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Gabriel Alonso

EDP Renewables North America LLC
Chief Executive Officer

Gabriel Alonso is the Chief Executive Officer for EDP Renewables North America LLC (EDPR NA, which was previously known as Horizon Wind Energy), as well as a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of EDP Renewables S.A. (EDPR), the third largest producer of wind energy in the world. He also serves on the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Presently, Gabriel is serving as the Chair of the AWEA Board.

Gabriel has been working in the renewable energy industry for more than 15 years and his service has spanned countries across Europe, North America and North Africa. Gabriel joined EDP in early 2007 as Managing Director for North America, where he led EDP’s entrance into the United States renewables arena through EDP’s strategic acquisition of Horizon Wind Energy from Goldman Sachs, the largest renewable energy transaction to date. Following the acquisition he joined EDPR NA, then Horizon Wind Energy, where he served as Chief Development Officer (CDO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO), with full responsibility for overseeing development, engineering, construction, energy management, asset management, procurement, operations and maintenance. 

He was also instrumental in the creation, launch and implementation of the initial public offering (IPO) of EDPR, the global renewable arm of EDP, in June 2008. This transaction raised 1.6 billion euros and was the largest in Western Europe in 2008.

Since he joined, EDPR NA has grown its installed capacity five fold from 800 megawatts (MW) to 4,000 MW across 29 wind farms from Oregon to New York and has consolidated EDPR as the third largest wind energy project operator in North America.

Gabriel holds a law degree and a Master of Science degree in economics, each from the University of Deusto in Spain, and has completed the Advanced Management Program at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

EDP Renewables North America LLC and its subsidiaries develop, construct, own and operate renewable energy projects throughout North America. Based in Houston, Texas, EDPR NA is owned by EDP Renewables, a global leader in the renewable energy sector. With a sound development pipeline, first class assets and market-leading operating capacity, EDPR has undergone exceptional development in recent years under his leadership.

For more information, visit www.edpr.com