Speaker Group: Festival Day 2 Afternoon

Alan McHugh

Alan is an experienced leader in energy and renewables, working with utilities, data centre, HVDC and industrial clients. He directs Kirby’s successful power transmission and distribution contracting business. His project management background includes international capital projects up to €600m in value. Having worked across public, commercial and regulatory environments, he has valued insight into client… Read more »

Damian Flynn

Damian Flynn is an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at University College Dublin, Ireland. He obtained MEng and PhD degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from The Queen’s University of Belfast, N. Ireland, before being appointed as a lecturer at the same university. He later joined University College Dublin. Dr… Read more »

Peter Connolly

Peter is Cornwall Insight’s Managing Director for Ireland and Scotland. A mechanical engineer by profession, he has held executive, management and advisory roles within major organisations across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. He has significant experience in the technical and financial modelling, design and construction of low carbon buildings, distributed energy resources such as… Read more »

David McAuley

David is a specialist in infrastructure for data centres. He established Bitpower in 2017. Bitpower offers insights and services to clients in the data industry. David’s extensive background in energy technology and sustainability with Irish and EU policymakers provides a unique position from which to advise data centre developers and operators. David previously worked with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.