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 Robert Hyde
 
Mechanical and Building Services Engineer 

Robert’s areas of specialist expertise and interest includes techno-economic consultancy, energy management, energy efficiency in industrial and commercial buildings, applied thermodynamics, combined heat and power, waste disposal, expert witness and due diligence services.

Until 2003 he was responsible for technical leadership of Arup’s global energy consultancy business and for a wide range of projects concerned with the efficient conversion and utilisation of energy.

He deals with industrial energy management, energy efficiency and energy systems analysis and has advised the Carbon Trust, the European Commission, the UK and Cypriot governments and a number of local authorities, among many others, providing strategic and technical advice, both in connection with renewable energy (the full range of technologies) and with more traditional power.

He undertakes modelling procedures and expert systems for the design and analysis of electricity generation and CHP plant/reciprocating engine CHP plant serving both heating and cooling demands. In waste-to-energy he undertakes process optimisation and technical, environmental and economic feasibility.

He has provided energy efficiency surveys and strategic energy advice to a wide range of clients in the industrial, commercial and public sectors; provided feasibility, design and environmental studies for various power generation projects up to 1800 MW and provided a design check service for cooling towers.

In the renewables sector he has provided feasibility studies for and outline designs of biomass power and steam turbine plant. He has provided assessments of heat : power ratios; of emissions and carbon impacts, assessments of biomass and wind options for MOD sites; engineering analysis of a range of wave, tidal stream and solar thermal electricity generation technologies. He has also provided guidance on the technical and economic impact of various renewable energy technologies as well as evaluation of the potential for economic exploitation of landfill gas.

He is the author of Good Practice Guides into energy efficiency in NHS hospitals and of a number of Building Research Energy Conservation Unit documents.

2003 to date: Managing Director, RHEnergy
1985 – 2003: Technical Director, Ove Arup and Partners
1976 – 1985: Energy Manager, BL Cars (later Austin Rover)

Member of the West Midlands Energy Management Committee 1980 – 1985
Chairman of the Birmingham Energy Management Group
MA, Mechanical Sciences, Jesus College, Cambridge
Chartered Engineer
Member, Energy Institute
Member, Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers

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