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Smart Energy attendees will play a pivotal role in shaping a future powered by dependable local generated renewable electricity.

The NI Climate Change Act set a target of 80% renewables by 2030. This will require more than doubling the renewable electricity generation, connecting 2.5GW of new generation, to meet the growth in demand as we electrify heat and transport.
In 2035 NI will have a thriving renewables sector delivering significant additional installed capacity, revolutionising how we generate and use energy.

To achieve this, we need sound policy and regulatory frameworks; public and political leadership; and a route to market that provides confidence, supporting investment for established and new technologies.
Critically, we need a planning system that facilitates the delivery of newrenewable generation and associated infrastructure.

Smart Energy highlights

Smart Energy brings together policy makers, industry experts and technology innovators. It inspires, educates and stimulates debate in renewable energy and aims to keep Northern Ireland as a renewable electricity leader.


10.00am inclusive start time for registration, with refreshments and networking.

Political debate

MLAs from Economy and Infrastructure Committees.


Keynote speach by Economy Minister, Conor Murphy MLA.

Net zero ready

Experts in grid, energy storage and future technologies needed to achieve a net zero system.

Smart Energy - shaping our public policy and regulatory framework

Northern Ireland’s public policy and regulatory framework needs to meet the challenge of the climate emergency, maximise renewables contribution to meeting our decarbonisation targets and support the growth of our net zero economy.

Smart Energy deploys the expertise and insights of our expert speakers to shape the public policy and regulatory frameworks to deliver a future energy system, powered by clean electricity which is better forindustry, consumers, and the environment.

Smart Energy - securing a net zero eletricity system

Smart Energy provides the collaboration needed across multiple sectors and partners to realise Northern Ireland’s net zero potential.

At the conference we deliberate how the achievement of net zero must be at the heart of all planning decision making.  We’ll champion a fast-track process for green infrastructure projects including renewables and related grid developments.

We’ll examine the market support and regulatory reform that will unlock private investment in new renewable generation, enabling attendees to play a leadership role in building a net zero system.

Together We Achieve A Net Zero Electricity System

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carson mcdowell
SSE Renewables