Two month’s ago we started the search for the 100 most influential voices in the European power generation industry and with three month’s left to go, ten nominees have already distinguished themselves from the pack.
Graham Cooley, CEO of ITM Power tops the list with a considerable lead. ITM Power designs and manufactures Hydrogen Energy Systems for Energy Storage and Clean Fuel production. Second on the list is Howard Johns, Founder of Southern Solar, a solar panel installation company based in the UK.
We are delighted to see Juliet Davenport in joint third place. As a recent honouree of an OBE and the only female chief executive in the UK’s renewables industry, Juliet is a true pioneer it is likely that she will continue to garner votes in the coming months. Another OBE recipient, Dale Vince also features on the list and as the founder of the first green electricity company in the world he is another truly influential figure in the European power generation industry.
As the search is pan-European in scope, we’re happy to see the list is fairly diverse; with nominees from Italy, Finland and Belgium in the top ten alone. There is also variety in speciality of the companies on the list, from anaerobic digestion to wind power; a broad spectrum of the energy mix is represented in the list.
Undoubtedly this top ten will change many times before June 6th so please keep an eye on our blog, where we’ll be tracking all movement on the list.
To let us know your choice, please send us a tweet at @POWERGENEUROPE, using the hashtag #Power100
Kate Garratt @kate_garratt: @POWERGENEUROPE I’m voting for Frank Hyldmar of @Elster_global for the #Power100
Current Top Ten
1. Graham Cooley, CEO, ITM Power
2. Howard Johns, Founder and MD, Southern Solar
3. Juliet Davenport, CEO, Good Energy
4. Dale Vince, Founder, Ecotricity
5. CSDR Inc
6. Rick George, former CEO, Suncor Energy Inc
7. Fulvio Conti, CEO and General Manager, ENEL
8. Angie Bywater, Project Manager, Methanogen UK Ltd
9. Yrjö Norri, VP Sales, Kopar Group
10. Frank Hyldmar, CEO Electricity, Elster Group