Decerna expands the grid team with two new staff members

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Decerna has expanded the Grid and Utility scale team with two new appointments.

Harvey Potter has come from Siemens, after completing a higher apprenticeship providing him with detailed knowledge and experience of the grid infrastructure across the UK, having worked on the commissioning of six different Extra High Voltage (EHV) substations for National Grid and SSE. He has knowledge of the electrical grid connection of utility scale wind, solar PV, and battery energy storage systems (BESS).

Shreya Kulkarni graduated from Newcastle University with an MSc in renewable energy , and recently worked with Solar Energy UK on their “Lighting the way” report, which focused on policy interventions the UK government could introduce to support greater solar deployment. She brings expertise in financial modelling and policy, and during her Masters undertook her dissertation at Decerna, producing a report on the optimization of hybrid parks including onshore wind, solar PV and BESS.

Together, they bring a range of hands-on technical expertise, financial modelling, and policy knowledge to allow Decerna to continue expanding into the development of a range of utility scale systems, including batteries, solar farms, and new grid balancing technologies

NDE exists to support the transition to a Net Zero society. We are currently undertaking a range of projects, all of which are making a real difference and helping decarbonise the UK.

The company is currently recruiting for more staff, and job openings are available at


Decerna is a commercial spin off from what was National Renewable Energy Centre Limited

We provide support in four main areas;

  1. Utility scale BESS, solar farms and wind farms
  2. Energy efficiency and renewable energy within the built environment
  3. Field trials of novel technologies
  4. Life Cycle Assessment and carbon accounting

Decerna is located in Blyth, Northumberland, a core area for the development and commercial application of the technologies necessary for Net-Zero.

For more information, please call 01670 543 009 or email


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