Dr Alastair Martin
Dr. Alastair Martin is a professional energy engineer with experience ranging from gigawatt-scale coal and nuclear power stations, through industrial energy efficiency, to small wind, solar, biomass and hydro generators.
In 2004, Alastair founded Martin Energy Ltd, now Flexitricity Limited, after formulating the core Flexitricity concepts of aggregated load management and flexible generation.
Alastair has 18 years of experience in the energy industry. Before founding Flexitricity, he worked on energy efficiency and renewable energy at Scottish Water. Prior to that, Alastair was a project engineer for Mitsui Babcock Energy Limited (1998-2000), now Doosan Babcock, where he created a repowering strategy for a major nuclear client and developed novel technologies for improving coal-fired power station efficiency. Previously, he conducted research at Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh in process intensification and offshore engineering.
Alastair graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1992 in electrical and mechanical engineering. He completed his PhD in offshore engineering in 1997, also at the University of Edinburgh. He was an honorary fellow of the university from 1999 to 2002, and has been a chartered engineer and a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers since 2000.