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Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 09:00 to Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 14:00

The event will take place virtually over 3 days from Tuesday 13th April to Thursday 15th April. The overall theme of the conference is ‘No. 1 by 2025 - Ireland's Number 1 Power Source by 2025’. Under Ireland’s interim climate targets, renewable electricity in Ireland needs to be at 52% by 2025 and this will be predominantly made up of wind energy. Throughout our three day conference, expert speakers in our panels will highlight how critical the next five years are to achieving this goal, along with Ireland’s 70% renewable target by 2030 and longer term zero carbon targets for 2050.

Don't miss Country Manager & Director of TNEI Ireland Dearbhla O'Brien present 'Constraints: What Motivates You?' at 10:20am on the 15th April. 

On the 14th April at 3pm Director of Engineering & Environment, James Mackay will also be hosting a 'meet the expert session' on the noise element of the WEDGs. Following the publication of the draft update to the Wind Energy Development Guidelines at the start of 2020, there has been no further information regarding timescales for publication of a final document. A number of concerns / queries have been raised regarding the noise section of the draft update and further work is required to ensure that the guidance is clear and robust. Whilst the industry awaits further updates, developers, consultants and consenting authorities are taking a variety of approaches to assess proposed developments. Should assessments use the existing WEDGs (from 2006), the draft update (from 2019) with assumptions made regarding sections which require further work or should consideration be given to other international guidance like ETSU-R-97 (as used in the UK)?

View the full agenda & find registration details on the Wind Energy Ireland website.

**COMPETITION** TNEI has developed an in-house modelling tool to perform bespoke network constraint analysis, and for far too long it has gone nameless!

We are giving away the new LEGO NASA Space Shuttle Discovery to one lucky visitor who enters our competition to name that tool! Come and chat to Dearbhla, Stephanie and James at our virtual exhibition stand for more information & to submit your entry.

The winning entry will be decided at 3pm on the 15th April and announced on LinkedIn.