Principal Connections attend the British Irish Chamber in London
On Friday last 02nd of February 2018, Principal Connections the Irish Arm of global executive search group, Agilium Worldwide LLC, travelled to London to attend ‘The Future of the UK – Ireland Energy Relationship’, a very insightful event organised by the British Irish Chamber of Commerce. In representation we had Lucinda Horwell (Associate Director).
The British Irish Chamber of Commerce, Energy UK and sponsors SSE came together to organise this high level seminar which brought together policy makers, stakeholders and experts across the United Kingdom and Ireland to examine the future energy relationship between the islands.
Discussion topics on the day included: reform of the Single Electricity Market (SEM) and it’s transformation into I-SEM; existing and future Interconnectors; the benefits both islands have enjoyed from the EU’s Project of Common Interest; exploring the benefits of maintaining the close interaction and mutual cooperation currently in place in the electricity and gas markets; and collaborations in the renewable sector.
This seminar had a specific focus on the UK’s future relationship with the Internal Energy Market (IEM) and the consequences of this for Ireland. Specifically the seminar explored how both the UK and Irish Energy sectors could continue to collaborate for the mutual benefit of both islands.
Forum speakers addressing such topics included: Michael Manley, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Lawrence Slade, Chief Executive, Energy UK (Chair) (pictured right above with Director General, British Irish Chamber of Commerce, John McGrane, pictured left), Stephen Wheeler, Managing Director, SSE Ireland as well as Jo Aston, Director, Wholesale Energy Markets at the Utility Regulator of Northern Ireland, Rodney Doyle, Director of Market Operations & General Manager, EirGrid and Dara Lynott, Chief Executive, Electricity Association of Ireland.
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