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Paul van Son

CEO & President

Paul van Son has been serving the international energy industry for more than 40 years being a driving force of major innovations as executive director, manager and executive consultant. His fields of responsibility included corporate board functions and operational management, in the last 20 years mainly focusing on the long term international energy transition, renewable energy assets, transmission of electricity and gas, energy trading, storage, energy efficiency and energy marketing, including green power retail and decentralised generation. In addition Paul van Son has initiated entrepreneurial sustainable development in Africa, based on stand-alone micro utilities / social entreprises (social venturing Energy4All / NICE International). He has been the founder and presently is the honorary President of EFET, the European Federation of Energy Traders.

To date Mr. van Son is an Executive Advisor to the Board of innogy. In addition he is the President and CEO of Dii Desert Energy, an industry network of international companies with a mission of migrating towards an emission free energy supply (‘green electrons’ and ‘green molecules’) for local use in the MENA region and for exporting to the world markets of emission free energy.


Dii Desert Energy GmbH

A unique industry initiative to develop a reliable, sustainable and climate-friendly energy supply from the deserts in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is now taking shape. Today in Munich the articles of association for the Dii GmbH (limited liability company) were signed by the group of founding members consisting of twelve companies and the Desertec Foundation. The Dii aims at accelerated implementation of the Desertec concept, as proposed by the Desertec Foundation. This work of the Dii will entail a thorough analysis and the establishment of a framework for investments to supply the MENA region and Europe with power produced using solar and wind energy sources. The long-term goal is to satisfy a substantial part of the energy needs of the MENA countries and meet as much as 15% of Europe’s electricity demand by 2050.
  • From Desertec 1.0 to Desertec 3.0: MENA as a ‘power house’ for local markets and the world
  • Production of green hydrogen and other ‘green molecules’ from quasi unlimited solar and wind energy sources in the deserts
  • The Pivotal role of flexibility providers in the value chain
  • Towards a fully emission free energy chain of production of ‘electrons’, ‘molecules’ and ‘thermal energy’, Storage, transportation and flexible demand
CO2 Neutrality
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