The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is a global trade organization representing wind energy. GWEC has adopted at the highest international level the policy on formation of the most favorable conditions for wind energy around the world.
Eddie O’Connor is a world-famous entrepreneur and the CEO of a leading company in the sphere of RES – Mainstream Renewable Power, founded by him in 2008. Before Mainstream, O’Connor was the head of the company Airtricity founded in 1997, which also operated in the field of renewable energy.
Mr. O’Connor has been named World Energy Policy Leader by Scientific American magazine, was presented with the Leadership award at the annual Ernst & Young Global Renewable Energy Awards and also received the “Poul La Cour” award from the European Wind Energy Association (now WindEurope).
Mainstream Renewable Power is a famous independent developer of renewable energy sources. Its core business is to develop, finance, construct and operate large scale renewable energy projects in emerging markets (South America, Africa and Southeast Asia). According to the financial statements for 2015, the company received a 96-million-euro profit (after taxation) and, in the light of the growing demand for RES worldwide, plans to actively gain momentum in 2016, too.
Eddie O’Connor on the official website of his company stated:
“Wind Industry has acquired an unprecedented scale throughout the world, especially in emerging markets, and all thanks to the fact that wind energy is now cheaper than fossil fuels. And for me it is a great honor – to represent the interests GWEC in such an exciting time for the wind.”
Steve Sawyer, Secretary-General for the Global Wind Energy Council, commented on the appointment of Eddie O’Connor as Global Ambassador:
“Eddie’s work building the wind industry throughout his career and his current role at the helm of Mainstream Renewable Power has made him an obvious choice as Global Ambassador for GWEC. As an organization, we are delighted to be working with a true pioneer in creating the next wave of growth for the industry.”