In late 2020, Christian Kjær flew to Dublin to meet with SuperNode founder Eddie O’Connor and CEO John Fitzgerald. The two leaders told him of their vision to create a superconducting cable system to move vast quantities of energy across Europe, and they wanted to know if Kjær was interested in joining.
“I’d made my decision before even boarding the plane,” Kjær said.
It was about 20 years earlier that Kjær first met O’Connor. They were both in Brussels, advocating for wind energy and raising awareness about what was then considered an immature technology. Kjær remembers that O’Connor’s vision was already bigger than most others, as he insisted that wind technology must eventually move offshore to reach its full potential. Turns out O’Connor was on the right track; he was just a bit early.