ABB appoints new General Manager for its UK Grid Systems business
- Published: Monday, 10 September 2012 11:52
Stephanie McGregor has joined ABB from Ofgem to drive the growth of ABB’s UK base as a centre of excellence for grid systems technology and project delivery ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has appointed Stephanie McGregor as General Manager of its UK Grid Systems business.
Stephanie McGregor has joined ABB from the UK regulator Ofgem, where she was director for Offshore Transmission. This new role will bring her industry knowledge as well as considerable contracts and project management experience to bear on driving the growth of ABB’s Grid Systems business, especially in consolidating its position as a centre of excellence for grid technology based on the implementation of a portfolio of leading edge solutions including HVDC, FACTS, power cabling, offshore wind connections and energy storage.
Stephanie’s main role will be to lead the ABB Grid Systems team working on the design, engineering, project management and delivery of major projects crucial to upgrade and enhance the UK’s high-voltage power transmission and distribution infrastructure. A particular focus for the team is on integrating the rapidly growing levels of renewable energy generation that are starting to play an increasingly important role in the overall energy mix. This includes meeting the challenge of providing effective, reliable and efficient power transmission solutions for a wide variety of renewable energy schemes, such as offshore and onshore wind and wave/tidal schemes which are often located in remote areas, distant from the population centres where the energy is needed.
Grid Systems is one of four business units within ABB’s Power Systems business alongside Substations, Network Management and Power Generation.
Stephanie will report to Stephen Trotter, Managing Director for ABB’s Power Systems business in UK & Ireland. She will be part of the UK Power Systems management team as well as a member of the global Grid Systems management team.
Stephanie’s appointment is part of the ongoing growth and recruitment of the Grid Systems team in the UK and is part of ABB’s strategy of establishing local engineering and delivery capabilities in key markets to back up its global investment in R&D and manufacturing.