Mark Norton

Vice President of Business Development, Europe

Based in Dublin, Ireland, Mark Norton leads Smart Wires’ business development within Europe.

Mark has worked in the international electrical utility industry for more than 30 years, most recently with Ireland’s national transmission system operator, EirGrid. Prior to joining Smart Wires, Mark was Manager of Transmission Network Planning at EirGrid, responsible for the development of the transmission network across Ireland.

His extensive industry experience includes evaluating, designing and planning power networks throughout Europe. Mark has chaired the steering group for the European Ten Year Network Development Plan, produced the Irish Grid Development Strategy and created three network codes – one as the lead – which are now European Regulation for new demand, generation and HVDC users.

Mark has also designed and used the criteria and process for assessing significant investment decisions for network development projects across Europe. 

He is also a technical reviewer for the IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Mark holds a 1st class Hons Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the now Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, and is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.

“I am fascinated by the evolution of the European transmission system business on its journey to a decarbonized future. Striving to do my part to plan for and shape this transition, has been my career’s passion.”