STEFAN MÜLLER /// CO-FOUNDER - ENERPARC AG
Mr. Stefan Müller is the Co-founder, shareholder of Enerparc AG and since end of 2008 as a board member responsible for the international and operational business. After his diploma theses in 1992 in Solar Energy he gained international experiences in different roles for international companies in various countries and was based in India and Singapore. Enerparc is an international specialist in the whole value chain of large-scale photovoltaic power plants, has 150 experienced employees with offices in Germany, India, US and a number of registered partners (Ukraine, Jordan, Egypt, Belarus and others).
STEFAN MÜLLER
CO-FOUNDER /// ENERPARC AG
GIANLUCA BOCCANERA /// MANAGING DIRECTOR ITALY - NEXTENERGY CAPITAL
Gianluca has over 9 years of experience in the renewable energy sector, spread across different areas, from the development to the financing, construction and then technical, administrative, financial, accounting and fiscal management of energy production assets and their respective investment vehicles setup in different countries. Since joining NextEnergy Capital, Gianluca has contributed to the setup and growth of the business and the corporate structure, gaining progressively external exposure and internal responsibilities. Gianluca has also been involved in the provision of asset management services to both lenders and sponsors and actively participated to lobbying activities carried-out by key Italian sector associations such as Assilea. Previously, Gianluca worked in the investment banking industry for 6 years, across different financial institutions (Calyon, Mediobanca, Dresdner Kleinwort and lastly Morgan Stanley) and countries (Italy and UK), gaining an extensive experience in the energy and infrastructure sector, having worked on several landmark M&A and capital market transactions closed both in Italy and abroad. Gianluca is graduated cum laude in Business Administration with a major in Corporate Finance at the Bocconi University (Italy).
GIANLUCA BOCCANERA
MANAGING DIRECTOR ITALY /// NEXTENERGY CAPITAL
STEVE HANAWALT /// EXECUTIVE VP - POWER FACTORS LLC
Mr. Hanawalt has worked in the independent power industry since its birth in the early 1980's. Over the past thirty years, has developed a deep set of operational & management skills including start-up engineering, performance engineering, operations management, and asset optimization.
Steve started his career as an engineer with International Power Technology. Recognizing personal computing technology allowed engineers for the first time to automatically acquire and process realtime plant data, he founded Power Factors Incorporated in 1986 to provide plant performance analytic services to the power industry. Steve successfully ran Power Factors as CEO for 12 years before being recruited by Calpine in 1999 to develop its Plant Optimization business unit. Steve developed and led the group for 7 years where his team was responsible for optimizing the thermal and economic performance of Calpine’s 25,000 MW portfolio of combined cycle power plants.
In 2007, Steve left Calpine to join SunPower Corporation as Global Vice President of O&M where he had responsibility for commissioning and managing the largest fleet of solar photovoltaic power plants in the world at the time. Recognizing the solar industry needed an independent monitoring and asset management software platform, Steve left SunPower in January of 2012 to form Power Factors LLC with two additional partners.
Steve is an Executive Vice President at Power Factors where he works with customers to ensure their successful use of the Power Factors’ SaaS solution which is now monitoring over 20 GW of solar and wind power projects around the world.
Steve received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1982 with a specialization in energy conversion.
STEVE HANAWALT
EXECUTIVE VP /// POWER FACTORS LLC
CARLOS REY /// DIRECTOR - FORESIGHT GROUP
Director in the Infrastructure team at Foresight Group, a leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager with £2.8 billion of assets under management, raised from institutional investors, family offices, private and high net-worth individuals.
Focused on origination, arrangement and execution of infrastructure investments in Southern Europe, primarily in the renewable energy sector. Leading Foresight's investments in unsubsidised solar assets in Iberia region.
CARLOS REY
DIRECTOR /// FORESIGHT GROUP
JORDI FRANCESCH /// HEAD ASSET MANAGEMENT - GLENNMONT PARTNERS
