Darren Williams is Chief Executive of Eco2. Darren is a graduate electrical engineer with over 28 years’ experience in the development, delivery and operation of renewable energy projects. After joining the UK utility company SWALEC as a graduate electrical engineer, he began working in the company’s generation business in 1992 where he was responsible for the development of wind, biomass and hydro projects. In 1996 Darren left SWALEC to help found Energy Power Resources (EPR) and then in 2002 become one of the founding directors of Eco2 Limited. Darren’s core expertise is in the delivery of the company’s renewable projects, in particular the delivery of the funding of both debt and equity and he has overseen the delivery of over 280 MW of generating capacity spread across wind, landfill gas and six biomass projects, with a total funding in excess of £1bn. As well as the delivery of the development pipeline Darren is now focused on leading the growth of Eco2’s asset management business. Eco2 already manages a portfolio of assets including wind and biomass for several high-profile clients. The portfolio has a combined capacity of over 217MW, and the management includes the oversight of 1.6m million tonnes of biomass each year. In 2020, Darren was elected as the Chair of Biomass UK, putting to use his experience in establishing Eco2 as the UK’s leader in biomass development and asset management services.