Building Back better: A Future for Geothermal Energy in Northern Ireland


Building Back Better: A Future for Geothermal Energy in Northern Ireland
Conference Agenda
Friday 11th December 2020
09:00 (10:00 CET) to 13:30 (14:30 CET)

Session 1: Setting the scene
09:00–09:15 Professor Iain Stewart (University of Plymouth) Re-purposing Geoscience for Sustainable Human Progress.
09:15–09:30 Professor John Barry (Queens University of Belfast) Building Back Better, The Green Economy and The Just Energy Transition
09:30–09:45 DfE Energy Strategy/heat WG ppt – TBC
09:45–10:00 Dr Rob Raine (GSNI) & Joe Ireland (QUB) Geothermal resources and potential in Northern Ireland.
10:00-10:15 Questions and answers
10:15-10:30 Coffee break

Session 2: Geothermal in Practice
10:30–10:45 Professor Neil Hewitt- (University of Ulster) – How to make use of and distribute Geothermal Heat – latest technology and case studies.
10:45–11:00 Dr Alison Monaghan (Geologist, British Geological Survey)– Geothermal Observatories: De-risking through Research.
11:00–11:15 Ric Pasquali (Chairman, Geothermal Association of Ireland) – The role of Geothermal in decarbonisation – a focus on retrofitting of buildings.
11:15-11:30 Lucy Cotton (Project Geologist, Geoscience Limited) The necessity for Public Engagement in Geothermal Energy developments.
11:30-11:45 Questions and answers

Session 3: Charting a Path
11:45-12:00 Professor Mike Stephenson (Executive Chief Scientist, BGS) – How understanding of the Subsurface can meet our future Low Carbon Energy needs.
12:00-12:15 Bas Godschalk (IF Technology) – Why ATES plays a successful role in the Dutch Energy Transition?
12:15-12:30 Koen Verbruggen (Director, Geological Survey Ireland) – Producing a Geothermal Roadmap for Ireland.
12:30-12:45 Justus Brokking (Drilling & Engineering Manager, Transmark Renewables) – Introduction to a Geothermal business model.
12:45-13:00 – Questions and Answers
13:00–13:30 Steven Agnew (Head of RenewableNI) Panel discussion: What is the role that geothermal could play in Northern Ireland building back better and what would be the next steps?

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Notes for Editors

PublishedWednesday November 11th, 2020