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Flexitricity appoints new CEO to 'trailblaze a new age'

Image: Flexitricity.

Image: Flexitricity.

Flexitricity has announced a new CEO, Simon Heyes, to lead the flexibility company as it “trailblazes a new age.”

Heyes brings more than 20 years of experience in renewables to the table, having previously held senior positions at wind developer Infinis and energy firm Scottish and Southern Energy.

Dr Alastair Martin, CSO and founder of Flexitricity said that Heyes' “extensive experience” was “invaluable” for the company.

“The appointment of Simon Heyes as Flexitricity’s new CEO underpins everything we strive to achieve ahead of what is set to be an exciting and pivotal few years for the energy sector.

“Simon’s background in the renewable energy field will be an invaluable resource as Flexitricity bids to break new boundaries in the market. I am delighted that we can welcome him to a team already burgeoning with talent and expertise.”

Flexitricity started live operations in 2008, and has grown to manage almost 500MW.

Heyes said that he was “delighted” to have been appointed as the new CEO.

“The government’s target of being carbon neutral by 2050 can only be achieved by ensuring there is sufficient flexibility in the system to balance varying renewable generation. Flexitricity pioneered this industry over 15 years ago and is now entering a growth phase as more and more firms realise the significant financial and environmental benefits which flexibility in their generation and consumption profiles can unlock.

“Their impressive client base and ambition to grow, as well the opportunity to work with some of the leading energy experts in the country are all reasons why I am delighted to be a part of this exciting venture.”

In July, Flexitricity announced it was part of the Quickturn project, a trial examining how smaller commercial energy users can provide demand side response services.

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