About.

ANDY BOSTON.

Andy Boston provides energy consulting services through Red Vector Ltd. Andy has more than 35 years experience in the energy industry starting with the nationalised CEGB, through privatisation firstly with PowerGen and thence E.ON, and finally with the Energy Research Partnership.

His skills include organising business games, modelling energy markets, developing decarbonisation scenarios and understanding issues around the integration of renewables on to the grid.

Projects

Projects.

RECENT WORK.

2020

Uniper

Online game (Power Trader) for 30 people from the Operational Excellence Team

University of Edinburgh

Power Trader – Business Game

ANLEC R&D

The Impact of NEM Constraints on the System Cost to decarbonise the grid – Download Full Report

What happens when we add big infrastructure to the NEM? – Download Full Report

Snowy 2.0 and Beyond – The value of large-scale storage – Download Full Report

2019

University of Birmingham

Power Trader – Business Game for Global Energy Technologies & Systems MSc Course

2019 & 2020

Energy Systems Catapult

Support for Stakeholder Management in conjunction with Cultivate Innovation Ltd.

2018

Banks Renewables

Analysis and economic modelling of grid services

COAL INNOVATION – NEW SOUTH WALES

Modelling Decarbonisation of NSW Electricity alongside Gamma Energy

Download: RET & the NEM

Download: Going to Zero

Energy Research Accelerator

Power Trader and Impact! Games

2017

ANLEC R&D

Modelled the decarbonisation of the Australian NEM

Download Full Report

Loughborough University

Power Trader – Business game delivered to Industrial Case Studies module

2017 & 2018

Royal Society of Chemistry

Contributed to landmark paper on Carbon capture and storage (CCS): The way forward’


Carbon capture and storage (CCS): The way forward

Previous Work

University of Nottingham

Power Trader – Business game delivered to Industrial Case Studies module held jointly with Loughborough University

Lecturing on the energy system – For MSc students at School of Mathematical Sciences and to the Centre for Doctoral Training in CCS and Cleaner Fossil Energy.

2013 – 2018

BEIS (Formally DECC)

Worked with E.ON UK to deliver business game simulating capacity market.

2015

CAG Consultants

Peer review of assessment of UK’s Capacity Market Transitional Arrangements.

2016 – 2017

Career History

Career History.

CEGB (1985-1989).

CEGB (1985-1989): Central Electricity Research Laboratories, Leatherhead.

Work areas: thermodynamics, steam turbine efficiency, computational fluid dynamics.

PowerGen (1989-2002): Technology Centre.

PowerGen (1989-2002): Technology Centre, Ratcliffe. Including secondments to Market Strategy in HQ and the Efficiency Department at Ratcliffe Power Station.

Work Areas: Wind power development, reliability modelling, scheduling and optimisation, UK market modelling (GB Pool, Loss Of Load Probability, New Electricity Trading Arrangements, Gas, Oil) international power markets (US, Asia, EU), business games.

Team Leader – Mathematical Modelling (1998-2003).

E.ON (2002-2013) Technology Centre.

Work areas: Techno-economics (wind, tidal, storage, district heating, CHP, CCS), market modelling, (British Electricity Trading Transmission Arrangement, Emissions Trading Scheme, Renewable Obligation Certificates, Energy Service Companies COmpanies ), whole systems (MARKAL, ESME models) Trading games (strategic, tactical, & training of markets and auctions – electronic & paper for up to 150 people”) .

Team Leader – Business Modelling (2002-2010), Technical Head – Modelling (2010-2013)

Energy Research Partnership (2013-2017): Imperial College.

Work areas: co-ordinating projects for members, special interest in Electricity system flexibility and international engagement.

Head of Analysis Team, reporting to Chief Scientific Advisor of BEIS/DECC. Responsible for day to day operation of ERP and maintaining contact with senior representatives from its 30 membership organisations.

services

Services.

CUSTOMISED FOR YOUR NEEDS.

Sharing Electricity Industry Experience
International Market Modelling
MEGS
Where Engineering Meets Economics
Technology Assessment
Whole Systems
Business Games
Associates

Associates.

GAMMA ENERGY TECHNOLOGY.

Gamma Energy TechnologyDr Geoff Bongers has more than 13 years experience in working with Global Mining, Aluminium and Energy companies…

CULTIVATE INNOVATION Ltd.

Mike set up Cultivate in 2017 to provide on-going support for organisations and individuals in industry, academia and the public sector who are delivering innovative, low carbon energy solutions…

Dr Mike Colechin – Director, Cultivate Innovation Ltd

GET IN TOUCH

Contact.

LET’S TALK.

If you’d like to get in touch about starting a project, or you’re interested in my previous work, please get in touch here.