Benefits of CHP

  • Significant reduction in energy costs
  • Short project payback times achievable
  • CO2 emissions reduced
  • Lower carbon tax
  • Security and continuity of power supply
  • Conservation of valuable fuel resources
  • NZEB compliance

Who should attend?

The conference will be relevant to anyone with an interest in CHP as an energy solution. This will include:

  • Energy and environmental managers (public & private sector)
  • Financial controllers
  • Purchasing / procurement managers
  • Policy makers
  • CHP developers
  • Consultants and advisors
  • Energy suppliers
  • Equipment suppliers
  • Financial and legal advisors
  • Engineering consultants

The conference will be of particular interest to energy / environment / facilities / technical managers with responsibility for buying and managing energy within industrial and commercial organisations, keen to learn more about how CHP can deliver significant cost and environmental savings.

Delegates attending the conference will:

  • Understand the potential cost and environmental savings CHP can deliver
  • Learn how CHP can benefit your business / industry
  • Hear practical case studies from real life projects in both the public & private sectors
  • Discover how renewable gas can act as a bridge to a renewable future
  • Meet with suppliers and consultants who can advise on suitable solutions for your organisation
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Speaker Panel

Matthew Clancy

Matthew Clancy is programme manager for bioenergy and CHP at the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. He joined SEAI in 2009 having previously worked in the power generation section of the ESB. Matthew has a background in mechanical engineering and environmental economics and during his time at SEAI has worked on projects related to bioenergy potential and sustainability, district heating, the electricity sector, energy efficiency, energy projections and the renewable heat sector – most recently providing analytical input to the design of a renewable heat policy for Ireland. Mathew is also the Irish representative on the International Energy Agency’s research collaboration on bioenergy. 

Bob Hanna

Bob Hanna is Chief Technical Advisor at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE). He was previously Advisor to Sustainable Energy Ireland, Commercial Manager with Premier Power and General Manager of NIE’s international business. He has also held positions with the former National board for Science & Technology and ESB. He is a chartered energy engineer.

Ian Kilgallon

Ian Kilgallon is Business Development & Innovation Manager, Gas Networks Ireland. Ian’s team in Gas Networks Ireland is focused on progressing collaborative innovation projects with key stakeholder companies, research organisations, and developers.  Current priority topics aim to assist Irish industry to decarbonise with renewable energy and supporting new rural developments, such as indigenous renewable gas and community cooperative projects. Working in the gas industry for over 14 years, Ian has previously held the positions of National Metering Manager, Market Operations Manager, Regulatory Affairs and Key Account Manager. Prior to working in gas, Ian, who is an Industrial Engineer, spent 18 years establishing and supporting manufacturing and supply chain operations across Europe, Asia and North America for Apple, EMC and Dell.

Hans Korteweg

Hans Korteweg was appointed Managing Director of COGEN Europe in May 2017. He has more than 15 years of energy and environment policy experience, during which time he spearheaded the implementation of effective communications and lobbying strategies for high-growth organisations in Brussels, across Europe and internationally. He also has a decade of association management experience. Most recently, Hans was Director of Communications and Government Affairs, EMEA Region, for the Westinghouse Electric Company. 

Owen Lewis

Owen Lewis is a member of the IIEA Working Group on Energy and Climate. He is also Emeritus Professor of Architectural Science, UCD Dublin, is chair of the Irish Green Building Council and the Energy Institute Ireland Branch. He is also a member also of the Boards of the National Gallery of Ireland, Grangegorman Development Agency, the Marine Institute and the Tipperary Energy Agency. Owen is Vice President of the Royal Dublin Society. Owen was previously Chief Executive of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) between 2009 and 2012. Qualified as architect, engineer, and energy technologist, he has practised professionally in Ireland, England and Zambia. He was part-time Executive Director for Innovation and R&D at Bord na Móna between 2006 and 2008. Owen was Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at UCD Dublin and later Principal of the UCD College of Engineering, Mathematical and Physical Sciences. In 1976 Owen co-founded the Solar Energy Society of Ireland.

Fran McFadden

Fran McFadden is the Commercial Connections Manager with Gas Networks Ireland and is responsible for the connection of all industrial and commercial customers to the natural gas network nationwide.  Fran’s team is focused on growing the number of commercial customers on the Gas Networks Ireland natural gas network and driving existing natural gas customers towards more efficient and more environmentally-friendly use of energy in their business.  Fran has worked in Gas Networks Ireland for over ten years and prior to this held various sales management positions in the telecommunications sector. 

Derek O’Connor

Derek O'Connor is the Facilities Engineering and Structural Manager for Bausch + Lomb Ireland having joined the company in November 2003. His main responsibilities include the uptime, compliance, expansion projects and energy management for the site. During this period Derek has achieved runner up in the SEAI national energy awards in 2008 in the ‘large user’ category, was the team lead in obtaining ISO50001 accreditation in April 2013 and successfully completed the recent installation of a 3.3MWe CHP for the site in May 2016.


Kathryn O’Flynn is over 20 years at Lakeland Dairies and is the Services & Environmental Manager at the facility in Bailieborough, Co. Cavan. Kathryn was responsible for ensuring the timely delivery and interface of the second CHP at Lakelands Dairies in 2015. Kathryn leads energy monitoring and improvement projects throughout the site. As part of the second CHP, Kathryn’s team identified CHP primary energy savings of 9.7GWHrs compared to conventional generating plant. As a result the CHP plant received the SEAI Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme grant. The second CHP was an integral part of the overall Lakeland Dairies plant expansion as it allowed Lakeland Dairies to meet their increased steam and power requirements.