Hugh is from an Oxfordshire farming family and has been in the energy sector for over eight years. During this time he has been involved with well over 500MW of large-scale and commercial-scale energy schemes for private, corporate and public sector clients across a range of technologies.

Hugh sits on expert panels for all six of the UK’s Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) giving him first-hand knowledge and understanding of their procedures and ongoing strategies. He also has a deep understanding of National Grid’s Capacity Market and its various balancing markets. Hugh is a regular consultee to BEIS and Ofgem, as well as a popular speaker at industry events.

Away from the office, Hugh is a keen trail runner and country sportsman, and on winter Sunday mornings can be found coaching youth rugby for his son’s local club in Chipping Norton.

Georgina Penfold is one of the best-known and most-trusted voices in utilities management today. As a passionate advocate for energy consumers, George leads the Industrial and Commercial Operations Network, helping energy and estates management professionals access the tools and information they need to make life easier. This includes a strong focus on education and representation, helping consumers and suppliers respond to policy and regulatory changes and providing a coherent voice for energy consumers through proactive engagement with government and regulatory bodies.

Brendan writes across Energyst Media’s portfolio of digital and print publications. He is particularly interested in the development of the smartgrid and smart technologies.