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14 August 2023, Milton Keynes, UK: IMServ, the UK’s leading energy data collection and metering specialist, has appointed Lacey Montague as Chief Strategy Officer to drive new growth across the energy sector.

In this new role, Lacey will be responsible for IMServ’s corporate planning, strategy formulation and management. She will also oversee and manage new product development for the energy market, helping consumers to use energy more efficiently and intelligently as the country works to decarbonise its economy.

Lacey brings more than 15 years’ experience in the utilities industry. Having begun her career at nPower, Lacey went on to hold senior roles at Evolve Analytics, Gentrack and Social Energy and provided strategic advisory to Zoa, a spin-out of Bulb Energy.

IMServ is the UK leader in energy data collection using Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI) and smart metering and is at the forefront of working through the implementation of Market-wide Half-Hourly Settlement (MHHS), which will contribute to a more cost-effective electricity system and will encourage more flexible use of energy.

Steve Brown, CEO of IMServ, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Lacey to the IMServ team. As our business ambitions grow to new heights and opportunities within the UK energy market multiply, so does our expert leadership team in order to best position ourselves in the fast-evolving energy market.

“Lacey will play an instrumental role in IMServ’s future to deliver on strategic priorities for digitalisation and client value creation, aiding us to reach new milestones and revolutionise the digital energy services landscape in the UK.

“I look forward to working with her. I believe that her expertise will be a core driving force behind our vision of becoming the UK’s largest provider of digital energy services and energy efficiency, and helping our customers reduce their carbon footprint while they navigate a shifting regulatory landscape.”

Lacey Montague said: “The energy industry is going through a significant transition as we build momentum towards a cleaner and greener planet, and as new technology and services flood the market. Challenges are hitting us from all sides.

“Meeting these challenges will depend on a large amount of critical, granular, and accurate data to be collected, managed, and used to deliver truly valuable insight.

“IMServ has been an ever-evolving fixture within the energy industry. I am excited to be joining a business with so much expertise, to have the opportunity to build on this and help customers respond to an influx of market changes.”

“The MHHS programme is a key example of this and I’m looking forward to enhancing our proposition in this area, allowing our customers to transform how they monitor and analyse their data, whilst complying fully with the regulatory change,” she added.

In her short time at IMServ so far, Lacey has already been involved with the recent acquisition of Power Data Associates.

IMServ is backed by Bluewater, a global private equity firm for the energy transition.

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