Cillian O Donoghue
Energy and Climate Director,
Eurometaux – European Association of Metals

Corporate Sourcing of Intermittent Renewables in Europe: How to Ensure the Growth of RES PPAs

Long terms PPAs have been part of the aluminium industry’s strategy for decades as both investors and financial institutions alike seek to diversify market-/price- risk long term (e.g. 20 years).

Cillian will drive the audience through the following:
- Why, how and where in Europe we are signing long term PPAs with intermittent renewables (Wind and solar);
- The conditions needed to unlock PPAs with these renewables beyond the Nordic power market; and
- Some regulatory recommendations to encourage more RES PPAs


Cillian O’Donoghue has been leading the Eurometaux Energy and Climate Change Committee for 4 years, mainly dealing with the EU emissions Trading System, Electricity Market Regulations and Energy Competition matters.

Prior to this, he worked for five years at FleishmanHillard where he specialised in EU Energy and Climate legislation. He spent time at the European Commission DG Energy, where he focused on gas security supply in Central Europe. He holds MAs in both Economics and International Relations and European Studies.