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Manuel J Millan Sanchez brings more than twenty years of experience in the energy sector, principally in renewables. During his career, he has worked across the whole supply chain in the power sector, from design to project financing, development and actual construction. During the last decade, Manuel has worked in the energy sector in Africa and MENA. As Senior Engineer in the World Bank, he works with governments and utilities to develop new generation projects and bring affordable and sustainable energy access to the people. Before, he was consultant and project manager for utilities and large private companies in renewable energy. With experience in more than thirty countries and having lived in four continents, Manuel has privileged knowledge of different approaches to energy policies and technologies, particularly on renewables. Among many others, he has participated in the design and development of first-of-a-kind projects in Concentrated Solar Power in Spain (tower) and Algeria (hybrid CSP-CCGT), boosted the first large-scale energy storage projects in Africa, or designed more than 70 wind farms.

Manuel’s main expertise include Solar, Wind and Storage Technologies, Project Economics, Renewable Energy Policy, Power Planning or Electricity Markets. He has carried out extensive training for professionals and officials around the world in workshops and conferences, and was adjunct lecturer of design engineering in the University of Seville. He holds an MSc in Energy Policy and Climate Change from Johns Hopkins University, an MSc in Engineering from the University of Seville, an Executive MBA from EOI, and an MA in Applied Economics from UNED, Spain.

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