Juliet Davenport, Good Energy CEO joins REA Board

Juliet Davenport voted on to the governance board of the UK’s largest renewables trade association / Hopes to accelerate the energy transition to a cleaner, greener and cheaper decentralised system

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The Founder and CEO of one of Britain’s most innovative renewable energy companies has been elected to the REA’s Board of Directors by the Association’s membership.

Juliet Davenport has continuously led innovation in the energy sector over the last couple of decades, and was awarded an OBE for her services to renewables. More recently she has been at the forfront of innovation and research serving on the the Natural Environment Research Council and most recently to the board of Innovate UK. As part of her work she has been recognised by various academic organisations, including University of Wales, Imperial College, Bristol University, Birkbeck and LSE, for her role in the renewables industry and her ambition to influencing the next generation to think about the energy transition and our low carbon future.

Juliet Davenport OBE, CEO and Founder of Good Energy, said: “The energy market is unrecognisable from the one I entered 20 years ago. Consumers have more choice over their tariffs and suppliers, but also on how they use and generate energy for their homes and businesses.

“We are moving towards a decentralised energy system that will at its core be renewable. This can’t happen quickly enough. The outdated centralised, hub and spoke system is inefficient, dirty and increasingly out of step with what a modern country needs. New developments of technologies such as wind and solar are now the cheapest forms of power, but we need the grid, the regulations and the supportive government policy to ensure we have the smarter, cheaper and cleaner energy market the UK needs to face the challenges of our society for the future.

“Increasingly these issues are overlapping and complex, and the REA is the pan-technology trade association that can authoritatively represent the progressive companies that span this industry. I’m delighted to join the board to help accelerate this energy transition putting the customer at the core of our future, clean energy system.”

Dr Nina Skorupska CBE, CEO of the Renewable Energy Association, said: “I’m delighted that Juliet will be joining the REA board. She has been one of the most influential voices in the UK for advancing renewables and brings with her extraordinary levels of policy knowledge and business acumen.

“The REA has always been at the forefront of the industry, from the setting up of the Feed-in Tariff and Renewable Heat Incentive, to the new enabling technologies of battery storage and EV charging. We are entering a new, more challenging, period as an industry, and having Juliet with us will be crucial to our members and the association’s goal of growing the renewable and clean tech economy.”

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