ETC Partner in Trident Energy PowerPod PTO Development

Trident Energy has announced its successful bid in securing Stage 2 WES funding for development of its PowerPod PTO at ICOE2016 in Edinburgh today.  Energy Technology Centre will work with Trident Energy and other project partners in the 12-month collaborative project.  See the press release in reNEWS Live @ ICOE 2016

Energy Technology Centre Welcomes Alistair Mackinnon

Energy Technology Centre is pleased to announce that Alistair Mackinnon has joined the company as Head of Standards, Conformity and Compliance.  Alistair joins Energy Technology Centre with over 30 years’ experience in wind energy, most recently working for DNV GL where he was Head of Group for Renewables Certification in the UK.

Alistair is Chairman and member of several international, national and industry committees of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), British Standards Institution (BSI) and RenewableUK, developing technical standards and certification schemes for the wind industry.  In his new role as Head of Standards, Conformity and Compliance at Energy Technology Centre, Alistair will be developing ETC’s service offering to assist industry leading companies through the evolving test and certification landscape.

Dr John Bingham, Director, commented, “Energy Technology Centre is pleased to have Alistair Mackinnon join us at this time of transition towards the IECRE scheme.  This will enhance the support ETC can provide to companies affected by the forthcoming changes.”

”I’m delighted to be joining Energy Technology Centre in this new exciting and challenging role.  I hope to bring a number of years of experience to ETC clients as they navigate their way through the myriad of standards and conformity assessment criteria.  The new IEC Renewable Energy Scheme launched earlier this year brings a fresh approach and added value to the compliance landscape.”, commented Mackinnon.

For more information, visit