Renewables

Vattenfall wind chief appointed WindEurope’s new chair

Photo: WindEurope

Published

March 7, 2019

Country

Comments

comments icon

0

Share

Published:

March 7, 2019

Country:

Comments:

comments icon

0

Share

WindEurope’s Board of Directors has elected Gunnar Groebler – Senior Vice President, Business Area Wind at Vattenfall – as the association’s new Chair. The Board made up of corporate members, national associations and other organizations appointed Groebler for an 18-month term.

Tony Adam from Nordex will become the association’s new Vice Chair.

Gunnar Groebler said that it is an honor for him to have been elected as WindEurope’s new Chair.

“We’re at an exciting time for wind energy. The technology continues to evolve and with it, costs are coming down. Wind is an increasingly affordable source of power for people and businesses. The next challenge that we face as an industry is to continue ramping up the scale as Europe phases out fossil fuels and electrifies its economy. Wind energy is ideally poised to become Europe’s future electricity producer of choice,” Groebler said.

Groebler, a mechanical engineer by background, has been with Vattenfall in various capacities since 1999.
Now Senior Vice President, Business Area Wind, Groebler heads up Vattenfall’s wind and solar energy as well as battery operations.

Groebler succeeds Ivor Catto, CEO of RES, as WindEurope Chair.

“Having one of the world’s biggest renewable energy companies at the helm of WindEurope, with its expertise in wind will certainly be a great asset to us,” WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson said.

Comments (0)

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Enter Your Comment
Please wait... Please fill in the required fields. There seems to be an error, please refresh the page and try again. Your comment has been sent.

Related Articles

IRENA La Camera renewables must grow higher speed scale

IRENA’s La Camera: Renewables must grow at higher speed, scale

12 July 2024 - IRENA's Director-General Francesco La Camera warned of ongoing patterns of concentration in geography in renewables deployment as well as against complacency

green steel electric vehicles study transport environment

Switching to green steel would add just EUR 8 per electric vehicle by 2040

11 July 2024 - Switching to 40% green steel would add just EUR 57 to the sticker price of an electric vehicle in 2030, according to an analysis by T&E

Albania declares eight winners at 300 MW solar power auction

Albania declares eight winners at 300 MW solar power auction

10 July 2024 - The lowest bid at Albania's solar power auction came in at EUR 39.7 per MWh, against a starting level of EUR 59.97 per MWh

Serbia digitalizes permitting energy sector

Serbia digitalizes permitting in energy sector

10 July 2024 - Serbia rolled out digital services for energy permitting and the procedure for environmental impact assessment studies