Christian Kjaer works as Chief Public Affairs Officer at SuperNode Ltd, in Dublin,
Ireland. SuperNode Ltd. is a cutting-edge global technology company that develops
terrestrial and subsea superconducting power transmission systems to connect
offshore renewable energy generation and facilitate grid interconnection.
SuperNode is co-owned by Irish renewable energy entrepreneur Dr. Eddie
O’Connor and Norwegian offshore industrial group Aker Horizons. Christian Kjaer
currently serves as Deputy Chair of Irish industry association Wind Energy Ireland's
FLOSH Committee (FLoating Offshore wind, Supergrid, and Hydrogen) and is Chair
of Wind Energy Ireland's Working Group on EU Energy Policy. In 2021, Christian
was appointed vice chair of Brussels-based CurrENT, the association of innovative
grid technology companies.
Christian Kjaer, has more than 20 years of experience in renewable energy. He
served as CEO of the European wind energy sector’s industry association
WindEurope in Brussels for seven years (2006-2013) and was the organisation’s
policy director for four years prior to that.
Christian Kjaer has been Head of Unit at the International Renewable Energy
Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi, advising its 159 member countries on how to
develop frameworks for deploying renewable energy technologies and its related
infrastructure. He served as senior adviser at the Nordic Council of Ministers’
energy unit, Nordic Energy Research in Oslo and was CEO of Danish wind energy
association, WindDenmark prior to that. In September 2016, Danish energy minister
Lars Chr. Lilleholt appointed Christian Kjaer to join the Stakeholder Forum
(“Energinets Interessentforum”) of Danish national TSO, Energinet. He was
reappointed in January 2018. In parallel he served as a member of Energinet's
Electricity Market Advisory Board ("Elmarkedets Advisory Board").
Christian Kjaer was a member of the Board of Directors at the Global Wind Energy
Council (GWEC) for seven years and a member of the Board of Directors of the
European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) in Brussels from 2006 to 2013. He
was an Expert Reviewer on the IPCC’s 4th and 5th Assessment Reports on Climate
Change (2007 and 2014) and served as Review Editor