On the photo part of the team. From the left to the right Taric de Villers, Vanya Stoyanova, Daniel D’Hoop, Pierre-Antoine Mali



Taric de Villers

Expert in Renewable Energy Technologies & Rural Electrification


Taric de Villers has start in the private sector in 1990 and has acquired an extensive experience in solar energy and rural electrification over the last 24 years. In charge of various tasks (R&D, manufacturing, cost and quality control, engineering, system design and installation, training, accounting, team managing …) and due to his aptitude for integration and adaptation, he has quickly gained in responsibility.

He has been a scientific manager on different European contracts for both EU-CEC and ESA (European Space Agency). He has also offered his expertise to European Commission for solar PV proposals evaluation in Joule programs. Thanks to his strong technological, organizational and communication skills, he has managed and implemented successfully many turn-key electrification projects in remote African and Asian areas.

Over the last 13 years, T. de Villers has become a renewable energy technology expert (mainly for solar, hybrids, gasifier and pico-hydro) for rural electrification projects. He has been in charge of many scoping or feasibility studies and technical assistance projects in Africa and Asia (short and long terms), mostly for IED company.



Daniel D’Hoop

website: www.powerdev.eu

Expert in energy planning and power networks engineering with twenty five years of experience in power system planning with a special emphasis on transmission planning. In recent years, he participated in various projects on connection of generation to the grid (incl. wind farms and PV systems), interconnection and Demand Side Management.

Involved often in generation planning, with optimization of hydro and thermal subsystems including renewable energy conversion (connection of wind generators) and Demand Side Management, as well as specification of related software.

Experience in Western and Eastern Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Africa Main skills: good knowledge of the electric characteristics of transmission and distribution systems and the present market trends, practice of the software models for network planning (including dynamic stability, short circuit and optimal power flows), investment plans and Master Plans.



Pierre-Antoine Mali

Expert in wind projects and rural electrification

P-A Mali works since 2001 as a project engineer in the field of wind power, first in the Belgian office of 3E (2001-2011), then as consultant and founder of GreenPlug.

His field of expertise covers mainly various preparatory studies, the setting up of projects and the assistance in the project management for the design and implementation of wind projects in Europe and Africa, but also other renewable sectors (Solar, biomass, hydro and cogeneration) for decentralized production in rural electrification.



Vanya Stoyanova

Electrical Engineer with a specialization in power supply and power equipment and training in IT and solar energy. She has worked for IMM. SA a Belgian company specialized in the construction of power plants in Africa (2014-2016) on a project of construction of 9 power plants in Algeria. Since 2016 is working at PowerDev on grid connection of PV power plants, power network planning for power networks and their interconnection in Africa.

Her experience cover design of LV, MV, HV electrical installations and networks, transmission planning and grid connection of power plants. She is working on the coordination and management of international project for sustainable development and organizational strategies in Madagascar. Working on the grid and generation planning for rural electrification of villages. V. Stoyanova is participating at presentations and in the organization of trainings.



Alain Six

Expert in financing and management of renewable energy projects

After a training in Business Administration and a career with international banks (Citi & BofA) A. Six established in 2002 its own advisory structure for financing and acquisition of assets from renewable energy production. The experience gained naturally led it to create an entity dedicated to investment focusing on the management of medium-sized assets in Europe and West Africa. During his career he worked on numerous cross-border financing transactions and operations for acquisition and disposals of assets on behalf of investors and project developers. His areas of specialization include structuring and financial management of energy production projects in Europe and Africa.