Alan Richards, Research Manager

Alan Richards heads up Utilyx’s energy commodities research desk which plays a key role in helping clients take the right decisions on energy.

Alan oversees all aspects of the team’s energy market analysis, research and consultancy. Its work includes the publication of short and long-term analysis reports; scenario building; price forecasts for renewable project feasibility studies; asset evaluation; and policy briefing documents. 

Alan has more than five years’ experience in the energy sector and significant knowledge of analysing wholesale energy markets. 

He joined Utilyx in 2014 as a Senior Energy Analyst looking at oil, gas, power and coal market fundamentals and analysing changes in energy policy and the impact on customers.

He had previously been a Senior Gas Market Analyst for the European Natural Gas/Global LNG reports and also worked as a Research Analyst for the UK Government’s Department for International Development.

Alan graduated in Geography from University College London and also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Economics and an MSc in Environmental Technology.