Tuesday 18 April | 10.30am – 12.30pm

Join RenewableNI’s renewable energy seminar aimed at engaging, educating and stimulating debate in the renewable electricity industry.

This session focuses on Energy Strategy 2023 Action, published in March.

As part of this free seminar, audience heard from Zoe Crowe, DfE and Niamh Collins, A&L Goodbody Associate specialising in the energy sector.

RenewableNI Director, Steven Agnew, provided the introduction, setting out how RenewableNI is engaging with local government to achieve the 80% renewable electricity target by 2030.

Presentations were followed by a Q&A session which included attendees from NIE Networks, UR and Small Business Federation contributing to the discussion.

You can view the slides from the Action Plan seminar below.

Niamh Collins presentation

The Energy Strategy 2023 Action Plan expert speakers

Niamh Collins
Associate, A&L Goodbody

Niamh Collins is an associate in A&L Goodbody’s Energy team in Belfast. She specialises in advising on complex acquisitions and project finance in the energy industry and has experience in the onshore wind, solar, AD, waste energy gas and electricity infrastructure sectors. She also specialises in providing regulatory advice in respect of the electricity, gas and renewable energy sectors.
Examples of Niamh’s experience include advising:
• Greencoat UK Wind plc – on the acquisition of Slieve Divena 1, Slieve Divena 2, Churchill and Crigshane wind farms.
• Glennmont Partners – on the sale of Gruig wind farm.
• Platina Partners – on the acquisition, project financing and sale of Slieve Rushen wind farm.
• Société Générale – on various matters relating to the financing of Shantavny and Seegronan wind farms.
• A utility on the acquisition and project financing of a large scale anaerobic digestion project.
• Various utility companies in respect of connection disputes before the Utility Regulator.

Niamh Collins associate at A&L Goodbody

Peter Russell
Department for the Economy

Peter Russell is the Director of Electricity and Security of Supply, in the Department for the Economy.
He previously worked in the Scottish Government, UK Government, and Ofgem. Holds an MBA with distinction from the University of Strathclyde, and an MA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Glasgow.

Head and should of Peter Russell DfE