Next Generation Network (NGN) Events

In the below, shown is a link to our Linkedin with posts about past events held with the NGN. To view any of our virtual events, please visit our Youtube Channel Here.

Past Events

Collaboration Event with the Belgian NGN – Renewable Energy Integration in Electricity Markets (Challenges/Opportunities)

CIGRE Ireland NGN and CIGRE Belgium NGN held a collaboration event on the 10th of June 2024 on Renewable Energy Integration in Electricity Markets and the associated challenges and opportunities. Excellent presentations by two of our guest speakers, Aodhagan Downey from EirGrid (TSO) in Ireland and Steffen Kaminski from Engie Impact in Belgium. To catch up on the event if you missed it, see the top of this page for our Youtube channel.

Collaboration Event with IEEE PES Wip and CIGRE UK, Sweden and Ireland

CIGRE Ireland Next Generation Network (NGN) organised in conjuction with IEEE WiP and two other NGN groups, Sweden and the UK an event detailing the power systems of the future, how can we make energy sustainable and what can we do to aid that transition. We had excellent guest speakers at this virtual event. From Ireland we had Louise O’Flanagan (Head of Engineering & Asset Management in EirGrid), from the UK we had Olamide Jogunola (Manchester University) and from Sweden, Robert Ericksson and Lars Nordstrom from the Swedish TSO ‘Svenska Kraftnat’. Please view our Youtube channel for the upcoming recording of the event if you missed it.

Dublin Waste to Energy Site Visit

CIGRE Ireland Next Generation Network (NGN) organised an event in January last in the Dublin Waste to Energy plant in Co. Dublin. Members of CIGRE NGN attended the site visit where they got a full tour of the site and recieved presentations by the staff on how alternative methods of re-using our waste can be benefitial for our Power System. This was an excellent event and enjoyed by all who could make it on the day. Large volumns of waste is dealth with by the facility on a yearly basis (approx. 600,000 tonnes).

Past Events

Cigre NGN Presentation Competition

CIGRE Ireland Next Generation Network (NGN) organised an event in November in ESB Head Office F27 in Dublin. The event was a presentation competition for young professionals (≤35 years old) to present on their work to an audience and a panel of industry judges. The aim was for each participant to get confidence presenting on their work and showcase their talents to an audience of peers.

The winner was Manuel Hurtado from Eirgrid and was selected as the Irish representative in the ‘Young Members Showcase’ in the CIGRE Paris Session in 2024. This is a huge global event where they will present their winning project to a global audience. Best of luck to Manuel.

Collaboration Event with the UK NGN – Hydrogen and Energy Storage

One of the main aspects of the NGN is the opportunity to interact and network with other NGN groups. This event was held virtually with the UK NGN as a virtual lunch time event. There were two speakers, one from the UK side and one from the Irish side. Xiaoming Li from Zenobe presented on Energy Storage whilst Paul Schutze of Bord Na Mona presented on Hydrogen in Ireland. Please see Linkedin post above or alternatively, see Paul’s presentation on our Youtube channel.

Collaboration Event with the Danish NGN – Interconnection and Solar Development

This virtual collaboration event was held with the Danish NGN on Interconnection and Solar Development. There were four speakers, two from the Danish side and two from the Irish side.

John Ging & Laoise Tully both from Eirgrid (combined presentation) presented on Interconnection in Ireland and Robbie Collins from Terra Solar presented on Solar Development in Ireland. On the Danish side, we had another two brilliant presentations, one from Hanchi Zhang and the other from Tamas Kerekes. This event was very popular with a large number logging into the event on the day. Please see Linkedin post above or alternatively, see Paul’s presentation on our Youtube channel.