Blake Clough Consulting is a specialist energy consultancy with a focus on the electricity networks.
We cover a range of areas relating to feasibility studies, project engineering, innovation, regulation and technical strategy, with a strong emphasis on our customer relationships.
We are passionate about the decarbonisation of the energy system and the transition to “Net Zero” and aim to support our clients to accelerate this change as effectively as possible, whether that be local authorities, large network companies, private developers etc.
Our clients range from electricity network operators, regulators and public sector organisations through to private developers, both onshore and offshore, looking to develop projects connecting into the electricity networks.
We have strong relationships with a wide range of partners and associates, developed over many years of working in the industry, which ensures that we can offer the highest quality and most appropriate capabilities, tailored to meet the requirements of each project and client.
Our work is underpinned by solid analysis and modelling, including techno-economic assessment, cost benefit analysis, power systems analysis and network modelling.
Working with you to accelerate your journey to Net Zero.
Meet the team
MA, MEng (Hons) (Cantab) MSc, PhD, CEng, FIET
Anna has 13 years’ of experience in Power Networks and Renewable Energy, and has spent a number of years working at Director level with Atkins, TNEI and most recently WSP, where she led and grew the Power Systems and Energy Strategy Consulting teams. Since Sept 2021 she has enjoyed growing the new Blake Clough team, as well as delivering offshore-wind focussed projects for our clients.
Anna has a broad range of knowledge and experience in areas including electricity regulation, power system economics, technical advisory/ due diligence, support to generation/ demand/ storage developers and multi-disciplinary project management. Anna also has experience in power systems studies for both network operators and generation developers.
Prior to moving into the field of Power Networks, Anna has worked in other industry sectors including Strategy Consulting and Investment Banking, and applies principles gained working for major global clients to projects within the Energy industry. Anna has a strong academic background, and was a member of the teaching staff at Bath University for the MSc in Electrical Power Systems for five years, as well as achieving Fellowship of the IET.
MSc, BEng (Hons)
Previously Networks Innovation Manager and Power Systems Team Leader at WSP, Anthony is passionate about the role of innovation in delivering the electricity system of the future and accelerating the transition to Net Zero. This passion for innovation was a driving force behind his decision to co-found Blake Clough. As Managing Director, Anthony intends to take his wealth of experience in the innovation space to help clients deliver transformative projects which can provide significant financial and environmental benefits for energy consumers.
During his career to date, Anthony has developed and led several high profile technical and commercial innovation projects funding by Ofgem and the Network Operators. Most recently Anthony has been working closely with various GB and Irish Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) in the preparation of their RIIO ED2 and PR5 regulatory business plans, providing diverse support across multiple areas including the development of investment strategies, Engineering Justification Papers and Cost Benefit Analysis. Prior to co-founding Blake Clough, Anthony has worked for WSP and SP Energy Networks in the electricity networks industry. Furthermore, before shifting focus to Electricity Networks and the decarbonisation of the energy system, Anthony worked in the Oil & Gas for Shell in the Completions and Well Interventions discipline.
Andy is the Operations Director with Blake Clough Consulting, with overall responsibility for the smooth running of the business.
Andy has previously been employed by Newcastle City Council and Barnsley Town Council, and has run his own teaching and performance business within the music industry.
A successful freelance musician and teacher, Andy can be found at weekends performing with “Flat Cap Brass” and the Prince Tribute Band “Endorphinmachine”. He has previously toured the world as the flugel soloist with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band.
Andy holds a BMus (hons) degree from the University of Huddersfield.
Power Systems Consultant
Bsc, Msc, PhD (Candidate)
Lascelle holds a BEng and MSc in Mechanical Engineering and Structural Integrity from Brunel University London and is awaiting his Electrical Engineering PhD defence at Imperial College London in Control and Power. Throughout his academic journey, he has developed a strong foundation in data analysis, problem-solving, and engineering principles across a diverse range of disciplines.
His PhD research focused on enhancing multi-energy microgrid resilience with smart operational strategies, leading to published articles in reputable journals and conferences. In addition to his academic achievements, Lascelle provided consulting services to Gridicity during his PhD. During his time there, Lascelle developed valuable project management, analytics, and programming skills, becoming a versatile team member.
At Blake Clough, Lascelle aims to apply his knowledge and unique perspective to drive innovation and deliver high-quality work.
Associate Power Systems Consultant – Subcontractor
Daniel is an innovative power systems engineer with strong technical background in R&D and power systems modelling.
His career started with an academic research period in power quality, where he obtained his PhD, followed by 10 years in the grid and renewable energy industry.
Daniel has led a series of high profile innovation projects and worked at senior level for companies such as Smarter Grid Solutions, TNEI, PSC and Reactive Technologies.
