A job of many outfits, Diana's story
Joined 2019, Australia – Having grown up spending a lot of time in the forests of the mid-western United States of America, with Aldo Leopold (the father of wildlife ecology) as one of my childhood heroes, I knew from an early age that I wanted to have a career in which I had a positive impact on the environment. My role at Lightsource bp gives me that in a multitude of different ways.
After spending years in the public sector, I knew I wanted to make the change to working in the renewable energy industry, but finding the right fit was really important to me. I chose Lightsource bp because the companies ethos aligns with my values and I knew that given the company’s drive, together we’d be able to make a material positive impact on the Australian energy market and the larger environment.
On only day four of the role I hopped on a plane to Queensland to run a community workshop for our 210MWdc Woolooga Solar Farm project and from the moment I was representing Lightsource bp to the community, I knew I had made the right choice.
In my role I have to wear many different hats in a day, from technical planning specialist, to community liaison officer, to environmental construction manager, so deciding what to wear in the morning can be a bit of a challenge! But I absolutely love the variety, and most importantly, knowing that through my work (no matter what hat I’m wearing) I’m having a positive impact on the business, the communities we operate within and the larger environment.
Diana Mitchell, Principal Environment Planner, Australia
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30 Nov, 2023
bp agrees to take full ownership of Lightsource bp
bp has agreed to acquire the 50.03% interest it does not already own in Lightsource bp, enabling Lightsource bp’s continuing growth and high performance.
29 Nov, 2023
Solar and nature in perfect harmony
SolarPower Europe have released this year’s entries for their 2023 photo competition, Lightsource bp has submitted three entries, showcasing our projects in the UK, Greece and
27 Nov, 2023
Team onboarding: Lightsource bp site visits in 2023
This year, Lightsource bp hosted eight onboarding solar site visits. A total of 285 team members, including 25 interns, were actively engaged in these informative sessions.
24 Nov, 2023
Lightsource bp celebrates two years in France
With a 700 MW solar project pipeline, our team in France is committed to actively contributing to a sustainable future powered by solar energy.
24 Nov, 2023
Lightsource bp announced as finalists at UK Business Awards
We are incredibly proud to announce that Lightsource bp has been announced as finalists in two categories in the UK Business Awards (UKBA) 2023.
23 Nov, 2023
Lightsource bp enables smaller businesses to access the benefits of solar
Inviting participants to join a collective, European multi-buyer corporate power purchase agreement (PPA) for a portfolio of solar assets.
16 Nov, 2023
Here’s what the electrical grid of the future looks like
Today’s grids were built for a different age. A grid powered by renewables looks very different – with energy storage playing a key role in balancing supply and demand.
15 Nov, 2023
30 team members receive SCQF Level 7 qualification
Lightsource bp is committed to supporting team members expanding their knowledge and skills, and we are proud to offer a range of learning and development opportunities to all
14 Nov, 2023
Be the change: philanthropy update
See how we have been giving back recently, from Lightsource Foundation news and events, to community projects.
10 Nov, 2023
How a global renewable target can supercharge the solar sector
Electricity was responsible for 28% of all greenhouse gas emissions in 2020. Fortunately, we have a scalable, proven and affordable solution – renewable energy.