Padd Energy


March 8, 2021

New Appointment as Glasgow Energy Team Continues to Expand

Padd Energy continues to expand its Net Zero and decarbonisation capabilities with the appointment of energy analyst and design engineer Catriona MacInnes, who joins the Glasgow office. Catriona’s experience in district heating, low carbon technologies and energy modelling will enhance the work of the company’s Net Zero consultancy teams in Glasgow, London and Harrogate. In her previous role as a decentralised energy specialist, Catriona developed Net Zero Carbon strategies for a range of Clients, including those in the industrial and university sectors. She recently played a key role in developing a Net Zero strategy for an entire Council district, assessing […]

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February 22, 2021

Padd Energy Expands Net Zero Team in Glasgow

Chartered Mechanical Engineer Jess Edward has joined the Padd Energy team in Glasgow to further enhance the company’s net zero and decarbonisation capabilities. Jess has particular experience in decentralised energy projects and net zero carbon strategies, having previously worked as part of the Decentralised Energy Team at the global engineering consultancy Atkins. During her time there, projects included developing the net zero strategy for AstraZeneca’s Macclesfield site, developing a route map to support their ambitions to achieve net zero by 2025. Jess also played a key role in delivering the Scottish Government’s Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies (LHEES) Pilot […]

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February 18, 2021

Advisory Services/Technical Due Diligence Vacancy

Padd Energy is looking to recruit an exceptionally talented individual with experience in Energy Advisory Services/Technical Due Diligence to join our existing teams in Harrogate or Glasgow. This is a senior role to support the continued expansion of our portfolio of work around the world. We operate globally within the energy sector and have a number of highly experienced technical engineers able to support thermal power/renewable energy related deals. We pride ourselves on adding value to our customers via our expertise and as such you will be expected to not only drive growth within the energy sector but to also identify value drivers for […]

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February 5, 2021

Net Zero Planning Tips for Universities

With 91% of UK students believing their place of study should actively incorporate and promote sustainable development, universities have found themselves at the forefront of the net zero campaign with many setting themselves ambitious decarbonisation targets. The aim of many institutions to reach Net Zero up to 20-years ahead of wider UK targets may seem unrealistic given the challenges currently being faced due to Covid-19 and other economic realities. However, as our energy system becomes more decentralised, the University sector is well placed to lead the way in achieving Net Zero emissions. How can universities enact Strategic Energy Planning? Wider […]

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January 14, 2021

Net Zero and Low Carbon Heat

Heat accounts for around 37% of total UK carbon emissions when industrial processes are included and over 85% of our homes are heated by natural gas. Decarbonising heat will play a key role in the transition to Net Zero by 2050 (2045 in Scotland) and how we generate and distribute that heat is essential. While natural gas heat generation still dominates, we have started to see lower carbon solutions penetrate the market and the Government has announced that gas boilers cannot be installed in new homes from 2025 onwards. So what are the alternatives and how can low carbon heat […]

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December 21, 2020

Padd Energy: 2020 in Numbers

In a year that has brought many challenges and uncertainties, 2020 has also seen some positive progress towards global decarbonisation. The number of businesses making Net Zero commitments has more than trebled this year,  governments around the world have identified new Net Zero goals and both banks and large corporations are taking Environmental Social Governance (ESG) seriously when making investment decisions. Against this backdrop of progress towards a Net Zero world, 2020 has seen Padd Energy invest significantly in its own business and extend its reach globally as a trusted Net Zero strategist. Organisational growth Over the past year we […]

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December 15, 2020

Padd Energy appointed to shape Carbon Net Zero strategy for global food manufacturer

A large global food manufacturing company has engaged Padd Energy to plan its path to becoming a net zero organisation. Padd will be responsible for creating a detailed decarbonisation road map for the manufacturer’s 70 worldwide production sites. Solutions range from energy efficiency measures and upgrades to production equipment, through to a more fundamental shift away from natural gas-based heat production. Green energy generation options include heat pumps, bioenergy and renewable technologies such as wind and solar. Working in partnership with the organisation’s EHS team and engaging directly with business units and sites around the world, PADD Energy has developed […]

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September 22, 2020

New Scotland Office

Our specialist team in Scotland offers expertise in global and local sustainable energy engineering programmes across public and private sectors. Scotland is at the forefront of the climate agenda and we know that many organisations are preparing for a net zero future. That is why we have established our newest team in Glasgow. Specialising in bespoke and tailored programmes for decarbonisation and net zero initiatives, we help organisations to apply the right sustainable energy solutions across buildings, assets, operations and logistics. Our straight-talking approach means we make the journey to net zero tangible and assist our clients proactively at every […]

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August 26, 2020

Consultant Vacancies

Padd Energy is recruiting for talented individuals to join our existing teams in Harrogate and Glasgow to support the continued expansion of our project portfolio across the UK and worldwide. We operate along the full project life-cycle, from strategic planning, feasibility assessment, design delivery and technical quality assurance of projects and therefore candidates must be technical specialists in the UK power sector but with an appreciation of the wider global energy system. In-depth knowledge of power technologies is a pre-requisite, encompassing renewable energy generation assets, electricity and heat networks. Candidate requirements: Chartered Engineer (CEng) or near-Chartered in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, […]

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June 29, 2020

Integrating Energy Management with Industrial Processes

In Padd Energy’s experience, energy management on industrial sites is frequently considered separately and distinct from the actual industrial process itself. This is a mistake but it is often due to organisational barriers. For example, the remit for ‘energy’ can reside in a different corporate function to ‘production’, meaning the upside rewards (i.e. reduced energy bills and reduced carbon emissions) do not directly benefit the business units that bear the risks of an ill-conceived energy strategy intervention. Furthermore, a business’ core operation is rightly seen as sacrosanct and anything that risks production output (which to some is implied by the […]

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