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David SAMUEL

Hydropower Sector Analyst

David joined our knowledge building team in October 2017. His work focuses on building and sharing knowledge on global hydropower, working on topics such as plant modernisation and regional interconnection.

Before joining IHA, David worked for almost four years as Development Engineer at a global engineering consultancy, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, in thermal power generation, and spent a year at Highview Power Storage. At WSP, David focused on plant performance, cost and due diligence studies of IPP power projects, typically combined cycle gas turbines (CCGT), and also on techno-economic analysis for the UK Industry Decarbonisation Roadmaps 2050. At Highview, he worked on thermo-mechanical storage innovation. David previously completed a traineeship at the European Investment Bank (EIB) and holds a masters degree from the UCL Energy Institute.