He is experienced in power systems dynamic modelling, scripting & automation, generator connection studies, the grid connection process as well as having in depth knowledge about the distribution and transmission grids around the world.
Daniel is also working for Reactive Technologies Ltd. where he is involved in power system research activities
Ricardo Echeverri Martinez
Power Systems Consultant – Subcontractor
PhD (Hons), MSc EE, Bach EE
Previously Project Engineer and Ricardo holds a PhD and MSc in Electrical Engineering. He is a self-motivated professional with over 10 years of experience in electrical transmission, distribution systems and R&D. During his Doctoral degree, Ricardo proposed a methodology to support decision making in the planning, design and operation of Smart Grid Projects. Also, he has researched a number of high-profile projects with different technologies (Solar PV, BESS, Wind and Synchronous machines) both on grid and off-grid with The Valley University (Colombia), University of Sevilla (Spain) and with the National Institute of Electricity and Clean Energies (México).
Prior to joining Blake Clough, Ricardo was an Electrical Engineer HV Design at GERS LLC (Colombia and USA). Some of his activities include AIS/GIS HV-LV substation design, overhead transmission line, (HV/LV) cable sizing, protection VT/CT calculation, insulation coordination, underground cable ducting design, earthing study and design, switchgear building technical specification, overall schematics, trenching layouts, lightning protection systems design for complex hybrid and utility scale projects.
He has also worked as a Power System Engineer at DNV Australia-Power Grids. Carry out Protection Coordination Studies, Short Circuit Study, Arc-Flash Hazard Analysis and Load Flow Studies.
Power Systems Director
BEng, MSc, PhD, MIET
Sohail Mian has a BEng in Mechanical Engineering, MSc in Petroleum Engineering and PhD in Control and Power investigating converter topologies and the subsequent design of their control systems for integrating energy storage systems to the grid.
Since joining Blake Clough, he has worked with a number of clients on grid connection studies including preparation of grid connection applications, grid compliance studies, protection coordination and arc flash studies.
He is also currently a contributing member of the CIGRE working group for the Feasibility study and application of electric energy storage systems embedded in HVDC systems.
Power Systems Consultant
MSc, BEng(Hons), PhD (Candidate)
Amjed is a confident proactive person who always set himself high standards and strives for continuous success. Experienced in the area that includes the use of electrical power systems, high voltage engineering, general engineering manufacturing process, and distance protection schemes on transmission networks. Supporting the government net zero policy, Amjed has conducted a funded project to protect a part of the British network when renewable energy sources are integrated into the network. The project involved the technique of travelling-wave differential protection scheme for double-ended test.
During his study to date, Amjed has implemented power systems studies, including short-circuit calculations, load flow analysis, protection co-ordinations, stability analysis, and integrating renewable energy sources to the electrical network. Additionally, he has experience in testing the acidity level in transformers oil.
At Blake Clough, Amjed has recently gained knowledge and experience in integrating renewable energy sources, such as wind farms into the electrical network. One of the projects involves load flow studies, cables and shunt reactors optimisation, capex model costs, and connection review reports for potential substations.
Senior Project Engineer
BEng (Hons), MSc (Candidate)
Kishmala is currently pursuing Masters in ‘Sustainability Engineering’ from Heriot Watt University, to fulfil the ambition of playing an active role in transitioning the energy sector towards more reliable, resilient, and sustainable framework.
With experience of five years in energy sector, she has worked on business development along with project execution of flag-ship projects at K-Electric limited based in Karachi, Pakistan. Being associated with the only vertically integrated utility company of Pakistan, she has worked with cross-functional teams which made her more conscious about energy sector challenges while implementing cost-effective and environment friendly solutions. She has gained diverse experience of devising technical proposals and feasibility studies, evaluation of bids, conducting EIAs, tariff modelling, performing network studies, detail technical design reviews, root cause analysis of power plant and transmission network faults, project planning and management.
She has been in the core technical team of K-Electric’s state-of-art 900 MW project from inception to completion, which led her to gain project management acumen like never before. She has also worked in oil and gas sector, as planning engineer at Engro Vopak & Elengy Terminal based in Karachi, Pakistan, where she had an exposure to implementation of major digitalization projects.
The experience so far has led her to work with vendors from around the world like SIEMENS, GE, HEI, Mott Macdonald, Vopak, etc., which has served as a platform to learn about intriguing technologies and advancements.
Moreover, she has exceptional cross-cultural communication and leadership skills and has also been the cultural ambassador of Pakistan at Mississippi State University, USA.
Ayesha Sardar Siddiqui
Power System Consultant – Subcontractor
M.E.M. , B.E.
