GOLD MEMBERS

BNRG Renewables

Headquartered in Dublin with operations in the US, the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia, BNRG is a pioneering developer and operator of solar projects led by a team of individuals united by a passion to change the world through solar technology and investment. Since 2007 we’ve worked alongside our development, technology and investment partners to finance, build, manage and own solar farms that today produce more than 150,000 MWh of clean electricity, with more than 1.5 GW of active projects in the development pipeline.

It’s not just our early market position in solar that’s fueled our success, it’s also our flexible approach: we respond in real-time to market and industry changes, and we focus on building lasting and trusted relationships. Our partnerships are what help us deliver on our promises, including minimal disruption for communities and stable returns for our investors.

Tel: + 353 (0) 1 791 7882

https://bnrg.ie/

HARMONY SOLAR

Harmony Solar

Harmony Solar Ireland Limited is a fully Irish-owned Renewable Energy company located in Wexford that is acquiring surface rights, project rights and lease rights for the development of Solar Farm installations using Photovoltaic Technology (PV) in Ireland. The company is active in the Republic of Ireland and its aim is to become a market leader in the solar energy market.

Tel: +353 (0) 53 9175000

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HIGHFIELD SOLAR

Highfield Solar works exclusively within Ireland and is focused on the development of ground-mounted solar PV energy parks. Our in-house team works at all levels of project development from initial site identification through planning and construction and on to operational management.

Careful site selection is the foundation of our business and we only develop sites that we believe will become fully operational solar parks. Building good relationships with landowners is the most important part of site selection and we ensure that we keep landowners fully involved throughout the development process.

Tel: + 353 (0) 1 524 1175

Highfield Solar

POWER CAPITAL

Power Capital Renewable Energy is a solar energy development company established in Ireland in 2011. The company has been operating in the German, UK, Irish and most recently the Greek solar markets. Since the company was founded by Peter Duff and Justin Brown it has developed, operated, commercially managed and transacted on both the buy and sell sides of transactions for solar farms.

The companies clients include Sovereign Wealth Funds, Publicly Listed Companies, State Municipalities, and Large Energy Users. The company is committed to assisting in delivering Europe’s climate policy by eliminating fossil fuel based energy and delivering green energy at the most competitive cost.

Tel: +353 (0) 1 685 2858

https://www.powercapital.ie/

STATKRAFT IRELAND

Statkraft is already playing a leading role in the transition to a low carbon future and believe that the company’s experience and capabilities will be of service to Ireland in this transition over the coming years.

Statkraft Ireland develops, owns and operates renewable production facilities. We are also involved in the trading and origination of power from our own projects and those of third parties. Ireland is one of the selected growth markets for wind and solar power in Statkraft, given the country’s significant renewable energy resources, particularly in terms of wind energy.

Further investments in Irish renewables fit well into Statkraft’s growth strategy. The company’s global ambition is to increase its portfolio of wind power assets to 6,000 MW and solar power assets to 2,000 MW by 2025. This includes an ambitious pipeline of projects in the UK as well as Ireland.

Tel: +353 (0) 21 2427786

https://www.statkraft.ie/about-statkraft/

SILVER MEMBERS

BROOKFIELD

A global leader in alternative asset management.

We are invested in long-life, high-quality assets and businesses that form the backbone of today's global economy.

Our approach to investing stems from our heritage as an owner and operator, investing our own capital to develop and operate the assets and businesses we acquire.
Today we build on that expertise in sectors where our operating experience gives us a competitive advantage. Experience has also taught us that the best opportunities are often found in regions or sectors undergoing periods of financial or operational challenge. We utilize our global team of approximately 1,000 investment professionals, our vast network of approximately 150,000 operating employees, and our industry partners to identify and acquire high-quality assets and businesses at favorable valuations and finance them on a long-term, low-risk basis.
Tel: + 44 20 7659 3500
Brookfield
ENGIE

ENGIE is a leading energy and services company focused on three key activities: production and supply of low carbon energy, services and regeneration.

