GE Renewable Energy
CEO - Onshore Wind, Europe & SSA
Peter Wells is the CEO of Onshore Wind, Europe and Sub Saharan Africa, for GE Renewable Energy. Peter joined GE’s Onshore Wind team from Vestas, where he was the Senior Vice President and COO for Services and Projects, for Vestas Americas. In this role, he was responsible for all Projects & Services operations in the US and Canada, and led the integration of UpWind Solutions into the broader service organization, improving top line growth and margins, establishing the Vestas repowering model for the US market, and introducing new operating models with digital tools. Peter spent five years with UpWind, where he was CEO, growing the business 10X to create the leading Independent Service Provider in the US market, before successfully selling the business to Vestas in 2015. Prior to his move to UpWind, Peter spent ten years with GE in a variety of roles, including Six Sigma, Marketing, Parts GM, and VP New Plant Project Operations in various GE Energy business units. Peter, who is originally from the UK, previously spent time at a variety of European companies, mostly in the EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) space as a Chartered Surveyor, dealing with the commercial management of large and complex infrastructure projects. Peter is currently a Board Member of Wind Europe, and was previously a Board Member of the Wind Energy Foundation and AWEA in the United States.