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University of Wales Trinity Saint David lecture by Juliet Davenport OBE, CEO and Founder of Good Energy and Professor of Practice at UWTSD, on Wednesday, April 6.

01.04.2016

THE University of Wales Trinity Saint David is hosting a special lecture by Juliet Davenport OBE, CEO and Founder of Good Energy and Professor of Practice at UWTSD.

Juliett Davenport

The lecture, entitled "The Internet of Energy : Opportunities and Challenges in Swansea Bay,” will take place on Wednesday, April 6 at Technium 2 Conference Room, Swansea, at 1pm.

Juliet is the founder and CEO of Chippenham-based Good Energy, one of the UK’s first 100% renewable electricity supply and generator companies.

A true renewable industry entrepreneur, Juliet built Good Energy from scratch, starting from small beginnings more than 15 years ago.

Her mission then, as it is now, is to tackle climate change, help deliver energy security for the UK, and give consumers the opportunity to buy 100% renewable electricity. 

Juliet has recently been appointed as a Professor of Practice at  UWTSD.

The title of ‘Honorary Professor of Practice’ is bestowed upon an individual to honour and recognise that person for having attained academic and/or professional distinction in those disciplines which are aligned with the strategic intentions of the University.

Prior to the lecture, a buffet lunch will be served from 12.30pm.

RSVP by 1 April: Amanda Hughes – Amanda.hughes@uwtsd.ac.uk

 

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Additional background for Editors

Juliet’s belief in the role renewables can and must play in an environmentally sustainable, economically affordable and diverse energy supply structure grew out of an early interest in climate change, which she studied as part of her physics degree at Oxford University. Her views were subsequently reinforced while working on an internship with the European Commission on Energy, during which she recognised that politics wasn’t going to drive the change that was needed.

It was this background that led to the creation of Good Energy. Today, the company has more than 176,500 electricity, gas and Feed-in Tariff customers across the UK, along with an excellent reputation for quality customer service, having topped the Which? energy company customer satisfaction survey for three out of the last four years, and recently winning two consecutive MoneySavingExpert polls.

Good Energy has a unique business model, using power purchase agreements to buy renewable electricity from an ever-growing network of small and medium sized independent generators spread across the UK.

A founding member of the Social Stock Exchange, Good Energy has set the energy market standard for ethically and socially responsible companies, proving it’s entirely possible to do so while maintaining commercially sound and profitable business principles. “I want Good Energy to be the blueprint for how other energy companies should be,” says Juliet.

In January 2013, Juliet Davenport was awarded the OBE for services to renewables.  In 2015 Good Energy was also recognised being named Company of the Year at the BusinessGreen Leaders Awards, Leaders of the Year at the British Renewable Energy Awards and winning Social Impact Company of the Year for the second year running at the Small Cap Awards.

Notes to editors:

  1. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David was established in 2010 through the merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College, Carmarthen. On 1 August 2013 the Swansea Metropolitan University merged with the University.  The UWTSD Group comprises two further education colleges - Coleg Sir Gâr and Coleg Ceredigion – as part of a dual sector group structure.

 

  1. The University’s Royal Charter 1828 is the oldest in Wales, and it is third behind Oxford and Cambridge in Wales and England. HRH Prince of Wales is the Patron of the University.

Further Information

Rebecca Davies

Mobile: 0787 423 788
Email: Rebecca.Davies@uwtsd.ac.uk