In this episode Baringa’s James Constable and Chris Thackary are joined by SSE Thermal’s Hannah Bronwin. Hannah is responsible for growth of low-carbon thermal generation, hydrogen production and storage at SSE Thermal. Chris Thackeray is Baringa’s global CCS lead.

Together they discuss the role of low carbon thermal generation in the future UK energy mix and some of the quite significant challenges facing the need for flexible generation as we move ahead with decarbonising the system.

View a transcript of this podcast here

About our host:

James Constable

James Constable, Expert in Power and Business Low Carbon Solutions, Baringa

With his extensive knowledge and experience in the energy industry, James has insightful discussions and interviews with leading experts and innovators in the field. Outside of the podcast, James spends most of his time supporting corporate clients develop and execute their energy strategies, B2B energy suppliers improve their offerings and helping developers to succeed in the market. 

Through the podcast, James uses his curiousity to explore the latest trends, technologies, and solutions that are driving the energy transition and shaping the future of the industry.

About our guests:

Hannah Bronwin, Director for Business Development at SSE Thermal

Hannah Bronwin is Director of Business Development for SSE Thermal. Hannah has expertise in energy innovation, energy policy and structuring and executing complex energy infrastructure transactions. Before joining SSE Thermal, Hannah worked as Commercial Director at the Energy Systems Catapult, Deputy Director for new nuclear financing at BEIS, and spent ten years as a project finance lawyer at Linklaters LLP.

Chris Thackeray, Expert in CCS, Baringa

Chris leads Baringa's global carbon capture and storage sector advisory. He advises policy makers, developers and investors on commercialisation of CCS projects and clusters. He is working with clients in the UK, Europe, APAC and the US. Newly into Baringa, Chris recently joined from UK government where he was in the leadership team of the UK's world leading CCUS programme. He developed the Dispatchable Power Agreement for power CCUS, led on some of the first negotiations for first of a kind projects and engaged with governments around the world on CCS policy.


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