Simon has 25 years' experience advising commercial companies, governments, regulators and energy and utility companies on energy projects, regulatory and commercial matters. His clients include infrastructure investors, heat businesses, the new breed of aggregators and providers of market access and heavy energy users, such as data centre providers. He leads our Renewables and Power Management E&U subsector team, our Energy Regulatory Advisory Group and is partner sponsor for our Decarbonisation – Tackling Climate Change stream.
In addition to his work on energy regulation and projects, he focusses on smart grids, power management and decentralised energy projects. His interest in this is driven by an interest in the decentralised future of energy and the role of technology and new business models in reaching net zero.
Simon Hobday leads a knowledgeable and passionate team who always put the client first."
Simon was shortlisted for individual Energy Lawyer of the Year by Legal 500 2019 and is on the Board of the Association for Decentralised Energy and is on the Board of the Heat Trust.
He has lived and worked in Germany, Russia and the US and is fluent in German.
SynTech Bioenergy, LLC
Advised SynTech Bioenergy, LLC on a contract to build the UK's first advanced thermochemical energy from waste plant.
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