Energy in Poultry

14 December 09:30am Ballyhaise, Co Cavan

Energy in Poultry will feature a comprehensive seminar programme with some of the leading experts in the industry. This, combined with a showcase of energy in poultry technology suppliers, funding providers and advisory bodies, means the event is a one-stop shop for anybody involved in poultry in Ireland.

Prospects for on-farm renewable energy projects will be boosted by two new initiatives: the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH) and the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS).

Event Programme

9:30Registration and Exhibitor Exhibition
11:00Opening Address - Mr. Con Feighery, Teagasc Regional Manager; Mr. John Kelly, Principal, Ballyhaise Agricultural College
Forum 1Energy Opportunities within the Poultry Industry - Chaired by Michael Duffy, Poultry Advisor, Teagasc
11:10Barry Caslin - Energy and Rural Development Specialist with Teagasc, Barry will outline the various opportunities that exist for the poultry industry, from an energy efficiency and renewable perspective. Traditionally viewed as high energy consumers this industry is perfectly positioned to utilise the benefits of the recently announced SSRH, capitalise significantly on cost neutral alternatives to fossil fuels currently in use.
11:50Ray Langton, SSRH Program Manager with SEAI - The government is about to announce details of its long-awaited scheme for encouraging the generation of renewable heat called the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH). Ray will outline the application process for the new SSRH scheme and advise attendees of the criteria that will exist in order to comply with the terms and conditions of the scheme
12:15Paddy Phelan, Three Counties Energy Agency - Paddy will discuss the proposed Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) and its relevance to the poultry sector. He will discuss self-sufficiency options such as battery storage and outline the structures of the Irish electricity market in terms of options of selling renewable electricity to the market. He will discuss renewable connection methods and reason why it can be difficult to connect renewables to the Irish grid system and get paid.
12:15Question & Answer
12:30Gerry Duffy, Eurotech Renewables - Poultry farmers who wish to heat their sheds for young broilers face an array of choice in terms of the technology available. Gerry will discuss an innovative approach to heating poultry units with a focus on renewable electricity from PV and renewable heat from heat pumps.
2:15Exhibitor Exhibition
Forum 2Chaired by John Kelly, Principal Teagasc Ballyhaise
2:00Tax Efficient Investments in Energy Technology - Ciaran McCabe, ifac - Ciaran will speak about ways about minimising tax, maximising relief and improving cash flow on poultry units. He will highlight energy costs based on IFAC figures within poultry. He will also discuss eligible technologies that qualify for Accelerated Tax Allowances (ACA) for renewable technology investment.
2:20Poultry Farmer - Thanks to the combination of lower fuel costs and attractive Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH), together with the promise of better shed conditions and improved bird welfare, poultry farmers are expected to adopt biomass boiler technologies with gusto. A poultry farmer will outline how biomass boilers are improve bird performance and reduce annual heating costs.
3:00Panel Discussion - Renewable opportunities for the poultry industry; Chaired by Barry Caslin, Teagasc
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