CLANER will bring together the main players in the renewable energy sector in Cadiz to analyse the challenges they face.

11th June 2024.

The Andalusian Renewable Energy Association (CLANER) will bring together the Andalusian renewable energy sector at a sectoral conference to be held at the Parador Nacional de Cádiz on 20 and 21 June.

The opening ceremony on Thursday 20th at 18.30 will be led by the Andalusian Regional Government’s Minister of Industry, Energy and Mines, Jorge Paradela, and the President of CLANER, Alfonso Vargas.

It will be followed by a round table discussion on the future of energy in Cadiz by the president of the Wind Energy Business Association, Rocio Sicre, the head of Navantia’s Shipyard 4.0 in the Bay of Cadiz, Francisco Javier Abadr, and the delegate of Naturgy Renewable Development in Andalusia, Jesús Varela. The coordinator of the CLANER Marine Energy Working Group, Pedro Mayorga, will act as moderator.

On Friday 21, at 10.00 a.m., there will be a round table discussion on the Administration with the participation of the Secretary General of CLANER, Gemma García-Pelayo, the Secretary General for Energy of the Andalusian Regional Government, Manuel Larrasa, and the Secretary General for the Environment, Climate Change and the Blue Economy of the Andalusian Regional Government, María López.

Afterwards, the Secretary General of the International Graduate School of the Mainjobs Group, Antonio J. Martínez, and the Rector of the International Business School of the Mainjobs Group, Juan Antonio Jaén, will give a presentation on training issues in the field of renewables.

At 11.30 a.m., a round table on hydrogen is scheduled to be held with speeches by the president of the Andalusian Hydrogen Cluster, Francisco Montalbán, and the non-executive president of Hygreen Energy, Marcelino Oreja, moderated by the director of the Hydrogen Division of Ecointegral Ingeniería, Adrián Correro.

Afterwards, the storage factor in renewables will be the subject of study at the table that will be made up of the president of the Business Association of Batteries, Batteries and Energy Storage (AEPIBAL), Luis Marquina, and the director of Hydraulics and Environment of Magtel, Arturo Buenaventura. The moderator will be the head of the Energy Service of the Andalusian Regional Government, Antonio José Palacios.

At 12.30 pm, the delegate of Red Eléctrica de España in Andalusia, Jorge Jiménez, and the general manager of Andalusia, Extremadura, Ceuta and Melilla of Endesa, Rafael Sánchez Durán, will discuss issues related to electricity grids. The technical director of Idea Energía, Pablo García, will act as moderator.

The closing round table of the conference will be dedicated to aspects related to the territory. Participants will include the Mayoress of Jerez de la Frontera and President of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces, María José García-Pelayo, and the Managing Director of Texla Renovables, Miguel Montero. The president of CLANER, Alfonso Vargas, will act as moderator.

The closing ceremony of the conference, sponsored by Naturgy and with the collaboration of Texla Renovables, Ecointegral and Maninjobs, will be led by the Mayor of Cádiz, Bruno García, and the President of CLANER.



The Andalusian Renewable Energy Association (CLANER), with more than 20 years of experience, is a group of companies, official bodies, technology and research centres, universities and public foundations, among other agents.

Its aims include the representation and defence of the Andalusian renewable energy and energy efficiency sector, as well as the promotion and encouragement of research, technological development and innovation of products, processes and services associated with this field through collaboration and cooperation between the members of the cluster in order to strengthen the competitiveness of Andalusian companies in the clean energy sector.

The members of the association, which currently has more than 140 member companies and represents more than 90 percent of the Andalusian renewable energy sector, include Andalucía Tech, the Centre for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research (CIEMAT), part of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, the University of Jaén, the Pablo Olavide University in Seville, the Descubre Foundation, municipal and provincial energy agencies, as well as the main renewable energy companies in Spain and the electricity company Endesa Distribución.

For further information or to arrange interviews with CLANER management, please contact the Communications Department on 676 46 57 00; 951 910 401 or 951 910 401, or