and opportunities for our members. For the more active amongst you there will also be golf or a cycle on the afternoon of 5th October and a conference banquet on the evening of 5th October. There will be an exhibitor’s hall where you can meet many of the leading companies in the sector and the conference provides the opportunity for two days of informal networking opportunities for attendees.
The Autumn Planning Conference is back for 2016 and takes place on Friday 7th October in the Gibson Hotel, Dublin 1. This year's conference theme is "Emerging Opportunities and Recent Developments in Planning Practice".
Irish Landscape Institute announce Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment Seminar- 17th November
The Irish Landscape Institute is running a one-day seminar on the Guidelines for Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (GLVIA) 3rd edition, on November 17. These Guidelines, produced by the Landscape Institute and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment in 2013 follow on from the previous editions 1 and 2. The previous GLVIA, 2nd edition, was published in 2002.
This session will focus on revisions to the GLVIA, and will include a first session which looks at the GLVIA 3rd edition in detail, while a second session focuses on the Irish context and contains case studies in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The Republic of Ireland’s PV market is expected to reach 1-2GW by 2020. With nearly 4GW of grid applications already in and a competitive market support mechanism expected in early 2017, developers anticipate the construction phase to start from mid-2017 onwards and are making preparations now. With proven results helping international and UK solar supply chains connect, Solar Media’s Solar PV Ireland will enable the Irish market to develop with professionalism, speed and inclusivity.
This two day event brings together high level decision makers from the Department of Communication Energy and Natural Resources, the Commission for Energy Regulation, ESB Networks, EirGrid and developers, installers and financiers to provide updates, incite discussion and release bottlenecks to accelerate sustainable deployment of solar PV across the Republic of Ireland.