About the team

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Ralph Watts

Technical Director

Ralph has a degree in Applied Physics, and has extensive experience in the energy sector in particular in the nuclear industry working for UKAEA at Winfrith, and in Canada.  While studying for his Masters in the 80s he learned about what was then called Global Warming, this sparked his interest in renewable energy.  DCE is delighted that he is now applying his extensive energy management experience to developing community renewable energy in Dorset.

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John Scott

Asset Manager

John is an Engineer: qualified in Aeronautical Engineering with a Masters in Project Management. John has extensive project management experience, spent 24 year in the Army, and designed, manufactured and produced a range of unique vehicles as the Operations Director for General Dynamics, Universal Engineering and Force Protection Europe.  Since 2012, John has been involved with the installation, maintenance and repair of Solar PV systems. He is passionate about the environment and also runs a sustainable fashion and fabrics brand based in Dorset.

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Lucy Beasley


DCE Secretary Lucy’s background is in data management but her true love is the outdoors and when she isn’t answering your emails and enquiries, you’ll most often find her in the sea, foraging in the woods or exploring the coast.