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Smart Grid Ireland is a not for profit, all-island advocacy network, whose mission is to facilitate the delivery of a secure, affordable and sustainable energy infrastructure, positioning Ireland at the forefront of global smart grid development to create long-term economic wealth for the people of Ireland.

Smart Grid Ireland is a founding member of the Global Smart Grid Federation and acts as the National Technology Platform for smart grids within the EU ETP for Smart Grids

Our Mission

Our mission is to facilitate the delivery of a secure, affordable and sustainable energy infrastructure, positioning Ireland at the forefront of global smart grid development.

In support of this mission we will:
  • Support rapid implementation of Smart Grid technologies in Ireland (North and South) by advocacy on relevant technologies and policy issues.
  • Create avenues for dialogue and cooperation between the public and private sectors on issues relating to the deployment of Smart Grid technologies 
  • Promote awareness and understanding of the benefits of smart grid solutions
  • Facilitate the collaboration of national and international bodies, industry and academia to conduct and foster research, development and demonstration in the application of Smart Grid technologies and to foster the exchange of ideas and best practices on energy issues.

Our Terms of Reference

  • To develop a cross-industry, representative body of members who will collaborate, share information and act as an effective advocacy group for smart grids in Ireland
  • To represent the collective views of members on smart grid issues with policy makers, regulators and politicians on both a local and European level, and with related organisations, nationally and internationally 
  • To create public awareness of the benefits of smart grids for consumers and the economy
  • To promote / participate in the undertaking of projects / solutions (test, trial and roll-out) that advance the position of smart grids in Ireland

Smart Grid Ireland Structure

The SGI Executive Committee:

  • Paddy Turnbull (GE) Chair
  • Bob Barbour (CforC) CEO
  • Jerry O’Sullivan (Dept CEO, ESB Networks)
  • Marguerite Sayers (MD, ESB Networks)
  • Jim Rice (MD, Schneider Electric)
  • David Lee (IBM Ireland)

Members