Paul Cooley

Director of Capital Projects, SSE Renewables

Paul Cooley is Director of Capital Projects at SSE Renewables and is responsible for delivering the company’s pipeline of new renewable energy developments including over 7GW of offshore wind energy in development in the UK and Ireland, the largest such pipeline of any developer operating in both markets. Part of the FTSE-listed SSE plc, SSE Renewables is the leading developer and operator of renewable energy across the UK and Ireland, with an operational portfolio of around 4GW of onshore wind, offshore wind and hydro. Prior to joining SSE, Paul was Northern Ireland General Manager and Electrical Engineering Manager at Airtricity. Paul joined the energy industry from the chemicals and manufacturing sector where he held various senior management positions including operational, regulatory and engineering management roles at DuPont and the Quinn Group. He has an honours degree in Electrical Engineering from Queens University, Belfast.