SSE Renewables gets a new MD

SSE has announced that Stephen Wheeler is to be appointed as MD, SSE Renewables, following Jim Smith’s decision to step down from his role and retire.

Wheeler is currently MD of SSE Thermal, where he is focused on decarbonising the company’s flexible generation, energy-from-waste and energy storage portfolio, and driving the transition to a net-zero future. He was part of the successful management team that grew the Airtricity renewable energy platform before SSE acquired it in 2008. Before joining Airtricity, he spent over a decade working with ABB and Siemens.

SSE Renewables has the largest offshore wind pipeline including developing and building the largest offshore wind farm in the world at Dogger Bank. In the last year SSE has begun to export SSE Renewables’ capabilities in offshore wind development, construction and operation to international markets where it sees growth opportunities

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