The Electricity Association of Ireland is delighted to announce new Board appointments

The Electricity Association of Ireland is delighted to announce new Board appointments

Chair - Mr. Peter O' Shea Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs ESB

Vice Chair - Mr. Ian Luney, Commercial Director EPUK Investments

Director - Ms. Jill Murray Director of Regulatory Affairs Bord Gáis Energy

Peter, Ian and Jill will provide strategic advice to help the Association implement the emerging energy policy on the island-of-Ireland and in Europe, and promote the strategic role of electricity in powering a decarbonised, sustainable future.

Upon his election Peter  said:

“I’m delighted to be appointed to the position of Chairperson of the Electricity Association of Ireland. The electricity industry is undergoing massive change and EAI is providing a all island roadmap towards the industry’s vision of a decarbonised future powered by electricity. I hope to continue the good work of previous post holders and look forward to working closely with the EAI Board of Directors and Secretariat as together, we embark on this vital journey.”

EAI Chief Executive Dara Lynott will be working with Peter, Ian and Jill to continue to promote the fundamental role of electricity in providing energy services in a decarbonised, sustainable future, in particular through the progressive electrification of transport and heating. The EAI believes that this can be achieved, in the overall interest of society, through competitive markets that foster investment and innovation.

 

EI membership comprises utilities that represent over 90 per cent 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 single plant operators.

Further information: Gemma Bewley, 085 8408442 or info@eaireland.com

 

The Electricity Association of Ireland (EAI) is the representative body for the electricity industry and gas retail sector operating within the Single Electricity Market (SEM) on the Island of Ireland. EAI believes that electricity has a fundamental role in providing energy services in a decarbonised, sustainable future, in particular through the progressive electrification of transport and heating. The Association believes that this can be achieved, in the overall interest of society, through competitive markets that foster investment and innovation.

 

EAI promotes this vision through constructive engagement with key stakeholders both at domestic and EU levels. Its membership comprises utilities that represent 90% of generation and retail business activities and 100% of distribution within the market. Members range in size from single plant operators and independent suppliers to international power utilities.  EAI represents the interest of our members and SEM on Eurelectric, the umbrella group for European power sector.

Peter O’Shea is Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs at ESB. He joined ESB in 1999 having previously spent 12 years in the UK power industry working in a range of technical, commercial and regulatory positions with the CEGB and the National Grid Company. Peter joined ESB as Competition and Regulation Manager and was later appointed to the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO) and General Manager Services.  Prior to taking up his current role Peter served as ESB’s Head of Strategy and Regulation.  Peter is a Board member of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce and is the immediate Past President of the Chamber. He is an engineering graduate from UCD and holds an MBA from Warwick University. Outside of work Peter is involved in GAA and has served in a range of roles with the Association including as Chairman of Ballinteer St Johns CLG.

Ian Luney is the Commercial Director at EPUK Investments He has significant experience and a diversified background within the Irish and International Power Markets.  Prior to his current position he has worked with AES, Power NI and Northern Ireland Electricity Network.  He graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a Master’s Degree in advanced Manufacturing, Technology, Design and Management.

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Jill Murray is the Director of Regulator Affairs at Bord Gáis Energy, which she joined in 2009 having previously worked as a policy analyst with the Commission for Energy Regulation. She holds a degree in Economics and completed a Research Master’s degree in the Economics of Public Sector Reform.

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