Since 2011, Pedro Almeida Fernandes is Head of Power Generation & ENEL Green Power in Portugal at Endesa.
Pedro has a Master's Degree in Environmental Engineering by Instituto Superior Técnico, of the Lisbon Technical University, and has worked as a Management Consultant, at Roland Berger, prior to joining Endesa in 2006, where he has also had roles in Regulation, and Business Development.
One major roadblock in the development and expansion of European large scale projects is the lack of skilled workers available to install them. With the current scarcity of existing skilled workers, securing them for your project is becoming more and more expensive. How can the industry ensure there are enough skilled workers available to install projects currently in the pipeline.
Some utilities are establishing their own training schemes and funds, often aimed at those currently working in the fossil fuels industry, to help to resolve this. Which other options can be offered to attract the requisite amount of skilled workers?