Science, Engineering and Food Science

New Wholesale electricity market for Ireland

A webcast of the Engineers Ireland Energy & Environment evening lecture on a “A New Wholesale electricity market for Ireland” will take place at the Environmental Research Institute.

The lecture takes place Wednesday, 4th February at 18.30. The lecture will be given by Laura Brien of CER and Brendan O’Sullivan of EirGrid. The webcast is part of the regular series of Engineers Ireland Energy & Environment evening lecture series. Venue: Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 and; Webcast live in UCC’s Environmental Research Institute, Lee Road, Cork

About the Event

The I-SEM or Integrated Single Electricity Market is the new wholesale market for electricity for the island of Ireland which will replace the existing all-island Single Electricity Market (SEM) by the end of 2017. It has come about due to changes in EU legislation designed to harmonise cross border trading arrangements across all European electricity markets. The Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) is managing the design of this new market. In September 2014 the CER published the high level design for the market and detailed design is currently underway. This event will introduce the key concepts of this new market and the process by which it will come into being. It will also highlight some of the key challenges and issues to be addressed in the detailed design stage.

About the Speakers

Laura Brien, CER Laura is the Director, Energy Markets at the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER). A member of the senior management team, she has responsibility for retail and wholesale energy markets. She leads the CER team working with the Utility Regulator of Northern Ireland, to redesign the all Island Single Electricity Market. Prior to joining CER, she was the Senior Economic Advisor at the Commission for Communications Regulation and before that worked in the power sector in the US, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. She holds a B.Comm from UCD, and an M. Phil in economics from Oxford University

Brendan O’Sullivan, EirGrid

Brendan O’Sullivan is a Market Consultant with EirGrid. He has almost 30 years’ experience in the Irish electricity sector and has specialised in wholesale power markets for the last 10 years. After working on support systems for the transitional energy market, Brendan worked on the project to implement the SEM before joining the market operations team in SEMO. Brendan is currently working on EirGrid’s project to support the implementation of the I-SEM in 2017.

Category: Public Lectures and Seminars: Science Engineering and Food Science
Time: 6.30pm
Location: Environmental Research Institute (webcast from Engineers Ireland in Dublin)
Target Audience: All welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Dr Paul Deane
+353 (0)21 490 1932

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