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Challoch Energy
Written by Nick
10 Sep 2013

Summary: Challoch Energy is an organisation that assists in responding to energy and environment challenges. Learn more about our partner.

challochChalloch Energy is directed by Simon Minett and Anna Limbrey, who together have more than 40 years experience in the sustainable energy, energy efficiency, cogeneration and renewable energy sector and the transport.

Challoch Energy is one of the pioneering consultancies in low-carbon energy, serving clients across the world. Governments, businesses and the public sector need to adjust to the challenge of increasing the sustainability of the energy sector.

Challoch Energy has particular expertise in: technology implementation, due diligence, market analysis and assessment; business and market intelligence; market sizing and projections; policy and regulatory assessment; and technology assessment.

Challoch Energy has previous experience as a company with European Commission programmes, having been involved in the IEE II (2007) call with Cefic and the CARE+ project. The directors also have extensive experience in these programmes through previous positions in other companies.

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For all matters relating to SPiCE³ in Challoch Energy, please contact:

Dr Simon Minett - Managing Director

Phone +32 477 544 905
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simonSimon Minett has more than 25 years experience in the energy sector.

He is the founder and managing director in a distributed energy business, Challoch Energy, established in 2009, which undertakes consultancy, research and analysis in the energy efficiency, cogeneration and renewable sectors. Challoch Energy is based in Belgium.

His clients include oil and gas companies, the chemical industry, the food industry and various finance institutions. He is currently developing a number of cogeneration projects for these clients.

In 2004, Simon founded Delta Energy and Environment with two colleagues, growing the business into a strong research and consulting practice in the United Kingdom.

At the end of 2008, Simon left Delta to focus on his own business interests. He served as the Managing Director of COGEN Europe from March 1998 to October 2006, going part-time in May 2004 when setting up Delta. He has served as a board member and past vice-chairmanof WADE, and a board member of the European Business Council for a Sustainable Energy Future and IIEC Europe. Prior to COGEN Europe, Simon worked in the United Kingdom for the de-facto energy agency ETSU for eight years, where he was responsible for the combined heat and power (CHP) programme of the UK government's energy efficiency scheme. He also undertook a wide range of international consulting assignments in energy efficiency.

Simon is one of Europe's foremost experts on CHP and energy efficiency policy and deployment. He has deep knowledge and consulting experience on assessing the economic and environmental performance of CHP and renewable energy plants of all scales, fuels and technologies against national methodologies. He also has good working relationship with officials in the European Commission, national governments, as well as very strong contacts with the European industry, both developers and operators.

Previously from 1990-1998, Simon held various posts including business manager for energy efficiency and energy policy and head of cogeneration at ETSU, the UK's energy agency non Riccardo AEA. Simon started his career in the energy field in 1987 evaluating the economics of hot dry rock geothermal energy.

He holds a degree in Environmental Science and a PhD in hydrogeology from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the United Kingdom.

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