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Thomas Leonard

Thomas Leonard

Thomas Leonard is a consultant and project manager for DNV GL Energy. He is a Senior Consultant within the Markets and Policy Development Team in London, specialising in conventional and renewable power generation. He has more than eight years of experience working directly in the energy industry and a further three years' experience of managing business process consultancy projects. In addition to this he was a Marine Engineer in the British Royal Navy for five years. He specialises in providing services to institutions with an interest in the development of power projects. His clients have included government and non-government organisations, fuel suppliers, developers and investors. Before working for DNV GL, he worked for Advanced Power where he conducted site feasibility investigations into potential UK gas-fired power station projects. He carried out a range of internal market feasibility studies comparing the viability of CCGT projects with other generation types, including renewable and CCS projects. He has a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from Bristol University, an MSc in Power Technology from Dresden Technical University and an MBA from Cass Business School in London. To join Mr. Leonard's professional network on LinkedIn, click here.

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2016: the ascent of sustainable-kind

2016: the ascent of sustainable-kind

Cheap renewable energy part of a process which started 10,000 years ago. People who live through times of tumultuous change usually don't realise it. Most people most of the time are not hammering chunks out of the Berlin Wall or detonating atom b ...

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National Grid EFR winning bids surprisingly cheap: what will this mean for the future of storage in Britain?

National Grid EFR winning bids surprisingly cheap: what will this mean for the future of storage in Britain?

The much anticipated response to the National Grid Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) auction has produced some surprising results. The eight winning bids, all of which were storage facilities, came in surprisingly cheap, ranging from £7/MW to just u ...

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634 million Africans have no electricity access: microgrids could be the answer

634 million Africans have no electricity access: microgrids could be the answer

Africans got mobiles without ever having landlines In 1994, in sub-Saharan Africa, there were 0.1 mobile phone and 1.1 fixed line subscriptions for every 100 people. Twenty years later in 2014, there were 71 mobile phone subscriptions per 100 peop ...

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