Stuart has 25 years’ experience in the power utilities industry. Having worked in market development, market surveillance, asset development, asset management and trading, he brings extensive expertise across a broad range of utility activities. Most recently he has worked on the design and implementation of the new capacity arrangements in the Irish power market.
Prior to working for ESP Consulting, Stuart worked as an advisor where he performed detailed, fundamental modelling of electricity markets across Europe to produce short and long-term views of both prices and asset operation.
Stuart has played a leading role in ESP Consulting’s assignments supporting the Regulatory Authorities (RAs) of Ireland and Northern Ireland's redesign of the Irish power market and implement the I-SEM. This includes:
Early in his career spent a two-year spell at National Grid where he was involved in development and amendment of England and Wales Pool Rules and in monitoring the functioning of the Pool.
Stuart has extensive experience in analysing and modelling energy markets. For nearly 15 years prior to joining ESP Consulting, Stuart was key part of the Ventyx team (an ABB company) which is a leading provider of electricity market modelling software, and Stuart was responsible for providing electricity market modelling services to clients. Examples include:
Since joining ESP Consulting, Stuart has continued to utilise his modelling expertise, including:
Stuart worked for Enron between 1992 and 2001, where he rose to Director grade. During nearly ten years at Enron he: