Johnny Gowdy
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Johnny Gowdy

Director

Johnny is a director of Regen and leads the development of our advisory projects, energy strategy and whole energy system modelling capability.

Having joined Regen in 2008, after a career as a consultant and partner with Accenture, he has almost 30 years of industry experience in the conventional and sustainable energy sectors and has a wide range of expertise covering oil and gas, renewable energy, smart energy, networks and energy systems. Johnny has transferred his industry experience and knowledge to the renewable energy sector and has helped Regen develop our advisory services working with clients such as the energy networks, utilities, larger companies, technology developers, local authorities and city regions.

Johnny has authored or co-authored a number of Regen’s though leadership papers  including the recent papers on Energy Networks for the Future, Decarbonisation of heat, Harnessing the transport revolution, marine energy and the commercialisation of energy storage. A PPE graduate of The Queen’s College, Oxford University, Johnny is a regular conference speaker and has given guest lectures and workshops on project finance and renewable energy strategy for students at a number of universities, including Exeter, Bristol and Plymouth. His areas of expertise include supply chain development, economic and financial analysis, energy modelling, marine energy and offshore wind, energy storage, renewable energy strategy, and policy development.

During his time with Accenture, Johnny worked with many companies in the UK, Europe and abroad, leading a number of multinational projects within the oil & gas and utility sectors.

A keen diver, Johnny is especially motivated by the impact that climate change and pollution is having on the oceans and its marine life.

 

Blog posts by Johnny

Graphic of the Month: Reconfiguring domestic environmental levies into a carbon levy to incentivise low carbon heating

More price transparency is welcome, but can REGOs play a material role to achieve net zero carbon?

Local flexibility auctions need to support smarter solutions – not rely on fossil generators

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