Ylem Energy Expands Flexibility Team

Head shot of Simon Mitchell

Independent energy generation specialist, Ylem Energy Ltd, has bolstered its recently-announced move into the UK’s flexibility market with the recruitment of Simon Mitchell to head up business development for its new range of smart energy generation, storage and demand-side response solutions.

Simon brings with him a wealth of experience gained from working in senior roles within the UK energy sector, having developed solutions for businesses that include energy storage, demand-side response, generation and renewables – most recently having held positions with E.ON UK.

Ian Gadsby, managing director of Ylem Energy Ltd, commented: “We’re really thrilled to be able to welcome Simon into the Ylem team, his experience and knowledge of the flexible energy sector will be invaluable in our company’s ongoing development.”

“Over the last thirty years, we’ve established a track record as a pioneer in the ownership and operation of generation systems fuelled from landfill and AD gas. The move into flexibility is a logical step for us as our engineering and commercial teams are well-versed in the technology required.”

Simon Mitchell, head of business development for flexibility, added: “It’s an exciting time for flexibility in the UK, with the decentralisation of the UK’s energy infrastructure gathering apace, there’s not only challenges for the sector to overcome, but also some great opportunities.”

“We’re offering a variety of solutions that can be tailored according to a site’s needs – whether it be in front of or behind a client’s meter – we’ll determine the best approach that can make use of any existing systems and introduce cost-effective measures that will lower costs, improve grid resilience and reduce our customers’ reliance on peak-time energy.”

Earlier this month, Ylem Energy announced that it has secured the exclusive UK rights to large-scale battery energy storage technology from a leading global provider of cutting-edge battery systems. Ylem Energy’s first such project – a 1MW containerised energy storage system will be commissioned early in 2019 at a UK-based landfill generation site.

Further information on this project and the systems will be announced shortly.