The Team

 Rene Peeren
, MEngSc BEng obtained an MEngSc in Sustainable Energy in 2007, which triggered a change in his career from Telecommunications to Energy. Earlier in his career he was he was one of the few technical experts on INAP in Ericsson, an intelligent network (IN) application protocol, and was one of the architects of the Ericsson CS1+ protocol. He was project manager of several international multi-million software development projects in IN. As Head of Technology in Ericsson he has been leading an international team of technical experts in IN, and as Head of Product Manager in the early 00-ies was responsible for the software development of mobile gaming applications.

He was co-founder of Q-Tell, a provider of hosted call centre solutions.  After his switch from telecommunication to energy he was contracted by Athlone Institute of Technology in Ireland to co-ordinate an FP7 proposal in the demand response area. After that he was the Head of Software Development for Endeco Technologies, developing their Smart Grid Aggregated Demand Response system with focus on refrigeration (cold stores and super markets). He is currently Energy Research coordinator in CIT, responsible for coordinating energy related research activities, covering a wide variety of research areas such as building energy, bioenergy, solar, community energy, grid integration, marine energy (wave converters, marine vessels and marine ports). He is sole inventor of 2 patents and co-inventor of 7 more.


Dudley Stewart is a chartered power engineer with a hydropower masters from and other qualifications from Elite French Institutes (INPG). Having headed up Caritas and Oxfam Field Operations in Energy-crisis Famine in Bangladesh in the mid-seventies, Dudley returned to Ireland to found one of the first ever serious Renewable Energy Companies and drove the development of modern wind turbine blade design and governing in addition to the first grid-modulated inverter. After a spell as Senior Wind Energy Advisor at Shell HQ, Dudley move to head up the UNICEF Appropriate Technology & Economic Regeneration Unit for East Africa in the mid-eighties. Here he took his first primitive microgrid projects in disaster relief situations.

Returning to Ireland founded the Docklands Innovation Park which thrives to this day. Dudley restarted his microgrid work with the advancement of WiFi and the Internet.

He was a founding member of MEGA and drove its dynamic R & D Programme into its current lead position and is now driving the development of MPOWER and its team.


Cillian Stewart is the marketing genius behind Cherrycool Promotions which has developed unprecedented success in the young upperwardly mobile market with a range of switched-on festivals and events eagerly sponsored by a long list of top brands. Cillian is well positioned to provide the marketing power and growth as MPOWER emerges from the stalls.

The Den Equity Group came together to provide the original MPOWER funding along with a twist – a council of advisers on funding, positioning, management and growth. This is a powerful asset of 5 highly revved young internet-age professionals.

The Smart Micro Energy Cluster Technology Group:  Funded and driven by 6 Irish Energy Tech Companies with matching funds from Enterprise Ireland. All work together with MPOWER, SDCC, Siemens, Microsoft and Intel on what is now the Tallaght Smart Grid Test Bed. These include; Enersol (Power Engineering), Crowley Engineering, Sunstream Energy, Endeco-technologies and Turmec Engineering. microsoft endeco tech logo