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Simon Minett

Simon Minett

Managing Director, Challoch Energy
Belgium
Simon has more than 30 years of experience in the energy sector. He is the founder and Managing Director of Challoch Energy, a distributed energy business with many years of expertise in CHP, renewables, district heating networks and energy efficiency.' Challoch Energy, established in Belgium in 2009, undertakes project development and implementation, consultancy, research and analysis in energy efficiency, cogeneration and the renewables sector. Simon is one of Europe's foremost experts on district heating, renewables, CHP and energy efficiency policy and deployment.' He has a deep knowledge and extensive consulting experience on assessing the economic performance of CHP and renewable energy plants of all scales, fuels and technologies against national methodologies.' He has a reputation for assessing and solving complex problems to the satisfaction of Challoch clients.' Simon also has a good working relationship with officials in the European Commission and national governments as well as very strong contacts with the European industry, both developers and operators. Simon holds a degree in Environmental Science and a Doctorate in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK.'