Swanburton’s Anthony Price among the energy professionals in the 2021 New Year’s Honours list


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Published: 4 Jan 2021, 17:09

Portsmouth International Port where the PESO project is underway, run by a consortium including Swarnbarton. Image: PIP.

Energy storage was recognised in the 2021 New Year’s Honours list, with Swanbarton’s director Anthony Price awarded an OBE.

He was highlighted for his services to the energy storage industry, with a number of other energy professionals also set to receive honours.

Price established energy storage consultancy Swanbarton in 2003, with the company continuing to play an important role in the growing sector. This includes work on the Port Energy Systems Optimisation (PESO) project in Portsmouth, where a new smart energy system pilot that includes a novel energy storage solution is being developed.

Beyond him, Professor Dieter Helm CBE received a Knighthood for services to the environment, to energy and to utilities policy. He is currently a fellow at New College, University of Oxford as well as chair of the government’s advisory Natural Capital Committee.

“The recognition of a lifetime of work on public policy is a great honour,” stated Professor Helm when contacted by Solar Power Portal. “Over the last decade I have been working on the 25 Year Environment Plan which is now being integrated into the Environmental Bill going through Parliament.

“I also wrote the Cost of Energy Review, which is now being reflected in the energy white paper. These are examples of the intersection between academic research, government and business, which is not only the area that interests me most, but where there is a chance to make things happen.”

Additionally, investment advisor Kirsty Hamilton was awarded an OBE for services to green energy, the finance sector and climate change. She has 30 years of experience working on active climate and energy policy, and is currently working with the COP26 Energy Transition team.

The 2021 list follows successive recognition of energy professionals in recent years, including Virginia Graham, chief executive officer of Renewable Energy Assurance, which administers the Renewable Energy Consumer Code, being awarded an OBE last year.

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