MEXICO CITY, Mexico, June 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Envision Energy, a world-leading smart energy solution provider today announced Rafael Valdez, its Director for Latin America & the Caribbean, has been awarded "Wind Industry Champion" at the 2016 Mexico International Renewable Energy Conference (MIREC: http://mirecweek.com/) that took place earlier this month.
In the past couple of years, Envision has expanded rapidly in Mexico and Rafael has been instrumental in leading its regional team to achieve growth. In 2014, he managed Envision's acquisition of ViveEnergia's 600MW portfolio which was considered to be China's largest outbound direct investment in the Mexican renewable energy space at that time. Together with its Mexican partners, he successfully brought two projects into a 'ready to build' stage in Yucatan Peninsula within 18 months, a total of 190MW, including a 90MW PPA in Mexico's first long term energy auction.
Accepting the award, Rafael Valdez said, "It is an honor to receive this award and I'm very grateful for the recognition among my peers in the wind industry. I feel fortunate to work with very talented and hard-working team from Envision and ViveEnergia and much of this success is due to their commitment and experience to drive Mexico's renewable market forward."
"Mexico is a key part of Envision's international growth. Rafael has expertly identified the areas of opportunity in this market for Envision," said Felix Zhang, Executive Director of Envision, "I am extremely grateful for Rafael's contribution and leadership as we enter Mexico and Latin America, a strategic yet very competitive market for our company."
The Wind Industry Champion was selected by an impartial panel of senior industry leaders. Commenting on the award, one of the judges said: "We recognize Rafael for his business performance and perseverance in establishing Envision as one of the most progressive players in the wind market in Mexico." Rafael's fellow nominees include Miguel Angel Alonso from Acciona, Albert Sunyer from Gamesa, and Angelica Ruiz from Vestas.
About Envision Energy
Envision Energy (www.envision-energy.com) is a world-leading energy technology service provider. The company's businesses include the development and sales of Smart Wind Turbines, Smart Wind and Solar Software Services, and Energy Internet Technology Service.
Envision is the third largest turbine company in China and ranked among top 8 in the world. Over 7.5 GW of Envision's smart wind turbines are in operation. As the world's largest smart energy asset management services company, Envision manages 50 gigawatts of renewable energy across the globe including those of industry leaders such as Pattern Energy, Orion Renewable and China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group.
Envision has offices and R&D centers located strategically worldwide, including Global Innovation Centers in Denmark and the US, the Centre of Excellence in Hamburg, Germany and an Aerodynamics R&D Center in Colorado, US.
In 2015, Envision's disruptive superconductive generator EcoSwing received over a funding of 100 million Chinese Yuan from EU's Horizon 2020 project. The revolutionary EcoSwing generator is thought to be the first superconductive generator designed for a wind turbine and is expected to cut down the cost of wind power generation by 30% in the future. This is also the largest financial funding Chinese enterprises have received in EU.
Envision Energy's vision is to enable solar and wind to become the primary energy sources by 2025, by using the latest IT and communication technologies such as cloud computing, advanced sensor and big data analytics to transform the conventional energy world.
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