Energy infrastructure management professional with strong leadership as well as analytical and quantitive skills. Experience in development of strategic direction and planning, portfolio execution, value focused management of programs, appraisal and reporting as well as governance, risk, and assurance, well experienced in working under uncertainty with complex and changing regulatory environment. Head of asset management of two Clean energy private equity funds responsible for corporate management, financial management of contractual obligations, negotiations, related assurance and value focused delivery of business plans. Overall, significant insight in management and project controls of large energy projects and in-depth, energy industry knowledge - gained at leading international companies in the last 12 years. Extensive international career across Europe, with global interactions and experience in the upstream, downstream, alternative energy and Corporate Centre.
JORDI FRANCESCH
HEAD ASSET MANAGEMENT /// GLENNMONT PARTNERS
PETER VAN DER WERF /// DIRECTOR, ACTIVE OWNERSHIP - ROBECO
Peter is Director, Active Ownership and covers the consumer staples, healthcare and chemicals sector as engagement specialist. He engages with companies on their contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals and looks at Reducing Global Waste and SDG 12.4 in particular when it comes to solar waste. Peter gained over four years of professional experience in business development in frontier markets before joining Robeco in 2011. Peter holds a master's degree in Environmental Sciences from Wageningen University with a minor in Entrepreneurship.
PETER VAN DER WERF
DIRECTOR, ACTIVE OWNERSHIP /// ROBECO
JULIAN JANSEN /// RESEARCH & ANALYSIS MANAGER - IHS MARKIT
Julian Jansen is a Research & Analysis Manager at IHS Markit. He leads the group’s global research on stationary energy storage and provides deep insight on the key value drivers and emerging business models accelerating storage deployment across Europe and North America. Additionally, Julian delivers strategic advice for bespoke projects on the interplay between e-mobility and the energy industry, as well as covering various other new energy technologies.
Prior to joining IHS Markit, Julian established and managed the energy storage research area at specialist consultancy firm Delta-ee.
Julian holds an MSc in Ecological Economics from the University of Edinburgh, as well as a BBA in European Management from Lancaster University and a BSc in International Management from ESB Business School in Germany.
JULIAN JANSEN
RESEARCH & ANALYSIS MANAGER /// IHS MARKIT
PANAGIOTIS STAMOULIS /// - FLUENCE ENERGY
Brings 15 years of Siemens experience in traditional Medium Voltage substation business and passionate in new technologies. Last 5 years actively involved on Li-ion battery energy storage market, supporting delivery of projects for the biggest European utilities (Enel, Terna, EDP) and driving business developments activities in several European, Asian and South American countries. Monitoring electrical energy storage market development and contributor on several international workshops (EU, Cigre). Married and father of 2 restless sons. Holds Diploma in Electrical Engineering and MSc in Management of Business, Innovation and Technology.
PANAGIOTIS STAMOULIS
/// FLUENCE ENERGY
FEDERICA GALINA /// HEAD BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ITALY - FLUENCE ENERGY
Head of Business Development Italy at ContourGlobal, a growth platform founded in 2005 by CEO Joseph Brandt and Reservoir Capital Group CG.
More than 18 years experience in the renewable energy sector, acting as lender, principal investor, asset manager and M&A expert, with regional responsibilities mainly in PV solar, wind and biomass.
Currently focused on the acquisition of brown-field PV and biogas projects in Italy.
FEDERICA GALINA
HEAD BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ITALY /// FLUENCE ENERGY
MARIO SCHIRRU /// EXECUTIVE VP OPERATIONS / IT - ENCAVIS
Mario joined Encavis (then Capital Stage) in 2013 and now heads the Operations and the IT divisions. Prior to that, he has been heading the Investment Team and responsible for the company’s business development. Together with his Team he has also been analysing the trends of the energy sector and exploring new business models. The combination of his technical and financial expertise has been crucial to Encavis’ growth over the past years.
Before joining Encavis, Mario worked as Country Manager for the German wind energy developer GEO mbH.
Mario holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master's degree in Control Engineering, both from University of Pisa. In 2015 he also earned an MBA from Mannheim Business School.
MARIO SCHIRRU
EXECUTIVE VP OPERATIONS / IT /// ENCAVIS
LUCA PEDRETTI /// COO & CO-FOUNDER - PEXAPARK
Luca held managerial positions for 10 years at Axpo Trading (2007-2017). He has a track record in originating transactions and business development in the renewable energy space and leading international teams.

