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Customer Flexibility Solutions Manager
NEOMCustomer Flexibility Solutions Manager
Jan. 2022
Head Customer Flexibility Solutions
ENOWAHead Customer Flexibility Solutions
Jan. 2022Sharma, Tabuk, Saudi ArabiaHelping plan world's first scale 100% clean energy system. Leading client development and integration of demand side management within flexible energy supply solutions across NEOM industrial customers. Working with OXAGON, NEOM's industrial region, develop and implement energy flexible factory concepts into the plant design service within the industrial strategy for its advanced clean manufacturing hub. Leading a proof-of-concept project to baseline the capabilities, as well as determine extensibility of intelligent grid management platforms, to serve as the ‘operating core’ of NEOM's Digital Energy Platform. The key features of this ‘operating core’ would be to: A. enable secure, autonomous, and reliable connectivity, communications, control, and interoperability among millions of distributed generation points and energy resources B. ensure speed & quality of data processing, for both autonomous grid decision-making, as well as providing real-time operational support to grid operators, while making best use of asynchronous data and control to accommodate changing conditions and delays in communications C. ensure a system with autonomous learning capability, that improves its performance as it operates under real-world conditions and ingests large sets of data from various sources
Accelerated Professional Development Blogger
The Global CareeristAccelerated Professional Development Blogger
Sep. 2021 - Oct. 2022Blog on developing as a global career professional.
Director of International Strategy
VIOTAS (Formerly Electricity Exchange)Director of International Strategy
May. 2021 - Dec. 2021Leading development and market entry into electricity markets across North America, Continental Europe and Asia-Pacific.
Head of Energy Market Development
Cornwall Insight IrelandHead of Energy Market Development
Jan. 2021 - Apr. 2021Lead development of energy markets advisory focussed on the Irish market.
Director of International Strategy
VIOTAS (Formerly Electricity Exchange)Director of International Strategy
May. 2020 - Dec. 2020Lead strategy development and execution to drive international expansion. Co-led development and market entry of VIOTAS Australia in late-2020.
Director of Energy Markets & Strategy
Enel XDirector of Energy Markets & Strategy
Aug. 2019 - Apr. 2020Dublin, IrelandKey driver of the growth & expansion of flexible demand-side energy assets (e.g. industrial load, stationary battery storage, electric vehicle charging) within electricity grids, as a crucial linchpin in the further integration of renewable energy and the transition towards a low carbon society. Setting and leading the strategic transformation of Enel X UK & Ireland from pure-play demand response to a multi-asset, distributed energy resource company, majoring on grid flexibility integration from demand response, electric vehicle charging, battery storage systems, and solar PV. Member of the leadership team for Enel X UK & Ireland, providing strategic direction in the areas of energy markets, commercial growth strategy, new business lines & product development, energy projects, and regulatory & government affairs. Championing the transition towards a low-carbon energy future, helping accelerate the decarbonization of the energy system through grid integration of flexible technologies and distributed energy resources such as demand response, electric vehicles, solar PV, battery storage.
Policy Council Member
Host in Ireland, An Industry of SubstancePolicy Council Member
Mar. 2018 - Mar. 2020
Demand Response Association of Ireland Chair
Jan. 2018 - Apr. 2020
Program Manager, Energy Markets
Enel XProgram Manager, Energy Markets
Apr. 2017 - Jul. 2019Dublin, Leinster, IrelandManage the transition for Enel X Ireland from the previous Ireland electricity trading arrangements (SEM) to the European-coupled I-SEM. Co-ordinate activities of multiple internal teams, including Real-Time Operations, Dispatch Scheduling, Field Operations, and Engineering, to ensure optimized operations of circa 217 MW, aggregated across >100 customer sites across Ireland and Northern Ireland, split into 12 virtual power plants, encompassing load reduction, CHPs, back-up generators, and participating in the Energy Markets (Day-Ahead, Intraday and Balancing), Capacity Market, and DS3 System Services.
Chair Markets Committee
EAI: Electricity Association of IrelandChair Markets Committee
Jun. 2015 - Mar. 2017
Markets Development Manager
SSE plcMarkets Development Manager
Nov. 2014 - Mar. 2017DublinCo-ordinate SSE's change activities in the wholesale electricity markets - energy & ancillary services. Nominee to the Irish Grid Code Review Panel.
Policy and Regulations Manager
SSE plcPolicy and Regulations Manager
Jun. 2013 - Oct. 2014DublinStandardise and coordinate the approach of assessing and responding to to both national and European policy and regulatory changes across all SSE Generation's thermal and gas storage fleet in Great Britain and Ireland.
Freelance Blogger
ThoughtBox Ltd.Freelance Blogger
Jan. 2012 - Jun. 2012DublinFreelance blogger for ThoughtBox, an edtech startup on a mission to disrupt the way children learn maths and science, via interactive games and playful learning.
Regulatory Executive
SSE Renewables/AirtricityRegulatory Executive
Apr. 2008 - Jun. 2013Involved in shaping the regulatory framework across the electricity sector in Ireland - generation, transmission & distribution (T&D), supply, trading, integration of renewables. Strong participation on the SEM Modification Committee (the rules change evaluation body of the Irish electricity market) and the various associate working groups including Intra-day trading and Global aggregation. Developing proposals for the development of SEM including netting of settlements between generators and suppliers to reduce both circular flows of funds and outstanding collateral requirements.
Energy Trader
AirtricityEnergy Trader
Nov. 2007 - Apr. 2008Traded day ahead in Ireland (SEM) with intra-day, balancing traded in Great Britain (BETTA) across the Moyle Interconnector into Ireland.
Trading Operations Regulatory Analyst
AirtricityTrading Operations Regulatory Analyst
Jul. 2006 - Oct. 2007Analyzing the proposed trading rules for the impending Irish electricity market (SEM) and developing into business processes. Specific aspects related to areas of credit/collateral provision and management, settlements and commercial nominations.
User Support Geoscientist (Computing)
ExxonMobilUser Support Geoscientist (Computing)
Jun. 2002 - Mar. 2005Provided technical computing and project management support to geologists, including the use of tools such GeoFrame GeoViz, IESX and VoxelGeo. Led construction and outfitting of the Visualization facility at Mobil House; facility is used for sub-surface hydrocarbon prospecting. Trained geologists and engineers on various software tools including UNIX and Petrel.
Funds Transfer Officer
Diamond BankFunds Transfer Officer
Apr. 2001 - Jun. 2002Executed client instructions for foreign and local currency funds transfers. Handled cheque payments and loan bookings. Handled funds collections for the ports authority. Managed electronic payments offerings.
Parade Commander
National Youth Service Corps, JosParade Commander
Jul. 2000 - Jun. 2001Required 1-year service following university graduation. Led 500-man parade in drill formation before the Plateau State governor. Also served variously as Platoon Leader and General Squadron Leader. Leader of the Road Safety Community Development (CD) group; oversaw the creation of zebra-crossings are 2 locations across the city of Jos and led a blood donation drive.


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