Tim Cowhig- Chairman

An early pioneer of the Irish wind industry, Tim set up SWS Energy in Cork, building up a team of 70 people and ultimately selling the company and a large portfolio of wind farm projects to Bord Gais in 2009. He then set up and led Element Power to a successful sale to Statkraft in 2019. With a background in accounting and finance, and two decades experience as a CEO of not one but two successful renewable energy development businesses, SWS Energy and Element Power Ireland, Tim’s experience and contacts in the Irish market are unrivalled. 

Peter Harte- CEO

Peter studied Mechanical Engineering in university, and then spent the early part of his career working for Accenture as a project manager in a variety of IT projects. He joined SWS Energy in 2003 and worked in the grid connection and market/regulation side of the business, joining Tim as a co-founder of Element Power. During his career in wind, Peter was responsible for the first “supplier-lite” PPA, he conceived and created the 500MW Greenlink Interconnector project, and secured, designed and delivered grid connection capacity for close to 1GW of Irish wind projects. He has sat on EirGrid's DS3 Advisory Committee for more than a decade, and was the Chair of the Irish Wind Energy Association for 6 years. 

Bernice Doyle- Technical Adviser

Bernice is a Chartered Electrical Engineer with almost 20 years’ experience in the renewable energy sector with Airtricity, SSE, Element Power and Statkraft. Bernice has worked on over 1GW of renewable projects and managed delivery of 2 of the largest shared grid infrastructure projects in Ireland (for West Galway and Cordal sub-groups). In 2020, she delivered of the first large-scale battery on the Irish grid- the Kilathmoy 11MW battery project.  Bernice chaired the IWEA Storage Committee from 2017-2020 and chaired the Engineers Ireland Energy, Environment and Climate Action (EECA) Division from 2019-2021. Bernice provides advisory services to Net Zero Energy through her company Sullane Grid Solutions Ltd.