Two of the five “megatrends” that will shape our world over the course of this century are digitalisation and decarbonisation. The place these trends intersect is none other than a data centre. Join us on December 1 for “Empowering Change - The Challenges and Opportunities for Ireland's Decarbonised Electrical Grid” where we’ll explore the interconnected relationship between data, electricity and climate objectives.
We will look at how Ireland can leverage its experience as a centre of data excellence, become a world leader in decarbonising data and meet 2030 climate targets. Electricity and renewable energy experts will share how Ireland’s grid will need to be modernised over the coming decade. Finally, we’ll explore data as an economic driver and how it’s dependency on Ireland’s aging electrical infrastructure creates both opportunities and challenges for a modern society.
Our panel discussion will be moderated by Garry Connolly, Founder of Host in Ireland, and our guests will include:
Mark Foley - CEO of Eirgrid
Noel Cuniffe - CEO Wind Energy Ireland
Brian Ó Gallachóir - Professor of Energy Engineering, University College Cork & Director of SFI MaREI Centre