James Hoare is an experienced and qualified professional Power Systems Engineer with 30 years Energy Engineering (26 years’ renewable power) with experience in the Energy Industry. He founded LHW Partnership in 2013; a specialist engineering consultancy established to provide high quality engineering expertise with the aim of accelerating the adoption of quality, low carbon energy projects.
James has undertaken a range of engineering services including feasibility, design, installation, commissioning review, inspection, auditing and verification of thousands of renewable energy systems. Predominantly involved with solar PV projects since 1999, ranging from off-grid battery-based systems to large, utility scale projects. With particular expertise in system performance optimisation, shading appraisals, system modelling, and testing & inspection.
He is an energy Institute recognised ESOS Lead Energy Audit Assessor. Other experience includes conventional power generation, transmission & distribution, network automation, SCADA/EMS/Telecoms and Traction Power Supplies (AC & DC). Substation / Overhead line / underground cabling design/construction LV/11/25/ 66/132/275/400 kV.
James is fully trained, and supported by Chartered Engineer status and Professional Indemnity Insurance. The technical knowledge accumulated over many years has provided an immense amount of learned expertise. This knowledge supplemented by formal Expert Witness training allows James to act in the role of an Expert Witness providing professional and impartial opinion.
Chartered Engineer, Engineering Council, 2000 - Fellow, Institute of Engineering & Technology 2020 - Fellow, Energy Institute, 2020.