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From left: Trailstone COO Marc Evans, Trailstone Sligo lead Kevin Vesey and IDA Ireland regional business development manager for the north-west Michelle Conaghan. Image: James Connelly

Energy company Trailstone to create 20 jobs as it opens Sligo office

5 Jul 2022

US-headquartered Trailstone provides risk management, asset optimisation and energy trading services to owners of renewable energy assets.

Energy and tech company Trailstone Group is expanding into Ireland with a new office in Sligo, creating up to 20 jobs over the next three years.

The new office will be located within the Sligo Innovation Centre, which is home to 20 companies and start-ups partnered with IDA Ireland.

Trailstone’s technology team will be the first group of employees to work from this office, with the potential for other teams to be added over time. The company’s current Sligo job listings are for network engineers and senior SQL database administrators.

“With the Irish Government’s robust support of renewable energy and the proximity to top technical universities, Sligo is a perfect place for us to expand and further our mission of making sustainable energy sustainable,” Trailstone CEO John Redpath said.

Trailstone is a global renewable energy trading and asset management firm that operates in 15 countries. The company provides risk management, asset optimisation and energy trading services to owners of renewable energy assets.

It offers an automated end-to-end renewable power management platform, which leverages data analytics and meteorology to offer robust modelling, forecasting and trading capabilities.

US-headquartered Trailstone said its expansion into Ireland will allow it to tap into the country’s tech talent to support its software applications.

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar, TD, said the 20 jobs will be specialised roles and “great opportunities” for graduates from the newly established Atlantic Technological University.

“Trailstone’s work in the sustainability software space is more important now than ever. We need to leave the planet in a better condition than we found it,” Varadkar added.

Trailstone’s expansion is being supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland. Eileen Sharpe, IDA Ireland’s global head of business development for growth markets, wished the team “every success” with its expansion.

“Trailstone is a welcome addition to Ireland’s emerging sustainability software and services cluster and its decision to locate in Sligo speaks to the presence of a strong talent pool in the north-west region,” Sharpe said.

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Leigh Mc Gowran
By Leigh Mc Gowran

Leigh Mc Gowran is a journalist with Silicon Republic since November 2021. He has previously worked as an environmental and breaking news journalist, and a local radio presenter. When he’s not writing articles and stressing about the climate emergency, he enjoys judging the latest film releases and perfecting his renowned cooking skills. He also has a love for video games, coffee and cats.

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