Niall Riddell

Associate Partner – London, UK

Niall is passionate about the use of electricity to decarbonise the economy having prepared the 2008 carbon budgets with the Committee on Climate Change. Most recently Niall headed up EDF Energy’s team delivering electric vehicle solutions to domestic and business customers as well as working with vehicle-to-grid propositions. An engineer by training with an MBA from CASS business school he is interested in the development of business cases in the energy sector led by technological changes. He has worked on business cases for virtual power plants, the 49MW frequency response battery at West Burton B as well as roles in strategy, policy & regulation. Niall is a volunteer non-exec on two community energy companies specialising in community solar deployment in central London. Niall has worked in the energy sector since 2004.

Experience

  1. Developed the EDF Energy team who partnered with and launched customer electrification propositions for domestic EV charging and business EV charging in partnership with a range of organisations including EO Charging, ChargePoint Services and Drive Electric. Prepared the business case for Vehicle-To-Grid charging for launch in the UK with Dreev (formerly Nuvve).
  2. Business case development for the design and build of a virtual power plant for EDF Energy. Peer review of the successful 49 MW West Burton B Enhanced Frequency Response project. Long term energy market forecasting to guide investment decisions. Head of Sustainability for the EDF Energy nuclear fleet and radioactive waste management specialist.
  3. Volunteer non-exec supporting the strategy and financing for Repowering London the award winning community energy group who has deployed solar across London community flats and host to a number of pioneering blockchain peer-to-peer trading projects. Director of Energy Garden currently raising finance to acquire solar assets and support the development of community gardens across the London Overground network.

Credentials

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