Head of CCS Consulting: Dewi ab Iorwerth
Dewi’s key skills is in the understanding of the fundamental principles supporting any business case for CCS projects – whether they be applied to power generation or industrial processes… and not restricted to UK/Europe either – Dewi’s experience has given him knowledge of market dynamics in Australia, Abu Dhabi, Europe, the Caribbean and South America. His role with CCS TLM has been focused on the commercial and financial challenges facing all CCS projects in these key geographies, from identifying funding sources and opportunities for innovative financing structures to enable projects become more attractive to the banking community. His global knowledge and previous experience with BP and Hydrogen Energy has given him the ideal platform to support his management of the CCS TLM Academy – a training and public outreach business venture in collaboration with the Nottingham Centre for CCS (NCCCS).
Prior to joining CCS TLM, Dewi was the Business Development Director for Hydrogen Energy International Limited, a joint venture between BP Alternative Energy and Rio Tinto, where he managed a team responsible for identifying and progressing new power generation with CCS project opportunities in Australia, Middle East and Europe. Dewi identified full value chain project options in UK, Netherlands and Australia. For the last 12 months of his tenure with BP, Dewi was a key member of the commercial negotiating team managing the off-take terms for the HPAD project in Abu Dhabi - a gas-fired pre-combustion capture project with 1.7m tonnes per annum of CO2 sales to ADCO/ADNOC for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) and 2.8 TWh per annum of power sales to ADWEA.
For the first 16 years of his post graduate career, Dewi held a variety of roles with Centrica, the parent company of British Gas. His experience at Centrica included contracts and sales negotiations with large industrial customers in the newly liberalised UK energy market during the mid-90s. This gave him invaluable first-hand experience of liberalised energy markets and provided the foundations to his interests in energy market designs and developments. Knowledge he now uses widely in devising new power generation projects regardless of their location: from South East Australia to Abu Dhabi and across the EU.
The last 8 years of his time with Centrica was in gas and power Business Development in UK and mainland Europe, which involved being the commercial lead in several M&A opportunities for power station acquisitions and long-term power procurement contracts (PPAs).
Dewi was instrumental in taking Centrica into the coal market with the successful negotiation of a 5 year PPA with Drax Power Station (UK's largest single power plant at 4000MW) for 500MW of coal priced baseload power and was responsible for Centrica's involvement in a coal-fired IGCC with CCS in Teesside in the North East of England.