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Managing Energy Workshop 2020

February 27, 2020
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Thurles Chamber Enterprise Centre LIT Campus Thurles Ireland
TZC invite you to attend our workshop presenting leading-edge solutions dealing with the switch to a low carbon economy.

About this Event

On February 27th Toward Zero Carbon (TZC) will host our Managing Energy 2020 workshop at our offices in Thurles. We would be delighted if you could attend as we are confident the event will add significant value to your organisation.

Throughout the industrialised world, management teams and their colleagues are faced with two real threats to their competitiveness: –

  1. Climate Change
  2. Digitalisation

Market forces are dictating that processing plants demonstrate their progress toward transferring to low carbon operations. The concept of Net Zero Carbon is currently entering the everyday vocabulary of operational / marketing managers.

TZC have recognised that the effective deployment of digitalisation (Industry 4.0 , Big Data etc.) will make a significant contribution to meeting the climate change challenge.

We are working with Smart Factory to deliver an integrated solution for one of our major multi national clients.

The system will incorporate localised display screens showing live data, a comprehensive compliance reporting package and a web based energy management system compliant with ISO 50001:2018 (International energy management standard).

During the day will go through the system and we share our experiences with you.

Self-Assessment – Big Data

You will, also, have the option of completing a self-assessment tool which will give you an indication of your position on your journey to being able to exploit big data. Brendan Sheppard (CEO Smart Factory) who is one of the most experienced practitioners globally will be on hand to guide you through your assessment

Renewable Energy

Gas Networks Ireland (GNI) have launched their “Vision 2050” whereby they outline their ambition to deliver a “net zero” gas network. This will include biomethane, abated natural gas and hydrogen. Hugh Murphy (GNI) will explain each of these actions and the planned journey to their maximisation

The support scheme for renewable heat is a tariff support mechanism that extends for 15 years. It provides an ideal opportunity to increase your renewable fraction by switching to biomass which is a carbon neutral fuel.

Based on Extensive experience as a supply chain manager, TZC have launched Biolight which is a provider of community sourced energy. Our fuel is grown, processed and consumed locally. Conor Casey will go through the Biolight process and outline the company’s ambition to facilitate the switch away from fossil fuel.

Bradley Martin of OMNI Heat and Power will host a workshop to help you evaluate your suitability for a full or partial switch to Biomass

Carbon Offsets

For the foreseeable future, there will be a fraction of your energy requirement which is derived from fossil fuel. Pierce Mahne from ACT Commodities will explain the intricacies of the offset market, its dangers and likely costs.