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Dora Adamo

Dora Adamo is the Strategic Marketing Leader of the Turbomachinery business of Baker Hughes. With 17 years of experience in marketing, business strategies and product management in the oil and gas, automotive and industrial sectors Dora today looks after at the market strategy and growth for the entire turbomachinery product company of Baker Hughes.
In the last years Dora has been leading the industrial power generation market strategy of Baker Hughes creating connections with energy associations and key stakeholders with a particular focus on cogeneration solutions and energy transitions.

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Juan Antonio Alonso

Mr. Alonso, Spanish nationality, holds a degree in Chemical Sciences with a specialization in Chemical Engineering from the Complutense University of Madrid in 1976, postgraduate doctorate courses in Industrial Chemistry between 1977 and 1979.
Mr. Alonso has more than 40 years of professional experience in the energy sector, having developed his professional career both in the technical field, management, design of public policies to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency, as well as in the development of energy regulations.
For 26 years, he has been Director of the Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE), working on the design of public policies for the development of Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency in Spain, including the design of financing programmes, public aid, regulatory development and the design of R&D programmes. Also participated in the discussion, transposition and monitoring of EU directives on energy policies and greenhouse gas emissions.
In the private sector he worked for 10 years in Engineering specialized in the energy sector (APLESA). From 2012 until his retirement (6 years), he has been Director of Energy Efficiency of the Grupo Ortiz.
He is currently retired, collaborating as a consultant with public and private entities.
He has combined his professional activity with education, having taught different Masters related to the energy sector.


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Julio Artiñano Pascual (1964) born in Baracaldo (Biscay), Electrical Industrial Engineer and Master in Systems Engineering and Process Control by the Superior School of Industrial Engineers of Bilbao and PDD by the IESE Madrid, part of the University of Navarra.
He has developed his professional career in the following companies:
Mecánica de la Peña S.A. (1987 - 1999): Company in the capital goods sector dedicated to the design and construction of turnkey plants for the chemical industry, energy production and others located in Urduliz (Vizcaya). He developed different functions in the company culminating his trajectory as Deputy General Director and Commercial Director for Mexico and Central America from 1992 to 1999 from his subsidiary in Mexico City.
Iberdrola Cogeneración, S.A.U.: Director of Financial Analysis and Economic Management since 1999. Company belonging to Iberdrola S.A. dedicated to providing energy services to industry with references in Spain such as General Electric Plastics, Michelin, Forlasa, Calvo and implementation in UK and USA and Latin America, in countries such as Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico and Argentina.
He is currently President of Cogen España.

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Jennifer Baker

Better known as Brusselsgeek, Jennifer has been a journalist in print, radio and television for 20 years, the last 10+ specialising in EU policy.
She has worked across a wide range of media, from editing a national daily paper in Malta, to reporting on European affairs for Middle Eastern television, and has a wealth of experience in navigating the political quagmire of the EU. As well as an address book packed with insider sources and contacts in Brussels, Jennifer is skilled at translating EU policy-speak into understandable English.
Regularly listed as one of the top digital influencers in the EU bubble, Jennifer is a member of the Expert Council of the Good Technology Collective, as well as a GLG expert Council Member providing advice on EU Policy, and was named by Onalytica as one of the world's Top 100 Influencers on Data Security 2016. She was also listed by Politico as one of the Top 20 Women Shaping Brussels in 2017.
Jennifer regularly features as an EU expert on BBC radio, Euronews, SkyNews and others, and hosts Brussels’ must-watch weekly roundup show TOTW for Euractiv. She has written for some of the biggest names in media, including ArsTechnica, Computerweekly, TheNextWeb, and The Register.

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Jorge Barcelona

A mechanical Engineer and Executive MBA by IESE Business School, Jorge Barcelona has been working in Cogeneration Projects during the last 15 years. He has been involved in hundreds of projects, in Spain and Portugal, and in certain countries of Latin América (México, Colombia, Perú, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Brazil)
Mr Barcelona participated in tens of CHP promotion events in Spain, Portugal, North of Africa and Latin America, with associations like COGEN, COGENERA México and industry associations.
Now, he is involved in demonstrating that CHP is the greenest, safest and most economic technology to complete the transition to a 100% carbon free economy
... And from then on.


