TotalEnergies ENEOS Renewables taps Gavin Adda as chairman
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TotalEnergies ENEOS Renewables taps Gavin Adda as chairman

TotalEnergies ENEOS Renewables announced the appointment of Gavin Adda as chairman of the new joint venture.

Based out of Singapore, Gavin Adda is also the CEO of TotalEnergies Renewables Distributed  Generation (DG) Asia Pacific, a Board of Director at Maxeon Solar Technologies  (NASDAQ:MAXN) and co-chairman of the Sustainability Committee at the European  Chamber of Commerce, Singapore. 

As the Joint Venture Chairman, Adda will be promoting the business to develop 2 gigawatts (GW) of onsite B2B solar projects across Asia over the next five years.  Target markets include Japan, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia, Singapore and Malaysia.

Prior to TotalEnergies, Adda founded several start-ups in the renewable sector. This includes one of the largest developers in India, now partly owned by Shell. More recently, he sold his  start-up to create TotalEnergies Renewables DG for Asia. 

This appointment took effect on June 24, 2022.

In April 2022, French energy major TotalEnergies and Japanโ€™s leading energy company ENEOS Corporation, announced a 50-50 joint venture to develop onsite business-to-business (B2B) solar  distributed generation across Asia.

The partnership capitalizes on the strengths of both companies. TotalEnergies will leverage  its expertise on this market segment and its global footprint and ENEOS will use its expertise  in renewables and its strong brand mainly in Japan to lower the costs of decentralized solutions  offered to industrial and commercial customers, making this joint venture one of the most  competitive service providers in the region. 

The partners are also conducting a feasibility study to assess the production of sustainable  aviation fuel (SAF) at the ENEOS Negishi Refinery in Yokohama City, Japan.