- Lumcloon Power Limited
- Electricity Exchange
- Shannonbridge Power Limited
- Schwungrad Energie
- Hanwha Energy Corporation Ireland
- Enercomm International
- Rhode Energy Storage Limited
- O'Brien Energy Consulting
- Micro Electricity Generation Association (MEGA)
- 3 Counties Energy Agency (3cea)
- Hydrogen Power Ireland
With the development of DS3 there is an increasing emphasis on energy storage in the past few years, resulting in discussions between a number of people/companies involved in the energy storage sector in Ireland to establish IESA. The purpose and role of the Association is to represent and lobby on behalf of parties in the energy storage space across a whole range of applications including the provision of system services, exploitation of arbitrage opportunities in the energy sector and maximisation of the benefits of renewable energy on the island of Ireland. This would involve a wide range of technologies including batteries, flywheels, supercapacitors, hydroelectric, compressed air and thermal storage.
IESA represents the interests of the energy storage sector on the island of Ireland, by influencing policy decisions and implementation details through engagement with CRU, UR, SEM Committee, EirGrid, ESBN, Government Departments, EU and European energy bodies (for example in developing the Network Code).
Follow DS3 developments and respond to Consultations representing the views of IESA members.
Actively promote energy storage on the island of Ireland to meet the needs of the I-SEM and assist in combatting climate change largely through providing new system services to the Transmission System Operators.
IESA shares knowledge and experience with energy storage players worldwide, so that players here can learn from significant energy storage developments around the globe. In addition, other countries can provide energy storage business and investment opportunities as well as learning from Ireland’s experience, particularly in relation to accommodating largescale intermittent generation on their systems.
IESA is signing International Affiliation Agreements with representative storage bodies from other countries.
Council Member & President
Peter has a BE degree and a Masters in diesel engine research from University College Dublin, and later acquired an MBA from Fordham University NYC. He worked in ESB for almost 30 years - in power plants and in the training, commercial and regulatory functions. After ESB he worked as a consultant gaining wide experience in the electricity sector in many countries including Ireland, Russia, Israel, Serbia, and Kosovo. In recent years he worked on power plant and energy storage projects in Ireland. He is a member of Al Gore’s Climate Reality global team and is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland..
Council Member & Tech. Advisor
Frank Burke has an honours degree in electrical engineering from University College Dublin. He has worked for 45 years in the Electricity industry in Ireland (38 years in ESB) and has extensive experience in electricity generation and supply and also electricity markets including system services. He has assisted Schwungrad Energie Ltd. in building a dynamic energy storage demonstration project to provide system services to EirGrid. He is now assisting Lumcloon Energy which is developing 200MW of Battery Energy Storage Plants and he is the Technical Advisor to the Irish Energy Storage Association. He is a fellow of the Institute of Engineers of Ireland.
Eugene is a former Deputy Commissioner in the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) in Ireland. He currently is an independent consultant and expert in the areas of energy policy, regulation and renewable energy working exclusively for Lumcloon Energy Ltd who are developing 200MW of battery storage in Co Offaly.
Prior to working in the CRU he was a senior official in the Department of Transport, Energy and Communications where he was primarily responsible for electricity policy but also served as Private Secretary to the Minister.
Carlos has 15 years experience in power systems engineering and working on grid connections.
Carlos holds the title of European Engineer (Eur Ing), FEANI. Carlos qualified with a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering (Power Stations and Power Lines) from Universidad Politécnica de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain in 2002.
Carlos is a Registered Member of CIGRÉ (International Council on Large Electric Systems)
Official member of the Industrial Engineering Institution (COITI), Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Member of the Distribution Code Review Panel. Ireland and also a member of the Irish Solar Energy Association grid committee.
Energy Storage News
The Irish Energy Storage Association (IESA) is calling for the development of a National Green Hydrogen Strategy, and urging the Irish government to initiate the process as a matter of priority by establishing a Task Force for this.
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200MW of Energy Storage.
EU Commissioner Phil Hogan visits Hybrid (Flywheel-Battery) Energy Storage Pilot Plant in Rhode Co. Offaly.
World Energy Storage Day - 22nd September 2020
IESA contribution to EU report
IESA has a representative on the European Network of Energy Storage Associations (ENESA) which meets twice a year in conjunction with the European Association for the Storage of Energy (EASE) which is a European Commission body.
The European Commission has just published a study on the contribution of Energy Storage to the security of supply in Europe.
IESA has recently sent responses to the following consultations:
“Smarter HV & MV Customer Connections - New Approaches to Distribution Planning & Security of Supply Standards”
Initial Consultation on NECP
Commission Study on Energy Storage
Essential Role of Energy Storage in Decarbonising Energy
Enduring Connection Policy Stage 2 (ECP-2) Proposed Decision
Double Charging of Energy Storage Import and Export Capacities
Essential Role of Energy Storage. Innovation for the Network of the Future
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