Gary Bills, who has more than 15 years of experience in renewables, will lead Ignitis Renewables wind and solar energy projects. The renewable energy professional from the UK has broad knowledge and intricacies of developing and constructing renewable energy projects. Additionally with such a long time in the renewable energy sector he has developed an ability to build business relationships that guarantee long-term partnerships and business growth.

“We are delighted that more and more renewable energy professionals from all over Europe are attracted to joining our international team. Gary Bills’ expertise is essential to achieve Ignitis Group’s key strategic goal of reaching 4 gigawatts (GW) of installed green generation capacity by 2030. We are expanding further and continuing our search for international professionals who will contribute to the historic transformation of the energy sector,” says Thierry Aelens, CEO of Ignitis Renewables.

Over the last few years, Gary Bills has worked as Project Director in Morocco, Ghana, Japan, Asia, the UK as well as Ireland, Sweden, the Balkans, the USA, Ukraine, Argentina and Mexico. He spent 6 years in renewable energy consulting and has worked for Nordex, one of the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturers.

At Ignitis Renewables, Gary Bills will take up the position of Chief Operating Officer for wind and solar development from 30 May and will be responsible for the preparation of the Lithuanian offshore wind project in the Baltic Sea, which will start next year, with a maximum capacity of 700 megawatts (MW) as well as for the identification and development of other wind and solar projects.

“The Baltic countries have a significant untapped potential for additional renewable projects at scale. My role will be to ensure Ignitis is ready to take on the challenge of developing these  projects and recruiting the potential. I believe that my team we will achieve success and to build a good track record that we can be proud of,” says Gary Bills.

In March, Thierry Aelens was appointed as CEO of Ignitis Renewables, an international energy company. He has unique experience in developing offshore wind energy projects and has been directly involved in the implementation of more than 5,000 MW of renewable energy projects. He is an experienced top-level manager with experience in business development, large project implementation, engineering, and offshore wind farm construction.