Conall is a Research analyst at Bruegel working on energy and climate policy. He studied his BSc in Theoretical Physics at University College Dublin. He then undertook an MSc in Climate Sciences with a special qualification in Economics at the University of Bern, Switzerland, including one semester spent at the National Economic and Social Council (NESC) in Dublin. At NESC, Conall researched Ireland’s energy and economic modelling capabilities.
His MSc thesis applied a stylised industrial organisation model to the Irish electricity sector, investigating the climate, economic and social impacts of incentivising community energy development. Before joining Bruegel, Conall worked on the Wholesale Electricity Markets team at the Commission for Regulation of Utilities, the Irish energy regulator.
Conall is an Irish citizen and is a native speaker of English and the Irish language.
High values for cross-border electricity transmission capacity show the EU needs more connections between countries.
In this paper, we set out a framework for evaluating the many interrelated issues in the current EU electricity market reform.