Jim is our CEO/CTO. He is a smart grid consultant and a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Amongst other things he enjoys cycling, walking in the hills and by the sea, and bodyboarding in the Atlantic Ocean:
Amongst other things Jim has spent the last 20 years implementing SCADA protocols for use in electricity distribution networks. He is currently working on a feasibility study funded by the Deparment for Transport comparing differing LPWAN technologies, in particular the suitability of OCPP 1.6 over LPWAN for the EVSE to “back office” communications use case.
Here is an extract from Jim’s C.V.
Member of the following smart grid standards development committees:
British Standards Institution L/13 –
Smart grid policy
British Standards Institution PEL/57 –
Power systems management and associated information exchange
British Standards Institution PEL/69 –
Open Charge Alliance OCPP 2.x/V2x technical task group.
International Electrotechnical Commission TC 69/JWG 15 –
Distributed energy storage systems based on Electrically Chargeable Vehicles
International Electrotechnical Commission TC 69/JWG 11 –
Management of Electric Vehicles charging and discharging infrastructures
International Electrotechnical Commission TC 57/WG 16 –
Deregulated energy market communications
International Organization for Standardization TC 22/SC 31/JWG 1 –
Vehicle to grid communication interface
European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization TC 205/WG 18 –
Home and Building Electronic Systems related work on Smart Grid.
Smart Grid Interoperability Panel PAP03 –
Common specification for price and product definition
FIX Protocol Ltd. standards working group on electrical energy pricing.
SCADA, IEEE-1815 (DNP3), WISP+, IEC 60870, IEC 61850, IEC 62325, IEC 63110, ISO 15118, CIM, UML, eMIX, TeMix, FIX, Private radio, Packet switched radio, LPWAN, GPRS, Ethernet, VPNs, “Black boxes”, Multi-tier enterprise applications, SQL Server, MySQL servers, MongoDB, Redis, LAMP, WAMP, Real time UNIX, Embedded Linux, Custom desktop GIS, C, C++, C#, Java, Object Pascal, Python, Support vector machines, Genetic optimisation….
1977 – 1982
Research Fellow – Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southampton
1974 – 1977
PhD Studentship – Department of Electronics, University of Southampton
BSc Electronic Engineering, University of Southampton 1974