COGEN Europe has announced its new managing director.

Hans Korteweg, a former director of communications and government affairs, EMEA Region, for the Westinghouse Electric Company, has been appointed to the role and is keen to ensure cogeneration receives its due attention as the EU puts together its clean energy package.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Korteweg said: “Europe’s energy policy is at a crossroads. Today’s energy and climate decisions will shape Europe’s energy system for the next decades, thereby determining the future level of greenhouse gas emissions, security of energy supply and the competitiveness of European economies.”
  COGEN Europe MD Hans Korteweg
“I look forward to leading COGEN Europe and ensuring that the cogeneration sector continues to have a strong and united voice in Brussels and Europe. The ongoing debate at EU level on the Clean Energy Package is key to ensure a cost-effective and secure energy transition. This is where COGEN Europe can make a meaningful contribution towards establishing a ambitious, yet balanced and predictable legislative framework, creating new opportunities for the sector and rewarding the benefits of cogeneration to save energy, reduce CO2 emissions as well as to boost energy efficiency and competitiveness in Europe”.
 
COGEN Europe chairman Wouter-Jan van der Wurff, said: “COGEN Europe members are delighted that Hans is joining us at this pivotal time for the cogeneration sector. His breadth of experience will be a key asset to our association in driving forward our ambitions for Combined Heat and Power (CHP) in Europe”.
 
A French-born Dutch-American, Mr Korteweg has a BA in international affairs and politics from Vesalius College – Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium and also an Advanced Management Programme graduate of the IE Business School in Madrid, Spain.