Alliance for Rural Electrification
Ernesto Macias is a qualified expert in the field of rural electrification with over 14 years specific experience. As founder and President of the Alliance for Rural Electrification for the last nine years, he has been instrumental in promoting electrification projects for remote communities in Developing Countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
He has experience in the management and implementation of over 50 electrification projects around the world including remote islands. He is an independent consultant, Bureau Member of REN21 and former President of EPIA, European Photovoltaic Industry Association (2003-2008). Mr. Macias has held key positions in both industry, focusing on the market development of renewable energy technologies; Marketing and Commercial General Director of Isofoton, pioneer leading PV cell and module manufacturer since 1.983 (2001 to 2009); and Electria Wind, medium size wind generators designer, from 2009 to 2011) and international organizations.