Cenex - The Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon and Fuel Cell Technologies
Chris joined Cenex in early 2018 leading Cenex’ activities relating to energy and infrastructure for transport. This includes innovative R&D projects in areas such as vehicle-to-grid, wireless charging and microgrids as well as strategic and technical consultancy. He is a Chartered Engineer and member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) with a background in the energy and utilities industry. Chris has had a varied career, also working in areas such as tidal/wave generation, virtual power plants, energy storage and smart homes; and he is passionate about reducing emissions relating to energy and transport.
Paul Jewell CEng FIET
System Development Manager
Western Power Distribution
Paul has worked in the electricity industry since graduating in 1988. He joined the South Western Electricity Board in the nationalised industry, and has experienced the changes through privatisation and market separation. He remains with his original employer, now Western Power Distribution.
Paul trained as an operational engineer and experienced all aspects of distribution network maintenance, replacement and construction. In 1995 he became a Distribution Manager and was responsible for service delivery, operations and performance in a geographical patch which covered most of Devon.
In 2011 Paul left his operational roots to take up responsibility as Policy Manager for WPD. In this role he brought innovative solutions into a business as usual world whilst retaining the more traditional elements of management of standards for an electricity distribution network. In 2019 Paul’s focus moved to the new Distribution System Operator area for WPD and he is currently System Development Manager.
Paul is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Sector Director EV
Kevin is the EV Sector Director at SSE Enterprise Utilities with over 30 years’ experience in the energy, utility and contracting environment. Using his background in construction, operational management and strategic projects, he is shaping the future of electric vehicles and driving the commitment to net zero. Kevin is currently leading his team to develop and deliver large scale strategic opportunities in the EV charging space, to bring accessible charging to users across the UK.