LEADING THE WAY TO A 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY FUTURE

LEADING THE
WAY TO A
100%
RENEWABLE
ENERGY
FUTURE
*node locations for illustrative purposes

Why SuperNode?

Our vision is that the people of europe must work and play using only clean, secure and cheap electricity.

“Europe will not be made all at once, or according to a single plan. It will be built through concrete achievements which first create a de facto solidarity”
Schuman Declaration.

Our mission is to update our infrastructure for the enhanced electricity age.

Our concrete achievement will be to move from coal and steel, through oil and gas to wind and solar, where Europe can really lead.

What is the SuperNode?​

It is a key piece of technology that:

  1. Collects the energy from mainly offshore sources
  2. Transforms the voltage to higher levels to reduce losses
  3. Converts to DC to extend range
  4. Routes the energy to where demand is highest

It is an innovative combination of the best available technology, building on the work of all European stakeholders. Now it is possible to think beyond point to point to a true SuperGrid.

Who is SuperNode?

Pat Cox, Chairman

A former President of the European Parliament and both Commandeur de la Légion d’honneur and a recipient of the Charlemagne prize, Pat brings his wealth of industry and cultural experience to the Board of SuperNode. 
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Who is SuperNode?

Pat Cox, Chairman

A former President of the European Parliament and both Commandeur de la Légion d’honneur and a recipient of the Charlemagne prize, Pat brings his wealth of industry and cultural experience to the Board of SuperNode.READ FULL BIO

John Fitzgerald, CEO

John has extensive experience of power systems and grid infrastructure. He was the Director of Grid Development & Interconnection with EirGrid, the Irish TSO, with responsibility for all onshore transmission and the development and operation of Interconnection.  Prior to this, John was Project Director of the East West Interconnector, directly connecting the electricity markets of Ireland and Britain for the first time in 2012 with, what was then, the largest HVDC scheme of its kind in the World.

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Eddie O’Connor, Founder

Dr. O’Connor is the founding force behind SuperNode Ltd. He pioneered the concept of the SuperGrid in response to the challenge of decarbonising electricity generation in Europe and formulated the initial proposals for the SuperGrid in 2001, which resulted in the establishment of ‘The Friends of the SuperGrid’ (FOSG), the precursor to much of the consortia that have moved the concept forward since then.
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Andy Kinsella, Co-Founder

Andy is the Chief Executive Officer of Mainstream Renewable Power Ltd. Andy has overseen Mainstream’s successful offshore business where he has had responsibility for bringing forward just under 8,000 megawatts of offshore wind projects in England, Scotland and Germany. 4,450 megawatts of these offshore wind projects have Secured long term power offtake contracts.READ FULL BIO

Brendan Halligan, Chief Strategic Officer

Brendan founded the Institute of International and European Affairs in 1991 and is President of the recently formed Ireland China Institute. He was conferred with an Honorary Doctor of Literature by UCD in 2010 and was made a member of the Legion of Honour by the French government in 2015 for his services to Europe.
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Ben Backwell, Board Member

Ben is CEO of the Global Wind Energy Council. Backwell is a leading strategist in the renewable energy industry and has advised many of the leading technology companies, utilities, developers and IPPs and financial institutions active in the sector.
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