Sini Spets, Former Energy Executive from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, Sumitomo FW, and Wärtsilä, Joins Highview Power as Vice President of People and Strategy
Spets brings a history of corporate transformation, innovation, and globalization to company’s leadership team
LONDON – Highview Power, the global leader in long duration energy storage solutions, is pleased to announce that Ms. Sini Spets has joined Highview Power’s leadership team as Vice President of People and Strategy, effective April 15, 2021. Spets brings over 20 years of transformative human resources (HR) and business development experience leading change and globalisation at some of the world’s largest energy companies, like MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, Sumitomo SHI FW, and Wärtsilä Services. Her specialties include driving cultural changes, identifying new revenue streams, and introducing innovative ways of working and nurturing talent.
Before joining the Highview Power team, Spets was Head of People at MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, one of the world’s largest developers of wind turbines. She helped spearhead efforts to restructure the organization’s leadership as it prepared for the Vestas merger.
“Sini’s leadership and global expertise will be critical as we continue expanding our CRYOBattery™ long duration energy storage plants globally. She’ll help ensure linearity within our organization during our time of rapid growth,” said Javier Cavada, CEO and President of Highview Power. “Sini is a fantastic addition to our team and is as passionate about a carbon-free world as we are. We’re honoured to have someone of her calibre join us.”
Prior to Highview Power, Spets held several positions at Nokia HR over the course of her eight-year tenure at the tech company, where she provided operational and tactical support for business management in research and development, and manufacturing in Finland, Romania, and Colombia.
Spets joined Wärtsilä Services in 2008 as the business HR manager and ended her 10-year stint as the Vice President of Business Development, responsible for strategy, mergers, acquisitions, and software and analytics development. Her final position before MHI Vestas Offshore Wind was with Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW) as its Senior Vice President of Innovation and Human Resources. During her SFW career she created multiple new partnerships and business lines.
Spets earned a Master’s in Psychology from the University of Joensuu. In addition to her university degree, Spets has completed several trainings and certificate programs, including a two-year advanced organizational consulting program at Metanoia Institute and the Driving Innovation program, hosted by IMD and MIT Sloan.
Highview Power’s proprietary CRYOBattery™ technology utilizes air, which is cleaned, cooled, stored as a liquid, then converted back to gas to drive a turbine which produces electricity. It is the only long duration energy storage solution that is commercially available today that offers multiple gigawatt-hours of storage, is scalable with no size limitations or geographical constraints, and produces zero emissions.
About Highview Power
Highview Power is a developer of CRYOBattery™ long duration energy storage systems based on the company’s cryogenic energy storage technology, which uses liquid air as the storage medium and can deliver anywhere from 20 MW/100 MWh to more than 200 MW/2 GWh of energy and has a lifespan over 30 years. Developed using proven components from mature industries, it delivers pumped-hydro capabilities without geographical constraints and can be configured to convert waste heat and cold to power that delivers reliable and cost-effective long duration energy storage to enable a 100% renewable energy future. For more information, please visit http://www.highviewpower.com