We combine these activities to enable our customers & stakeholders to embrace a greener, more efficient and increasingly digital world.

Our purpose is to make zero carbon happen for businesses and communities throughout the UK & Ireland – accelerating the transition towards a net zero carbon world. Our 17,000 employees make this possible by reducing energy consumption, greening supply and enabling progress through innovative technology, data & partnerships. We are also shaping the future of responsible business by reconciling economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet.

Globally, the ENGIE Group employs 170,000 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €60.1 billion in 2019.

Tel: + 44 207 3208600

ENGIE

KPMG

KPMG Sustainable Futures is a dedicated cross-functional team of experts who help corporates and public sector clients plan and execute programmes addressing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) topics, decarbonisation and long-term value creation.

The team brings together a wide range of disciplines including sustainability practitioners, economists, engineers, corporate strategists, accountants and financiers to help clients navigate the complex and fast-evolving climate change and sustainability agenda.

At KPMG, we believe that organisations that rise to these challenges and show leadership will be rewarded by their stakeholders and gain access to new opportunities. Those businesses that fail to act may put their margins and even business models at risk.

Whether your organisation is just beginning its sustainability journey, reporting on its progress or financing new initiatives, we have the knowledge and the people to support you.

Tel: +353 (0) 1 410 1000

KPMG

SUNGROW

Sungrow was founded by Prof Cao Renxian – a teacher at the Hefei University of Technology. Upon learning of the unsatisfactory state of electrical availability in rural western China he quit his teaching position in 1997 and founded the Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd.
Today, Sungrow is a more than $1.5 billion company. As a key high-tech enterprise in China, Sungrow specializes in R&D, production, sales, and service of new energy power supply devices for solar energy, wind energy, energy storage, new energy automotive drive systems, floating and land-based PV power plants. Our objective is always to provide clean power for all, today, tomorrow and beyond.

Tel: +86 551 65327834 

Sungrow

BRONZE MEMBERS

ACTIV8

Activ8 Solar Energies was established in 2007 having been previously known as Ciaran Marron Electrical from 2004. Since this distinct move, we are proud to have become Ireland’s number one installer of solar energy systems. In the solar industry for over 13 years the directors of Activ8 Solar Energies have gained their unrivaled knowledge and experience through the installation of over 10,000 systems supplied and installed across Ireland and the UK.

In May of 2009 Minister Eamon Ryan TD carried out the official opening of our new National Sales and Installation Centre and our premises here in Carrickmacross have served us really well, we have grown from strength to strength and now employ over 70 people, with big plans for expansion in 2020 with a brand new Activ8 Solar Energies HQ.

It was an honour to have such involvement from a high profile Minister back in 2009, just as it was an honour to have SSE Airtricity become 40% owners and a strategic partner in 2017, just 8 years on.

Thinking back to our office opening, that was during the recession! We are proud to have to come through that period with a growing company and a strategic partner in SSE Airtricity. It speaks volumes about the work of our employees, the quality of our service and the solar industry as a whole. We have grown our service offering and as well as supplying Solar PV systems for homeowners, we now cater for Part L specification and installation as well as large commercial systems.

Tel: +353 (0) 42 969 0352

Activ8 Energies

BANK OF IRELAND

Our dedicated Project Finance team focuses on the growing Irish Project Finance market. The Project Finance team’s structuring experience, combined with the market leading presence of the Corporate Banking relationship teams and support from our Agency team, allows the team to offer a unique combination of skills and expertise to the Irish Project Finance market.

Our experienced team appreciate the crucial role a lender plays in structuring debt solutions for large scale projects. The proactive team works closely with Project Sponsors and their Advisors, from as early as possible in the process.

The team remains committed to supporting PPP transactions, arranging debt facilities and participating in project finance transactions in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The sectors covered include Infrastructure, Energy, Waste and Renewables projects.

