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Strategic Power Connect appoints renewables veteran Liam Faulkner as CEO

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Strategic Power Projects Ltd

18th Sep 2023

Leading renewable energy developer Strategic Power Connect has appointed Liam Faulkner as Chief Executive Officer.

An energy supply and renewables expert with over 15-years’ experience, Liam will continue the company’s mission to help commercial and industrial businesses access affordable, renewable and secure energy, while also meet tightening decarbonisation legislation.

SPC designs and installs onsite renewable energy systems – wind or solar – to enable major energy users to reach their sustainability goals. Users can secure energy supplies at a set price through a Power Purchase Agreement – ensuring costs can be managed and energy price spikes avoided. It also ensures security and provenance of supply by producing energy onsite and removing reliance on the grid.

Crucially, it offers a fully funded model where users can avoid upfront capital costs, as well offering an outright sale option.

Most recently, Liam was chief executive officer of Naturgy Ireland and a member of the European energy supply management committee within the Group. Naturgy is a challenger energy brand within its core markets, which Liam grew through diversification and the development of new products and markets. Previously he worked for O2 Ireland, Royal Bank of Scotland and Deloitte and holds a Masters in Business Administration from London Business School.

His appointment marks the next stage of growth for Strategic Power Connect (SPC) as it plays a central role in global decarbonisation by helping large energy users to access affordable and secure renewable energy.

Strategic Power Connect Chief Executive Officer Liam Faulkner said: “I’m proud to have joined Strategic Power Connect, a company which is playing a major role in decarbonising industry. At a time when large energy users are under pressure to reach increasingly demand sustainability goals, to reduce costs and ensure security of supply, our offer is innovative and timely.

“Couple that with the fact we can provide onsite renewable sources for no upfront capital expenditure and SPC make a compelling case. I’m excited to continue building on the hard work which Paul and the team have put into the firm look forward to continuing the growth trajectory in the future.”

SPC was founded by Paul Carson in reaction to growing concern for energy provenance, ESG and climate change. It is part of the Strategic Power Group which also houses Strategic Power Projects, an all-Ireland renewable energy company established by Paul to support ambitious government plans to reduce emissions through the development of large-scale solar photovoltaic and battery energy storage systems.

Strategic Power Group Managing Director, Paul Carson said,

“We are delighted to have Liam onboard as CEO to lead Strategic Power Connect on its next stage of growth. He is a true expert in the renewable energy field and will help us to expand our reach to high energy users both locally and further afield and to play our part in global decarbonisation.

“We have already uncovered huge demand for Strategic Power Connect’s offering from large energy users looking to reduce their energy costs while more consciously making their transition to decarbonise their energy outputs. With Liam’s leadership, we will be able to help industry and other large energy users to bolster their resilience, meet emissions targets and secure a more prosperous and sustainable future for all.”