José-Antonio Castro

José-Antonio Castro is responsible for RES, CHP and offshore systems in the electricity directorate of the Spanish markets regulator, the CNMC. He is also involved in a number of CEER / ACER’s task forces mainly related to cross border trade & transmission, sustainable development and RES support schemes and the implementation of network codes.
Prior to joining CNMC, Mr Castro has been a senior consultant in energy regulation and risk management for Deloitte. He worked previously for the Spanish utility Unión Fenosa and also Siemens AG in Germany.
José-Antonio is an industrial engineer, specialized in Electrotechnics (Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Madrid, 1999).

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Jim Crouse

Jim Crouse serves as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Capstone Turbine Corporation (a public NASDAQ corporation), a position he has held since February 2007. Jim leads the company’s sales, marketing, and distribution efforts globally. During his tenure, Jim has led a global distributor development effort that added 65+ distributors in 73 countries, he is responsible for bringing several new clean energy and renewable energy micro turbine products to market. Prior to joining Capstone, Jim spend 20 years developing distributed generation projects including, oil and gas, CHP, bio-gas, thermal energy storage, solar and wind. In addition to his executive career, Jim has served on several advisory boards and boards of directors and has testified before Congress on a number of renewable energy and energy efficiency issues on multiple occasions.

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Yolanda Cuéllar Salinas

Electrical Industrial Engineer by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Master in Energy Business by Club Español de la Energía as part of UPM and PDD by the IESE Madrid.
She started her career at Red Eléctrica de España in 1988, (Spanish Transmission System Operator) at System Operation Division, leading projects mainly voltage control, reactive power planning and service restoration.
In 1998, when power market was created in Spain, she moved to OMIE (Iberian Market Operator) as Head of Operation Department with duties mainly managing the Control Center, stablishing operational procedures, internal and european procedures for coupled markets. In 2016 she was appointed as Operation Market Director responsible of access of market agents, analysis and operation of markets operated by OMIE, representing OMIE in coupled markets projects in Europe.

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Miguel Díaz

Miguel Díaz is a Member of the XI Legislature in the Assembly of Madrid for the Parliamentary Group Citizens (Ciudadanos). He is the Spokesman for Housing, Local Administration and Youth and Deputy Spokesperson for the Committee on the Environment, Regional Planning and Sustainability. He is also Deputy Spokesperson for Participation and Chairman of the Committee on Transport, Mobility and Infrastructure.
He has been partner architect of Ruiz-Larrea & Asociados, where he directed Rlab, Laboratory for Sustainable Architecture. He graduated in 'Architecture' in the year 2010 in Madrid, later studying 'Master in Energy Efficiency and Bioclimatic Architecture' by the UCJC and 'Master in Environmental Law and Sustainability' by the UCLM. He complements his training with postgraduate degrees in 'Urban Waste Management' and Specialization in 'Ecodesign & Life Cycle Analysis'.
In 2015 he graduated as 'Certified Advisor in the International Environmental Seal BREEAM', Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology, with specialization in the methodologies of 'Housing', 'New Construction' and 'In Use'.
Among the projects in which he works are the 'Rehabilitation of the Bank of Spain Complex' in Madrid, the 'Hotel 5* in the Plaza de las Descalzas Reales' in Madrid -old Fundación Caja Madrid-the Office Tower "Yung Ding Guo Ji" in Jiaonan (China), and housing projects for almost zero energy consumption, such as the Residential "La Sin de Solvia" in Torrejón de Ardoz, COAM 2015 Competition Award.

