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Hildagarde McCarville has been appointed as CEO of Anesco as Mark Futyan embarks on a new career as a professional non-executive director.

She joins Anesco from French transnational resource management company Veolia Environment, where she worked as CEO of Veolia in the Netherlands for eight years from April 2014. Prior to this, McCarville served as managing director of Dalkia, an energy services firm specialising in energy efficiency.

“I’m delighted to join Anesco and an international team that is so passionate about accelerating the energy transition. Over the last decade, Anesco has established a reputation for the development and deployment of pioneering technical and digital solutions, which have contributed to a more sustainable, low-carbon future,” said Hildagarde.

“Recent global events only reinforce the urgent need to decarbonise further and to accelerate the transition towards decentralised renewable energy and storage solutions.”

Anesco has been growing its renewable portfolio in recent months and just last month signed its first battery optimisation deal with Gresham House, for two assets with a combined capacity of 15MW for example.

Elsewhere, Anesco had its first battery energy storage facility in Scotland approved in November, with the 50MW site set to be built close the Rothienorman village in North East Scotland. 2022 was a busy year for the company, with developments including selling its 20MW Devon-based site to Gresham House in August and Shell confirming it was intending to purchase 100MW of solar farms developed by Anesco in the same month.

“Anesco’s position as a market leader in renewable energy and energy efficiency, operating from offices in the UK, Netherlands and Germany, will be further reinforced under Hildagarde’s leadership,” commented Luis Pais Correia, chairman of Anesco.

“We’ll also continue to explore the synergies with the other portfolio companies of Ara Partners, building global leaders in decarbonisation.”

Futyan will stay on at Anesco as a non-executive director, as well as joining the board of energy data platform Origami.

This article originally appeared on Solar Power Portal’s sister site Current±.