At assetGEN Partners we aim to support the UK's transition to a low-carbon economy through the development of decentralised energy projects.
Decentralised energy, which is energy generated close to where it is consumed, can provide an efficient, cost-effective and sustainable source of energy.
We're an experienced developer of energy assets, specialising in energy from waste. Our pioneering Hoddesdon Advanced Thermal Treatment plant will become one of the largest in the UK to convert commercial and industrial waste into energy.
With the need to replace the UK's ageing energy infrastructure, distributed generation will play a vital role in plugging the energy gap. Our projects stimulate much-needed funding in renewable and low-carbon technology in the UK, providing stable and predictable returns for investors over the long term.
What do we do?
- Identify and develop new or existing projects and secure the necessary planning permissions
- Put in place the investment needed to bring the projects to life
- Set up the delivery framework to enable the construction, operation and maintenance of facilities
- Establish the commercial framework to sell the electricity generated to the grid through mechanisms such as a Power Purchase Agreements
- Provide management services for projects throughout the construction and operation phase.
At assetGEN Partners our industry experience enables us to pull together complex projects with multiple stakeholders. Our founders have a proven track record in the decentralised energy industry; having helped successfully close a number of multi-million pound contracts for merchant, public and private sector organisations.
Our experience of acquiring sites and delivering assets including the necessary planning permission, helps us develop the commercial frameworks required to support our energy assets. Combined with our management and advisory skills to oversee projects in their construction and operational phases, we are able to provide expert continuity for our project stakeholders throughout the project life.
Meet the team
Mark Denham, CEO
Mark has 20 years' experience in the technology and energy sectors, having held senior positions in both blue chip companies and 'start-ups'. At Mitie's former Asset Management division Mark was a board director who led a team which and successfully contracted £100m of decentralised energy projects. Prior to this, Mark spent five years heading up the global operations for a US technology company.
At assetGEN Partners Mark brings his considerable experience to oversee projects and operations.
Simon Brown, Director
Simon is an energy development specialist with a proven track record of identifying opportunities, getting them off the ground and seeing them through to financial close and beyond. At AssetGEN partners Simon manages the deal landscape between all stakeholders, developing a robust business case for our projects.
Before starting AssetGEN Partners Simon spent 8 years in senior roles at Mitie’s former Asset Management division where he was instrumental in developing the business programme for project development and investment, across public and private sectors. This included the early success of the company's first fund, design, build and operate energy services contract resulting in a £19 million contract for the business.
Paul Wright, Director
Paul is a property specialist with significant experience in acquiring land, gaining planning permission and securing investment for projects. In the last five years he has become focused on waste-to-energy developments and was responsible for the initial development of the Hoddesdon Advanced Thermal Treatment plant and the Tamar Anaerobic Digestion Plant.
Paul is also a consultant to CBRE focusing on energy.
Graham Fulton, Business Development Manager
Graham is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with a background in Contract/ Commercial management having delivered projects across a variety of different infrastructure sectors including aviation, rail and energy. Graham’s most recent role was site based on the new £60m Waste to Energy Gasification Plant in Hoddesdon.
Previously, Graham has spent time working within a Contract Solutions team at EC Harris and also headed up the commercial team for the delivery of a £220m rail project in Buckinghamshire which completed in 2016.