Marcel BialSecretary General, European Solar Thermal Electricity Association (ESTELA)
Marcel Bial is the Secretary General of ESTELA, the European Solar Thermal Electricity Association. The main focus of ESTELA is to support the deployment of CSP solutions in Europe and the Euro-Mediterranean zone as a part of the global efforts of the RES sector to decarbonize the European power sector and to ensure a sustainable energy supply. Previously Marcel served as head of System Development at the European Network of Transmission System Operators (ENTSO-E), and Secretary General of the Union for the Coordination of Transmission of Electricity in Brussels. He has in-depth experience with energy associations and stakeholder engagement across the globe, and has worked as a consultant to EU-funded projects outside Europe. Marcel looks back on a 25-year of experience in the power industry with Verbund Group in Vienna, Austria. Marcel holds an LLB from the University of Monpellier and a degree in Mulilingual Communication from the University of Vienna.