Stephen Wheeler

Managing Director, SSE Renewables

Stephen Wheeler is Managing Director of SSE Renewables, the leading developer, owner and operator of renewable energy across the UK and Ireland, with a portfolio of around 4GW of onshore wind, offshore wind and hydro. Together with his team Stephen is responsible for delivering SSE Renewables’ strategy to drive the transition to a net zero future through the world class development, construction and operation of renewable energy assets. Stephen was previously Managing Director of SSE Thermal, focused on decarbonising the company’s flexible generation and energy storage portfolio, as well as Managing Director of SSE Ireland and General Manager for Ireland of SSE Renewables, leading the company’s wind farm projects across the island. Before joining SSE, spent over 10 years working with ABB and Siemens internationally, specialising in the development and construction of thermal generation assets. Stephen is a graduate of Electrical Engineering at University College Dublin, with an MBA from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, and a past Chairman of Wind Energy Ireland (WEI).