Meet the Team: Lydia McKey, Graduate Engineer Energy Storage

At OWC, our teams are constantly expanding, into more locations, in expertise and in sectors of influence, so that our people can truly drive safety and sustainability across our energy and oceans.

Our people are at the heart of what we do, and we invite you to get to know our team members so you can meet the energy behind change. This week, we introduce a brand-new member of OWC, Lydia McKey, Graduate Engineer in Energy Storage.

Position: Graduate Engineer, Energy Storage

Office: London

Hobbies: Wild swimming, reading, hiking, cycling, cooking and skiing.

Favourite book: The Harry Potter series.

What does your day-to-day look like at OWC?

Each day has been varied so far, I am still undertaking a lot of training or supporting my team in their projects and proposals.

What inspired you to join the industry?

I enjoy solving problems and puzzles and to me, the energy transition is one of the greatest technical challenges we are facing. In this industry I get to also combine my love of the planet and wanting to be a part of people who strive to end climate change.

Can you tell us about something exciting you are working on right now?

I just finished helping draft a proposal for an exciting bid focussed on grid stability technologies specifically synchronous condensers which would be interesting to work on. I also recently worked on a Technical Due Diligence report and am now supporting a biding application for a Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) project in South Africa.

What does the future look like in energy and oceans?

The energy system is adapting to the integration of intermittent renewables, and I can’t say for certain what it will look like except a lot more complex. To reach are Net Zero targets it will take a multi-disciplinary approach with varying technologies bespoke to each application.