Mr. Joan Fages, holds a Master in Industrial Engineering from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales of Barcelona having studied an MBA in ESADE Business School (Barcelona), he has developed his professional career in many companies, all of them related to the renewable energies.
Founder of HIDROWATT, S.A. in 1981, the company was in charge of rehabilitating and building Small Hydro Power Plants (SHPP) with an extensive list of projects in Spain and Portugal. The activities involved also biomass plants for district heating systems, waste-water treatment plants and full water-cycle systems including desalination, distribution and recycling of wastewater for irrigation in Spain, Portugal and Cape Verde.
In 1995 his professional practice grew towards the developing and construction of wind farms in Spain and France for a total power of 180 MW.
Mr. Fages was founder in 1986 of Asociación Española de Pequeños Productores y Autogeneradores de Electricidad con Fuentes de Energía Renovables (APPA), and in 1992 of European Small Hydropower Association (ESHA).In 2000 he was also founder, and President until 2005 of European Renewable Energies Federation “EREF”.