Gaothlinn is a privately held company, owned and financed by its members.

It is registered in Ireland, Company number 698591. Registered address: Tulfarris, Kilbrittain Road, Bandon, Co. Cork.

our team

Tim cowhig

Tim Cowhig

An early pioneer of the Irish wind industry, Tim set up SWS Energy in Cork, building up a team of 70 people and ultimately selling the company and a large portfolio of wind farm projects to Bord Gais in 2009. He then set up and led Element Power to a successful sale to Statkraft in 2019. With a background in accounting and finance, and two decades experience as a CEO of a successful renewable energy development business, Tim’s experience and contacts in the Irish market are unrivalled.

Irene has over a decade of experience of promoting and advocating for wind energy with the Irish Wind Energy Association, a successful trade association representing the interests of over 90% of the Irish wind industry. Irene has built a deep network of contacts across the energy industry and its stakeholders. She brings a hands on experience of communications, marketing and events management to the team. Most recently Irene acted as Deputy CEO at the Irish Wind Energy Association.

Irene Cowhig

Irene Cowhig

Peter Harte

Peter Harte

Peter studied Mechanical Engineering in university, and then spent the early part of his career working for Accenture as a project manager in a variety of IT projects. He joined SWS Energy in 2003 and worked in the grid connection and market/regulation side of the business, joining Tim as a co-founder of Element Power. During his career in wind, Peter was responsible for the first “supplier-lite” PPA, he conceived and created the 500MW Greenlink Interconnector project, and secured, designed and delivered grid connection capacity for close to 1GW of projects.

Following an undergraduate finance degree and masters from Trinity, Celine spent her early career as an investment banker specialising in Mergers and Acquisitions in London and New York with Deutsche Bank and Lehman Brothers. On returning to Ireland in the early 2000’s, her focus moved to renewable energy investment with SWS Energy and then Merrion Capital. In 2010 she took up a role in UCC lecturing in finance and completing her PhD in energy finance. She ran a successful research group focused on renewables investment funded by the EPA, SEAI and the European Commission. She is known as a leading expert in climate finance within the Irish energy community, has published widely and is a regular speaker at conferences both Ireland and UK.

Dr Celine McInerney