John O’Connor

General Manager, Tynagh Energy

John comes from the independent generator sector and is Chief Executive of Tynagh Energy, a 400 MW CCGT power plant based in Galway. Tynagh has a number of private investors led by GE and is project financed.

He has led the company through construction, commercial operations, transition to the Single Electricity Market and refinancing.

He is currently working with his team to address the challenge of renewable integration and European market assimilation.

John has gained experience in a number of operational roles in industrial sectors across Ireland and the UK with international organisations including: GEC-Alsthom, DCC, Varian International, SDL and SCO. His qualifications include: FCMA, MSc Info Sys (University of Hertfordshire), B Comm (UCC) CPIM, Chartered Director.