Open Invitation: Sustainable Energy Day, June 28th

Open Invitation: Sustainable Energy Day, June 28th

Join us at the Sustainable Energy Day on the 28th of June 

As part of the European Sustainable Energy Week, this event will also launch Mullingar Sustainable Energy Community (MSEC)’ Sustainable Master Plan Report 


📅 28 June  

13:30 to 19:30 

📍IMR Mullingar (National Science Park, Dublin Road, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, N91 TX80) 

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Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) and Mullingar Sustainable Energy Community (MSEC) are delighted to announce and invite members of the public to our “Sustainable Energy Day: Engaging Industry & Community” as part of the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW). On June 28 the 28th of June, from 13:30 to 19:30, IMR and MESC this event will showcase the latest trends, technologies, insights and funding opportunities for sustainable energy transition for manufacturing industries and the residential sector. 

EUSEW is the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. The 2023 theme is ‘Accelerating the clean energy transition – towards lower bills and greater skills’. As part of the lead-up to the EUSEW, Energy Days are held from March to June 2023, featuring diverse sessions of diverse formats and durations that delve into a wide range of energy-related topics. 

The Sustainable Energy Day hosted by IMR in partnership with MSEC is a significant step towards fostering behavioural changes and driving innovation in the energy sector. By encouraging industries and stakeholders to embrace sustainable practices, the aim is to achieve the ambitious energy and climate goals set by the European Union and beyond. 

On this occasion, MSEC will launch the Sustainable Master Plan Report for Mullingar, fostering the discussion of energy transition and decarbonisation for not just the industry but also the residential community. 

“We are thrilled to organise this event, which serves as a platform for industry experts and the community to come together and explore the latest advancements in sustainable energy,” said David McCormack, Sustainable Manufacturing Director at Irish Manufacturing Research. “Our goal is to inspire innovation, encourage collaboration, and position Irish iIndustry in the heart of a net-zero transition, which we know is crucial as recent reports point to an increase in emissions from electricity generation.” 

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in 2021, there was an increase of 18.8% compared to 2020 in emissions from electricity generation compared to 2020. The return to using more carbon-intensive fuel, along with fewer renewables and natural gas plant availability, has played a big part in reversing the trend. 

Industry professionals, researchers, engineers, manufacturers, and the community can look forward to a programme that includes: 

Engaging keynote sessions by industry leaders like Enterprise Ireland and SEAI 

  • Funding opportunities clinics for industrial and residential sectors 
  • Policy updates on sustainable energy 
  • Thought-provoking discussions on the role of digital technology in energy optimisation 



Industry & Business

  • 13:30 Check-In & Registration
  • 14:00 Welcome & Stands Opening Time
  • 14:05 [Industry] EI Funding Opportunities for Energy Transition
  • 14:20 [Industry] SEAI Funding Opportunities for Energy Transition
  • 14:35 EU HORIZON Projects Funding    by IMR
  • 14:50 Break & Technology Providers Exhibition
  • 15:20 Role of Renewable Energy Systems in Decarbonisation of Industry by IMR
  • 15:35 [Industry Case Study 1] Boston Scientific Decarbonisation Plan & Strategy
  • 15:50 [Industry Case Study 2] ESB Networks Decarbonisation of Grid
  • 16:05 Comfort Break
  • 16:15 The Role of Digital Technology for Energy Efficiency by IMR
  • 16:30 [Industry Case Study 3] Arup Digital Solution for Energy
  • 16:45 Q&A & Close of Industry Session


Community & Business

  • 17:00 Check-In & Registration (Public)
  • 17:30 Community Welcome & Introduction
  • 17:35 SEC’s Energy Transition Plan for Mullingar
  • 17:45 Break & Technology Providers Exhibition
  • 18:00 Decarbonisation Plan for Westmeath by Westmeath CoCo
  • 18:15 Wind Energy by WEI
  • 18:30 [Community & Bussines Case Study] Sustainability at LIDL
  • 18:45 Farming & Sustainable Energy by Teagasc
  • 19:00 [Community/Business] Funding Opportunities for Energy Transition by SEAI & Watt Footprint
  • 19:15 Closing Remarks


Note: All sessions are open to the public whether they are listed as industry or community focused.  Refreshments will be provided for attendees. 

Mullingar Energy Master Plan 

The Mullingar Energy Master Plan (EMP) was created to provide a comprehensive overview of energy consumption and generation in the Mullingar area. It provides a baseline of sectorial (domestic, business, industrial) energy usage, current energy sources and energy-related CO2 emissions. 

“Launching an Energy Masterplan for Mullingar is a very exciting step towards generating a brighter future for Mullingar and Westmeath. While we are still a long way off carbon neutrality, the Masterplan sets out a clear roadmap on how we can work towards it,” said Cllr. Hazel Smyth, Chairperson of the Mullingar Sustainable Energy Community. “By being the Decarbonisation Zone for Westmeath, Mullingar leads by example, and as a community, we take these next important steps together to reduce our carbon footprint for the benefit of all”, said Cllr. Hazel Smyth, Chairperson of the Mullingar Sustainable Energy Community. 

The Plan also identifies potential alternative energy sources and recommends ways to save energy. Part of the EMP is a Register of Opportunities (RoO) for the reduction of energy demand in both domestic and non-domestic buildings and the transition to renewable energy supply.