Xavier Dubuisson (MD from XD Consulting) demonstrating the interactive pedal power exhibit at the newly opened Sustainable Energy Information Office in Chisnau, Moldova
The inauguration ceremony of the Moldova Sustainable Energy Information Centre took place on 15 April 2016 in Chisinau, Moldova with the participation of Mr. Valeriu Triboi, Deputy Minister of Economy of Moldova together with Mr. Alexandre Darras, Attaché-Project Manager at the EU Delegation to Moldova, Mr. Mihail Stratan, Director of the Energy Efficiency Agency of Moldova (AEE), and Mr. Adrian Twomey, INOGATE Project Team Leader.
Tanya Daniel Lujanskaya and Irina Plis from Alliance for Energy Efficiency and Renewables in Moldova, with whom XD Consulting teamed up to open the centre, enjoying the kids’ corner.
The Chisinau Sustainable Energy Information Centre, housed in the Moldovan Agency of Energy Efficiency, will serve as a hub for a number of initiatives by NGOs, businesses and education institutes, aiming to inform and educate citizens. The centre’s staff will focus on outreach activities and will be equipped with interactive exhibits, demos of sustainable energy products, and lots of information material. They will work closely with the hub members and run regular roadshows to local communities to promote country-wide awareness on energy efficiency. A strong emphasis is also given to the use of social media and digital communication to engage with younger audiences.
During the ceremony, the participants had the opportunity to interact with interactive displays and exhibits prepared for the Sustainable Energy Information Centre and to collect information materials. XD Consulting, together with local partners, provided advice and technical assistance to the Agency for Energy Efficiency to establish the centre, as part of a EU-funded project under the INOGATE programme for energy policy co-operation in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia.
Xavier Dubuisson, XD Consulting’s managing director, was invited to speak at Energy Cork’s next Breakfast Briefing. It will take place on Thursday 26th February from 0700-0830 am at the Gresham Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain Street, Cork.
This Breakfast Briefing will focus on novel energy efficiency and retrofitting project financing, which we know is live issue for energy users, contractors and suppliers alike. The briefing will hear about commercial projects as well as domestic and community projects.
The speakers at the Breakfast Briefing will be:
• Xavier Dubuisson – Managing Director, XD Consulting
• Frank Caul – Managing Director, Sirus Air Con
Xavier is a consulting engineer with over 16 years experience in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency. He came to West Cork from Belgium to work at SEAI’s Renewable Energy Information Office where he was instrumental in the radical transformation of the market and policy-framework for renewables in Ireland. He has been working as a consultant since 2007 and created XD Consulting in 2011, offering integrated, multidisciplinary services in the field of sustainable energy for the private and public sector. He has pioneered local energy planning in Ireland and continues supporting communities making the transition to a low-carbon, resilient future.
Frank Caul is the managing director of Sirus Air Con and is one of the two senior partners who created the Sirus group of companies now employing almost 100 people across the country. He has over thirty years’ experience in the heating ventilation and air conditioning business (HVAC) and has operated in this energy sector space for all of his working life. Sirus’ main services are the installation and maintenance of building energy management systems (BEMS) and HVAC services to many different sectors including pharmaceuticals, education & healthcare.
Recent examples of where Sirus has helped clients to dramatically reduce the energy consumption include Tesco, Primark and Dunnes Stores, UCC and Avocent.
A light breakfast buffet will be served from 7am and the briefing will commence at 7.30 am sharp.
The event is open to both members and non-members of Energy Cork and is a free event. In order to ensure we cater for the correct number of attendees and that you are not disappointed, please confirm your attendance to firstname.lastname@example.org
Xavier Dubuisson, XD Consulting’s managing director, was invited to present at a recent conference of the INOGATE programme in Moldova on 19 March 2014. The INOGATE programme is an international energy co-operation programme between the European Union and the Partner Countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
Xavier’s presentation communicated the role of Sustainable Energy Information Centres in the deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies across Europe, and reflected on his experience as technical manager of the Renewable Energy Information Office of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). The REIO was awarded ‘Best National Renewable Energy Partnership’ in 2004 as part of the EU Campaign for Take-Off Award. A copy of Xavier’s presentation is available here.
‘XD Consulting is delighted to be associated with this training workshop which will bring some of the best international experience in district heating to Ireland.
When & Where: 12 & 13 June 2014, The Enterprise Centre, Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Co. Tipperary, Ireland.
It is organised jointly with the Tipperary Energy Agency as part of the European SUNSTORE4 project which aimed at demonstrating the technical and financial feasibility of 100% renewable energy supply to district heating system. The project demonstrates renewable district heating on the island of Marstal in Denmark, which is connected to the largest solar thermal plant in the world (33,000 m2) working in conjunction with seasonal storage, a bioenergy system and advanced heat pumping technology. This workshop aims at sharing the results of the project and will be a unique opportunity for participants to gain an insight into the potential for replication in Ireland. The workshop will also be an opportunity to familiarise yourself with the feasibility study tools developed by the SUNSTORE team and have ‘hands-on’ experience of the renewable district heating project in Cloughjordan.
For full details and registration, click here.