Eddie O’Connor

Eddie O’Connor is a global leader in renewable energy development. He built Ireland’s first commercial wind farm in 1992 while at the helm of Bord na Móna, and went on build successful renewable energy companies across the world, including Airtricity and Mainstream Renewable Power, for which he received widespread international recognition.

In 2018, he founded SuperNode in an attempt to resolve one of the greatest logistical challenges of our age: the building of a supergrid in Europe by transporting electricity vast distances from where it can be generated to where there is most demand. Described as a ‘green evangelist’, he was named World Energy Policy leader by Scientific American in 2003. He was first-ever winner of the Ernst & Young Global Renewable Energy Awards (known as the Green Oscars) in 2009. He continues to be one of the most influential figures in the US clean energy sector and at the highest levels of energy policy in the EU.

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