Mutual Energy has appointed Mark Alexander and Shane Rafferty to its newly formed Energy Transition Team.
The Energy Transition Team will collaborate with key industry stakeholders to develop and implement Mutual Energy’s strategic approach to the decarbonisation of the Northern Ireland energy sector by 2050.
Mark Alexander has been appointed as Energy Transition Manager, leading the team. With almost 20 years’ experience in the energy sector, Mark previously has held senior roles with Energia Group, developing large scale energy storage projects and specialising in energy trading, trading risk management and energy market design.
Shane Raffety, who joined Mutual Energy in 2015 from Phoenix Natural Gas, has been appointed as Senior Energy Transition Analyst, and brings with him an in-depth knowledge of gas operations and engineering.
Announcing the new Energy Transition Team, Paddy Larkin, Chief Executive of Mutual Energy said; “Mutual Energy works across the gas and electricity industries in Northern Ireland bringing secure supplies of energy to customers at lowest cost. We believe we are in a unique position to play an important role in defining and delivering the change required to transition to a zero-carbon energy system at least cost and disruption. We are delighted to have Mark and Shane driving this project forward, as we look to deliver cost effective and climate positive energy solutions to Northern Irish consumers and businesses.”
Mutual Energy is a major player in the Northern Ireland energy market, managing critically important gas and electricity assets, including the Scotland to Northern Ireland natural gas transmission pipeline, large sections of the Northern Ireland gas transmission network, and the Moyle Interconnector, which links the electricity markets of Northern Ireland and Great Britain.