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Miguel Duvison García

Miguel R. Duvison García is Industrial Engineer by Polytechnic University (Madrid) and PDD by IESE Business School.
He joined Red Eléctrica de España (REE) in 1985, when this company was created. In REE he has been Head of National Control Centre, Director of Operation Services, Director of System Operation, Deputy General Manager of System Operation Division and General Manager of System Operation Division, the position he currently carries out.
In his career in REE he has been involved in the Ancillary Services Market implementation of the Spanish electric system, the operation unification of the Regionals and National Control Centres and the creation of the Renewables Control Centre (CECRE) –one of a kind worldwide-.
He has collaborated as a teacher with the ISE of REPSOL, Madrid Civil Engineers Association, Spanish Energy Club (ENERCLUB) and Cantabria’s University, among others, in courses and seminaries related to the Electric System Operation.
Member of the Spanish Experts Commission on Energy Transition.

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Ruben Esteller

Ruben Esteller has been with El Economista for more than 14 years and currently serves as its Deputy to the Director. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the magazines Energy, Water and Environment. Mr Esteller worked previously as an adviser on at the Congress of Deputies. He graduated from the Nebrija University in Information Sciences.

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Pablo García Arruga

Industrial Engineer (ICAI - Comillas Pontifical University 1998) and Executive MBA (Instituto de Empresa 2010).
Pablo has developed his professional career in the Naturgy Energy Group during the last 20 years. Firstly, in the energy sales area as KAM for industrial clients (5 years) and formerly as Head of European LNG Sales Department (10 years). Since 2015 is the Head of CHP Operations at Naturgy Energy Group, and Vice President of COGEN Spain.

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Andreas Guth

Andreas joined Eurogas in June 2019 as Policy Director, where he is responsible for the coordination and implementation of the association’s advocacy work. He brings over a decade of experience in EU affairs in Brussels, and has spent the past six years working for the biofuels industry. In this role he successfully defended the interests of the European ethanol industry on various high-profile cases, including on binding targets for biofuels in transport under the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive II.
Andreas is fluent in English, German, French and Dutch. He holds an MA in political science from the University of Maastricht.

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Jeremy Harrison

Jeremy Harrison recently joined the Edinburgh based consultancy, Delta Energy & Environment following fifteen years as Technical Head of Distributed Energy with E.ON.
He has been active in the field of distributed energy for more than thirty years with experience in micro-generation, energy efficiency and related technologies including micro CHP, heat pumps, solar photovoltaics and energy storage.
Most recently he was active in E.ON’s Local Energy System Programme which is undertaking development of microgrids in a number of European countries, and is exploring the relative merits of partially and fully distributed microgeneration and energy storage technologies.

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Murat Isikveren

Graduated in Engineering (Mines Paris Tech), Murat Isikveren joined VEOLIA Energy Division in 2001, focusing on energy services activities in industry.
In 2010, he took the responsibility of Veolia R&I Energy programmes, including smart networks, renewables .
He now coordinates establishment and execution of Veolia energy & industry marketing initiatives, such as market analysis, positioning, key offers.

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Łukasz Koliński

Łukasz Koliński is a Head of Unit for economic analysis and financial instruments in the Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission. Prior to that, he was Special Adviser on the Energy Union to Mr Donald Tusk, President of the European Council. He also advised Mr Herman Van Rompuy on the negotiations of the 2030 Climate and Energy Framework. An economist by training, he also worked in the Cabinet of Climate Action with Commissioner Connie Hedegaard.

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Hans Korteweg

Hans Korteweg was appointed Managing Director of COGEN Europe in May 2017. He has more than 15 years of energy and environment policy experience, during which time he spearheaded the implementation of effective communications and lobbying strategies for high-growth organisations in Brussels, across Europe and internationally. He also has a decade of association management experience. Most recently, Hans was Director of Communications and Government Affairs, EMEA Region, for the Westinghouse Electric Company.

