Paul Gardner trained as an electrical engineer and has worked in wind energy and other renewables technologies since 1984. He led the electrical engineering group at Garrad Hassan, the world’s largest independent technical advisor for renewables, now part of DNV GL. Subsequently he worked in the Strategy and Policy team, providing strategic advice to players in the renewables industries, and policy advice to Governments and NGOs. His experience includes electrical systems, network connections, grid integration issues and regulatory issues for variable renewables, principally wind and solar. He now co-ordinates DNV GL’s global activities in Energy Storage, covering all energy storage technologies, and taking account of competing or complementary technologies such as Power to Gas, and heat networks.