The General Assembly of the Association of Renewable Energy Companies - APPA Renovables - has unanimously elected Santiago Gómez Ramos president to serve for the next four years. Gómez Ramos succeeds José Miguel Villarig, whose term ended after having served eight years, the maximum allowed by the association.
Santiago Gómez Ramos
The challenge of consolidating renewable development
Senior Mining Engineer from the ETSM of Madrid, specialized in Energy and Fuels, and PDG from the IESE, this Madrilenian had presided over the Wind Section of APPA Renovables for eight years. From 2007 to 2011 he was vice president of the Wind Business Association - AEE - and he is currently director of Energy Management at Acciona.
After a year that has exceeded all the records of renewable installation, Gómez becomes President of APPA Renovables, in a period marked by the health and economic crisis of COVID19. "The current crisis has shown us the vulnerability of our health and our economy and, in the case of renewables, it warns us of the need to have mechanisms that give visibility to investments during the Energy Transition," said Gómez Ramos.
“The PNIEC marks investments of over 90,000 million euros for the next decade in the renewable sector and the creation of more than 100,000 jobs. To undertake these investments, all of them long-term, we need a political consensus that provides us with stability in order to undertake the necessary projects, ” explained the new president of APPA Renovables.
"If we work on the long-term stage and anticipate the barriers we may encounter, renewable energy will show the potential for economic growth and job creation that we all expect," he concluded,