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Carlos Lange

Carlos Lange is President and CEO of INNIO. As a leading solutions provider of gas engines, power equipment, a digital platform and related services, INNIO is focused on power generation and gas compression at or near the point of use. With its renowned Jenbacher and Waukesha product brands, INNIO’s diverse product portfolio includes highly efficient, industrial reciprocating engines that generate 200 kW to 10 MW of power for numerous industries globally. The business is headquartered in Jenbach, Austria and has primary operations in Welland, Ontario, CA, and Waukesha, Wisconsin, US.
Carlos has more than 23 years of cross-functional international experience in the power generation, oil and gas, and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) industries. In November 2015, he joined GE as President of its Distributed Power business, which now is the stand-alone energy company INNIO Group. Prior to GE, he held several leadership roles at Alstom in Switzerland and in the USA.
Carlos has a Master of Science degree in mechanical and process engineering from the Technical University of Munich, Germany, and is a graduate of the INSEAD international executive program.

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Jean-Marc Leroy

Jean-Marc Leroy has been Senior Executive Vice-President for External Relations since 13 April 2018. His role is to promote at the international level a global smart energy system underpinned by a sustainable and well-balanced energy mix.
Prior to that appointment, Jean-Marc Leroy was Managing Director for Gas Chain at ENGIE. Between January 2009 and July 2015, he was Chief Executive Officer of Storengy, the underground gas storage operator of ENGIE.
Jean-Marc Leroy started his career at EDF-GDF Services in 1980. Between 1997 and 2004, he held several key positions within Gaz de France, namely President’s Chief of Staff, Secretary of the Board, Deputy Vice President for Strategy, Vice President for External Relations and Internal Communication. Between 2005 and 2009, he was in charge of underground gas storage and LNG regasification terminals at Gaz de France and subsequently GDF SUEZ.
Since November 2015, he has been President of Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE), now on his second mandate. Previously, between 2008 and 2013, he held the position of President of Gas Storage Europe (GSE), the storage column of GIE.
In December 2015, he became Board member of Global Gas Centre within the framework of the World Energy Council and, in October 2018, he was elected at the IGU Executive Committee.
Jean-Marc Leroy is also Chairman of the Supervisory Board of GRDF. Moreover, he is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ENSEEIHT, a School of Engineering of Toulouse’s University, gathering 1600 students and focusing on energy, environment and IT.

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Juantxo López De Uralde

Born in Donostia in 1963, he has dedicated his life to the defense and study of Nature. Since he was very young, he has led numerous environmental campaigns. In 1986 he was Secretary General of CODA (Coordinadora de Organizaciones de Defensa Ambiental) and from May 2001 until 2010 he held the post of Executive Director of Greenpeace España, an organisation he joined in 1987.
He studied Agricultural Engineering at the Polytechnic University. In sixth grade he started working full time, and since then I have been working non-stop. He completed his studies with a course at ESADE on NGO management. He has lectured extensively in numerous courses on environmental issues, has given many lectures, written several books and hundreds of articles on the subject. His latest book published is: The Planet of the Stupid.
He has sailed on Greenpeace boats, and participated in many of its most popular campaigns. Among the most famous actions is the one carried out at the Copenhagen Climate Summit (COP15), where he was arrested and imprisoned for 21 days for protesting with a banner at the meeting of Heads of State.
Between 2001 and 2010 he was Director of Greenpeace in Spain. During that time the organization grew and spread throughout the country, surpassing 100,000 members, and its campaigns had an intense impact on public opinion...
In July 2010 he decided to leave the Greenpeace management and take other paths always in defence of the environment, and founded the political party EQUO.
In the general elections of December 20, 2015, he was elected deputy for the province of Araba. After the repeat election of 26 June 2016, and again after the elections of 28 April 2019, he continues his work from Congress, as a member of the United We Can Parliamentary Group.

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Andrea Magalini

Andrea Magalini began his career as Research Engineer and later as Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Thermal Measurements at Università degli Studi di Brescia. From 2008 to 2010 he worked for McKinsey & Company as Associate Consultant. He joined Turboden in 2010 as Business Development Manager. Currently he is Sales Director of Turboden. He holds a master degree in Mechanical Engineering.

