Elaine O’Connell works at DG Energy in the Internal Energy Market unit. Having worked on the Clean Energy Package negotiations, she is now focused on the implementation of the Electricity Regulation and Network Codes and Guidelines as well as DG Energy’s Offshore Renewable Energy Strategy. She previously worked at the UK Dept for Energy & Climate Change on energy security, market design and monitoring. Before that, she has been based in Brussels and Warsaw working on energy and sustainability issues for a large US multinational and in Cork, Ireland working for a software startup. Elaine has a Masters in Sustainable Development and a Degree in European Studies and German from University College Cork.