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Limejump is a technology platform that manages a large renewable energy network. Our portfolio delivers clean energy to businesses and homes, using renewables and stored energy when it’s needed to meet demand.
Limejump connects and manages 100% renewable energy through the intelligent control of renewable generators, such as wind turbines and solar panels. We work closely with renewable asset owners, buying their energy and then selling it in to the UK’s grid, giving them simple access to the power market. But, the sun isn’t always shining and the wind isn’t always blowing. We must therefore capture energy for times when there is high demand. By harnessing big data and renewable technology, we accelerate the UK’s transition to net zero carbon emissions.
As more and more distributed renewable electricity generators integrate on to the grid, it becomes a greater challenge to keep the balance required for a resilient network. Historically, coal was burned day and night to meet supply and demand, transitioning to renewables has led to an increasingly volatile network as renewable sources, such as the wind and sun, are not always out in force. We need to create a grid that is flexible, capturing renewable generation within flexible devices, such as batteries when demand is low and ensuring we can discharge these flexible assets at times of peak demand alongside our extensive renewable generation portfolio. Technology holds the key to a 100% renewable energy future.
Since Limejump was founded, we have been on a mission to optimise 100% renewable energy through an intelligent virtual grid. We have made huge steps over recent years in achieving this:
Battery & Peaking capacity
We still have a way to go as an industry. But, the energy transition is gathering pace and Limejump is in pole position to support the growing renewables and battery integration:
Our technology empowers our customers, it enables them to be part of the clean energy revolution – integrating more and more renewable generation across the UK.
We will power businesses and homes with renewable energy, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Technology holds the key to a renewable future, this is why Limejump has built a scalable and agile platform that will optimise generation and flexible assets in real time.
We will achieve our vision through collaboration with generators and asset owners. We will continue to offer generators transparent and sophisticated access to the energy market while also intelligently controlling our Battery & Peaking portfolio on behalf of asset owners. We are actively supporting the wider grid with much needed flexibility and delivering renewable energy to end users in real time.
This holistic approach will enable us to realise our vision for a 100% renewable energy future.
Limejump has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell since 2019, and is a part of Shell’s Renewables & Energy Solutions division. Shell is supporting Limejump to drive its intelligent technology platform to new heights, enabling us to continue our mission to revolutionise the energy industry and optimise 100% renewable energy. Together, we are focused on three main objectives; paving the way to a more sustainable energy future, maximising revenue streams for all decentralised asset owners and utilising data science and technology to enhance the interplay between renewable supply, demand flexibility and energy storage.
Catherine joined Limejump in February 2020. After a short stint as COO, Catherine quickly became CEO in July 2020. Catherine is driving forward Limejump’s strategy and vision to optimise 100% renewable energy.
Since her arrival, Limejump’s alignment with Shell has been a source of strength and a force in the industry, proved by the Minety Penso deal where Limejump will trade and optmise Europe’s largest battery.
Previous to Limejump, Catherine spent 11 years at Gazprom Marketing and Trading. During this time Catherine held a variety of roles – most noteworthy being COO of Trading and Director of Global IT and Delivery. Prior to her 20+ years in energy trading, her career started in bioinformatics at Pfizer. This initial career choice followed her BSc (Hons) in Genetics and MSc in Bioinformatics in 1998, both from the University of Manchester.
Catherine enjoys spending time with her family, keeping fit, gardening and cooking. She is a mental health first aider and is a strong advocate for keeping ‘the balance’ right in life.
Fred joined Limejump in March 2021 as CTO with the goal to mature and scale up the technology stack & underlying processes, as part of the company’s ambitious growth plans within the global distributed energy market.
Previous to Limejump, Fred spent 10 years at Gazprom Energy in a number of roles across technology and internal consultancy, gaining experience of B2B energy supply in both the UK and wider western European markets. During this time he completed an MBA at the University of Manchester, where he had previously gained an BSc (Hons) in Medicinal Chemistry, to complement his CIMA Dip MA completed earlier in his career as a financial analyst.
