REA EnergyEnergy storage is the clean-tech hot topic globally right now. It’s a dynamic, fast paced and broad market, at different stages in different countries for different reasons.

You may not know that apart from my day job managing Hyperion and headhunting top talent in the sector, I also sit on the policy board for the UK Renewable Energy Association (REA), and Chair the onsite renewables group and decentralised energy forum.

In the last few weeks we have been working with KPMG to put together a report on the development opportunities and barriers in the UK market for energy storage. This is at all scales, utility, commercial and residential. It was launched yesterday at an event in London and I thought sharing the report would be of interest.

Clearly, as mentioned, the EES market is exceptionally dynamic, and very broad; as such it is very difficult to do it justice in such a short report, but I think it gives a reasonable overview of where we are now in the UK.

It is I feel a little conservative, particularly given the evidence we see, and the conversations we have with clients, contacts and candidates on a daily basis. We have so far this year already completed three search assignments in the sector, with others live or awaiting sign off. I think actions on the ground are the best indicator of a market’s situation.

Hopefully the report is of interest, if you have any feedback at all I’m happy to take that or pass it on.

Here is to a very busy and successful 2016 for the energy storage, solar and clean energy sectors. If we can be of any assistance to you please let me know.

The full report can be downloaded from here
The second report in the list from November may also be of interest.

Please let me know if you are interested in joining the REA. We also have specific UK Storage and UK Solar sector groups.

Best regards

David Hunt