GMC Certificate Achievers & REI Alumni Spotlight The MET Office – Energy Account Manager Marc David
The Renewable Energy Institute (REI) is pleased to focus on the achievements of those who have attended REI courses and attained the internationally recognised Galileo Master Certificate to further their careers in the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency sectors. The REI, which works with the United Nations Environment Programme and major universities to promote best practice in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, this month is delighted to speak with Marc David, who attended the Renewable Energy Management and Finance course in London from the MET Office.
1. What is your current expertise at the MET Office and how does this relate to the renewable energy field? My work currently involves managing a cross Energy portfolio of accounts who utilise Met Office’s commercial products and data sets. This typically will includes companies focused on larger generation type construction projects or O&M activities in the UK and Internationally. Specifically for Renewables, the Met Office looks to maximise the use of our world leading weather forecasting and climate science to better manage resource, mitigate health and safety risk and maximise economic recovery. 2. Why did you choose to train with the Renewable Energy Institute in order to take the exam for the internationally recognised Galileo Master Certificate? Having the course delivered by industry professionals with a record of accomplishment in the renewable and low-carbon industries was something that was particularly important for me. Allowing the opportunity to question the course contents and get anecdotal evidence from those working directly in the industry was beneficial.
3. What are the skills that you gained with the Renewable Energy Institute? A fuller understanding of the funding mechanisms and limitations of the numerous low carbon technologies available today. Particularly interesting was the discussion around risk management of implementing renewable energy solutions on existing facilities.
4. How will you apply these skills to your career, either directly or indirectly? Some potential new markets will be explored following my participation on the course and the knowledge gained will be beneficial as I move forward in my career, hopefully dealing more directly with the implantation of low carbon technologies.
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