George Clarke

George Clarke

Architect,
Stew Horne

Stew Horne

Head of Energy Regulation, Citizens Advice
Vicky Dawe

Vicky Dawe

Deputy Director - Renewable Electricity Support, BEIS
Lily Coles

Lily Coles

Commercial Operations Director, Anesco

Lily joined Anesco in early 2011 as a project engineer and then led the technical services team in designing and developing over 100 solar farms under the RO and FiT schemes. In her current role as Commercial Operations Director, Lily is now responsible for the asset acquisition and disposal, optimisation of revenue streams and the strategy and implementation for subsidy free solar and energy storage. In 2017, Lily lead her team to overcome complex technical challenges to create a subsidy-free solar farm – a first for the UK and an achievement praised by Government and met with worldwide acclaim.

Chris Pritchett

Chris Pritchett

Head of Energy, Foot Anstey LLP

Foot Anstey has one of the fastest growing energy practices in the UK with particular market strength in energy storage.  We are passionate about providing innovative legal advice to our clients in respect of generation technologies, demand side response, storage, transmission and clean technology. We advised on some of the very first energy storage projects in England (both in front and behind the meter), as well as negotiated the first energy storage PPAs and aggregation agreements. We advise storage developers and finance providers, and are actively working on EFR and capacity market projects, as well as large scale FFR-ready installations.  Head of Energy, Chris Pritchett, "has a very good commercial understanding, with an ability to not just look at the narrow legal issues but think more broadly as to how they play out in commercial settings," according to clients, and is recognised as a notable practitioner in his field by Chambers UK (a leading legal directory).

Chris Curry

Chris Curry

Managing Director, Omnio
Jason Hunter

Jason Hunter

Associate Director, Capitas Finance

With a ‘rush behind the meter’ to provide Demand Side Flexibility, the energy storage market now allows commercial and industrial (‘C/I’) organisations to not only reduce their energy bills through Triad Management and removal of DUoS charges, but also to take part in Grid incentive programmes to generate additional revenues; through Demand Side Response (DSR) and Demand Side Flexibility (DSF).

 

Capitas leads the way in developing structured finance solutions to meet this market demand.  Payment plans are aligned to savings and or revenue generated by the asset.  To date, traditional banks have focussed on funding the provision of grid scale battery installations.  Consequently, there is a lack of financial expertise for ‘behind the meter’ solutions for C/Is, ESCos, EPCs and Aggregators.  

 

Jason leads a dedicated team of energy finance consultants who have immersed themselves in this specialist field and are ready to deliver a customised financial solution for your individual energy storage asset/or projects.

Chris Jardine

Chris Jardine

Technical Director, Joju Solar

Dr. Christian Jardine is a founder member of Joju Solar and has been involved with solar PV since 2001 when he ran Oxford University's research into solar energy and microgeneration. He is recognised as one of the UK's foremost experts in the performance of solar PV and is the author of prize-winning papers on the subject, as well as leading publications such as "PV in the UK" and "Power from the People".  Chris oversees the technical design of solar PV systems at Joju Solar and ensures their rigorous quality standards are met.

Joju Solar have been responsible for many installations on schools, particularly as part of community energy programmes.  We have installed large portfolios of schools for Wey Valley Solar Schools, the Low Carbon Hub, Low Carbon Oxford North, and the School’s Energy Coop in recent years.  This summer has been particularly busy, with 632kW installed on 29 roofs across 10 schools – and all done in 5 weeks! We see this as particularly rewarding aspect of our work due to the education consequences of what we do.  However, schools are not without their challenges:  Lack of plans; structural integrity; no disruption in term-time; beaurocracy of boards, governors, and dioceses; all make for a challenging project management process.

Dr Jonathan Scurlock

Dr Jonathan Scurlock

Chief Adviser, Renewable Energy and Climate Change, National Farmers Union

As a senior adviser with the NFU since 2007, Jonathan Scurlock leads a small team on this topical subject area.  Dr Scurlock has 25 years’ experience from the university and government research sectors, including energy and climate change policy, plant physiology, biomass energy and a wide range of other renewables.  He worked previously on renewable energy with regional and local government in North East England, as well as the US Department of Energy in Tennessee.  Educated at Oxford and London Universities, he is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Open University. 

Finlay Colville

Finlay Colville

Head of Market Research, Solar Media