New construction director at Switch2 Energy

Appointee brings experience from Vattenfall and Eon

New construction director at Switch2 Energy

Heat network specialist Switch2 Energy has appointed Simon Eddleston as director of construction. He will lead the design and build of sustainable district heating projects across the UK.

Eddleston was previously head of delivery at both Vattenfall Energy Solutions and Eon, where he led development and delivery of low and zero carbon multi-utility district heating and cooling projects in major mixed-use commercial and residential schemes across the UK. This included the recent delivery of a cooling, heating and private wire energy solution to London’s Westfield shopping centre and 1,200 neighbouring apartments.

Commenting on the appointment, Richard Slee, CEO of Switch2 Energy, said: “Simon joins our business at an exciting time as we get ready to deliver more end-to-end, full-service heat networks and ESCo projects.  He will use his impressive engineering expertise and experience to drive innovation in the design and construction of communal heating schemes that provide reliable, affordable, sustainable energy.

Switch2 Energy also recently announced the launch of a new webinar series to help heat network developers and operators in the UK stay abreast of the latest industry know-how throughout the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The first event in the series, which will run fortnightly, focusses on why remote connectivity is essential to maintenance strategies and take place on 23 April. The online events are targeted at local authorities, housing associations, private developers, consultants and contractors – with responsibility for developing and managing heat networks.





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