RenewableUK has appointed four members to its board from companies including GE, National Grid and ScottishPower.
Anne-Marie Coyle from GE Renewable Energy has been elected to the board for the first time, while Roisin Quinn from National Grid, Andy Raey from Associated British Ports and Kate Turner from ScottishPower Renewables have been re-elected.
“I’m very pleased that Andy, Anne-Marie, Kate and Roisin have been successful in this election. Each of them brings a wealth of knowledge and valuable experience to our organisation which will help us to continue to grow successfully by implementing our 5-year plan for expansion,” RenewableUK CEO Dan McGrail said.
“They’re helping to steer the Board at a time when the urgent need to speed up the delivery of low-cost electricity from secure clean sources has never been greater. This will move the UK closer towards energy independence as well as taking practical action at scale on climate change.”
Quinn is director of customer connections for National Grid’s Electricity Transmission business, having formerly worked as head of national control for the ESO. In 2020, Current± caught up with her to discuss balancing the grid during the first spring and summer periods of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Raey has been Associated British Ports’ head of offshore wind since October 2020, having previously worked in offshore wind for a decade including roles at A2SEA and the DEME Group.
Turner is director of ScottishPower Renewables’ policy and regulatory team, where she covers government energy policy, grid, planning, consenting and aviation matters across the UK for the company’s onshore and offshore renewables projects.
Coyle is GE’s offshore wind sales director UK, and has a career that spans the development of Scroby Sands in 1998 and the launch of the Haliade-X offshore wind turbine technology platform.
“After more than 20 years working in the UK renewable industry in both on and offshore wind, I was compelled to act and to offer my energetic services to support our industry as a RenewableUK Board member,” she said.
“I’m honoured to have been elected at a time when the drive for growth to deliver our renewable energy targets and domestic supply chain poses both amazing opportunities and unprecedented challenges. In conjunction with the stellar improvements in technology, LCOE and the general economic environment, I believe our industry needs collective realism, practical solutions and meaningful collaboration.”
RenewableUK’s most recent work has included producing a plan that would allow renewables to displace gas power in five years and repeated calls on the government to support onshore wind.