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Patrick Lees

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Patrick Lees

Commercial Manager

ABO Wind

Patrick is a wind energy professional from Finland with over five years of experience with onshore and offshore wind energy projects around Europe. He graduated from Business School in Aalto University, finishing his major in Creative Sustainability. Patrick started his career in renewables working for the world-leading submarine cable manufacturer, where he was specializing in business development and tender management for offshore wind wind projects, with a specific focus on floating wind. After moving back to Helsinki after a two-year experience in Milan, he is currently working as the Commercial Manager for ABO Wind Oy in Finland, responsible for commercial issues in relation to onshore wind farm development and construction in Finland. Patrick has also recently become a Certified Energy Trader, a certificate awarded by Nordpool. Patrick is very eager to start collaborating with fellow energy leaders outside the spectrum of wind and renewables to solve problems in relation to the energy transition.

ABO Wind is a globally successful project developer for renewable energies with more than 600 employees  to date. Since 1996, the company has developed wind energy, solar and biogas projects with an output of over 3,000 megawatts. Around half of these projects were built on a turnkey basis. ABO Wind is currently working on the development of new projects with a total capacity of ten gigawatts. These projects are located in 16 countries on four continents and exceed the capacity of four average nuclear power plants. Two thirds of the projects under development are wind projects and one third solar. ABO Wind has more than doubled the number of projects under development from the end of 2017 until today.  ABO Wind experts provide assessments, handle the approval process and financing, and take care of grid connection and construction. ABO Wind takes on all steps of project development from site acquisition to construction. We purchase projects at all stages of development and bring them to a successful conclusion.

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