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Frank Wouters  

Director, EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network

Frank Wouters has been leading renewable energy projects, transactions, and technology development for over 25 years. He has played a lead role in development of renewable generation projects valued at over $5 billion. These range from small scale PV solar electrification in Uganda to the 100MW Shams I Concentrated Solar Plant (CSP) in the UAE, and strategic equity investment in the London Array, the world’s largest offshore wind project. As Deputy Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the first global intergovernmental organisation dedicated to all renewables, he managed a US$350 million IRENA/Abu Dhabi Fund for Development project facility for RE. He appraised over 80 projects a year and recommended projects for funding, including solar PV projects in Africa. Mr. Wouters has served on the board of several energy companies, including Torresol, where he developed three CSP plants, including the Gemasolar central tower with molten salt storage. He currently serves as Director of the EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network, a platform that aims to foster clean energy partnerships between Europe and the Gulf, he is advising the World Bank on Concentrated Solar Power in the MENA region and he is a non-executive Board Director of Gorestreet Capital, London.


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