Monday 11 May
Operating a zero carbon energy system with Fintan Slye, director of the UK system operator, National Grid ESO
Over the coming weeks Regen will be hosting a series of in-depth interviews with key players in the transformation of our energy system.
As we focus on how to come out of the coronavirus crisis and support the most vulnerable in our society, thinking is also turning to the importance of a low carbon economic recovery. In each interview I will explore with a key element of a zero carbon energy transition: whether it’s the challenges of operating a zero carbon energy system; mobilising the trillions of dollars of investment needed; or how we can ensure the rescheduled COP 26 drives more ambitious action on the ground.
The first interview looked at operating a zero carbon energy system with Fintan Slye, director of the UK system operator, National Grid ESO
You can view the video of the session below:
Fintan Slye is the director of the system operator at National Grid. Prior to joining National Grid, he was CEO of the EirGrid Group, the electricity transmission system operator and market operator in Ireland and Northern Ireland. He led a process of significant change within the company which included a programme on integrating renewables onto the Irish electricity grid and a new approach to public consultation and engagement. He has served as Vice-Chair of the Board of Entso-e (the European organisation for Transmission System Operators) and is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Ireland. He also worked for McKinsey supporting clients across Ireland, the UK and Europe, as well as holding roles in ESB National Grid and ESB International. He is a graduate of University College Dublin, from where he holds a Masters in Engineering Science and an MBA. He has a deep knowledge of the industry and is passionate about decarbonisation.