Michaela Cryar leads and manages Younity, the community energy joint venture between Midcounties Cooperative and Octopus Energy in the UK. She is responsible for leading the business planning and strategy to increase awareness of community energy to support the growth of the sector. Younity works with 1/3 of the UK community energy sector via power purchase agreements, supporting over 200 solar, wind and hydro assets. Michaela has a wide range of experience in the energy field, having held various positions at BP PLC, Npower Lmited, WINGAS UK Ltd, and EnergyQuote JHA.
Michaela holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and Geography from the University of Manchester.