Tamar Energy has announced the appointment of William Heller as its new Chief Executive. Willie, previously Chief Executive of Falck Renewables Wind, joins at an important time for the company as its first two anaerobic digestion (AD) plants, at Basingstoke and Holbeach Hurn, begin exporting electricity to the National Grid.
Willie brings over thirty years’ experience in the global energy industry to Tamar Energy and has a wealth of knowledge in the renewable sector. As Chief Executive, he will oversee the growth of the renewable energy company as it rolls out its UK-wide AD network. Alan Lovell, who previously acted as both Chairman and Chief Executive, will continue in his role as Chairman.
Speaking about his appointment, Willie Heller said: ‘Tamar Energy has achieved many milestones in the past two years. I look forward to continuing the great work carried out as we see AD facilities move to full operation and the UK network grow with further plants in construction. I hope to use my experience in emerging renewable industries, both in the UK and Europe, to ensure that Tamar Energy establishes itself at the centre of the green energy agenda, with a UK-wide network of facilities at its heart’.
Alan Lovell commented: ‘We are delighted to have Willie joining us at Tamar Energy and strongly believe that his experience can help us achieve the vision we set out for the company at its inception’.
Willie Heller’s arrival comes as Tamar Energy announces the completion of its first two anaerobic digestion plants. Basingstoke, a 1.5MW plant which will process 30,000 tonnes of food waste, and Holbeach Hurn, a 1.5MW plant which will process 30,000 of vegetable waste, began commissioning in late 2013. With this stage completed, they are now generating renewable electricity that is being exported to the National Grid.
Tamar Energy has a number of other sites in the advanced stages of development, including sites at Halstead in Essex, Retford in Nottinghamshire and Evercreech in Somerset, with the aim of a national network of up to 40 plants by 2018.