Sonya Bedford

Partner, Stephens Scown 

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. 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.

With Sonya’s leadership, the Energy Team has gone from strength to strength over the last six years: from seeing its first 1.5 MW solar farm in 2010 to now being responsible for over 500MW of renewable energy projects.