Highview Power, an international energy storage specialist, has today announced that Dr Javier Cavada Camino is to join the company as its new Chief Executive Officer and President.
Cavada will drive the international deployment of Highview Power’s proprietary liquid air energy storage (LAES) technology and execute the company’s ambitious 10-year global expansion strategy. He will lead a team across the company’s United Kingdom headquarters in London and United States offices in New York.
He said: “Without any doubt the world has started a fast transition towards renewable energy and Highview Power has developed its liquid air energy storage technology to provide long duration storage without siting limitations that can absorb the natural intermittencies from wind and solar power, thus enabling greater renewables integration.
“This creates a historic opportunity to increase the speed of this transition, by combining LAES technology with renewables and other smart and flexible sources of energy. I have been impressed by the expertise, motivation and ambition from the people at Highview Power and it will be my honour to embark on this quest together to make a disruptive impact on the market and provide a better future for upcoming generations.”
Current Highview Power CEO Gareth Brett will become Vice Chairman when Javier Cavada joins the company in September 2018. Brett has led the company for 10 years during which time he has taken Highview Power’s LAES technology from development to demonstration and established the first two fully operational LAES plants in the world.
Colin Roy, Chairman at Highview Power, comments: “Javier has achieved spectacular results at a world class company and established a name for himself as a visionary leader within the global power sector. A central part of his vision is the critical role of long duration storage.
“It is exactly this top-level experience of global energy systems and his will to challenge and change established structures that will help Highview Power establish itself as a market leader for utility scale energy storage solutions. It is my great pleasure to welcome Javier Cavada to become our CEO and President.”