Founded in 2008, Neoen is a fast-growing company, France’s leading independent producer of renewable energy and one of the top industry players worldwide. We have doubled our output in the space of 24 months. Almost 2 GW are already operating or under construction with a further 1 GW worth of projects secured. We have projects in operation and under construction in ten countries. We conduct our projects from beginning to end, ensuring we produce the most competitively-priced energy. Our pioneering attitude has led to several outstanding achievements, namely Europe’s largest-capacity power plant (300 MW) in Cestas, France. We are the leading independent producer of renewable energy in France, Australia, El Salvador, Jamaica and Zambia.
Forecast full year revenue
This figure indicates the green electricity sales that Neoen would have consolidated had all its plants - those commissioned since its inception and by end-December 2017 at the latest –been in operation for a full year. 2017 was a highly significant year for new plants, with a total of 461 MW in new capacity being commissioned in that year alone, an increase of 72% on previously installed capacity.
In operation and under construction
This figure indicates total power already financed which is in operation or will be in operation in the near future. This amount of power is sufficient to supply cities such as Lyon, Marseille and Toulouse with green electricity.
Neoen is present in 10 countries, with plants already operating, under construction or with financing underway. We are the leading independent producer of renewable energy in France, Australia, El Salvador, Jamaica and Zambia. We have numerous projects in the pipeline and in the near future our operations will span 15 countries.
We are aiming for 5 GW of power in operation and under construction by 2021 . We are nearly two-thirds of the way there, having 3 GW of capacity in operation, under construction and awarded. We have 7.4 GW worth of projects in the pipeline.
Founded in 2008, within ten years, Neoen has become a world-class provider of renewable energy. We have based our rapid, profitable growth on geographical and technological diversification, applying a portfolio approach to strategy and therefore containing risk. We have projects in operation and under construction in ten countries. From a technological point of view, Neoen develops and operates solar power plants and onshore wind farms and has acquired expertise in storage, developing and operating the world’s biggest battery.
Our company values form the basis of all our relations with business partners, customers and end- users. Our 148-strong workforce embraces more than 20 different nationalities and the values we share underpin our corporate identity and are borne out in the way we conduct our day-to-day business.
We believe we can become a world leader in renewable energy. We have the audacity to operate globally, imagining, designing and implementing competitive, effective energy solutions.
We uphold all our commitments, internal and external. We believe in hard work and take pleasure in seeing a good job well done.
We operate with integrity, whatever we do, whenever and wherever we do it. We work with partners who abide by the same rules. Our ethical approach is an asset in our worldwide operations.
We are loyal to each other and form a close-knit team. We are proud of our company, our goals and our accomplishments.
Xavier Barbaro is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées de Paris and holds an MBA from Harvard. He began his career with LDCom in 2001, before joining Louis Dreyfus Commodities in Geneva as an attaché of the CEO. He was in charge of the business plan and conducted several projects in Asia, particularly in the biofuel sector. Xavier joined Direct Energie in 2007 as director of development and founded Neoen in 2008.
A graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Romain Desrousseaux began his career with LDCom where he led the investment program in broadband internet. In 2008, he joined the Louis Dreyfus Commodities Group, first as Deputy Director of Information Systems. After two years, he took the helm of the Africa and Middle-East region. In January 2013, Romain joined Neoen as Deputy CEO in charge of developing international projects.
After ten years in innovation and product development at France Télécom, Paul-François Croisille became head of Marketing of the Spanish operator Uni2. In 2000, he joined LDCom, where he developed transmission and communication services for operators. In 2003 he launched the French arm of Swisscom Hospitality Services, a subsidiary of the Swiss operator, before taking control of global operations in 2006. He joined Neoen in 2010. Paul-François graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique, is a Telecommunications Engineer and holds an MBA from Harvard.
Serge Stepanov graduated from Mines de Paris, holds an MBA from Harvard. He has over than eighteen years of experience in operations and finance. He started his career with Danone in Russia, before moving to France and then Asia. He joined Louis Dreyfus Commodities in 2007 where he handled business development and corporate treasury in North America. In late 2010, Serge was appointed CFO of Biosev in Brazil, the IPO of which he completed in 2013. Serge joined Neoen in 2014.
Olga graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University, attended the Paris IEP (Institute of Political Studies) and qualified as a corporate lawyer in Paris. She began her career in Moscow in 2000 at the European Business Club (association defending the interests of European companies in Russia) before joining Bureau Francis Lefebvre. Admitted to the Paris Bar of lawyers in 2006, she was appointed to the Paris office of Cleary Gottieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, responsible for complex operations on an international scale. Olga joined Neoen in 2018.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and French President Emmanuel Macron witnessed the signing of landmark agreements between Neoen and GFG Alliance designed to dramatically reduce energy costs to industry in Australia.