Outside of work, Fred is kept busy with a young family, which accounts for much of his spare time alongside occasionally getting to watch rugby. He has a keen personal interest in technology, so can often be found tinkering with development boards and other side projects.
Shahid joined Limejump in 2019 as Legal Counsel and was appointed COO in 2020. As the company’s Chief Operating Officer, Shahid is responsible for all operational and commercial functions, including business development, account management, engineering and trading & analytics.
Before joining Limejump he was a Commercial and Regulatory Lawyer at npower Business Solutions and a Commercial and Regulatory Disputes Lawyer at Bond Dickinson. Here he advised a number of businesses in the energy sector and undertook a secondment with Centrica, one of the largest power businesses in the UK at the time.
In his spare time Shahid regularly visits his home in Yorkshire and enjoys getting out on his bike in both the city and surrounding counties.
Head of People
Nathalie joined Limejump in February 2019 as Head of People. She is passionate about ensuring Limejump has the best talent in the tech and energy world. Nathalie has built a very passionate People Team that strives to ensure every day is a great day at Limejump by delivering an exceptional employee experience.
Nathalie has almost 20 years of HR experience across a variety of industries including financial services, blue chip telecoms and notably three years at 10 Downing Street, working closely with some of the most senior stakeholders in government.
In her spare time Nathalie likes nothing more than staying active and spending time with her family.
Dan Perrett joined Limejump in 2018 as the Director of Finance, later becoming the CFO in 2019. Since joining Limejump, Dan has been pivotal in the scaling up of the business, as it blossomed from a start-up to scale-up enterprise – most notably playing a crucial role during the acquisition of Limejump by Shell in 2019.
Before joining Limejump, Dan was Financial Director at RINA, where he established himself as a key member of the leadership team, taking financial responsibility for a €90m turnover division across four business lines in the EMEA region. Dan started his career at Sky, where he spent seven years in a number of financial positions.
Outside of work you will normally find Dan on his local golf course, a sport in which he used to be a Pro, being a regular feature on the PGA EuroPro Tours. When not on the green, Dan enjoys spending time with his family travelling around the UK and Europe in his vintage caravan.
Head of Legal
Claudia joined Limejump in April 2020 as our first Head of Legal. Claudia and her team support all business divisions at Limejump, assisting with anything from commercial agreements to regulatory compliance.
Claudia has worked in the energy and utilities industry for a number of years, spending two years as Head of legal at Hudson Energy, who were acquired by Shell back in 2019. Before that she was Legal Counsel at EDF Energy within the Retail and Export teams. Prior to these roles, Claudia worked as a Solicitor in two leading international law firms. She is fluent in German and has lived in Bonn, Germany.
In her spare time, Claudia enjoys yoga, horse riding and spending time with her two young boys.
Our journey so far!
200MW+ PPAs added to Limejump’s platform
First subsidy-free wind farm entered the BM
Limejump answers ODFM request
Integration of Limejump & Shell trading desk
Shell acquires Limejump
Winners of SP & Platts Global’s ‘Energy Rising Star Award’ and Bloomberg’s ‘New Energy Pioneer Award’
Limejump is the biggest battery optimiser in the UK
Limejump is first to bring aggregated unit into BM market
The Limejump team expands to 50 people
Limejump’s platform begins running real-time algorithms
Limejump’s offering expands, with participation in the Capacity Market Auction alongside PPA and FR Services
Limejump wins BusinessGreen ‘Innovation of the Year’ Award
Winners of ‘British Renewable Energy Innovation of the year’ at REA Awards 2016
Limejump optimises its first battery
First fully dynamic 24/7 contracts enabled our platform to take shape, allowing us to regularly trade our clients’ assets
BusinessGreen Technology Awards 2015 winner – ‘Smart Grid Technology of the year’
First Static FFR contract
Limejump trades its first PPA
Limejump obtains an electricity supply license
Limejump team expands to 5 people
First customers onboarded onto platform
Limejump is founded