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Thu 18 Jan - Fri 19 Jan 2024
Mr. Gonzalo Piernavieja
Mr. Gonzalo Piernavieja
Research & Innovation Director, Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias (ITC) – Technical Partner Greening the Islands Foundation

Degree in Physics by the Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich (1993) (conversion of solar energy, physico-chemistry) and Post-graduate course on Energy and Environmental Management by the Technical University of Berlin, Germany (1994). His Diploma Thesis in Munich dealt with an experimental 1 kWp PV plant with solar-tracking, one of the first grid connected systems of Germany, installed 30 years ago. During his stay in Germany, Gonzalo Piernavieja worked at SIEMENS and at the Munich energy  services  company “Stadtwerke  München”.  From  1996  he  is contracted by the Canary Islands Institute of Technology (ITC). From January 2018 to September 2019 he was Vice-Minister of Energy at the Government of the Canary Islands. He is currently ITC’s R&I Director (CTO), and coordinates 9 technological departments with more than 170 persons

Mega projects to accelerate the energy transition of the Mediterranean, how islands can lead the way in the race to 100% RES in the region, main challenges and opportunities.

Fri 19 Jan | 09:50 - 11:10
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