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Marta Margarit

Marta Margarit holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Barcelona Advanced Technical School of Industrial Engineers, a Master’s in Business Management from ESADE and an Executive MBA from the University of Chicago.
Her career began at Accenture, where she specialised in process industries such as the cement, metal, chemical and oil industries. She continued working in the oil industry in Argentina, where she worked for local and international oil companies.
She has held her current position as General Secretary of the Spanish Gas Association (Sedigas) since January 2008, representing the piped gas sector in various national and international institutions.

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Guillermo Mariscal

Guillermo Mariscal is a Member of the Spanish Parliament for Las Palmas. He is also General Secretary of the Popular Parliamentary Group in the Congress of Deputies. Mr Mariscal has been a Member of various Committees in the Spanish Parliament such as the Committee on Industry, Trade and Tourism and the Ecological Transition Committee. Mr Mariscal is a lawyer with a degree from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

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Simon Minett

Simon has more than 25 years of experience in the energy sector. He founded Challoch Energy in 2008 and has worked on many CHP projects across Europe, among other clean energy assignments. Simon is one of Europe’s foremost experts on renewables, CHP and energy efficiency policy and deployment.
Prior to Challoch, Simon founded Delta Energy and Environment a strong research and consulting practice in the UK, leaving in 2008. He served as the Managing Director of COGEN Europe from March 1998 to October 2006, Prior to COGEN Europe, Simon worked in the UK for the de-facto energy agency ETSU for 8 years, where he was responsible for the CHP programme of the Government's energy efficiency scheme.

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Thomas Muller

Thomas Muller has an Engineering background in energy and materials from Ecole des Mines de Nancy. He started is career for Gaz de France in New York and joined Gaz de France Research Division in 2000 to work on various Gas Utilisation Technologies : Combined Heat & Power, Natural gas vehicles and Project Manager for hydrogen energy activities. In 2007, Mr Muller joined GRDF (Distribution branch of Engie) in the Development Division, to create the product marketing team and work with manufacturers on the development of innovative gas products. From 2013 to 2018, he was in charge of the Digital Marketing team. Mr Muller is now head of the Technical Department including product marketing, Prescription activities (CEGIBAT) and Downstream Gas Regulation.

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Pablo de Muller

Pablo has 20 years of experience in leading national and international financial bodies. He is civil engineer for the UPC in Barcelona with a master's degree in International Management from the HEC Paris Business School. He is a co-founder partner of Suma Capital, an independent Private Equity firm with a double scope of investment in SMEs and infrastructure related to energy transition and the circular economy. He has been advisory of the European Investment Bank for the Spanish Energy Efficiency Market. He previously worked at The Carlyle Group - one of the largest Private Equity Firms in the world - and at Mercapital - the largest PE in Spain at the time. He was also part of the Energy & Power division of the investment bank Merrill Lynch where he worked in his offices in Madrid and London.

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Jorge Oliveira

Jorge Oliveira has been working for Solvay since 1986. He started as a process and project engineer in the Soda Ash Production Unit. In 2001, he became manufacturing director of the Hydrogen Peroxide and Sodium Percarbonate plants of Warrington (United Kingdom) and in 2005 the managing director of Solvay UK. In 2008, Mr Oliveira was managing director of Solvay Portugal and Solvay Interox Portugal. Since 2015, he is the country manager for Spain and Portugal. Jorge Oliveira holds a degree in chemical engineer from the University of Coimbra (Portugal).

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Blanca Perea

Blanca Perea is Managing Director, leading the Energy Practice in FTI Spain. She has +15 years of experience in Energy. Throughout her career as Partner in Bluecap, as Director in PwC and as Managing Director of COGEN Spain, Blanca has developed strong expertise in electricity and gas, becoming an expert in Regulation and Economic Analysis and Energy Efficiency.

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Antonio Pérez

Born in Javierrelatre (Huesca), Antonio Pérez Palacio is an Industrial Engineer from the ETSII of Barcelona and has developed his long professional career in the SAICA Group, occupying different positions of responsibility always related to the areas of energy, R&D, quality and environment . Pérez Palacio has held the position of Director of Energy and Services of the SAICA Group and is a member of its Management Committee. Since 2014 he is president of Acogen. He is also member of the governing committee of the Spanish Enerclub and Gasindustrial Executive Board.

