Our Team > Kate Ashworth

Role

Kate is the Head of Distributed Energy Projects at Encraft, and the Sustainability West Midlands Associate who leads on built environment and energy issues, supported by her team of energy system technical specialists.

Profile

Kate joined Encraft in 2010 from a previous background in marine renewables to lead on their portfolio of large scale projects. She is a chartered mechanical engineer with a masters degree from Warwick University. Recent projects include leading on heat networks mapping and masterplanning analysis for three local authorities in the Marches region and completing a 12 month feasibility study on the impact of smart grids on the local electricity distribution network.

Kate is a regular speaker at industry events specialising in local energy systems and markets; such as how to optimise energy assets such as generation and storage at community level for technical and financial benefits.