Independent challenge

Dr Jeff Hardy holds a number of independent Non-Executive Director, advisory and challenge positions. His experience as an academic, policymaker and energy expert enables him to provide challenge and insight from several perspectives. If your organisation could benefit from independent advice and challenge, do get in touch. 

Contact us to find out how we can help your organisation navigate through the energy system transformation. 

Examples of previous work

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UK Power Networks CEG

Dr Jeff Hardy is Deputy Chair of the UK Power Networks Customer Engagement Group (CEG). He is also Chair of the CEG Sustainability Working Group. The role of the CEG is to challenge UK Power Networks in its business plan for 2023-2028. It holds the company to account for delivering a plan that is worthy of the trust of customers, current and future. The CEG published its final report in January 2022.

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Non-Executive Director

Dr Jeff Hardy has been a Non-Executive Director of Public Power Solutions (PPS) Ltd since 2017. PPS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Swindon Borough Council, that offers innovative solutions for public sector organisations in the areas of Power and Waste. In his role, Dr Hardy has provided advice and challenge to steer PPS towards a post-FIT power development model and an efficient and innovative waste business.

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Green tariff accreditation expert

Dr Jeff Hardy is an independent expert on the Uswitch green tariff accreditation panel. The role of the panel is to develop and verify a set of criteria and assess green tariffs against these. This includes recognising and assessing best practice from suppliers against the gold standard. The panel will review the criteria annually, to ensure it reflects current market conditions.

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Influence

Dr Jeff Hardy was invited to give expert oral and written evidence to the House of Lords Industry and Regulators Committee in their inquiry into Ofgem and net zero. Dr Hardy appeared alongside Professor Catherine Mitchell to give oral evidence. His evidence was quoted several times in the Committee's 1st Report - "The net zero transformation: delivery, regulation and the consumer".  

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Advisory roles

Dr Hardy has advised a number of start-ups and SMEs. These include:

  • Farad.ai - an AI-powered digital twin for the power system

  • Perswitch - using data to make energy comparisons and switching work for everyone

Contact Sustainable Energy Futures

jeff.hardy@energyfuture.uk

+44 (0)7736273157

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