Richard Voorberg

Siemens Energy

President, North America

Richard Voorberg is President of the North America Hub of Siemens Energy, based in Orlando, FL. In this role, Richard has regional responsibility for the Energy business in the Americas, which includes the company’s Generation, Industrial Applications, and Transmission divisions. Most recently, Richard served as the Head of Service in North America, where he was responsible for managing all aspects of Large Power Service, including Gas Turbines, Steam Turbines, Generators and Nuclear. Additionally, he is Chairman of the Board for Advanced Airfoil Components. Richard has almost 30 years of experience with Siemens including extensive involvement in the manufacturing, commissioning management, project management and marketing aspects of the power generation business. Richard was responsible for the design, project management and building of a brand-new factory at the Charlotte, North Carolina, site for gas turbine manufacturing. Throughout his career Richard has had the privilege to live and work in several different locations including Canada, Indonesia, Argentina, Korea and Germany. The North American business consists of over 10,000 people who manage all aspects of Service from Sales, Marketing, Project Management, Field Engineering, Shop Repair and Business Administration. Richard holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada, and his MBA from ESMT in Berlin Germany. Richard and his wife, Esther, have four children and reside in Winter Springs, FL.

Sessions With Richard Voorberg

Tuesday, 8 March

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

    Is Hydrogen a Viable Long-duration Storage Solution?

    Panel Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    Clean, dispatchable resources are needed to firm a grid dominated by variable renewable generation. Hydrogen produced from carbon-free electricity and run back through a gas turbine could potentially play this role. What are the technical challenges associated with using hydrogen as a fuel for power generation? How do the economics of hydrogen compare to alternative solutions?