Alun Roberts

A new methodology for measuring the economic impact of offshore wind January 2017

Economic benefits from the development of wind farms in the Western Isles February 2017

Offshore Wind Project Board The UK content of operating UK wind farms November 2015

Methodology for measuring UK content for UK offshore wind farms May 2015

Generating Energy and Prosperity Economic impact of offshore renewable energy in the UK March 2014

Northern Ireland Marine Energy Capability Directory February 2014

UK offshore wind supply chain: capabilities and opportunities February 2014

Offshore Wind: A 2013 supply chain health check November 2013

Pathways to Cost Reduction Offshore wind technologies for Scotland October 2012

Towards round 3: the offshore wind supply chain in 2012 June 2012

Pathways to Cost Reduction in Offshore Wind: Technology workstream, The Crown Estate, June 2012

US Job Creation in offshore wind, November 2017

Value breakdown for the offshore wind sector February 2010

UK content analysis of Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm operations and maintenance July 2012

UK content analysis of Robin Rigg offshore wind farm September 2011

State of the Industry Report October 2011

Offshore wind: Opportunities for the composites industry June 2011

Wave and Tidal energy in the Pentland Firth and Orkney waters May 2011

Towards Round 3: Progress in building the offshore wind supply chain February 2011

Your career in offshore wind energy November 2010

Offshore Wind Opportunities in South East England July 2010

A Guide to an Offshore Wind Farm February 2010

UK offshore wind Ports prospectus September 2009

UK Ports for the Offshore Wind Industry: Time to Act February 2009

Towards Round 3: Building the Offshore Wind Supply Chain February 2009

Alun Roberts

Associate Director

Alun Roberts leads projects in supply chain analysis and economics. He has led many of BVG Associates’ studies of the offshore renewables supply chain for public and private sector clients, drawing on his wide-ranging understanding of the technology and industry drivers. High profile examples areOffshore Wind: A Supply Chain Healthcheck for the Crown Estate and  ‘UK Offshore Wind ‘Supply Chain: Capabilities and Opportunities’ for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.

A key area of his work is helping clients understand the economic impacts of renewable energy projects. He developed a rigorous method of calculating local content, which has been adopted by the UK Offshore Wind Industry Council on behalf of the sector. He has extended the approach to calculate gross value added and job creation in partnership with academic economists. This can be applied to any sector or market.

Alun’s understanding of the offshore wind industry has made him perfectly placed to help developers and their suppliers produce supply chain plans, to communicate to the UK government the work they are doing to enhance the sustainability of the supply chain. He has led the production of supply chain plans for several major UK projects.

Alun joined BVGA in 2008 from Research Councils UK, the partnership of the seven Research Councils, where he headed external relations. He therefore has provided the interface with a large number of organisations and central Government. Previously he worked as a specialist for the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee, where he project managed high profile inquiries on a range of political and technical issues.

To ask Alun how he can help you, send him an email