Sonja Bedford MBE

Sonya is a Partner with Stephens Scown solicitors; a Non-Executive Director at Regen SW; a Director at Exeter Community Energy and South Dartmoor Community Energy; is on the board for the Sustainability Institute and the committee for her local branch of the Energy Institute, vice Chair of Green Wedmore. Sonya is currently undertaking her MSc in Renewable Energy at the Centre for Alternative Technology.

Her strengths lie in dealing with hydro, wind, solar PV, biomass and anaerobic digestion from construction/funding and EPC work to technology advice and energy plans.

Her recent experience also includes acting for over 20 community energy groups – from set up/funding/site acquisition to development and subsequent generation.

In November 2017 Sonya was awarded Community Energy Champion by Community Energy England, Energy Champion by the Energy Institute and Environmental Champion by the Devon Environmental Business Initiative (DEBI). In 2018 Sonya was awarded an MBE for services to Renewable Energy.