CEO of Leading Wind Farm Developer Airtricity to Speak at Yale SOM on April 6
New Haven, Conn., March 30, 2006—
Dr. Eddie O’Connor, CEO of Airtricity, Ireland’s largest wind development company, will speak at the Yale School of Management on Thursday, April 6, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. in the General Motors Room of 55 Hillhouse Avenue. The talk is free and open to the public.
Dr. O’Connor will discuss Airtricity’s unique business model and its success in the Irish market, as well as plans for expansion into the U.S. He will be accompanied by Declan Flanagan, head of Airtricity’s U.S. operations.
Airtricity is a world leading renewable energy company, developing and operating wind farms in Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales and the United States. As an integrated utility, the company is both a generator and supplier of green electricity and currently supplies green electricity to over 50,000 commercial customers in Ireland.
Through partnerships with leading international companies such as GE, ACCIONA Energía (formerly EHN) and Fluor, Airtricity is taking a leading role in the development of offshore wind farms. In the U.S., the company has a development pipeline of over 1000 megawatts currently in planning.
Dr. O’Connor founded Airtricity in 1997. From 1987 to 1996 he served as Chief Executive Officer of Bord na Móna, an international supplier of peat-based products in the energy, horticulture, and environmental markets. He has also worked with the Electricity Supply Board.
He qualified as a Chemical Engineer in 1970 and also holds an MA in Industrial Engineering and a DBA from the International Management Centres. He is currently the secretary of the European Wind Energy Association.
The event is co-sponsored by the Yale School of Management Career Development Office and the Energy and Environmental Management Clubs.
For more information about Airtricity visit http://www.airtricity.com