Pulse Clean Energy, the energy storage and clean technology specialist, has announced eight new appointments, reflecting its significant growth since launching in February this year.
Nicola Johnson joined earlier this year as Chief Financial Officer from Lightsource bp, and brings a wealth of experience in the clean energy, construction and property sectors. Additional senior appointments include energy sector specialist, Pauline Barker, as Investment Director and Aazzum Yassir as Head of Technology and Innovation, who has more than a decade of experience in the clean energy and electricity sector.
Vasilis Ntanovasilis has been appointed as Head of Construction, William Huck as Investment Analyst and Sam Langston as Strategy Analyst, while the financial team has also expanded with Ben Borroff joining as Financial Controller and Paulo Lupini as Senior Project Accountant.
Pulse Clean Energy focusses on investing in projects to support the transition to a zero-carbon energy system, by developing and operating grid-scale battery storage sites across the UK.
With an ambition to operate 1GW+ of energy storage assets across multiple markets, earlier this year it announced it had signed a partnership with leading global energy systems provider Canadian Solar to convert four diesel generation sites into grid-scale battery storage facilities, providing more than 100 MWh of energy storage assets.
These were the first of nine sites which are being decommissioned and repurposed as battery storage assets, and are due to come online during Q1 2023, supporting the ongoing deployment of renewables in the UK and paving the way to a cleaner energy system.
Trevor Wills, Chief Operating Officer at Pulse Clean Energy comments:
“When we launched, we had a clear vision of what we wanted to achieve during the first year, and that was to build a world class team to position us for growth whilst ensuring that our first diesel-to-battery conversion projects would be operational as soon as possible to support the energy system. The pace of our growth demonstrates the increasing need for grid-scale storage facilities in the UK which will enable the integration of renewables, and strengthen energy security in the longer term. We are committed to leading in the sustainable transition to clean energy and are proud to have a team of highly talented experts who are working day in, day out, with our partners to make this vision a reality.”
Pulse Clean Energy was formed following the 100% acquisition of Green Frog Power by the Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO) in October 2021.