The day is subdivided into 18 slots of 45 minutes each where speakers are required to participate and present on a topic of their choice with 3 streams of talks running concurrently throughout the day. It is important to note that all speakers are voluntary, share experiences and do not use it as a sales pitch.


The venue is Hotel Kilkenny – here is their location page and the day kicks off with registration from 9am and the first talks starting at 10am.


UPDATE 25th May – full speaker schedule available as a pdf download here: EnergyCamp Timetable at 25th May.

Speakers so far: UPDATED 25th May


Declan Rice – www.cklp.ie
Assistance and supports available for renewable energy entrepreneurs.

Mike Flemming – www.solarpanelpeople.com
Dispelling the myths about the use of heat pumps and solar thermal in the home.

Pat Lydon – Callan Renewable Energy Supply Company (CRESCO)
Bioenergy value chains.

Pat Blount – www.mnag.ie
Wind power discussion – site locations, operation & maintenance.

Michael Prendergast – kilkennycereals.killure.ie
How the Governments pursuit of its renewable energy targets lead to decisions which decimated indigenous Irish renewable businesses in favour of imports.

Simon Jones – www.aereco.ie
Business development opportunities in each area of renewable energy.

Devyn Olson-Swayer – www.green-works.ie
Marketing a green business -  differentiating your business, green marketing vs green washing, some low cost marketing tips.

Joe Heron, www.murrayconsult.ie
Community consultation on Green Energy projects.

John Fitzgerald, http://irish.coop/
Is the co operative a good model for renewable energy schemes?

Tom McEvoy, Lisdowney Wind Farm
Developing a windfarm project – from start to 80% completion.

Sean Ganley – www.cfgreenenergy.com
Wind turbine space in Ireland for farm, business and home owners.

Tommy Cooke, Renewable Energy Developer
Challenges in setting up an Anaerobic Digestion project.

John Porter – www.interactions.ie
Using PPO (Rape seed oil) as a fuel for HGVs. Saving Ireland in excess of an additional 4% of carbon emissions over and above the current situation.

Peter Kerry – www.carboncandc.com
International standard ISO 14064 for carbon management and brief overview of the EU mandatory emissions trading scheme.

Niall McManus, www.cosain.ie
Using carbon credits in generating income to fund renewable energy projects.

Frank Gethings – www.EcoEvolution.ie
Archimedean Screw – hydro turbine overview.

Dr Edward O’Gorman – www.patentnav.eu
Overview of patents and trade marks in renewable energy area.

Devyn Olson-Swayer – www.green-works.ie
Energy training – courses & job prospects


There will be a panel discussion in the afternoon to finish off the days events. The topic for the panel discussion is “Job Creation & Opportunities in the Green Energy Sector”. To this an opportunity for everyone involved during the day to participate in a lively discussion. If you are interested in participating and sharing your business experience in the green energy sector, please register your interest here along with topic to be discussed.

Tommy Cooke, Renewable Energy Developer will moderate the afternoon session.


The Panelists confirmed so far are:

Nick McGrath
Nick is the founder of Hybrid Energy who recently closed a successful €800,000 funding round for the provision of reliable, cost effective, and easy to maintain power solutions for off-grid telecommunications base stations worldwide. Their technology enables significant energy savings whilst simultaneously allowing companies to pursue a green strategy using renewable energy sources whether in the heart of the city or in the remotest areas of the globe.


Colm Byrne
Colm is MD at Glas Energy where he has been involved in promoting and selling renewable energy solutions since 2002. Market conditions have declined recently so Colm has had to re-think and re-invent his business. Colm will give his prespective on where the bioenergy market and job creation is heading.


Pat Blount
Pat is Business Development Manager for Meitheal na Gaoithe and he also owns and operators two windfarms consisting of 7 turbines. Pat has vast experience and knowledge of the wind industry in Ireland and views on potential business and job opportunities.


Paul Kenny
Paul is senior energy consultant at Tipperary Energy Agency. He has been heavily involved in monitoring and analyse of the SERVE project in North Tipperary which looks at energy upgrades for existing dwellings. He will give his views on job opportunities under the new retrofitting Better Energy programme.




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Topics from Energy Camp 2011

Many issues in the Green Energy Sector were discussed and debated including:

*The story of a Wind Farm Development
*The challenges in setting up an Anaerobic Digestion project
*Diversifying your business into the energy sector
*International standard ISO 14064 for carbon management *Community consultation and green energy

The panel discussion at the end of the afternoon discussed Job Creation & Opportunities in Green Energy Sector which tied up the days events.
Thank you to all the participants and speakers who attended Green Energy Camp 2011