Low Carbon, a global renewable energy company, has appointed Siobhan Temple as its chief technology officer.

Temple will lead the development of the technology and data platforms that underpin Low Carbon’s ambitious growth agenda, to support the acceleration of the strategy through data insight and innovation.

Prior to joining Low Carbon, Siobhan held technology leadership roles at Centrica and KPMG covering all areas of the technology landscape. Earlier in her career, she worked in finance and risk management, qualifying as a chartered accountant with PwC in South Africa before transferring to the London office in 2002.

Temple said: “I am thrilled to be joining Low Carbon as it scales up to deliver 20 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030. As a purpose-led company, Low Carbon has an impressive track record of delivering projects.

“I look forward to supporting the company’s growth strategy, using the power of technology to expand into new territories and build out new renewable energy capacity globally.”

Roy Bedlow, founder and chief executive of Low Carbon said: “At Low Carbon we are building a net-zero company that will power tomorrow and protect the planet for future generations. Siobhan’s experience in leading organisations through digital transformation will be invaluable, and will help us to achieve our goal of creating 20GW of new renewable energy capacity and achieving net zero by the end of the decade.

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“Currently, Low Carbon is managing more than 1TB of data from operational renewable energy assets. Optimising this data will better enable us to develop, construct and operate renewable energy at scale for the benefit of our investment partners and the planet.”

Her appointment at Low Carbon follows the recent announcement of the construction of seven new large-scale solar farms in the UK and the Netherlands, using the business’s multi-bank financing facility from NatWest, Lloyds Bank, and AIB.

Announced in September 2022, the facility is targeting 1GW of solar capacity, as part of Low Carbon’s target to create 20GW of new renewable energy capacity by the end of the decade. Late last year, Low Carbon also announced that it will be constructing 1GW of onshore wind projects in Romania.

A B-certified corporation, Low Carbon was founded to make the biggest impact it can against climate change through the creation of renewable energy at scale.

As it embarks on an ambitious growth plan to create 20GW of new renewable energy capacity and achieve net zero by 2030, data will form a key part of Low Carbon’s world class execution and readiness to operate its growing international portfolio across the UK and Europe including Romania, Finland, Sweden, and Germany.

The use of data will help to maximise financial performance, enhance investor returns and increase the company’s impact on climate change.

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Low Carbon was established in 2011 and is based in London.