Community Energy Scotland appoints six new staff and moves to larger office in Edinburgh

community-energy-scotland-symbolCommunity Energy Scotland has recruited six new staff to boost its support for projects in Edinburgh, Inverness and Orkney and also to strengthen the support team.

Felicity Sargent and Jon Clark have been appointed as Development Officers in Edinburgh, where Tower Power is a major urban initiative, set to transform energy supply for tenants in the Dumbiedykes housing estate opposite the Scottish parliament.

Ailsa Skuodas is the new Project Manager for CES’s activity in Orkney, focusing primarily on hydrogen schemes such as Surf ‘n’ Turf.

Based in Inverness, Brad Doswell is an Innovation Development Officer and adds to the technical support CES can provide to its members nationwide.

Also in head office are new Project Administrator, Gerry Wiseman, and intern Kitty Dutton. Their roles support the whole organisation as well as capitalising on their own skills in IT systems and media communications.

The Edinburgh team is now four-strong, which has prompted a move to larger space beside the Meadows.

Meanwhile Scottish renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy Natural Power has appointed Pieter D’haen to the newly created role of International Director at its Dumfries-shire global head office.

He moves from Rame Energy plc, where he held the role of Chief Operating Officer, and prior to that as Technical Director at Seawind International. 

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