Barry O’Regan is Finance Director of SSE Renewables as well as Group Finance Director at SSE plc for Corporate Finance, and is responsible for investments and acquisitions in the renewable energy sector consistent with the company’s strategy as well as group M&A activities, investment appraisal and credit ratings.
Barry trained as a chartered accountant with Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Dublin before joining Airtricity in 2005. He has around 15 years’ experience working in the Energy sector holding various roles in financial control, corporate finance and treasury. He is also a Director on a number of Joint Venture Boards.
There is ever increasing competition for assets as more financiers look to fund the energy transition. In order to add to their portfolios, investors who traditionally have bought assets upon construction are now getting involved earlier in the process. How is this going to affect ownership models? Is this going to bring about the end of the asset rotation model?