Christian Egal

A professionally qualified engineer with 30 years’ experience, Christian is the founding CEO of EDF Energy Renewables (EDR ER), a joint venture between EDF Energy and EDF Energies Nouvelles. EDF ER is dedicated to the development and responsible for the delivery of EDF Group’s renewable objective in the UK to increase net equivalent wind capacity to between 800-1000 MW in the next 5 years, with current construction of onshore windfarm (currently 180 MW under construction) and offshore wind farm (Teesside, North East, 62 MW).  Christian was responsible for the launch of the company and is now overseeing the management of a development team, the establishment and follow-up of partnerships with other developers and the acquisitions of projects or companies. Formerly Managing Director of Gamesa Energie in France, leading a 25 people development team, Christian has been in renewables for over 10 years, and is extremely passionate about the industry.

Christian served as a trustee for Renewable World between 2013 and 2015. He led the inaugural Earth, Wind and Tyre cycle challenge bringing many cycling pals from across the renewable energy industry. Christian continues to represent Renewable World as an ambassador from his new base in Paris.