65 Years Combined Experience
Ridgewater Energy is owned and managed by the directors Peter Bywater and Alan Plumridge, who have been working together in the energy efficiency field since 1997, when they worked on the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme (HEES) as assessors. From 2000 they both joined Energy Action Grants Agency (EAGA) to work on the Warmfront Grant Scheme.
In 2005 they left EAGA. Alan set up his own business called AJP Surveying and carried out surveying for Warmfront and local insulation projects. He also managed a team of gas engineers and is a qualified DipDEA (Domestic Energy Assessor) and GDA (Green Deal Assessor).
Peter then worked at Dorset Energy Advice Centre from 2005-2015, whilst there he ran several Landlord Insulation Projects, including the multi award-winning Bournemouth Landlord Project which worked with over 1000 landlords and assisted 13,000 tenants.
The scheme was also taken up in Southampton, Poole, Weymouth, Exeter and then across Dorset. There were over 50 projects across the energy and sustainability spectrum which were delivered by Dorset Energy Advice Centre during this period.
Peter (Senior Project Manager) and Alan (Operations Manager) both worked at Wessex Energy from 2015 until January 2017, during which time they worked on various health related energy efficiency projects.
Steve Bright is our Technical Field Manager and has been with us since July 2017, he brings with him extensive experience as an insulation technician, assessor and supervisor. Steve looks after all our insulation works as well as overseeing the day to day needs of our network of self-employed assessors who work on LEAP and EPC’s for us, and so much more!
Claire Westwood is our very competent and experienced Office Manager and is responsible for calls, bookings, paperwork, and general project admin.
Since starting Ridgewater Energy, we have delivered the following works up to April 2019:
- 135 Replacement Boilers
- 100 First Time Central Heating Systems
- 80 Heating Control Upgrades
- 85 Electric Heating Upgrades – Dimplex Quantum
- 300 Insulation Measures
- 2200LEAP Home Visits
- 65 EPC Rating Improvement packages
- 50 MEES Exemption and Compliance Reports
Ridgewater Energy also manage local and national energy efficiency funding and projects, and our team have 20 years’ experience working with letting agents, management companies, private landlords and tenants.
We work with a network of trusted installers, who can assist with various energy efficiency and heating measures whether funded or on a paid quote basis.
We design, develop and deliver fuel poverty projects, and offer consultancy to Local Authorities