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Kevin Welstead

Sector Director EV
SSE Enterprise Utilities
Kevin Welstead has been working with SSE for over 30 years. His career spans from Networks, where he operated and managed the distribution networks, to running the Lighting PFI Businesses, to now leading the EV business in SSE Distributed Energy (DE). In his current role, Kevin has focused on delivering key charging infrastructure for buses and fleets, shaping SSE DE electric vehicle strategy and propositions, in particular on Ultra Rapid Charging EV Hubs, Fleet depots and innovative solutions for e-bus depots. Based on his previous network experience and electrical engineering foundation, he has developed a unique proposition, linking EV infrastructure with solar, battery storage, 5G and micro data to deliver a ‘whole system thinking’ approach for business and communities. Kevin has innovation and collaboration at the heart of everything he does and this brought him to lead a ‘first of a kind’ B2G innovation project, working in conjunction with key partners.