CONSULTING IN ENERGY
Working with Veitch Cooper to examine the technical, regulatory and commercial environment to assess the feasibility of supplying customers in a village with locally produced renewable energy.
Attending meetings on market development, responding to regulatory consultation and providing advice on the impact of regulatory decisions in the development of I-SEM for an independent Energy Supplier.
Providing detailed expert advice and assistance for an Energy Supplier in developing their plans to establish an Energy Trading business. This included assessing market opportunities and developing a costed business plan.
Provided a strategic, commercial and financial overview of a major UK district heating company, a potential competitor to a client in their assessment of entering the District Heating market.
Developed, negotiated and concluded an innovative 10-year Natural Gas Supply Agreement from a major European producer
Developed, negotiated and concluded a 10-year Natural Gas Supply Agreement from a major UK producer.
Led the commercial contract due diligence for a major acquisition of a portfolio of producing gas assets.
Working with a Scottish Local Authority to define the scale and scope of an Energy Services Company to deliver renewable energy generation and energy savings projects in their city.
Led the commercial contract due diligence for the successful acquisition of a Gas Supply Business, supplying natural gas to customers in Ireland.
Review of a generation project developer’s plans and financial model for developing peaking plant. This included a detailed review of the rules and costs associated with grid connection and market entry.
Provided a historical review of the vertical integration strategies of the 'Big 6' utilities in the UK for an International generation company and general advice on the operation of vertical integration in liberalised energy markets.
A Veitch Cooper project, providing assessment of the market rules and commercial opportunities for Demand Side Management for a metering and network management equipment supplier.
Successfully submitted a Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) application for accreditation for a distillery using a biomass boiler and dealt with the ongoing dialogue with Ofgem to achieve accreditation.
Assisted an international consulting firm in developing the high-level scope and methodology for a model to determine the value of energy storage and demand-side measures in energy markets.
Developed a financial model to assess the costs, revenues and profitability of a community-led district heating scheme on behalf of a Scottish Local Authority.
Provided expert advice to the Government of Lithuania, as part of a consortium implementing the restructuring and privatisation of Lietuvos Energija, the state electricity utility. Advice included proposals for the market structure and trading arrangements, including drafting market rules, and financial modelling of the proposed new companies.
Provided commercial expertise and advice to British Energy in support of their dispute with their counterparties over the impact of the New Electricity Trading Arrangements on the Nuclear Energy Agreement.
Provided advice on strategy, risk governance and operational readiness, including sourcing appropriate IT and communication systems, for two of independent power stations preparing to operate under the New Electricity Trading Arrangements.
Led the legal and commercial team responsible for drafting and concluding a long-term Gas Storage Services Agreement as part of a £96m asset sale of a gas storage development project to a major European utility.
Provided commercial expertise and advice to a chemical producer in support of their dispute with a generator over the impact of the New Electricity Trading Arrangements on their PPA.
Developed, negotiated and concluded an innovative 10-year Natural Gas Supply Agreement from a major European producer.
Developed, negotiated and concluded a Joint Venture Agreement with an independent E&P company for a major utility. This agreement included a £17m equity purchase in the E&P business.
Developed, negotiated and concluded a five-year Coal Supply Agreement for a generation plant from an indigenous coal producer. This agreement included a development loan backed by a lien on one of the producer’s assets.
With 22 years of experience in the UK and European energy industry, I have led many major energy projects and advised on numerous others. Outline details of these are provided below.
Led the commercial contract due diligence for the successful acquisition of existing generation plant and a CCGT development project in Ireland.
Researched and provided a report for a multi-national client on the treatment of generation at an incineration plant with respect to its accreditation under the Renewables Order.
Working as Airtricity Trading Manager, responsible for recruiting, developing and managing a Front Office team to deliver value and hedge Airtricity’s market exposures in the Irish and British electricity markets. In addition to developing operating and governance procedures to deal with the new All-Ireland market arrangements, introduced in November 2011, this role involved the procurement, configuration and commissioning of an Energy Trading Risk Management IT system for the business.
Led the development of proposed commercial contract arrangements for a bid for funding from DECC to support a CCS project.