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Thursday 24 October 2024 | 10.00am – 6.00pm | ICC Belfast

Smart Energy Conference 2024 explores the actions required over the next ten years to achieve net zero electricity by 2035.

Climate change is happening now, with the impacts already being felt in Northern Ireland.  Without immediate action it will be too late to prevent warming above 1.5 degrees.
Northern Ireland’s energy system needs to match the ambition and capability of the renewables industry to meet decarbonisation goals.

Realising the region’s net zero potential requires collaboration across multiple sectors and partners; a route to market that values and incentivises innovation; and sustainable practices underpinned by principles of nature restoration and a just transition. It also needs to reflect the region’s evolving transport and heat requirements.

Connecting industry and policy

Our True Passion

The International Energy Agency (IEA) states that all advanced economies must achieve zero carbon electricity by 2035. This is now reflected in UK Government policy.
Northern Ireland has one of the greatest wind resources in the world and is well positioned to meet this target.

Smart Energy explores the high level actions that will be required to achieve net zero in ten years.  At the heart of this is achieving the Climate Act target of 80% renewable electricity by 2030.

Economy Minister

Northern Ireland’s Economy Minister, Conor Murphy MLA, is confirmed as the keynote speaker for Smart Energy Conference 2024.

Come together with industry experts and policy makers to discuss important issues

80% by 2030

Ensuring renewable electricity industry has the support needed to develop the current pipeline and meet this milestone in time.

Grid investment

Grid infrastructure to meet future demands.

Planning reform

Addressing uncertain timelines.


Industry, policy makers and technology innovators collaborating for clean energy future.

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Get your company in front of industry insiders or build your brand awareness by taking an exhibition stand at Northern Ireland's premier renewable energy event.

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Let's work together

By working together we can achieve
80% renewable generation by 2030.

The major milestone to a
net zero electricity system by 2035.

Building a net zero electricity system

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Frankie ParkDirector, Park Elliott

RenewableNI events have provided unparalleled networking opportunities for our business, and I would highly recommend them to other organisations who want to grow their knowledge and influence in this sector.

Emma KellyAssociate Director, Turley

This event is always a great opportunity to build connections and learn about the headline issues of the time from key players in the sector, especially as we can work towards 2030 targets.

Emmet HeronHeron Energy

Smart Energy is a must attend event, not just for the speakers, but because you will meet likeminded stakeholders, in a wonderful venue, to appreciate and discuss RNI’s members collective ideas and projects.

Patricia McGrathHead of Projects, ABO Energy

Smart Energy brings together leading players from across the sector and is always a great source of information and inspiration as we all work to deliver Northern Ireland’s 80% by 2030 target.

Smart Energy Conference 2024 event partners

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SSE Renewables

It's time to make renewable energy our priority. Let's change the world together.