The awards will be judged by a panel of influential and respected experts, advocates and spokespeople in smart and renewable energy.
Green Energy Award Judges 2018
Lord Robin Teverson
Robin is a member of the House of Lords where he leads on energy and climate change issues for the Liberal Democrats. In the late nineties he was a member of the European Parliament representing Cornwall and Plymouth. In Brussels and Strasbourg he took a particular interest in marine, environmental and regional policy issues. His business career has been in freight and logistics, and more recently the provision of finance to the small and medium-sized business sector. Robin is currently chairman of Wessex Investors Ltd and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. Robin lives with his wife in Cornwall and they have two daughters.
Philip Bazin has led the environment team at Triodos Bank since 2013. He has extensive experience in project and asset finance in the renewable energy sector, and often speaks at industry events. Before joining Triodos, Philip worked on many large public-sector-led infrastructure projects, including raising finance for energy and waste management projects.
Katie is Director of Policy at the National Infrastructure Commission, the body responsible for providing independent analysis and advice to the Government to ensure the UK meets its long-term infrastructure needs. Katie joined the Commission upon its creation in 2015 and led the policy work on transport, energy and digital for the National Infrastructure Assessment. Prior to this she worked in various roles across the Department of Energy and Climate Change and undertook a secondment to an electricity retailer.
Ben is director of energy efficiency and local at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. He is responsible for leading Government’s work on energy efficiency across the residential, business, industry and public sectors, as well as the Government’s approach to tackling fuel poverty. He also has responsibility for supporting local energy, including engagement with Local Authorities, Local Enterprise Partnerships and others on local and community energy strategy and projects.
Ben has over 15 years’ experience in Government, the majority of it working on energy and climate policy, as well as having spent time in the energy industry as director of external policy for an international renewable electricity developer.
Cathy McClay is Head of Commercial Operations at National Grid System Operator. In this role she is responsible for delivering the strategy and tools to the electricity control room to balance the system in real time. This includes responsibility for the delivery of the CfD and capacity auctions and the procurement of balancing services from both generation and demand side. Much of this work is on developing the balancing markets to increase participation by removing barriers to entry. Closer to real time her team is responsible for demand forecasting, margin forecasting and trading.
Cathy has over 15 years’ experience in the electricity industry. Prior to joining National Grid she worked for a number of energy companies in the UK, France and the Netherlands, specialising in modelling and analysis for trading, risk management and strategy. She is an engineer with a PhD from St John’s College, Cambridge in the mathematical modelling of induction motors and is a Fellow of the IET.
Stewart is the Head of DSO and Innovation, within Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, with the remit of introducing new and better ways of managing the electricity networks, translating these new ideas into business as usual and managing the transition of the business from a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) to a Distribution System Operator (DSO). He has worked in the electricity industry since 1983 and has been involved in managing electricity networks across the UK, in a range of roles including operations manager, planner, policy engineer and project manager (IT and power engineering). He is a Fellow of the IET and a Chartered Engineer.
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