John Carr

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John Carr Technical Director, Smart Energy

As a core member of our Smart Energy business, John offers deep experience in developing energy strategies for both local authorities and major private sector end users.

John predominantly specialises in low carbon technology innovation, energy system feasibility studies and district and decentralised energy opportunities. In all cases, he advises clients on the overall strategic, financial and development opportunity to be gained from an investment in decentralised energy.

John’s recent career track record includes working with Siemens to develop an energy strategy to 2050 for the Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. His career also includes working internationally with organisations such as IKEA and their global supply chain base on energy efficiency strategies and the elimination of waste.

His experience includes working with the ‘Tri LEP’ – three Local Enterprise Partnerships: Coast to Capital, Enterprise M3 and the South East LEP – to help create a ‘Pathway for South East Energy Projects’, and he has also been a private sector SME board member on the Stoke and Staffordshire LEP for almost five years, completing his tenure in 2017, and had a remit covering carbon and energy developments.

John is experienced in working in the energy, waste management, aerospace, automotive and industrial manufacturing sectors.

In 2019, John spoke on energy and carbon at an EU-China Smart City conference in Chengdu as a special adviser guest of the Chinese Government. John has recently been awarded a research postgraduate MPhil at Keele University in ‘Decentralised Energy: Technology, Economics and Policy’.