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Claire Newton - Senior Consultant

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Claire is a chartered engineer who joined PPA Energy after graduating from Imperial College with a first class MEng degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, specialising in power systems.  At PPA Energy Claire carries out the analysis of generation, transmission and distribution projects and systems for utilities, industrial companies and regulators internationally. 

Claire is currently working on a project called Flexible Urban Networks – Low Voltage (FUN-LV).  FUN-LV is an innovation project aiming to demonstrate power electronics solutions on low voltage distribution networks to facilitate the transition to low carbon networks.  She is project managing PPA Energy’s work, as well as taking the role of workstream lead for the client.  Recently Claire has worked on a number of UK projects, including reviewing and evaluating submissions from transmission companies for funding under the Network Innovation Competition.  She has provided project support on a number of projects for the GB regulator, as well as regulators in Ireland, Jamaica and Thailand. 

Claire has also worked in southern Africa, with recent projects including providing training in energy trading opportunities to representatives of Hidro-Eléctrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB) in Songo, Mozambique and playing a lead role in the review and prioritisation of energy efficiency measures to be co-ordinated by the Southern African Power Pool, including visiting utilities and stakeholders in Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, and presenting recommendations at workshops in Johannesburg.  

Contact claire.newton@ricardo.com

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