Eduard Sala de Vedruna

S&P Global

Vice President, Climate & Sustainability, Clean Energy Technology

Eduard Sala de Vedruna is Vice President within the Climate and Sustainability Group and leads the Clean Energy Technology team. Mr. Sala de Vedruna and his team deliver competitive strategy and market analysis to developers, utilities, and renewables equipment manufacturers on key trends and market opportunities. He is the author of numerous S&P Global reports, including analyses of business models and competitive strategies employed by equipment manufacturers, utilities, and developers in the global renewables sector. Mr. Sala de Vedruna has more than 17 years of consulting and research experience in the energy sector with a focus on market analysis and competitive strategy, particularly with the global renewables market. He has worked on numerous tailored consulting assignments, providing strategic advice and recommendations. Prior to joining S&P Global, he was responsible for market research and management consulting at International Venture Consultants, where he contributed to a variety of projects for major oil and gas companies. Mr. Sala de Vedruna holds a degree in economics from the University of Barcelona, Spain. He is based in Paris and is fluent in English, Spanish, and French.

Sessions With Eduard Sala de Vedruna

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 10:30am - 11:10am (CST) / 08/mar/2022 04:30 pm - 08/mar/2022 05:10 pm

    New Business Models for Bringing Climate Tech Solutions to Scale

    Panel Diversity & Inclusion/Future of Workforce

    As the energy system decarbonizes, it is becoming more complex and more interconnected. Today’s emerging energy system is fundamentally different, forcing companies to compete globally. New technologies will have to be developed to meet climate ambitions, evolving energy uses, and emerging new supply chains. How will corporate structures and business models change as new opportunities, but also new threats, emerge? What new business models can scale new technologies to support decarbonization efforts? What opportunities and challenges will companies face?

Thursday, 10 March

  • 07:30am - 08:35am (CST) / 10/mar/2022 01:30 pm - 10/mar/2022 02:35 pm

    Solar & Wind Supply Chain Disruptions: Increasing costs?

    Panel Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    The solar and wind supply chains are going through significant turbulence due to increased raw material costs, trade regulations, local content rules, and manufacturing bottlenecks. This all results in increased costs and lowered competitiveness of these technologies. The pace of capacity installations will significantly accelerate in the coming years as capital is diverted toward energy transition. In this context, manufacturing capacity will have to scale up significantly along with demand for raw materials. Stretched supply chains might not be able to maintain the sustained cost decline trajectories that renewables, particularly solar, have witnessed over the past decade. How might the dislocations of the supply chains result in higher-than-expected costs of the energy transition? How is industry adapting to this new scenario? 

  • 03:05pm - 03:45pm (CST) / 10/mar/2022 09:05 pm - 10/mar/2022 09:45 pm

    Renewable Ambitions: Can supply chains deliver?

    Panel Energy Infrastructure/Supply Chain
    In November 2021, representatives of almost 200 nations and territories gathered in Glasgow to drive forward action on limiting global climate change. Currently, a total of 154 parties have pledged to reach net-zero emissions, accounting for about 90% of global GHG emissions and 95% of global GDP. As part of these ambitions, parties have agreed to accelerate the efforts to reduce unabated coal and phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies. Under the IHS Markit Green Rules scenario, approximately 75% of key markets’ generation capacity will come from renewables in 2050. This will require a dramatic ramp up of the supply chains and the production and processing of raw materials. What is required for supply chains to develop at the pace that climate ambitions will require? How are companies adapting their strategies to cope with potential supply chain bottlenecks?