Wind Energy Ireland
Noel Cunniffe is the CEO of Wind Energy Ireland and prior to that worked as Wind Energy Ireland’s Deputy CEO and Head of Policy. Wind Energy Ireland is Ireland’s largest renewable energy association and works with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to build understanding and awareness of the benefits of wind and renewable energy, and to ensure that Irish wind energy continues to provide clean, cost-effective electricity to communities, businesses, factories, and homes across Ireland. Noel led Wind Energy Ireland’s Policy department since March 2019 in driving policy development across all aspects of the onshore and offshore renewable industry in Ireland.
Previously, Noel was the Renewable Integration Lead in the Operations, Planning and Innovation department at EirGrid, the Transmission System Operator of Ireland, where he was responsible for leading aspects of EirGrid’s Delivering a Secure Sustainable Power System (DS3) Programme and the Horizon 2020 funded EU-SysFlex project. He previously led the development of EirGrid’s Tomorrows Energy Scenarios and has also worked in the Single Electricity Market Operator (SEMO). He is a Chartered Engineer with Engineer’s Ireland.