Fri, 22nd Oct 2021

Newstalk Interview: VIOTAS CEO Paddy Finn discusses Ireland’s energy outlook with Bobby Kerr

The ‘Project Green’ podcast with Bobby Kerr explores sustainability within businesses and the steps industries are taking to reduce their carbon footprint. VIOTAS CEO, Paddy Finn, was invited to discuss Ireland’s energy future alongside Siobhan McHugh of Demand Response Association of Ireland,  Noel Cunniffe of Wind Energy Ireland, Ellen Diskin of ESB Networks, and John Mullins, CEO of Amarenco.

Due to intensification of electrification and more datacentres coming on to the grid, EirGrid’s high demand scenario for the next 10 years predicts growth rates of around 43% growth in electricity demand. With growing global demand for natural gas giving rise to increasing energy prices, Ireland’s transition to indigenous renewable power sources and demand response participation are more vital than ever to provide national security of supply.

You can listen to the full episode here: