REA’s CEO Nina Skorupska to speak at Bioenergy Insight 2017
Nina Skorupska, chief executive of the Renewable Energy Association (REA), the UK’s largest renewable energy trade association for renewable energy and clean technologies, has agreed to speak at this year’s Bioenergy Insight 2017 Conference and Expo.
With approximately 700 members this not-for-profit organisation represents British renewable energy producers across power, heat, and transport, including energy storage and electric vehicles.
A chemist by training with more than 25 years’ experience in the energy industry, Skorupska has worked in a number of senior executive and board roles at National Power, RWE npower and Essent.
She joined National Power in 1993 as a fuel specialist and moved through the ranks to become the first female power station manager of RWE npower’s Didcot B.
Since then she has led a UK energy trading team, been director of npower’s Technology Services, spent time in Germany as RWE Group’s director of Performance Improvement, and then the Netherlands where she was chief technology officer at Essent NV, a wholly-owned company of RWE Group and the Netherlands’ largest energy company. There she was responsible for its entire generation fleet, innovation, R&D and renewable energy developments.
In July 2013, Skorupska took the helm of the Renewable Energy Association as its chief executive. She was awarded the CBE in the 2016 New Year's Honours List for contribution to Renewables and Equality in Energy.
Skorupska also sits on the Board of Women in Science and Engineering (WISE).
Skorupska will be talking on day two of the Bioenergy Insight Conference & Expo, which takes place in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 5 October, 2017.
She will be exploring the role of bioenergy in the industrial strategy post-Brexit.
The Bioenergy Insight seminar sessions provide the platform for global bioenergy, biogas and biopower leaders to share their insights into the latest industry developments. Topics to be debated across the two-day event include wood pellet markets, pricing, energy supply, biogas markets, anaerobic digestion and future visions.
Skorupska will be joining speakers such as Harold L. Arnold, president at Fram Renewable Fuels and Chris Holmes, managing director at Green Investment Bank's waste and energy division.