Team - TV Energy Staff

Dr Keith Richards OBE: Managing Director

Dr Keith Richards OBEKeith established TVE in 2001 to deliver renewable energy solutions to communities and businesses in the Thames Valley area working in close collaboration with Local Authorities and other partners. He has more than 30 years' experience of renewable energy and energy efficiency project management and consultancy. Previously, he worked under contract for Dept. Energy and then DTI based at the Energy Technology Support Unit, Harwell leading on Bioenergy projects and related strategies for research, development and deployment. He has long championed the development of regional and local targets as a key part of accelerating local use. He remains an expert evaluator for the European Commission and Task Manager for the International Energy Agency (IEA), a role extending for more than 25 years. Keith was awarded an OBE for services to sustainable development in the Queen's birthday honors list in 2005.

Qualifications: BSc (Hons), PhD, CChem, MRSC

Louise Simmonds: Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

Louise SimmondsLouise is a solicitor (non-practising), experienced in all aspects of commercial and contractual law, who provides TVE with advice on legislation, policy and legal matters together with general business advice and due diligence assessments. She has wide experience of working with public bodies both in the UK (including Local Authorities, English Partnerships, RDAs, the Countryside Agency (CRI), the Welsh Assembly and many government departments) and abroad, including the European Commission and the Thai Government. She has recently contributed to an entrepreneur's guide to starting an Energy Services Company in the developing world and has been involved in developing the commercialisation process of wood heating and other biomass technologies including the development of business plans for local enterprises.

Qualifications: BA (Hons), Solicitor

Dr Alison Wilshaw: Renewable Energy Advisor

Dr Alison WilshawDr Alison Wilshaw has worked in the renewable energy industry since 1992. She has a wide range of renewable energy experience, but has specialised in PV, solar water heating, small wind systems and wave energy. Alison has managed a variety of projects on behalf of both national and international agencies. These projects include market surveys, training programmes, prototype design and economic analysis. At TV Energy, Alison is working on local community projects as well as on an European wood heat project which aims to transfer best practice from experienced member states to key players in less experienced countries.

Qualifications: BEng (Hons), PhD, CEng, MIET

Anthony Whitton: Wood Fuel Manager

Anthony WhittonAnthony works as an associate with TV Bioenergy supporting the team on biomass projects. He comes from a commercial background with 14 years' experience in specifying, purchasing and project management. He supports the team with on site project management and general business advice. Anthony is currently the TVB wood fuel manager and has previously worked in mechanical engineering for UKAEA and for many years ran a successful haulage business.

Dr Julije Domac: (Associate) International Projects Advisor

Dr Julije DomacJulije is Team Coordinator and a recognised international expert with more then 12 years experience in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. His working experience includes being the national biomass programme coordinator and Deputy Head of Department for Renewable Energy at the Hrvoje Pozar Energy Institute in Zagreb, Croatia; international expert for Tipperary Institute in Ireland; a project leader for UNIDO; a lead expert for the World Bank; a technical editor for FAO; an expert evaluator for the European Commission, and a Task Manager for the International Energy Agency (IEA). Over the last four years, his main focus has been biomass energy, especially socio-economic modelling, work with local communities along with public education. His current position is Managing Director of the North-West Croatia Regional Energy Agency.

Qualifications: BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD

Shubha Rai: Renewable Energy Advisor

Shubha has recently graduated from University of Exeter (Camborne School of Mines, Cornwall) with a degree in Renewable Energy. He has a wide range of technical knowledge of the sector including Solar Photovoltaics, Combined Heat and Power, Marine, Hydro and Wind Energy Systems. He is also trained in site Resource Assessments and has gained experience working with various renewable energy projects such as Village Hall Energy Option Studies during summer breaks whilst studying. Shubha will be working on community energy projects at TVE.

Qualification: MEng. Renewable Energy (Hons), A&P Mechanic (FAA).

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