During the Clean Energy Business Council CEBC conference in Dubai, Brendan Cronin, Head of Management Consulting (Middle East) talks to GineersNow TV about their latest solutions, trends in renewable energy and water innovations and 2018 industry expectations.
About The Leader
Brendan is the head of management consulting for the Middle East. He focuses on managing teams which provide analysis and strategic advice to government and private organisations.
His recent projects include developing the framework for the new spot electricity market Oman, developing Abu Dhabi’s future capacity expansion plan and preparing a renewable market entry strategy for a government GCC entity.
Brendan was previously part of the management team in Pöyry’s UK office working with organisations engaged in European electricity markets. He has advised on over 35GW of transactions and greenfield projects including CCGT, OCGT, coal, waste, CCS, nuclear, wind and solar.
Brendan’s insights on global energy markets are highly respected within the industry. Brendan is regularly quoted in the trade and mainstream press. He was previously a member of the Irish Wind Energy Association’s Markets Committee and EnergyUK’s European committee.
Brendan is a Chartered Engineer and has an MPhil in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and a Diploma in Economics from the LSE.
Pöyry is an international consulting company with 5500 experts across 40 countries. Pöyry have been active in the Middle East since 1973 and have 250 staff across offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh and Amman. Pöyry deliver strategic advisory and engineering services to the energy sector underpinned by strong project implementation capability.
As technical advisors, Pöyry have provided advice in relation to more than 100 GW of capacity of projects globally. Pöyry has been recognized as the world’s 3rd largest firm for international consulting engineering in the power sector in the ENR rankings.
As economic advisors, Pöyry have provided advice to more than 150GW of capacity globally with a combined value in excess of €150bn. Pöyry has extensive experience of electricity market design and associated policy issues. Pöyry has designed or redesigned electricity and gas market arrangements in over 20 countries.
Over the last 10 years, Pöyry has built a strong management consulting division within the Middle East region which provides cutting edge analysis, modelling and strategic advice to market players and government entities.