In terms of job creation, and filling hundreds of new skilled roles, Mr Thom acknowledges that there is a big demand for talent in Ireland at present.

“We pride ourselves in attracting talent, not only with the amazing things Energia are doing, but also as an exemplary employer,” he said.

The culture of the company is important; it is a great place to work. The way in which we invest in talent is both very focused and flexible.

“Once we’ve identified talent, we look at a range of other opportunities that can open up for people, in areas they may never have thought of themselves. Thinking laterally, that’s how to really make the most of people and talent.”

In 2017, Energia opened what was reported at the time as Ireland’s largest wind farm in Meenadreen, Co Donegal. At 95MW, it aimed at the time to power 50,000 homes. It was developed over the course of 26 months at a cost of €145m.