Simon Gill, previously head of whole systems at Scottish Government, has joined Regen as our new associate director for Scotland with a remit to provide expertise and thought leadership to support Scotland in leading the transition to net zero energy. 

Joining Regen’s team of energy system and zero carbon technology experts, Simon Gill will build on the not-for-profit’s work paving the path to net zero in Scotland, which includes projects such as modelling future energy scenarios for Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks.

Simon spent five years with the Scottish Government providing detailed analysis and advice on a range of energy system challenges including the development of electricity and gas networks, decarbonisation of heat and transport, and the role of carbon capture and storage in reaching net zero. He worked closely with Ministers to support delivery of Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions targets and he was part of the team who wrote the 2017 Scottish Energy Strategy and the 2020 update to the Scottish Climate Change Plan.

Simon commented, “I am delighted to join Regen as associate director for Scotland. I have long been a supporter of the high quality, mission-led approach that Regen brings to the energy transition and I am looking forward to developing Regen’s activity and impact in Scotland.

This is a critical decade in which the UK and Scotland need to deliver key milestones on the pathway to net zero. Regen has a track record of innovative thinking in areas such as decarbonising the power system, developing coherent local and regional planning, and supporting diversity in our energy system. These are exactly the expertise needed to deliver a successful and just transition and I am looking forward to being part of that future with Regen.”

Read Simon’s full bio here.

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