Luca is passionate about renewable energy, entrepreneurship and building new businesses. In his position as COO, he pursues the vision to build a global collaborative intelligence platform for wind energy.

He holds an MA in International Politics and Governance from the University of St. Gallen (HSG).

Specialities: renewable energy, business building, energy trading.

For more information: Pexapark website
LUCA PEDRETTI
COO & CO-FOUNDER /// PEXAPARK
ROBIN HIRSCHL /// TECHNICAL DIRECTOR - OBTON
Dr. Robin Hirschl studied physics in Vienna, Austria, and Lyon, France, and holds a PhD in Computational Materials Science from Vienna University. He started his career at Booz Allen Hamilton (today Strategy&), joining the European Utilities Team, where he lead energy projects throughout Europe as Senior Project Manager.
Since 2007 he has held management positions at Kioto Photovoltaics and KPV Solar, before co-founding ENcome Energy Performance in 2012. As managing director of ENcome Robin built the company up to what is today one of the largest independent technical service providers for PV worldwide. In early 2019 he ceased his operational involvement with ENcome and later started to support the Danish investment company Obton as Technical Director.
ROBIN HIRSCHL
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR /// OBTON
HAGGAI HOFLAND /// CEO & CO-FOUNDER - RAYCATCH
Haggai is the CEO and Co-Founder of Raycatch, an AI for Solar Energy solution that helps Solar asset owners/operators make the data work for them. Raycatch enables data driven decisions.

Haggai Holds a B.A. in Economics and Management, with a specialization in Entrepreneurial Management from the Academit Tel Aviv Yaffo. He has been working in the Solar industry since 2010 mostly by trying to find ways where technology could boost the solar market adoption/efficiency.
HAGGAI HOFLAND
CEO & CO-FOUNDER /// RAYCATCH
FULVIO FERRARI /// CO-FOUNDER & APPLICATION MANAGER - HIGECO MORE
Fulvio is founding partner and Application Manager at Higeco More, and Technical Director at Wem, companies part of Higeco Group, focused in providing remote control and monitoring solutions for renewable energy power plants and energy efficiency.

Fulvio has more than 10 years of "on field" experience in the Renewable Energy area, in engineering, project management and business development.
Obsessed by smart grid and sustainability, considers himself as a very curious and tenacious person.

Education includes specialized degree in Telecommunication Engineering at University of Parma, postgraduate master in Renewable, Energy Efficieny and Decentralization (Ridef) at Politecnico of Milano and one year erasmus at UPV in Valencia.

Specialities: SCADA, Smart Grid, Solar Plants engineering, Networking.
FULVIO FERRARI
CO-FOUNDER & APPLICATION MANAGER /// HIGECO MORE
ETIENNE LECOMPTE /// CEO - POWERHUB
Etienne Lecompte is a recognized leader and entrepreneur in renewable energy, software development, and regulatory compliance. After founding and building Local Content Assurance Bureau (LCAB) into one of the most respected renewable energy compliance consultancy firms in Ontario, Canada, he started PowerHub. PowerHub is redefining asset management for the renewable energy industry. His vision is that managing portfolios of assets should be easy. Etienne has worked on over 8 GW of wind and solar projects in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, and is continuing to actively participate in the growth of the renewable energy sector.
ETIENNE LECOMPTE
CEO /// POWERHUB
GEORG HOTAR /// CEO & CO-FOUNDER - PHOTON ENERGY
Georg co-founded Photon Energy in 2008 and was the company’s CFO until 2011. Since then he has spearheaded the group’s expansion in Europe and overseas as CEO. Georg has extensive knowledge of the solar energy industry as well as in international finance. Before Photon Energy, Georg established a finance and strategy advisory boutique focused on the CEE region and previously held various positions in financial services in London, Zurich and Prague.
GEORG HOTAR
CEO & CO-FOUNDER /// PHOTON ENERGY
PIETRO RADOIA /// SR ANALYST - BLOOMBERG NEF
Pietro Radoia is a senior solar analyst at Bloomberg NEF since early 2011. He covers European PV markets, secondary PV market activity, and PV Levelized Cost of Electricity analysis. Before joining Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Pietro completed an MSc in Environmental Technology at Imperial College, where he specialized in Environmental Economics & Policy. Prior to his postgraduate studies, he worked for the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (now SolarPower Europe) in Brussels for two years.
PIETRO RADOIA
SR ANALYST /// BLOOMBERG NEF