Policy Forum for Northern Ireland

Key issues for energy policy in Northern Ireland: security of supply, the single energy market and the future for renewables


This seminar will bring together key stakeholders and policymakers to examine the future for energy policy in Northern Ireland.

It will be a timely opportunity to explore the latest thinking on tackling the challenges and barriers to the completion of the North-South Interconnector - including planning delays and community objections - and will look at the next steps in the completion of the Integrated Single Energy Market (I-SEM), including the latest in market-modelling ahead of the go-live date, and the potential impact of Brexit.

Delegates will assess the future of North-South cooperation in energy policy - including in investment, support through subsidies and further integration of energy systems. Those attending will also look at options for further infrastructure development - such as closing, upgrading or redeveloping current generation sites and the possible increased use of energy storage and other technologies.

Further sessions will examine options for future development of renewable energy post-2020, particularly looking at opportunities for the development and use of technologies other than onshore wind - especially in light of closure of the Renewable Obligations for onshore wind energy - and dealing with community, planning and environmental challenges to the expansion of renewables.

This seminar follows the publication of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee report on the electricity sector in Northern Ireland - which outlined the impending energy deficit in the Northern Ireland energy market - as policymakers consider the basis of a forthcoming Energy Strategy, and in light of current political uncertainty.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Policy Forum for Northern Ireland seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates