Anesco Consulting

Optimise your renewable energy strategy and asset performance

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Anesco Consultancy

Whether you are seeking to develop your first solar or energy storage assets, or to expand an existing portfolio, Anesco provides consultancy services that enables you to maximise the return on your investment.

Boasting unrivalled knowledge and experience across all areas of renewables development, design and asset management, including technical and regulatory issues, our award-winning consultants will work with you to optimise your renewable energy strategy and asset performance.


  • Maximise asset performance, ROI and IRR
  • Optimise your energy strategy
  • Greater understanding of revenue streams for investors and lenders
  • Benefit from advanced technical, regulatory and policy knowledge
  • Capitalise on strong relationships with Ofgem, National Grid and the DNO’s
  • Reduce energy costs and carbon emissions
  • Retain RO incentives when adding storage

Meet our specialist team

Sarah Hitchcox

Sarah Hitchcox

Director of Anesco Consulting

Director of Anesco Consulting, Sarah Hitchcox also leads Anesco’s technical team. Sarah has overseen over 100 solar and storage developments and played a central role in Anesco’s subsidy-free Clayhill solar farm development, a landmark achievement for UK renewables. Sarah also played a pivotal role in adding batteries to existing RO solar farms, without losing any existing financial incentives. In securing Ofgem’s only approval for Anesco, Sarah has delivered a game-changer for the renewables industry.

Mike Ryan

Mike Ryan

Asset Management Director

Mike Ryan, after many years with National Grid, is expert in the UK’s electricity system and how to drive value from storage assets, in both engineering and commercial disciplines. Now, as Asset Management Director, Mike maximises the returns on solar and storage assets for Anesco’s retained portfolio. His expert team optimises revenue from wholesale and balancing markets and grid services for Anesco’s clients.

Lily Coles

Lily Coles

Commercial Operations Director

Lily Coles is one of the leading renewable energy innovators in the UK today. In 2017, her team developed the UK’s first subsidy-free solar farm. She is also driving the UK’s uptake of energy storage, having created a unique tool that can model whole life cost, long-term revenue streams and IRR. The tool is a game-changer for the storage market and could help transform the country’s energy system.

Daniel Cohen

Daniel Cohen

Operations Director

Daniel Cohen has 24 years’ experience in energy and utilities with HMVS, EDF Energy, UKPN and now Anesco as Operations Director. With a proven track record in leading large cross-functional teams, his extensive programme management delivery expertise in utilities, private networks and renewable
energy, incorporates construction and connections. Daniel leads both behind and in front of the meter projects from £100k to £30m, including commercial, residential and industrial PV, energy storage and EV charging.


Specialist consultancy to power your renewable ambitions

The appetite and opportunity presented by renewable energy developments continues to grow among investors, private and public sector organisations alike.

As well as reducing carbon emissions, the benefits of such developments to bolster your brand reputation, commercial appeal and to attract the interest of likeminded stakeholders, is starting to be fully recognised.

For any project to succeed the financials need to add up. As an investor or lender, you will be seeking an understanding of the technologies, greater certainty over revenue streams and that IRR objectives could be achieved. You will also want reassurance that risk has been minimised and to have confidence that a project will be designed, managed and delivered by a team with a proven track record of success.

Which is where Anesco Consulting comes in.

Our specialist team has been at the forefront of the UK’s renewables industry since the day the company was the founded and they continue to break new ground at every turn.

Retrofit battery storage that retains RO accreditation

Their unique knowledge and experience have already helped hundreds of clients and investors to realise their renewable energy ambitions. Many of the developments they have brought to fruition are among the top performing in the UK.

Using their extensive knowledge and experience in taking renewables developments forward from feasibility, design and planning through to development and ongoing management, our team’s technical, analytical and commercial expertise is backed by a proven track record of success.

With backgrounds spanning engineering, finance and policy, our consultants are each leaders in their individual fields and have been responsible for a number of the UK’s largest and most complex renewable energy developments.

These developments range from utility-scale ground mount solar PV and battery storage projects, to significant rooftop solar PV portfolios, covering multiple locations and specifications.

As well as winning many awards, our consulting team is often asked to speak at top industry events across the world, sharing their insights into how best to derive commercial value from renewable assets.

Who do we work with?

Our experience is broad and sees us working with a diverse range of clients, across both the public and private sector. This includes:

Investors and lenders | Commercial and industrial clients | Public sector organisations

Our experience spans projects across a broad range of sectors, including hospitality, manufacturing, utilities and infrastructure, wholesale and logistics, fitness and leisure, retail, education, housing and local authorities. Clients include:

  • Whitbread (Premier Inn)
  • Philip Dennis Foodservice
  • The Body Shop
  • Dimplex
  • Doncaster Council
  • South Somerset District Council

A strong track record of success

Overcoming all technical challenges along the way, the team at Anesco has consistently been ‘first to market’ with innovative technologies and commercial revenue modelling.

Clayhill Solar Farm

The UK’s first subsidy-free solar farm

With a long track record in making the seemingly impossible possible, our team’s achievements include engineering the UK’s first subsidy-free solar farm and developing an Ofgem approved way to retrofit battery storage to existing solar sites while retaining all RO incentives.

Our consultancy service has forged strong working relationships with key industry bodies and other stakeholders, including Ofgem, National Grid and the DNOs. They can provide a comprehensive range of consultancy, including technical, development, policy and regulation, environmental and strategic. This includes all issues associated with licensing, connections and securing PPAs.

All this is backed by an industry leading portfolio of projects, which we have taken forward from feasibility and site identification, to design, planning, installation and beyond. This means clients can see genuine results being achieved by real assets we have developed for ourselves and for our customers – something which is a key differentiator within the market.

Consultancy scope and specialisms

Our consultancy services cover all areas of renewable energy development and asset management, including technical and regulatory issues, ensuring your project’s success and optimising the long-term performance of assets and ROI. This includes:

  • Due diligence assessments
  • Development – planning, DNO applications and consents
  • Project support
  • Forecasting and modelling
  • Assistance with market entry
  • Policy and regulatory advice
  • Feasibility reports
  • Technical assessor roles
  • Asset management and portfolio optimisation

Consultancy – Experience and capabilities

Established in Reading in 2010, Anesco is the UK market leader for energy storage. We have developed more than 100 solar farms to date, while our renewables operations and maintenance arm has nearly 1GW of renewable energy under management.

We have won multiple awards for our services and project work and the high calibre of our team members, including being recognised by Global Cleantech 100 as one of the top cleantech companies in the world. We are also one of the youngest companies ever to achieve Investors in People Gold, doing so on our first assessment.

As a company, we are consistently first to market with new technologies and innovations, creating commercially viable models that enable our customers to generate long term revenue streams.

With a consulting team brimming with expertise born of practical experience, we can help you with identifying sites, licenses and connections, the markets to select, PPAs and asset management.

Anesco Consulting already knows how to optimise renewables performance. Let us show you how.

Find out more

Call us on 0845 894 4444, email or click here to send us a message.

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This is what we do.

We are first to understand new technologies and to introduce commercial models that enable our customers to improve their energy usage and save money, while tackling the world’s carbon emissions. With our global approach to innovation and world-class delivery we are driving the energy efficiency sector forward.