About usWho we are
The Northern Ireland Renewables Industry Group (NIRIG) is the voice of the renewable electricity industry in Northern Ireland, providing a conduit for knowledge exchange, policy development, support and consensus on best practice between all stakeholders.
Committed to making a positive difference, we promote responsible development, support good community engagement and deliver low-cost electricity generation from sources such as onshore wind, solar and storage using our greatest natural resources. NIRIG operates through technical working groups focusing on areas such as grid, planning and markets, and brings together expertise from across our membership to deliver better policy for the facilitation of increasing levels of low-carbon generation.
NIRIG is a joint collaboration between the Irish Wind Energy Association and RenewableUK. We work closely with both trade bodies on issues impacting the renewables electricity sector in Northern Ireland, providing a conduit for knowledge exchange, policy development support and consensus on best practice between all stakeholders.
Steven is passionate about renewable energy knowing it can be a key component in tackling climate change. He is committed to ensuring that the renewables sector speaks with one voice to deliver on NIRIG’s ambition for 70% renewable electricity by 2030.
Steven is an effective communicator with connections in the political, business and environmental spheres. He supports all NIRIG member, events and policy activity and participates actively in external forums involving local universities, businesses and other stakeholders.
With 12 years’ experience of political and social engagement Steven is well placed to represent the views of the renewable electricity sector in Northern Ireland. He chaired the Assembly All Party Group on Renewable Energy and served on the Enterprise, Trade and Investment Committee which scrutinised energy policy in Northern Ireland.
Steven has considerable experience across all media platforms and is well placed to represent the views of the renewable electricity sector in Northern Ireland.