In the period since 2008, Bank of Ireland has been the leading provider of senior commercial debt for PPP projects in Ireland committing more than €500 million to the Irish infrastructure market. Examples of projects funded include:

– N7 Newlands Cross;
– N11 Arklow to Rathnew;
– N17/N18 Gort to Tuam;
– Three Schools Bundles (which included 18 schools in total).

Bank of Ireland is also a leading provider of Project Finance to the Renewable Energy sector including Wind Farm and broader Energy transactions. To date we have been involved in the financing of in excess of 600MW of renewable energy assets (enough to power c380,000 with clean electricity) and 1,060MW of energy projects in total.

Tel: +353 (0) 87 9962337

Bank of Ireland

BEAUCHAMPS

Beauchamps has been part of the fabric of Irish business for over 200 years. We are proud of our heritage, our culture and our client base, made up of international and domestic companies fuelling Ireland’s economy.

We believe clients get better commercial outcomes when their lawyers work alongside them, rather than a step removed. We work hard to understand a client's commercial priorities, because the best advice and solutions come from knowing what really drives a business.

This hands on, pragmatic approach allows us to see and deliver solutions quickly, driving down costs for our clients.

We are a full-service commercial law firm with over 30 practice and sector areas including corporate & commercial, commercial property, banking and financial services, litigation and dispute resolution, M&A & private equity, energy & natural resources, construction, employment, insolvency & corporate restructuring, intellectual property and inward investment. This breadth of services gives us a rounded view of our clients' business and legal requirements.

Tel: +353 (0) 1 418 0600

Beauchamps

BORD NA MONA

Bord na Móna began a process of decarbonisation over a decade ago. In 2008, the company committed to discontinuing new bog operations under A New Contract with Nature. In 2015, Bord na Móna announced it would exit peat for energy purposes by 2030.

We have been developing renewable energy assets and have also increased the co-firing of peat and biomass in Edenderry Power Station at a rate now in excess of 40%. The company now forecasts that harvested peat volumes will significantly decline in the near to medium term.

Within each of our businesses there are stories of transformation and improvement. Changes that are sustainable for our people, our profits and our planet. All of Bord na Móna’s businesses contribute to the same goal, to unlock the true potential of our land and to create value for the society to whom it belongs.

Tel: +353 (0) 45 439000 

Bord na Mona

BYRNE WALLACE

ByrneWallace LLP’s Energy & Natural Resources team has advised on some of the most cutting edge projects in the energy and natural resources sector.

Our multi-disciplinary team draws together a wealth of relevant experience from across key practice areas to advise clients on a broad range of matters, in particular project finance, planning and environmental, mergers & acquisitions, property, construction, commercial contracts and regulatory.

Clients include leading players in the Irish energy market and range from multi-national companies to private equity investors and public limited companies. We have particular expertise advising clients involved in wind & solar PV projects, plus projects involving bioenergy, oil & gas, AD and CHP. We also advise companies developing green technologies and/or that are involved in green finance initiatives.

Tel: +353 (0) 1 691 5000

Byrne Wallace

CLONMEL ENTERPRISES

We are a multidisciplinary business with experience in a wide range of building and civil engineering works. We have completed contracts from €10k to in excess of €50m and we have worked in integrated Joint Ventures in excess of €100m. We have completed many Design and Build Contracts and are experienced in the roles of PSCS and PSDP. We work in the areas of civil engineering, building and restoration.

Under civil engineering works, we regularly undertake road construction and upgrade projects, cycle tracks, quality bus corridors, bridge construction and refurbishment, rail works, flood alleviation and river works. While we undertake stand alone water and wastewater installation works, we have also completed many of these installations of all sizes and in all environments as part of our road construction projects. We have a number of dedicated and fully equipped crews who manage and maintain assets throughout the national road network including, sign maintenance and refurbishment, traffic calming installations and school warning signs. These crews also operate a national emergency call out facility.

