Thomas Quillasi joined UK-based Hive Energy in July 2022 to manage clean energy development across France, a new country expansion for the business.
Thomas will manage proposals, prospecting, and development of green projects across the country. His focus will be to develop opportunities within the solar and hydrogen markets, but to also investigate projects that may appear in the wider renewable market, including wind power. Thomas is bringing an extensive background and strong experience to the role. He has a skilled, multidisciplinary, and international background with a key emphasis on renewables, sustainability, and natural resources.
In France the solar energy segment is expected to significantly increase in coming years. Also plans to integrate renewable energy with the national grids are expected to create a significant amount of opportunity for the renewable energy market. In February 2022, the French Government announced plans to have more than 100 GW of solar PV capacity installed by 2050. This is expected to drive the solar energy market in the country. France is considered an early leader of the global energy transition. As hosts of the COP21 and the Paris Agreement, France is widely seen as a frontrunner in the energy transition by the international community, making it a perfect country to develop Hive Energy’s clean energy mission.
Thomas Quillasi, Country Manager France commented on his appointment: “I am pleased to represent a company already widely engaged in the energy transition and with a desire to become carbon neutral in the near future. French opportunities will be part of the deal, I am sure.”
Giles Redpath, CEO of Hive Energy, added: “Over the past 12 years Hive has grown significantly. We are now developing projects in Croatia, Canada, New Zealand, and Serbia – to name a few countries in our recent expansion. Adding France to our active area will continue to bolster our reach across Europe and will allow us to press on in our mission to save the planet. We have over 100 clean energy projects in our global pipeline, and Thomas will be an essential part of our progression and project development. I am looking forward to growing a strong line of green energy projects in France, moving us closer to a clean future.”