Agustín Delgado


Chief Innovation Officer

Dr. Agustín Delgado Martín is Chief Innovation and Sustainability Officer for Iberdrola, a Spanish public multinational electric utility company. He is also responsible for the venture capital program in IBERDROLA (PERSEO), where he coordinates PERSEO’s investment in technology companies related to energy sustainability. Dr. Delgado began his career in various companies in the rail and energy sectors, joining Iberdrola in 2006 as Innovation Director. In 2010 he was appointed Innovation, Sustainability, and Quality Director. Four years later, Dr. Delgado was promoted to Chief Innovation and Sustainability Officer. Dr. Delgado holds a degree from the Escuela Superior Industrial of Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Madrid, and a PhD from the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, as well as completing the School of Management Program designed specifically for Iberdrola by the IESE Business School and the Global Leadership Program at IMD.

Sessions With Agustín Delgado

Thursday, 4 March

  • 07:30am - 08:00am (CST) / 04/mar/2021 01:30 pm - 04/mar/2021 02:00 pm

    Strategic Dialogue

    Offshore Wind: How fast can it grow?

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy Power & Renewables Clean Tech

    Offshore wind, which started in Europe 30 years ago, is coming to the rest of the world’s power markets. The technology has improved immensely, costs are coming down, and the global pipeline of projects now exceeds 300 GW, compared to nearly 35 GW currently installed. But as aspirations grow, so do questions about delivery. Can the industry double installations in the next five years, and do in five years what previously took 30? Is there a limit to offshore wind’s growth?

  • 01:30pm - 02:00pm (CST) / 04/mar/2021 07:30 pm - 04/mar/2021 08:00 pm

    Lyceum Lab

    Scaling Up Low-carbon Energy: Economic, geopolitical & environmental impacts

    Workshop Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability Decarbonization Pathways
    Many world regions face increasing pressures from global and regional changes in climate, population growth, urban-area expansion, and the socio-economic impacts of fossil-based development. One of the global community’s most significant contemporary challenges is the need to satisfy growing energy demand while simultaneously achieving very significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Massive scaling is required for low-carbon technologies to make a substantial contribution to future global energy needs. Transition risks arise from shifts in the political, technological, social, and economic landscape that are likely to occur during the transition to a low-carbon economy. This session examines barriers for deployment of low-carbon energy and explores opportunities to accelerate decarbonization efforts.