Ayesha is a passionate Electrical Engineer who has recently completed her Masters degree in Energy Management. During her degree course, she explored load scheduling methodologies for Demand Side Management using AI techniques. With two years of experience in Power Systems and the Energy sector, she has implemented Power System studies including arc flash, short circuit and protection co-ordination for several projects in the US.
Previously she has also been associated with a US based welfare organization, voluntarily working on the optimization of a 10.8 kW PV solar system installed at Bilquis Mushaf Hospital, Rashidabad, Pakistan.
Senior Power Systems Consultant
PhD, MSc, BSc
Caspar holds a BSc in Physics and an MSc in Sustainable Energy Technologies from the University of Warwick and a PhD from Imperial College London in Control and Power.
He has previously worked as a Research Associate at Imperial College London where his research focused on modelling and controller design of power converters for HVDC systems, such as off-shore windfarms, with an emphasis on harmonic analysis and power quality enhancement. He also has publications in active filter design and PV inverter design.
Since joining Blake Clough, he has worked on power systems studies for a variety of projects, including G99 grid code compliance studies, EMT simulation studies and harmonic filter design.
Power Systems Engineer
BSc (Hons), MSc (Hons), PhD (Candidate)
Mubashar holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering, MSc in Sustainable Electrical Power with Distinction, and currently, he is in the final stage of his PhD journey at Brunel University, London. His main areas of interest are power systems, Common Information Model (CIM), network data modelling, renewable energy integration, EV integration and smart power networks.
He has been with the College of Engineering, Design and Physical sciences at Brunel University London, as a researcher within the TDX-ASSIST project funded by EU Horizon 2020. This project focuses on the coordination of transmission and distribution data exchanges for renewables integration in the European marketplace.
In addition to his research work, Mubashar has taught several electrical engineering courses for different universities in London (undergraduate and graduate level), and has recently been involved as a teaching assistant in several courses at Brunel University London and Northeastern University London.
Senior Power System Protection Engineer – Subcontractor
Muzamil Faiz has over 14 years of experience in Power System protection, transmission system planning and switchgear design engineering.
Prior to joining Blake Clough Consulting, he worked with GEPCO (DNO in Pakistan) as Deputy Manager Transmission Planning, Assistant Manager Testing & Instrumentation also as Senior Protection Engineer.
He has completed multiple substation commissioning projects, medium term transmission system expansion plans, reactive power compensation assessments, induction of distributed generation in the network, protection coordination and arc flash studies. At Blake Clough, Muzamil is currently working on performing design calculations, performing and reviewing load flow studies, short circuit studies, arc flash and protection system coordination studies of renewable energy power plants and BESS
Power Systems Consultant – Subcontractor
Naseer holds a BEng. in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Power Systems Engineering. With 3 years’ experience in the energy sector, he has worked on technical sales and detailed technical design of various on-grid C&I sector solar projects along with project execution of many projects across Pakistan. He diverse experience in feasibility studies, performing network studies, detailed technical design reviews, energy project audits, project planning and management.
He has been involved in the development of Battery Energy Storage projects from inception to completion, leading EPC design and execution of various projects.
In addition, he has worked for Sawayra, a humanitarian, charity registered in the United States, for 2 years whilst a student from 2018 to 2020. His major contribution was voluntarily taking part in the optimization of a 10.8kW solar project at Bilquis Mushaf Hospital in Rashidabad, Pakistan.
Power Systems Consultant
MSc, BEng (Hons)
Muhammed holds a BEng. in Electrical Engineering and a Masters degree in Electrical Power Systems. He previously worked as an Electrical Building Services design engineer, He brings over 6 years of experience in the Middle East, including projects in UAE, Qatar, KSA, Egypt, and Singapore. He has performed delivery of high-quality technical design drawings and specifications to the required regulations and contributed to technical solutions on projects.
Muhammed has experience in using various software including ETAP, Amtech, Dialux EVO, Relux, Matlab, Simulink, Autocad, Revit, Naviswork and DIgSILENT.
Since joining Blake Clough, Muhammed has gained knowledge and experience in integrating renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar farms into the electrical network. He has also worked on several G99 grid connection and transmission applications for a variety of clients.
Senior Principle Power Systems Consultant
Loukas joined Blake Clough from UK Power Networks/Lightsource BP, where he worked as a Lead Network Planning Engineer. Loukas is an experienced Distribution Network Planning Engineer, with expertise from 400V to 132kV. Loukas holds a MEng from the National Technical University of Athens in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a MSc from University of Edinburgh in Sustainable Energy Systems.
In addition to connection design and assessments for generation and demand connecting to the distribution networks, Loukas is specialised in constraint modelling. Since joining Blake Clough, Loukas has completed a variety of power systems studies, including reactive power/ grid code compliance for offshore wind farms and onshore generation.