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Marco Pezzaglia

Marco Pezzaglia is Chair of COGEN Europe since June 2019. Mr Pezzaglia is responsible for national and international energy policy at AB, a leading cogeneration solutions provider from Italy. In his function at AB, he also closely follows legislative and regulatory compliance. Trained as an electrotechnical engineer at the Politecnico di Milano, Mr Pezzaglia has built up extensive knowledge on energy related matters in various positions.

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Nicola Rega

Since February 2003 Nicola has been working in Brussels on EU-related policies for a wide range of stakeholders (industry associations, European Commission, NGOs, governmental institutes, consultancies). His area of expertise focuses primarily on energy and environmental policies.
In January 2013 he joined CEPI, where he is currently holding the position of Climate Change and Energy Director. His role is to represent industry’s interests towards the European Institutions, international organisations and relevant stakeholders.
Nicola holds a Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Turin, an Advanced Master’s in Political and Social European Integration from the VUB, and a Master of Laws (L.L.M.) in Energy and Environmental Law from the KU Leuven.

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Jesús Reyes

Jesús Reyes is an Industrial Engineer by ICAI and MsC Quantitative Finance by AFI. Jesús started his career at Unión Fenosa (today part of Naturgy) as an Energy Trader for Spanish and Continental Power and CO2. Afterwards, from BBVA, he lead Commodities Trading Desk for almost 7 years until 2012. By then he set up an Energy Trading and Risk Management Advisory firm called NRG Consulting, that he left in Summer 2015 to lead Alpiq new commercial Project in Spain as Head of Sales and Origination. At present, Jesús runs the commercial activities in Alpiq covering Gas & Power physical supply, Market Access and Wholesale Origination, including PPAs.

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José Javier Rodriguez Morales

José Javier Rodriguez Morales (Spain, 1969) is Industrial Engineer by Madrid ETSII - UPM University and Executive MBA by IE Business School. Javier begins his professional career in 1996 at EUROPA&C Group (actually DS Smith, multinational paper company) undertaking positions as Cogeneration &Service Manager, Purchasing Director and Industrial Director. In 2002 he joins ASPAPEL (Spanish Pulp and Paper Association) as Environment Director. Since 2008 he is Director General at the Spanish CHP Association (ACOGEN) supporting 150 members including cogeneration industrial users, suppliers and industry associations.
Member of different national and European working groups regarding energy, industry and clima, also representing ACOGEN in Spanish regulatory, market and operation bodies for electricity and hydrocarbons. Frequent columnist in energy publications and media collaborations.

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Armin Roeseler

Armin Roeseler has been with Caterpillar Energy Solutions GmbH since 1994. He is currently Head of Product Line Management, having previously held the position of Business Development Manager, Global Sales Manager Medium and Large Marine Engines and Sales Manager Eastern Europe for the Marine Segment. Mr. Roeseler holds a degree in engineering from the Belarussian Politechnical Institute of Minsk (Belarus).

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Patricia Rueda

Patricia Rueda has held positions of Spokesperson and Member in several Committees for the VOX Party at the Spanish Parliament such as the Committee on Industry, Trade and Tourism, the Ecological Transition Committee and the Committee on Security and Evaluation. Ms Rueda has a Master in Business Administration.

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Idoia Sagastizabal

Idoia Sagastizabal is Member of the Spanish Parliament for the region of Bizkaia for the PNV party. She held positions of spokesperson in many different Commissions and Committees in the Spanish Parliament. She is also Councillor for the municipality of Lekeitio. Sagastizabal holds a degree in law and business administration.

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Marisol Sánchez

Marisol Sánchez has been active in the PSOE party since 2001. She has been a member of several municipal and regional committees. At national level, she was a member of the Committee on Industry, Tourism and Trade and a member of the non-permanent Commission on Road Safety and Traffic Accident Prevention. Ms Sánchez has a degree in pedagogy from the Public University of Murcia and was director, educator and trainer of programs for Prevention of Gender Violence, Non-Sexist Education and Education for Health and Prevention of Child Abuse.

