EirGrid CEO Mark Foley discusses how Ireland can rapidly shift to renewables and why international cooperation is essential for progress.

Speaking with Siliconrepublic.com, EirGrid CEO Mark Foley said the transformation of Ireland’s energy grid to one based on renewables is “a revolution, not an evolution”.

EirGrid is responsible for ensuring Ireland’s national electricity grid is able to handle what’s asked of it on any given day, but also prepare for what’s coming, years – if not decades – in advance.

“Future generations speak to the existential threat that’s climate change and the fact that the next generation – my children, my grandchildren – are looking at us to solve the problems before they’re left with an environment that makes life impossible,” Foley said.


Words by Colm Gorey