Industry Expert : Peter Franklin

Peter is a well known figure in the field of competitive energy markets as founder/director ofPeter Franklin Calortex and management team member of AGAS prior to that as the UK energy markets liberalised.

Before that Peter held a variety of senior positions in Shell in a number of EU locations. These have spanned Downstream Strategic Planning, Marketing and Sales Management.

In his consulting career Peter has focused on the deployment of "soft-modelling" to enable teams to come to a shared vision of the best way forward. This could be in respect of choosing a particular plan of action in a complex decision arena, or putting in place an agreed suite of compelling proposition in a business development context.

Peter's clients span a broad variety of energy and utility companies both in the UK and Continental Europe, as well as product and service providers to the sector.

For the last six years Peter has been working as an Associate of the Energy Saving Trust where he has been helping the Trust, now a registered charity, to identify the assets which it can deploy to support the industry to deliver a sustainable energy world. In particular Peter has focused on EST's unique database on UK homes, and technology trial information assets. Combining these with industry leading simulation modelling expertise has led to EST being able to support National Grid and Western Power Distribution in their work to better understand the shape and scale of electricity demand in the future as new energy technologies are taken up in greater numbers by UK households. This then led to a two year Innovate UK funded project to create an energy architecture simulation model (SiCEDS) for cities which is now live in Birmingham and Exeter.

In 2013 Peter also launched a training business which enables organisations to take on board the five consulting apporaches which Peter has found invaluable in his career. For more information please visit www.compellingpropositions.com  .  

Peter has a MA from Oxford University in Metallurgy and the Science of Materials, he also holds the CMC (Certified Management Consultant) accreditation from the Institute of Consulting. Peter is also an active liverymen in the Worshipful Company of Fuellers.

The Internet of Energy

Read the recent article by Ian Campbell of Enstra on the coming of age of the Internet of Energy based on his insights from being chair of the Smarter Homes and Buildings group at the EUA.  You can read the article by clicking here.

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