Awaiting a Renewable Energy Future

Enel Green Power take part in a renewable energy conference in which some of the sector’s key players took a look at current market trends and corporate strategies within the international renewable energy industry.

What does the future of renewable energy hold in store? What strategies are green energy businesses implementing internationally? In an age in which renewable energy has become central to the global energy market, these questions have become increasingly important due to the local and global effects of an increase in installed renewable capacity over the last two years, despite a reduction in investment.

At The Global Renewable Energy Industry: Companies’ Strategies and Market Trends conference, which was held on 27 March in Brussels, some of the sector’s key players answered these questions and took a look at current market trends and corporate strategies within the international renewable energy industry.

Enel Green Power was among them, with its Head of External Relations Andrea Falessi, who took part in a debate on global trends in the renewable industry together with Gaetan Masson of the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA), Justin Wilkes of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), Holger Gassner of RWE Innogy, Pier Francesco Rimbotti of Italian renewable industry association Assorinnovabili, and Abengoa Solar’s market strategy director Elisa Prieto Casana.

‘The reduction of generation costs produced by large-scale supply and Operation and maintenance projects, innovation in technology and integration of renewable energy with traditional production methods are challenges that need to be taken on by the whole sector, as the IREX Monitor report clearly shows,’ said Falessi.

The second edition of the IREX Monitor observatory report on the evolution of renewables served as a starting point for the conference, by providing those taking part with the results of the study that analysed the top 50 green energy businesses. The companies were divided into two groups: one formed by 32 equipment and component manufacturers, the other by 18 energy producers, including EGP.

Althesys, the strategic consultant for renewable energy that promoted the report, selected the top 50 according to the size of their renewable energy business and their share of revenues away from their home market.