Powering the Revolution

Smart Energy Conference 2023 in association with Carson McDowell
Thursday 19 October, ICC Belfast

RenewableNI would like to thank our Smart Energy sponsors, without whom it would be impossible to run the conference.

Smart Energy Conference 2023 – Event Partner

Carson McDowell

Carson McDowell is Northern Ireland’s largest independent law firm with unrivalled experience in the energy and renewables sector. Thier specialist lawyers in the Energy and Renewables team are recognised as being at the forefront of their field. They work closely with clients to provide expert advice relating to matters involving renewable electricity generation across a range of established and new technologies, conventional power generation, energy regulation, energy storage, waste and natural resources. They advise clients on the entire lifecycle of projects – from planning approval to site acquisition, construction, financing, operation, maintenance and ultimately, their refinancing or sale. They also advise and lead funders and acquirers on some of the most complex and high-profile energy deals and transactions.
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Action Renewables – sponsor of networking lunch

Action Renewables is a registered NI Charity, supported with funding from Action Renewables Energy Trading Limited, a leading provider of renewable energy expertise since 2003. We deliver value, support and knowledge to over 7000 renewable energy customers. Our vision is to create a Northern Ireland which recognises the serious impacts of climate change, and we will take measures to prevent and mitigate against those impacts through the delivery of our charitable objectives here in Northern Ireland, and specific global projects that provide a direct benefit to the communities in which they serve.
Visit Action Renewables website

North Channel Wind – Session sponsor (afternoon)

North Channel Wind is a prospective floating offshore wind development in the North Channel of the Irish Sea. Our two projects, North Channel Wind 1 and North Channel Wind 2, are off the eastern coast of County Antrim and north-eastern coast of County Down. The projects would represent one of the largest energy infrastructure investments in Northern Ireland this decade, and would be the largest renewable energy generators in Northern Ireland. North Channel Wind is a wholly owned subsidiary of SBM Offshore, with front end development work being carried out by NMK Renewables Limited.
Visit North Channel Wind website.

SONI – name badge sponsor and exhibitor

SONI (System Operator for Northern Ireland) is the Electricity Transmission System Operator for Northern Ireland.  They manage the transmission system, or the ‘Grid’ as it is better known, to bring electricity to every part of Northern Ireland.
From their control centre in Belfast, they match supply and demand for power every second, ensuring a safe and reliable power system. In addition to managing the Grid in real time, their expert engineers are responsible for planning ahead to ensure our energy infrastructure meets the needs of the future.
SONI are working to upgrade power system to help deliver Northern Ireland’s Energy Strategy and facilitate a cleaner energy future.
Visit SONI website.

SSE Renewables – Session sponsor (Biodiversity & climate crises)

SSE Renewables is a leading developer and operator of renewable energy, headquartered in the UK and Ireland, with a growing presence internationally. Its strategy is to lead the transition to a net zero future through the world-class development, construction and operation of renewable power assets and it is building more offshore wind energy than any other company in the world. SSE Renewables is part of SSE plc, the UK-listed energy infrastructure company which is investing £18bn to 2027, or £10m a day, to deliver its Net Zero Acceleration Programme to address climate change head on. This includes plans by SSE Renewables to increase its installed renewable energy capacity to 9GW by 2027, and over 16GW by 2032. SSE Renewables has a team of over 1,500 renewable energy professionals based across the UK, Ireland, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, the Netherlands, Japan and the USA, all committed to delivering the green energy the world needs now and in the future.

If you would like to know more about sponsorship opportunites, please contact Judith Rance
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