Carlo Pignoloni – CEO and Country Manager of Enel Romania, is also the new president of the Romanian Association for Wind Energy (RWEA).
Pignoloni takes over the management from Claudia Brândș, who led the Association for the last four years and who joined, last year, the European Affairs team of the Enel Group in Brussels. In the same meeting, Mr. Adrian Borotea, Director of Corporate Affairs and Group Strategy at CEZ Romania, was re-elected as Vice President of the Association, thus ensuring continuity in the management of RWEA.
Carlo Pignoloni has a vast professional experience in the field of renewable energy, for over 30 years, both in Italy and internationally. Pignoloni also knows very well the Romanian energy market, actively contributing to the development of renewable energy capacities in the four years spent at Enel Green Power Romania between 2008 and 2011. In 2019 he returned to Romania, as Enel’s Country Manager. In his previous position, he was responsible for the management of 14 GW of renewable capacity that Enel Green Power has in Italy.
Under Carlo’s coordination, RWEA will continue to promote renewable energy and the Energy Transition in Romania, capitalizing on the international experience of the Association’s members.
“Now is the time when renewables must leave the existing status quo and play in Romania the role they deserve, to ensure the well-being of citizens and economic sustainability. Renewables can no longer remain a niche, but must assume the role of the backbone of society, as it will look in the future. Renewables are the quintessence and engine of the new European Green Deal, a deal that is much more than an energy strategy. The European Green Deal is about making the Energy Transition fair, inclusive and sustainable, supported by a long-term strategy with a cross-cutting impact from industry to communities and society at large,” says Carlo Pignoloni.
Adrian Borotea, RWEA Vice President since 2017 and one of the initiators of the RWEA Academy project, aims to continue projects that position RWEA as an association that identifies and implements concrete solutions for energy sector development: “RWEA Academy, Open Wind Day and Energy Transition are projects that address the underlying issues of the sector such as specialized human resources. Contextualizing the economic and environmental impact of the industry and awareness of synergies that need to be strengthened or innovated are priorities that the Association’s experts will continue to address with transparency and concrete results,” says Adrian Borotea.