ECE Alumnus Dr. Paddy Finn Electricity Exchange


Congratulations to Dr Paddy Finn (ECE alumnus) on the official opening of the new Electricity Exchange offices in Plassey Technology Park on June 15th. Electricity Exchange goes from strength to strength and plans to expand its workforce from 24 to 50 within the next 12 months. Paddy was also a finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 Awards. Electricity Exchange is capable of remotely reducing electricity demand on the sites of hundreds of large electricity consumers, either by turning on existing back-up generators or by shutting down non-essential processes for short periods, to make their power available to other users on the electricity system. This achieves the same net effect as a conventional power station and currently it can provide the Irish electricity market with as much power as the Ardnacrusha hydroelectric power plant.