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Jorge Sanz

Jorge Sanz joined NERA's Madrid office in November 2014 as an Associate Director in the Energy, Environment, and Network Industries Practice.
After graduating in economics at the Complutense University in Madrid (1988), Jorge obtained a Master’s degree in Economics and Finance at the Center for Financial and Monetary Studies (Bank of Spain), in Madrid (1990) as well as a Master’s degree in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (1991).
Over the twelve years from 1992 to 2003, Jorge worked as a civil servant in the Spanish Ministry of Finance (Department of Macroeconomic Forecasts), the Office of the Spanish Prime Minister (Department of Economy), the Office of the Spanish Minister of Industry, Tourism and Trade (as advisor on energy issues) and the Office of the Spanish Minister of Economy (as advisor on energy issues).
In 2004, Jorge was appointed Director General for Energy Policy and Mines at the Ministry for Industry, Energy and Tourism. Jorge held this position for five years until 2009, concurrently with positions as Vice President of the Spanish Institute for Diversification and Energy Savings (IDAE) and as a member of the Governing Board of the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris.
His responsibilities as Director General for Energy Policy and Mines included developing and drafting the regulations which determined the remuneration of solar thermal plants and other renewable energy plants across Spain.
In 2009, Jorge was appointed Trade Commissioner at the Spanish Embassy in Los Angeles, where he was responsible for all matters related to Spain's energy sector interests across the entire United States (USA). Jorge held this position for five years, until 2014, when he joined the Madrid office of NERA.
Over the last few months at NERA, he has participated in several witness reports in international regulatory and contract disputes, mainly in the renewable energy and natural gas sector. And he has participated in a due diligence in the natural gas sector.
He has also produced several documents about a fiscal reform on the energy sector in Spain aimed at reducing inefficiencies in the economy by internalising the environmental negative externalities of energy consumption.
In 2017, he was appointed president of the group of experts that produced a report to define a strategy to cope with the transition to a low-carbon economy.

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Layla Sawyer

Layla Sawyer works as a business analyst for smartEn, the European business association for digital and decentralised energy solutions. Her focus is on flexibility, digitalisation and the future of prosumer models. Previously she worked at various NGOs in the Netherlands, advocating for more urgency in the Dutch energy transition. She also spent a year in the Philippines working for a social investment fund specialized in climate resilient enterprises. She studied Sustainable Business and Innovation at the University of Utrecht, with a special focus on energy and material transitions and p2p energy trading.

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Harry Trump

Harry Trump is Director of Business Development for Centrax Gas Turbines. He is a Member of the COGEN Europe Executive Committee and chairs the COGEN Europe Electricity Market Design and Network Codes Working Group. Harry Trump has 40 years of experience in the Combined Heat and Power and Power Generation industry including project management, mechanical, electrical and controls engineering, installation and commissioning. He is also Strategy Board Director of the UK Association of Decentralised Energy (ADE) and chairs the ADE Industrial CHP Forum.

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Alexandra Tudoroiu-Lakavice

Alexandra Tudoroiu-Lakavice leads the development of COGEN Europe’s policy and regulatory work on energy and climate action - engaging closely with members and policymakers to promote energy efficiency and the further uptake of cogeneration in Europe. She has extensive experience with EU projects, including PACE, Heat Roadmap Europe, CODE2, ene.field and CHP Goes Green. In addition to advocacy and project work, Alexandra co-ordinates COGEN Europe’s National Snapshot Survey on national cogeneration market trends and policy implementation. Alexandra joined COGEN Europe in 2012 as a policy officer, having previously worked for the European SME Association (SMEunited) and DG Climate Action at the European Commission in Brussels. Alexandra holds a MA degree in International Political Economy with a specialisation in Energy and Climate Policy from Jacobs University Bremen, Germany.


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