Tim German
Senior Strategic Relationship Manager, Energy Systems Catapult

Energy Systems Catapult supports the UK’s ambition to achieve Net Zero by helping design and deliver the future energy system whilst support innovators in the energy systems to commercialise. As part of his role Tim is responsible for managing ESC’s important relationship with devolved and local governments. He has worked with the team which has created and delivered local area energy planning (LAEP) and the LAEP national guidance documents for LAs and network operators. LAEP is seen as providing a crucial data-driven framework for the decarbonising of local areas and Tim provides key link between ESC and Welsh Government which is the first in the UK to roll-out LAEP to each of its Local Authorities.

Prior to this role he was ESC’s Head of Stakeholder Management. He transferred from the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) to help create the core team of the ESC in November 2015. He played a key role in the development of the Smart Systems and Heat programme for decarbonising the UK’s homes, establishing relationships with local authorities, universities; governments and SMEs across the UK. Previously, Tim managed energy programmes in Cornwall where he developed his specialism of bringing the public and private sectors together to deliver an essential low carbon energy socio-economic agenda at local, national and international level. Before entering the world of energy sustainability Tim worked in arts management, education and as a professional opera singer, performing many roles with Welsh National Opera.