Padd Energy


November 2, 2022

How to create a robust and fully costed decarbonisation plan

Every business needs a plan for decarbonising its operations in response to the climate emergency and resulting governmental policies. The way organisations choose to confront the Net Zero challenge will have a significant impact on their long-term viability. Padd Energy’s Chris Paddey was recently interviewed for Business Reporter magazine sharing his expertise on creating a robust and fully costed decarbonisation plan. The risks of not having a well-developed decarbonisation plan (in other words, one that has been prepared following detailed on-site data collection and analysis by experienced engineers) include reputational damage leading to customer loss and an inability to raise […]

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July 19, 2022

Padd Energy Joins Forces with Anthesis Group

We are pleased to announce that Padd Energy has been acquired by Anthesis, the world’s largest dedicated group of dedicated sustainability experts. Padd Energy’s decade of energy sector expertise will complement and bolster Anthesis’ established Energy Systems team, working together to help tackle the global energy crisis and transition clients and partners on their net-zero journey by reducing carbon emissions and providing greater importance on energy security. This announcement is another significant milestone in Anthesis’ growth strategy following its investment from Palatine last year and marks Anthesis’ 16th merger and acquisition deal since establishing in 2013. Brad Blundell, Managing Director […]

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May 30, 2022

Padd Energy expands team in the Midlands

Chartered mechanical engineer Alex Chachou is the latest technical energy specialist to join the Padd Energy team and will be based in the West Midlands. Alex has 19 years’ experience working in the water and energy sectors and has delivered projects across the UK and Europe, both for the public and private sector. His experience includes detailed design of gas to grid projects, with upgrade plants, grid entry units, gas holders, combined heat and power and boilers. He has also been involved in large techno economic feasibility studies for projects encompassing low carbon technologies. Chris Paddey, MD of Padd Energy, […]

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May 16, 2022

Padd Energy Hires Technical Director to Lead Globally on Net Zero

Padd Energy has welcomed highly experienced chartered engineer Sonia Vaz Martins as Technical Director to manage and lead the firm’s net zero offering globally. The new appointment comes at a time of unprecedented demand from public and private sector clients for well-designed and technically robust decarbonisation solutions. Sonia joins from Sweco UK where she gained over 11 years’ experience in design and advisory services within the bioenergy sector, having previously worked in the heat and power sector. She will be based in the South of England, working closely with Padd Energy’s teams in London and nationwide. Chris Paddey, Managing Director […]

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May 9, 2022

Decarbonisation project for one of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers

Padd Energy has embarked on a decarbonisation project for one of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers, the second such project for a major automotive client in the last 12 months, this time based in South Korea. A recent trip to South Korea enabled us to carry out site data capture on three of the client’s large automotive manufacturing sites as we help them plan for decarbonisation. Padd Energy MD Chris Paddey met and presented to the COO and technical team in Seoul to demonstrate how we propose to help them decarbonise these sites within the expectations set out in their […]

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May 3, 2022

Bioenergy and Advisory Services Engineer Joins London Office

Senior engineer Eunice Ojera has joined Padd Energy’s London office, strengthening the team’s decarbonisation and technical due diligence expertise. Eunice is the third engineer to join the London-based team since the company opened its latest office in the capital earlier this year. All have experience of working in advisory services, delivering technical due diligence to financial institutions that are buying, selling and developing power and energy projects. Chris Paddey, MD of Padd Energy, said: “I am delighted with the calibre of the team we now have in place in London whose advisory knowledge will support the financial work we do […]

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April 10, 2022

Padd Energy Expands London Office with Bioenergy Appointment

Padd Energy has expanded its London office and further enhanced its Net Zero capabilities with the appointment of process engineer and bioenergy specialist Jad Habib. Jad brings with him extensive experience in sectors including Anaerobic Digestion (AD), Combined Heat & Power (CHP) and Energy from Waste (EfW), from technical due diligence to concept and detailed design. Chris Paddey, MD of Padd Energy, said Jad’s in-depth knowledge of process calculations and techno-economic modelling will support growth of the company’s portfolio of complex multi-national decarbonisation projects. He said: “Jad’s technical capabilities and process engineering background complement many of the skills within our […]

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March 28, 2022

Padd Expands Team and Launches New London Office

Padd Energy has expanded its Net Zero consultancy team and launched a new office in central London, strengthening its operations and drawing in the best strategic and engineering  talent nationwide. One of the latest recruits joining the London office is Claire Chapuy, a specialist in bioenergy with experience in anaerobic digestion, gas-to-grid and compressed natural gas projects, all critical components of the energy decarbonisation journey . She joins Padd Energy’s Net Zero team from Sweco where she was part of the COP26 strategy taskforce. Chris Paddey, MD of Padd Energy, said: “This is an exciting time for our business following […]

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February 13, 2022

Making Net Zero Real at Padd Energy

As net zero specialists, partnering with public and private sector organisations to turn their own net zero goals into reality, we are often asked what we ourselves are doing to reduce our impact on the environment. As you would expect, the Padd Energy team always has plenty of ideas to help us practise what we preach. We are continually analysing the carbon impact of our business and any changes to the way we operate. Working from home (WFH) is one example of the types of  operational changes that warrant closer analysis before deciding whether they are the best choice for […]

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January 21, 2022

Energy Engineer Joins PADD Energy

An energy engineer with experience in low carbon energy projects, waste to energy and district heating networks has joined PADD energy’s net zero consultancy team. Ewan McKenzie joins from Glasgow-based Synergie Environ where he worked on net zero schemes across the project lifecycle, from feasibility studies and business case development through to design and build. Most recently he has worked as a process engineer on a new build anaerobic digestion plant project in NE England. Chris Paddey, Managing Director of PADD Energy, said: “Ewan has an excellent range of relevant skills to support our work with clients both in the […]

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