Conall is a Research Assistant 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.
A structural reform of the electricity market is necessary in light of the increasing demand for electricity and the growing share of renewable energy
Action to intervene in the gas and electricity wholesale markets is also being taken at European Union level, which is what we analyse in this paper.