Chris Wickins

Grid Services Director

Chris joined Welsh Power in 2017 and now leads Welsh Power's Grid Services Business.  This business seeks to support National Grid Electricity System Operator's goal of operating the grid carbon-free by 2025.

Chris has worked in energy all his career. In recent years, Chris has focused on the development and commercial optimisation of gas-fired flexible generation plant both for Welsh Power and at Aggregated Micro Power plc. Prior to this, Chris ran a biomass gasification test facility in Cumbria. In his early career, Chris spent four years working on low carbon policy development at the Department of Energy and Climate Change where he gained a strong understanding of policy and regulatory affairs in this area. Chris has also worked as a development engineer for a wind turbine manufacturer.


Chirs is a Cambridge engineering graduate and a strong advocate of delivering a low-carbon world through engineering solutions.