Helen leads our renewable and decentralised energy services at Carbon Smart. She has been instrumental to developing our approach to renewables, representing Carbon Smart at industry events and writing and speaking regularly on issues in the sector. Her work delivers insights for decision makers: from early stage scoping, through business case development and financial modelling, and installation project management. She is also passionate about maximising the benefits of renewables through improving energy efficiency for organisations.
Helen’s thorough understanding of the key challenges within the energy sector, along with her excellent project management skills and commercial focus, have added value to projects for international clients, local authorities, and business and academic consortia. Other clients include multinational firms, local and national government, and major philanthropic organisations.
Helen studied Physics at Oxford, covering atmospheric physics and climate change. Her Masters project involved building an experimental wind turbine generator, which marked the start of her pursuit of renewable energy solutions. After graduating, she worked in Germany, giving a new perspective on embedding low-carbon living within businesses, policy-makers and households. She also worked for third sector organisations prior to starting at Carbon Smart, and is fluent in German.
Some of Helen’s published articles:
Electricity is on track for decarbonisation – what about decarbonising heat?
How does a fabric first approach influence key renewables trends?