Director, Industrial Energy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Paro Konar is the Director for the Industrial Energy directorate, a role she job-shares with Stef Murphy.
The Industrial Energy Directorate is at the heart of BEIS Energy and Industrial policy, and is responsible for strategy, policy and delivery of decarbonisation policies to meet UK's legally binding net zero targets. This includes policies on industrial decarbonisation, delivery of the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund, Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage technology.
The directorate is also responsible for developing the policy framework for the production and use of low carbon Hydrogen and designing and implementing the UK’s Emissions Trading Scheme.
Paro's background is in the electricity sector where she spent the majority of her career, she received an OBE in 2018 for services to energy economics.