According to an internal email that was seen by Reuters, Laura Folse, the head of the wind energy business of BP is set to retire at the end of the month, three years after taking the position.
Folse joined BP way back in 1982. The memo said that she will be replaced by Al Vickers. Vickers is currently working as the head of technical operations across the oil and gas, or upstream business of the BP. He will reportedly be based in Houston.
The wind division of BP includes 11 onshore wind farms that are operating in the United States of America. It is considered as one of the biggest renewable energy businesses among the top oil and gas producers across the globe. It has a generating capacity of around 1,800 megawatts.
In the email that was provided by a company spokesperson, the head of alternative energy of BP, Dev Sanyal, stated: “Laura has been instrumental in significantly increasing the performance of the business, driving a culture of safety and compliance, and leading the industry in operational and industrial metrics.”
BP is based in London and its European peers including Total and Royal Dutch Shell, are striving to rapidly improve their renewable operations as economies try to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in order to combat climate change.