Who we are

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.

 

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


Jason-Marios Zafiriadis

Born in Athens in 1990, he is a mechanical engineer, a graduate of the National Technical University of Athens.

During his studies he focused on the areas of energy services, wind farm design and construction, as well as accident analysis and corporate social responsibility.

He has worked as a tutor to secondary school students preparing them for university entrance exams, teaching a variety of subjects such as Engineering, Thermodynamics and Industrial Management.

In REDPRO he is responsible for analyzing the energy sector, monitoring the electricity market, renewable energy projects and innovative software products.


Aimilia Zikou

Born in Athens in 1994, she is an Environmental Engineer, graduated from the Polytechnic School of the Democritus University of Thrace.

During her studies she dealt with issues such as, liquid and solid waste management, design and development of Renewable Energy Sources projects, as well as control and management of air pollutants, and water management. The subject of her thesis was the water management conditions of EYDAP (Greek Water Authority) in the wider region.

She has attended numerous scientific conferences and workshops such as, the 2nd Conference on Geographical Information Systems and Spatial Analysis in Agriculture and Environment, the 1st International Conference on «Sustainable Solutions in Waste Management by Maximizing the Impact of Territorial Cooperation» and the 10th National Conference on Renewable Energy.

At REDPro, she works as an analyst and a consultant on Renewable Energy projects.


Stelios Moiras

He was born in Athens in 1990 and is a mechanical engineer, graduate of the Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus. During his studies he dealt with energy issues such as Renewable Energy Sources.

The subject of his thesis was the study, design and construction of an electrolytic cell for hydrogen production.

He holds an MSc in Energy Systems diploma, from Heriot Watt University of Edinburgh, specializing in Renewable Energy Sources. More specifically he focused on wind and photovoltaic installations, energy management of buildings, energy storage, economic evaluation of energy investments  and Lifecycle Cost of Energy analysis. He also studied the reduction of nitrogen oxides (NOx) in marine diesel engines as his postgraduate thesis. His work was published and presented, as a scientific article at the International Conference on Energy, Environment and Economics 2017.

In the past he has worked as a Mechanical Engineer on gas fuel installations, thermal losses and heating/cooling systems. He has also worked as research assistant in a university lab.

Currently, as a member of REDPro, his responsibilities are the electricity market, the Renewables, projects licensing process, Net metering, Data and statistics collection and compilation, and SynaptiQ.


 

«I was lucky to have worked with Renewable Energy Sources, from my Ph.D. years to the present day, well over 40 years now.

My professional involvement begun in 1984 at the Direction for Renewable Energy Sources of the Public Power Corporation(PPC) of Greece, which later became Public Power Corporation Renewables(PPCR), a 100% subsidiary of PPC, to which I had the honour of being a C.E.O. from 2010-2013. As Chief Executive Officer of PPCR I had the opportunity to be involved in the design of major Renewables projects and take initiatives to build cooperation platforms with countries such as China, Romania, USA etc.

In parallel I served as Member of Board of Directors, of the Hellenic Wind Energy Association from 1991 to 2003 and then its Chairman and C.E.O from 2003 up to 2017, and was also member of CRES (Centre for renewable Energy Sources) BoD from 2010-2013.

I have been involved in the conception, study and implementation of numerous renewable projects in Greece, but I have also worked briefly abroad and I have also participated in EU projects for Africa and Balkan countries.

 In these 40 years I have tried actively to promote the development of Renewable Energy Sources as the unique and only answer to the unfolding fourfold crisis of fossil fuel depletion, environmental destruction, financial crisis, and of course climate change.

Most of my life I have been publicizing my thoughts, via newspaper articles and TV news programmes, on the above issues. Since 1999 as the editor of the specialized magazine ANEMOLOGIA, which was delivered free of charge to 5.000 dedicated readers up t June of 2016 and also as the editor of another specialized magazine, “Energy Point”, from 2007 to 2010 I tried to serve as editor of both magazines to disseminate to a specific audience made up of decision makers in all levels of administration as well as the public and large, knowledge on both Renewables and Climate change, focusing on providing scientific evidence for the arguments.

I have been invited and attended many conference and workshop panels, as well as Educational Institutes where I present the case for Renewables, based above all on the need to tackle climate change.

I passionately believe in the need for the strongest possible international cooperation in the effort to reach a zero carbon economy the soonest possible, through the immediate massive deployment of renewables, in conjunction with energy saving and improved energy efficiency, so as to meet the energy needs of the global population.»

 


Ioannis Tsipouridis
Owner/ General Manager