Elke Hanel

Vice President, Women of Wind Energy Deutschland e.V.


Elke has held leading positions in the renewable energy sector for more than 13 years and the last five years as a managing director of BayWa r.e. Wind GmbH.

She has worked at this Munich based project developer on wind energy projects, with strong connections to the German, European and international markets, for the last five years.

Prior to this, she was responsible for the development of wind and PV projects for RENERCO Renewable Energy Concepts AG. Here, she established an international division with more than 400 MW of realised wind projects.

After graduating as an environmental engineer (TU Berlin, Germany; University of Aveiro, Portugal), she held positions in the water and waste water sectors, as well as in the field of gas filling stations.

With a strong international background throughout her career, Elke is especially interested in the worldwide energy transition towards renewable energy.

Since September 2017, she has been vice-president of Women of Wind Energy Deutschland e.V. She's keen, through the work of this organisation, to push forward and support female career development in the renewable energy sector.

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