Philipp Leckebusch appointed CEO of DTEK RENEWABLES
Philipp Leckebusch will strengthen our team and be responsible for the accomplishment of DTEK's strategic objectives for the development of renewable energy projects and to increase the installed capacity to 1 GW in the next 3 years
Philipp Leckebusch has decades of experience in senior management positions in the electrical power and utility industry, as well as the renewable energy sector. During the last 10 years, he had led the development and operation of numerous projects in the areas of geothermal, wind, solar and biogas renewable energy at Ferrostaal and MVV Energy (Germany). Particularly in MVV Energy, he had successfully managed the transformation of the company’s conventional power plant portfolio towards a growing renewable energy asset base. Previously, he held managerial positions in the companies Alstom and ABB.
“One of the main priorities of the Ukraine’s Energy strategy is the intensive development of renewable energy sources. This is essential both for upgrading the generation capacity base and for improving the environmental performance of the Ukrainian energy sector. DTEK plans to increase the installed capacities of solar and wind power plants to 1 GW. To this end, we are implementing unique projects for the country in the partnership with global leaders in the field of machinery and electric power engineering as China Machinery Engineering Company (CMEC) and General Electric. The expertise of Philipp Leckebusch in the field of new technologies is vital for achieving these goals. Philipp was a participant of the process when European countries were reforming the energy sector. This experience is especially in demand today, when Ukraine has embarked on the path of energy liberalization, — said Maksym Timchenko, CEO of DTEK.
“Renewable generation development will have a huge impact on the future of world energy markets. Ukraine has a large potential in the RES industry and is currently entering a transitional period according to its Energy Strategy. It is an important decision for the future development and success of the countries’ energy sector, — Philipp Leckebusch said. — I see that DTEK RENEWABLES is the company, which may become a respected leader in renewable energy in Europe. I am happy to join the team of DTEK RENEWABLES and to have the opportunity to make a contribution in developing clean and safe energy generation in the Ukraine.”