The professional services firm Gemserv has this month joined EAI's growing membership.
The company, which is involved in high-profile projects across the UK energy market and other sectors – including the smart metering rollout in the UK – has recently established an Irish subsidiary based in Dublin.
EAI Chief Executive Dara Lynott said:
“I’m thrilled to welcome Gemsev to Ireland and to the EAI. Our members believe that electricity has a fundamental role in providing energy services in a decarbonised, sustainable future, and that this can be achieved through competitive markets that foster investment and innovation. We look forward to harnessing Gemserv’s expertise in this area as we aim to continually develop and adapt electricity retail markets to meet the needs of our customers.”
Gemserv Principal Consultant Sarah Fuller said:
"We are the independent Retail Market Assurance Body (on behalf of the Retail Market Design Service) in the RoI electricity market. Gemserv is an expert provider of professional services enabling the energy market transformation and data revolution. We work collaboratively with businesses providing insight through services ranging from the operation and support of national schemes to risk management around information security and data protection.
"Gemserv plays a key role in the design of retail markets, offering governance and assurance services to government departments, regulators and industry bodies in both the UK and Ireland. Our wide-ranging expertise means we are involved in many of the major policy developments and industry initiatives across our various sectors. Gemserv makes markets work effectively, securely and with integrity. We transform policy into practice so complex markets work for everyone’s benefit. We are delighted to have become a member of the EAI and look forward to playing an active role in the Association.”
Gemserv was established in 2002. It employs a dedicated team of six energy professionals at its Dublin based Irish subsidiary, and a further 160 energy, data and digital transformation professionals in its London offices.
EAI’s 25 membership includes utilities that represent over 90 percent of generation and retail business activities and 100 per cent of distribution within the Single Electricity Market (SEM). Members range in size from international power utilities to independent and suppliers.
Member representatives have the opportunity to sit on four EAI Committees; Markets, Policy, Retail, and Networks, and on the Task Forces established to deliver their key objectives.
EAI also provides an information service to members and acts as a forum for corporate networking, leading focused conversation on energy issues across Ireland, GB and Europe.