Dermot Costello

Dermot Costello

Dermot Costello, Vice President, Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd, Director, Emerald Energy Consultancy, Western Australian Advisor, Clean Energy Council of Australia

Emerald Energy Consultancy – A boutique consultancy business focused on the renewable energy industries of wind, solar, bio-energy, storage and marine energy. Services range from full life of project development of large-scale projects to a range of studies such as scoping or feasibility and roles such as owner / lender engineer. Emerald have a wide range of clients in both the public and private sectors with a focus on established and emerging markets, predominantly Australia, South East Asia, Europe and Africa.

The Clean Energy Council is the peak body for the clean energy industry in Australia represent and work with hundreds of leading businesses operating in solar, wind, energy efficiency, hydro, bioenergy, energy storage, geothermal and marine along with more than 4800 solar installers.

The CEC provide a variety of services to members, but our primary role is to develop and advocate effective policy to accelerate the development and deployment of all clean energy technologies, at both State and Federal level.

Dermot’s individual achievement:

  • Involved from the beginning of several start-up companies including OpenHydro
  • Provide consultation and advice to national and state governments in Australia and SE Asia
  • Successfully developed and delivered several key policy changes in Australia to promote the adoption of renewable energy, particularly roof-top solar
  • Director roles with a number of companies in Australia, SE Asia and Europe
  • Involvement in the development of numerous large-scale renewable energy projects – solar, wind and bioenergy.
  • Played Club rugby in the 4 different provinces of Ireland and ran 3 marathons to date