Dr Paddy Finn ( Electricity Exchange) at Startup Grind Limerick

Sep 19, 2018, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Workbench, Bank of ireland, 125 O'Connell St., Limerick, V94 NC82

Dr. Paddy Finn is the founding director of Electricity Exchange DA -a virtual power plant service backed by Bord Na Móna which is now a 50% shareholder. Born in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, Paddy studied Electronic Engineering at the University of Limerick and holds a Ph.D. in renewable energy. Paddy is a finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 competition. 27 Character Remaining

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About this event

Dr. Paddy Finn is a founding director of Electricity Exchange, a Demand Side Unit (DSU) operating in Ireland’s electricity market, offering large electricity users from €10,000/year to well in excess of €100,000/year in standby payments in return for making their backup generators available to support Ireland’s electricity system during a few short periods per year.

In addition to the financial reward, Electricity Exchange’s clients also receive access to online power quality analytical tools that enable real-time and retrospective analysis of onsite electrical conditions with a one second data resolution across 22 electrical parameters per meter point.

Electricity Exchange’s client base ranges from the commercial sector to the pharmaceutical and bio-medical sectors. The company also has strong links with power generation companies and has reseller agreements in place with a number of key industry players including one of Ireland’s largest electricity supply companies.

Electricity Exchange places a strong emphasis on technology development and are currently developing the next generation of demand response products intended to expand the scope of DSU participation in Ireland’s electricity market as well as creating significant opportunities in foreign markets.

- Member of EirGrid/SONI DS3 Advisory Council, advising on the integration of demand side management strategies aimed at strengthening the electricity grid's resilience to increasing sources of non-synchronous generation such as wind.

- Member of Rules Liaison Group (RLG) which was established by the CER and UREGNI as part of the I-SEM Energy Trading Arrangements (ETA) Detailed Design process.

- Member of the EirGrid/SONI DSU Joint Grid Code Working Group, carrying out analytical studies on the proposed methods for performance monitoring of demand side units.

- Awarded Limerick's Best Young Entrepreneur 2014

- Listed as one of Ireland's 'Top 30 Under 30' 2015 by the Irish Independent

- Paddy is a finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 competition.

Check out what happened


  • Paddy Finn

    Electricity Exchange




Wednesday, September 19, 2018
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM UTC


Networking with refreshments
Fireside Chat with Q&A
More networking


  • Peter Hunt


    Chapter Co-Director

  • Gillian Barry

    Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest (TUS)



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