Alba Ruiz Leon

Managing Director at Cornwall Insight Australia
Speaker details

Alba Ruiz Leon

Managing Director at Cornwall Insight Australia
Stream / Conference Session
09 Dec 2021
Conference stream 2

Operating Solar Farms & Big Batteries

1:45 pm (GMT+10)
About the speaker
Alba holds the responsibility of Cornwall Insight’s Australian business, supporting the company’s growth in Australia. Alba has over 15 years of energy market experience, including more than 12 years of practical exposure in the APAC region. Alba’s recent experience includes projects such as developing, constructing and operating the largest Australian solar farm, Limondale 349 MWp in New South Wales. Alba Ruiz Leon brings a wealth of expertise to her new role at Cornwall Insight Australia. She has held leading positions for the energy industry at innogy Renewables Australia, VESTAS Australia & New Zealand, EnergyAustralia and ACCIONA Energy Oceania and consulting companies such as AMO Renewables, GHD Advisory and AUSENCO. Alba brings practical experience from the industry side, with good understanding of their needs and requirements, having had exposure to the distributed energy market, renewable and traditional generation technologies, LCOE, balancing hybrid energy solutions, how to transition to a low carbon energy future while maintaining system strength, reliability and flexibility where the sector in Australia is in its most dynamic transition. Most recently Alba was Managing Director for innogy Renewables Australia (Subsidiary of RWE) where she led a team of 15 staff, covering the Asset Management, Construction, Operations, Finances, Commercial, Business Development, Regulatory, Policy and Marketing teams. Alba established the business in the new country from scratch, hired the team, established systems and processes and made the office operative to be able to construct, connect and operate the largest solar farm in Australia.

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