Based in Dublin, Ireland, Michael Walsh is responsible for leading the Smart Wires business in the Europe Region.
Prior to joining Smart Wires he was Director of Future Grids at Ireland’s Transmission System Operator, EirGrid, where he was responsible for planning the transmission system on the island of Ireland and bringing new technologies into its grid development strategy. He was a member of ENTSO-E’s System Development Committee which oversees the planning of the European transmission system. Before that he was Chief Executive of the Irish Wind Energy Association and a board member of the European Wind Energy Association.
Other previous roles include Manager of Market readiness at ESB National Grid and a lecturer in Electronic Engineering at University College Dublin, Ireland. Michael is a Fellow of Engineers Ireland and a member of the board of the Energy Institute at UCD. He holds a BE, MBA and PhD and has authored many peer reviewed papers and advised a wide variety of international bodies.
On the agenda
Introduced by street interviews.
Kick-off: From today to 2050 – Smart Network for Energy Transition Platform view Konstantin Staschus (Vice-Chair, ETIP SNET) and Nikos Hatziargyriou (President, ETIP SNET; Chairman of the Board & CEO, HEDNO)
Presentation by Michael Walsh (Managing Director Europe, SmartWires), followed by panel discussion with:
Garrett Blaney (Chairman BoR, ACER; President, CEER), Monika De Volder (Senior Economic Officer, BEUC), Frauke Thies (Executive Director, smartEn), Kristian Ruby (Secretary General, EURELECTRIC) & Michael Walsh (Managing Director Europe, SmartWires)
Moderated by Adam Malik (Founder & CEO, Engerati)
Closing and invitation to split for the parallel sessions by Remy Denos (Policy Officer, DG ENER, European Commission): Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme: preparing new low carbon technologies and services for EU future energy networks