Alex directs IHA’s research and policy work, covering a broad spectrum of policy issues of relevance to sustainable hydropower. These include asset management & modernisation, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change resilience, clean energy systems including hybrid technologies such as floating solar PV and hydropower, and fresh water management. He oversees the collection of data and analysis for the annual Hydropower Status Report.
Alex joined the IHA as Head of Research & Policy in August 2020. Previously he was Head of Contracts for Difference (CfD) Policy, the UK Government's flagship renewable electricity deployment scheme. His previous experience included leading the UK's engagement with multi-national civil nuclear bodies at the UN, OECD and G7, designing a major component of the regulatory framework for smart meters in Britain and developing policy to support the rollout of onshore wind whilst at RenewableUK.
He holds an MSc in Climate Change and an MA in International Political Economy.