In our building section we have designed and built many business parks, warehouses and office buildings. These range from small speculative units right up to more specialised warehouse and office buildings up to 170,000 sqft including full fit out works. Over the last number of years we have also constructed a number of large reinforced concrete warehouse and industrial buildings for TII and IW. While traditionally we were involved in house building, more recently with the housing crisis and unfinished estates and being CIRI registered, we are working in house and apartment building, refurbishment and completion to meet the required standards. We see this area contributing a significant part of our workload in the future.

Tel: +353 (0) 45 981900

Clonmel Enterprises

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

ALECTRIC

Alectric has grown since 2015 into one of the top solar developers in Ontario.

Founded by Alan Morrissey  Alectric has supplied and installed 30MW of solar PV, including commercial rooftop and FIT ground mount projects.

Our team of solar energy experts combines decades of experience in system design, performance monitoring and engineering with construction project management in the delivery of grid-connected solar PV, and also energy efficiency technologies such as Smart Cool.

We take a holistic approach to our solar net metering clients, reducing their electricity bills before we add solar PV.

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ALECTRIC

BayWa r.e.

Making Renewable Energy Even Better

At BayWa r.e. we r.e.think energy – solar, wind, and bioenergy. Our mission is to make renewable energy even better. Not only looking to what comes next, but actively shaping it.

Working with businesses, installers, developers, utility providers, investors and governments throughout the world, we are helping them to realise their renewable energy ambitions through our depth of knowledge and expertise.

Constantly setting new standards and reimagining solutions to how we will meet the world's future energy needs, we are committed to making renewable energy even better for our customers and society.

Tel: +44 (0) 7494 677 732

BayWa r.e.

BioXL

RESS is the new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme in Ireland. It is a new auction scheme which is essential for achieving Ireland’s 70% renewable electricity target by 2030. Auctions will decide which generators will receive contracts.
The terms and conditions of the first auction (RESS1) were published by the Department of Energy (DCCAE) on 27th February, providing much-needed clarity for potential auction bidders. This is a welcome step towards delivery of new wind and solar projects in Ireland.

Qualification opens on 9th March and closes on 2nd April. Bid bonds and all documentation as applicable should be ready.
The next major milestone after qualification is the publication of the auction info pack on 19th June. This will provide clarity on qualified volumes, auction competition ratios and the method for deciding how many GWh will be procured above the minimum 1,000 GWh committed to. The auction itself will open for one week from 23rd June.

Bioxl can provide advice on the qualification process or any other aspects of preparing, qualifying and bidding your renewable energy projects.

Some of the headline changes in the RESS1 T&Cs as compared with the Draft published in December are:

  • The 5% renewable energy participation debt scheme has been shelved. The high rates of return and the guarantees requested from the project to underwrite the debt was controversial
  • The Community benefit provisions have been extended to cover all projects, having previously excluded Community-led projects. The near-neighbour payments now only apply to wind projects, having proved unworkable for solar and other technologies and the provisions for spending and monitoring the community funds have been revised.
  • The definition of Community-Led has been updated, in particular the requirement to have >150 members is gone, and the possibility for NGOs or other non-profit and community groups to participate has been opened up. As in the draft T&C, there is a longstop at 30/6/21 to submit evidence of a company structure that complies with the definition of Community-Led Projects. An application to qualify a Community-Led project must be made in conjunction with a Sustainable Energy Community.

bioXL

CENTRUS

Centrus is an independent financial services group that believes in finance with purpose. We specialise in corporate finance, analytics and investment management and are united by a culture that values imagination, energy and purpose. We believe this can unlock significant value for our clients and their communities. Above all, we’re working towards a more modern financial landscape. It is a simpler and more responsible way of doing business by delivering real money and tangible benefits to the real economy.

Tel: +353 (0) 1 6539641

Centrus Financial

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