A Better Future Quicker: Scottish Power Renewables and the Race to Net Zero
Engineering Scotland’s The Road Ahead – Innovation Lecture 2021 on Monday 24th May was delivered by Lindsay McQuade, CEO of ScottishPower Renewables. This event was very well received, and was followed by a very lively and informative Q&A session.
Lindsay explained how investing in green generation has long been the focus of ScottishPower’s strategy, but as we move to decarbonise the electricity system, she described the opportunities and challenges which the Race to Net Zero presents.
This Lecture was kindly facilitated online by The University of Strathclyde.
Delivering clean, green electricity to homes and businesses is the key objective of ScottishPower Renewables, under the direction of CEO Lindsay McQuade, appointed in February 2018. Lindsay is responsible for ScottishPower Renewables’ fleet of over 2GW of renewable generation and future developments of wind, storage and solar plant across the UK and Ireland.
Prior to her appointment as CEO, Lindsay was the Policy & Innovation Director of ScottishPower Renewables, having held a number of strategic roles across ScottishPower over the last 20 years. Lindsay is a board director of Renewable UK, helping to shape and inform the policy and regulatory environment for deployment and integration of cost-effective, low carbon, renewable generation across the UK, as well as promoting the industrial benefits delivered by investment in renewable energy generation across the UK.
She’s also the Chair of SafetyOn, the health and safety organisation for the Onshore wind sector. She holds a BA(Hons) in Economics from the University of Strathclyde, qualified as an Associate Member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers, and has taken part in the 4th edition of the Energising Leadership Programme with ESADE Business School and the 7th edition of the Global Leadership Programme with IMD Business School.