Oliver Lancaster is a Future of Energy Project Manager, leading the Freedom Project for Wales & West Utilities – a large scale demonstration trial of smart hybrid heating systems in the Bridgend ‘living heat lab’ in south Wales. Delivered alongside electricity network Western Power Distribution, it is the first collaborative future of energy project between gas and electricity networks. He has also led Wales & West Utilities work on developing the first national flood map to understand the impact climate change could have on the gas network.
Before managing projects that will prepare the energy system of the future, Oliver worked on dealing with the legacy of the gas industries past as an Environmental Scientist and Consultant and Remediation Engineer. He also has significant experience in land management, stakeholder engagement, and was the Chair of IGEM Wales Section in 2014-15.