Enel Green Power (EGP) has named Paolo Romanacci as the new head of the company’s fast-growing renewable power generation business in North America. He replaces Georgios Papadimitriou, who held the position since September 2018.

“Paolo Romanacci has proven himself a talented, effective leader with a wide range of experience across EGP business units,” said Enrico Viale, head of Enel North America.

Romanacci most recently served as chief of renewable project execution overseeing the company’s wind, solar, and battery storage construction in Africa, Asia, Central and North America.

The Italian group’s renewables arm has 2.5GW of new wind and solar capacity under construction in Canada and the US along with 600MW of battery storage capacity. EGP claims a “mature development pipeline” in the region of 12GW, with 6.5GW of new capacity targeted by the end of 2024.

In the US, EGP has been among the most ambitious wind and solar developers since 2019, along with NextEra Energy Resources, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Energy, Avangrid Renewables and Engie.

EGP operates 55 renewables facilities including geothermal there in 14 states totalling 6.4GW capacity, according to its website. It is a major wind player in Texas and Oklahoma, the nation’s number one and three state markets.