Getting smart about power

The Power Summit, in Croke Park last week, looked at the future of power and how we can best use our own resources as we move into the era of smart energy, writes Patrick Murtagh

4th February, 2018
From left: Adrian Griffin, senior vice-president Commercial, SNC-Lavalin; Regina Byrne, business and operations support adviser, SNC-Lavalin, Technical Support Services; Graham O’Dwyer, general manager, SNC-Lavalin, Technical Support Services, Canada; Gaétan Houle, principal security architect, SNC Lavalin, Canada; Fidelma Lucey, associate director, Atkins; Darragh Malone, senior project manager, Atkins and Alain Briere, vice-president and general manager, Telecoms & CIP SNC- Lavalin, Canada Pictures: Maura Hickey

For most of us, each day our alarm goes off. We switch it off. We flick on the lights. Turn on the immersion. Maybe you boil the kettle for a cup of instant coffee. Maybe you have an electric stove, on which you cook some eggs or heat up some porridge. You might drive to work in an electric car or take the train. You probably use a laptop connected to wifi.

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