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Speaker detail

  • James Grinnell
  • Head of Water
  • Dubai Regulatory Supervisory Bureau, United Arab Emirates

James is an utilities professional with 20 years of international experience gained across the UK, EU and Middle East. Currently the Head of Water at the Regulatory and Supervisory Bureau for the Electricity and Water Sector in Dubai, James develops and implements regulations to support Dubai’s Clean Energy Strategy with a particular focus on IWPP’s, Energy Service Companies (ESCO’s) and District Cooling. Prior to joining the RSB James held a number of high profile positions in UK water companies influencing the development of regulation for price reviews, competition, asset management, and water resource management. He has represented the UK water industry in the UK and in Europe. James holds a BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering, is an Alumni of the London Business School and a Certified Energy Manager.