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Moneypont and Ireland's low carbon future.

1 February 2017
06.30 - 20.00

Summary

Moneypoint Power Station is the Republic of Ireland?s only coal burning power station and is one of the largest power plants on the electricity system. However, Moneypoint?s high emissions of CO2 mean that it cannot continue to generate electricity in its current configuration in the long term. Dr. Shane O'Sullivan will deliver a lecture that will consider the options available to Moneypoint for it to play a significant role in the nation?s future fully-decarbonised electricity system.

For the last 30 years, Moneypoint Power Station has provided affordable, secure and reliable electricity to Irish consumers. However,  high emissions of CO2 mean that it cannot continue to generate electricity in its current configuration in the long term. 

ESB has examined the technologies available to decarbonise the Irish electricity system and is currently undertaking a detailed study on the technical, economic and sustainability issues associated with converting Moneypoint to biomass fuel.

There is a long and proud history in ESB of delivering large scale engineering projects to meet Ireland’s electricity needs. This lecture will consider the options available to Moneypoint for it to play a significant role in the nation’s future fully-decarbonised electricity system.


Dr. Shane O’Sullivan is an engineer who has worked extensively around the world in research, academia and the energy industry.  For the last 10 years Shane has worked in ESB where he has held a number of IT, trading, and technical roles. He now works in the area of strategy and technology, where he leads ESB’s work on future low carbon generation technologies.

There will be an opportunity for a Q&A at the end of the lecture.


Participate on-line:


The lecture will also be available to view live – check www.engineersireland.ie/events for details.

For further information please contact:
John Kane – Energy and Environment Division at John.Kane2@Veolia.com
David Taylor – Energy Institute at DavidTaylor196@gmail.com

Admission is free and all are welcome!

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