We build from relationships to renewable energy power generation units

We are a Greek consultancy company, founded in 2014, highly specialized and experienced in the field of renewable energy. R.E.D. PRO, as the name suggests, aims to PROfessionally Develop Renewable Energy sources, utilizing the extensive personal experience of its owner in Renewables and his equally extensive network of expert colleagues, who excel in all Renewable energy fields.

I was lucky from my Ph.D. years to the present day, almost 40 years now, to have worked with Renewable Energy Sources. I believe climate change to be the number one threat to civilisation. Hence, all our efforts should be directed towards spending up our actions to facing this challenge now, as at the moment, we seem to be doing too little, too late.

The single most determinant solution to this problem lies in the immediate and extensive deployment of all Renewable sources, until we establish a 100% Renewables energy mix and a zero carbon economy.”

Dr. Ioannis Tsipouridis (owner and General Manager)

Education:

Studied in the UK (1971-80), graduating from the University of Leeds (1974 – 1980)

  • Sc. Chemical Engineering on Local Education Authority grant
  • Sc. in Fuel and Energy on Science Research Council grant
  • D. in Solar Energy on Science Research Council grant (awarded in 1988)

Experience and personal statement:

I begun this wonderful journey into the world of renewables since 1977, when I began my M.Sc. in Fuel and Energy at Leeds University on Energy, which I followed up in 1978 with a Ph.D. on Solar Energy.

February 2018                                                                                            Editor and Scientific advisor to E-mc2

He is the creator and co-owner of Climate Change and Energy Portal E-mc2 (Energy Matters to Climate Change) which aims to increase public awareness to the imperative need for climate action now, in accordance with the COP23 motto “Faster, Further, Together.”

November 2017                                                                                          Mentor at ISNAD

He became Mentor of the International Support Network for African Development (ISNAD)

June 2014 to Current                                                                               General Manager R.E.D. PRO Consultants

As of June 2014 he set up his own consultancy company “Renewable Energy Development Professionals” or “RED Pro Consultants”.

2015 -2018

Attended COP21 in Paris, COP22 in Marrakesh and COP23 in Bonn as an Observer with the BINGO group (Business and Industry NGO), representing the Global Wind Energy Council. In April 2018 he attended Africa Climate week and Africa Carbon Forum in Nairobi, Kenya, as part of his involvement in the Climate Adaptation, Mitigation and building Climate Resilience for Africa.

June 2014                                                                                                     Retired from P.P.C. S.A.

On June 2014 he retired from P.P.C. (Public Power Corporation) and is currently working privately as a consultant engineer on Renewable Energy Sources..

June 2013 to June 2017                                                                          President, Hellenic Wind Energy Association

As of June 2013 he became once more the President of Hellenic Wind Energy Association, a position which he had held from June 2003 to June 2010. He resigned from HWEA in June 2017.

Feb 2010 – Feb 2013                                                                               CEO, Public Power Corporation Renewables (PPCR SA)

On February 2010 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Public Power Corporation Renewables (PPCR S.A.), a 100% subsidiary of PPC S.A.

PPCR is the company with the most dispersed project pipeline as it spans the length and breadth of Greece and the most diverse one as it deals with all 5 renewable energy sources (Wind, Solar, Geothermal, Small Hydro, Biomass).

During his term of office, which coincided with Greece’s worst financial and political crisis, he managed to increase PPCR’s pipeline from 600 MW to 4.200MW.

His term of office ended in February 2013 and was subsequently offered the position of Vice President of PPCR’s Board of Directors, a position from which he resigned in March of 2013.

2010 – 2013                                                                                              CRES Board Member

He was a member of the Board of Directors of CRES, the Center of Renewable Energy Sources of Greece.

Oct 2009 – Jan 2010                                                                           Ministry of Environment, Energy & Climate Change (YPEKA)

In Autumn of 2009 he took the position of the Director of the office of Deputy Minister for Energy Yannis Maniatis, in the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change (YPEKA). He was responsible (mainly) for all renewable energy matters (legislation, support mechanisms, European Union directives, licensing procedures etc) and was a member of the team which prepared Greece’s road map for the fulfillment of the 2020 Renewable Energy targets under the European Union directive for Climate and Energy.

2007 -2009                                                                                                Private Consultant

From 2007 to 2009 worked as a private consultant on Renewable Energy projects. In parallel he was the editor of a commercial energy magazine “Energy Point”.

1995 – 1996                                                                                                Private Consultant

He worked in Bulgaria, as the Regional Energy Expert of a European Union PHARE programme, in Lovech, coordinated by the Energy Policy Unit of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).

1984-2007                                                                                                  Public Power Corporation

In 1984 he joined the PPC’s (Public Power Corporation) Direction of Alternative Energy Sources, where he worked in the development of PPC’s Demonstration, Pilot  and Commercial Renewable Energy Sources projects (mainly Wind Energy, but also Solar, Geothermal and Biomass ), within the framework of EU programmes such as Demonstration, Hors Quota, Mediterranean Integrated etc.

He held various positions and was involved in all project development stages (planning, licensing, contracting, financing and construction).

He left in 2007, when the Direction was dissolved.

1982 -1984                                                                                                  Head, Athens Energy Equipment

From mid 1982 to 1984 he was the Head of the Athens branch of an Energy equipment company, specializing in solar water heaters and energy stoves. The branch was responsible for the Attica area and the Aegean islands.

1981 – 1982                                                                                                 Greek Navy

Upon his return to Greece he served an 18 months military service in the Greek Navy, where for his civic duties he worked in the Navy’s Public Works Department in projects of solar water heater installations and sewage treatment works.

Other activities

He has been an active member of the European Wind Energy Association and the Hellenic Wind Energy Association since 1987 and 1991 respectively.

He has served for two terms Vice President of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). He is currently member of its Board.

From 2003 to 2010 and from 2013 to 2017 he was the President of the Hellenic Wind Energy Association (HWEA), which he cofounded in 1991 and has served as Secretary General from 1991 to2001 and Vice President from 2001 to 2003 and from 2010 to 2013.

He was responsible for the content and update of the Association’s Linkedin, Facebook and web sites.

He organized the 1994 European Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition in Thessaloniki Greece and assisted in the organization of the Athens European Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition in 2006.

For his contribution to the development of wind energy in Greece, in 2011 the Hellenic Wind Energy Association awarded him the “AIOLOS” prize, which is awarded biannually to three outstanding wind energy personalities, but in 2011 only one was awarded to honour his unique contribution.

He is creator and Editor of energy magazines “Anemologia” (1999 – to June 2016) and “Energy point” (2007-2009). Anemologia was the official Journal of the Hellenic Wind Energy Association. In 2009, as editor of Energy point, he was awarded the “OIKOPOLIS” prize for his contribution to the protection of the environment.

Personal Details:

Born on 30th of September 1952 in Paranestion, Drama, Greece, he is separated with 3 children & 3 grandchildren – email i.tsip@redpro.gr , anemologia@gmail.com