1:10pm - 2:15pm
Lunch and Exhibition
2:15pm - 3:40pm
Insight Session A: Engineering Flooding Solutions
Speakers in this session include: Mark Adamson, Head of Flood Relief and Risk Management Division, Office of Public Works; Tony Cawley, Senior Hydrologist and Director of Hydro Environmental Ltd; and Dr Paul Quinn, School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University
2:15pm - 3:40pm
Insight Session B: Renewable and Indigenous Energy in Ireland
Speakers in this session include: Gary Healy, CEO, Wind Energy Association and Tom Marren, CEO, CES Energy
3:40pm - 4:00pm
Networking Break and Exhibition
4:00pm - 6:15pm
Site visit to Mountlucas Wind Farm
The Mountlucas site visit offers an opportunity to see at first hand an example of one of the largest renewable electricity generation sites in Ireland. The Mountlucas wind farm has an installed capacity of 84 MW, and is located in 1100 ha of cutaway peatlands, approx 4 km east of the village of Daingean in Co. Offaly. It is in commercial operation since September 2014.
The visit, led by Brendan Connolly, Business Development Manager, Bord na Móna Powergen, will be hosted at the recently opened visitor meeting room facilities in the heart of the windfarm. Brendan will give a talk on the development and construction of the project, the ongoing initiatives on community engagement and advocacy associated with the wind farm, and the role of projects like Mountlucas in the transition to a low carbon society.
Places are limited for the site visit and places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
To register your intention to visit the site please email email@example.com
16:00 - 16:45
Screening of Dream Big: Engineering Our World/ Free Time for Delegates
Narrated by Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big: Engineering Our World will transform how we think about engineering. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings, to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world.