Martin Williams

Martin Williams
Martin Williams
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Martin Williams

Principal Technical Consultant, Bioenergy and Energy from Waste

Key expertise:

  • Specialist in heat, combined heat and power (CHP), bioenergy and district heating
  • Over 18 years' as consultant and Project Engineer in power generation sector
  • Auditor of CHP and renewable heat installations and expert in range of energy technologies

Martin is a qualified mechanical engineer with experience in project engineering and technical due diligence for bioenergy projects, including energy from waste. He is also a knowledge leader on energy incentives schemes including Feed-in-Tariffs (FiTs), the Renewables Obligation, the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), Contracts for Difference and the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). Through his expertise, Martin helps clients to apply to these schemes and attain compliance with their ongoing requirements.

He also helps clients to consider the implications of possible future scheme development and also identify any risks associated with potential acquisitions or investments where revenues from incentives are a key feature of the business case. Clients that Martin has supported to date have included fund managers and project development companies. Prior to working as an advisor, Martin was a senior auditor for the RHI and Combined Heat and Power Quality Assurance (CHPQA) schemes.

Most renewable energy projects developed in the last 20 years have relied on subsidies and/or incentives to deliver the necessary returns on investment. At the same time, scheme requirements have developed over time to ensure schemes receiving benefits achieve higher levels of performance and deliver on wider objectives such as sustainability. For these reasons, Martin is passionate about supporting clients to understand the risks and rewards of such schemes and possess the knowledge and expertise to comply with scheme requirements.

Martin’s work has meant that he is familiar with a range of technologies including biomass (including waste) combustion and advanced thermal treatment (gasification/pyrolysis) processes, combined heat and power, district heating, anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas-to-grid.

Martin has also served as Expert Witness in disputes relating to bioenergy schemes, providing an independent opinion on matters such as scheme underperformance or non-compliance with incentive scheme requirements.

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