About Us

Conrad Energy

Independent Power Producers

Conrad Energy is a new entrant to the GB energy market, with advanced plans to develop, own and operate up to 1GW of flexible gas-fired generation and behind the meter assets.

Our own assets are designed to respond quickly to market signals and provide local energy at the point of need, while also providing important services to National Grid.

As the GB electricity network becomes increasingly reliant on solar, wind and other renewable technologies, Conrad’s portfolio of flexible generation provides fast response and highly flexible support.

We believe that value can only be fully unlocked by having access to all markets and the ability to optimise all of them. As such we have our own in-house trading and optimisation team, with the industry experience and technical know-how to make the most of all market opportunities.

Our third-party energy management and optimisation services also allow large energy users and other developers of flexible assets to gain access to the energy markets, maximising revenue and minimising cost.

Conrad Energy is an I Squared Capital company.

Independent Power Producers
Damian Darragh

Executive Chairman

Damian has a highly successful track record of setting up and sponsoring IPPs having built out 3 successful power generation companies in Infinis (UK) ,Everpower (USA) and RTR (Italy) through organic and buy-and-build growth strategies. He had a 20 year career with Terra Firma Capital Partners where he was latterly a Managing Director. He is also an advisor to I Squared Capital, a non-executive director at Cory Environmental and a non-executive at the Viridian Group.

Steven Hardman

Managing Director

Steven is a corporate lawyer by profession but has spent the last 15 years in the waste and energy sectors. Formerly the Commercial Director at Infinis he is skilled in all aspects of legal and regulatory aspects of the UK energy market and has previously had responsibility for the Infinis wind development team and has built out in excess of 300MW of landfill gas generation and 400MW of onshore wind.

Chris Shears

Development Director

Chris was formerly Chief Development Officer at Everpower in the USA responsible for the initiation and delivery of over 2GW of project pipeline. He previously worked at RES in the UK and is a hugely experienced power development professional.

Ryan Donovan

Operations Director

Ryan has worked in the power sector for 22 years in landfill gas, hydro, coal bed methane and most recently onshore wind. He has worked on all aspects of the development, construction and operation lifecycle of over 500MW of renewable power projects in the UK. He was formerly Head of Technical Services for Infinis.

Lee Priestley

Commercial Director

Lee spent 18 years at Centrica working in Energy Marketing and Trading. During this time he spent 10 years as a UK Power Trader and 6 years as Head of Power Origination. After leaving Centrica Lee spent a year at National Grid as Head of Business Development.

Chris Dunley

Chief Financial Officer

Previously Chief Financial Officer of energy businesses owned by Carlyle/ Riverstone, Hudson Clean Energy and Terra Firma. Chris brings with him considerable experience in establishing and scaling finance teams to support fast growing, start up businesses.

Steve Conry

Construction Director

Steve has 18 over years experience developing and operating power generation projects based on gas reciprocating engine technology. Having worked previously for Viridor, Cory Environmental and Alkane Energy Steve has worked on LFG, AD, Biomethane, Coal Mine Methane and Natural Gas Projects with over 400MW in total successfully delivered to date.