Networks Committee Chair Derek Hynes

Operations Manager, ESB Networks

Derek graduated in 2000 from Trinity College as an electrical engineer. He has worked for 17 years in ESB Networks across a range of roles. He has post graduate qualifications from IPA, City and Guilds and Dublin City University. As Operations Manager he is responsible for the safe operation of the electricity network in Ireland. He is responsible for the management of ESB Networks Distribution Control Centres and the operational IT systems that are used to monitor the status of the network. He is the ESB Networks representative on the National Emergency Co-Ordination Group. He is also responsible for the Future Networks team who are working on delivering a more sustainable and reliable electricity network.