Eric Scotto

CEO, Akuo

Éric Scotto is a dedicated entrepreneur and skilled investor concerned with climate change. After 10 years in IT, 2 years in finance, and a first success in entrepreneurship, he creates Perfect Wind and has a first 54 MW wind farm built in 2004. Perfect Wind becomes a leader in producing electricity from renewable energy and is purchased in 2006 by Iberdrola, the then world number one in wind energy production.

In 2007 he cofounds Akuo Energy, today’s French leading independent renewable energy producer and developer with 1182 MW of capacity in operation or under construction at the end of 2019 and 350 employees.

Akuo Energy develops innovative power stations in the whole world with the ambition of proposing energy mixes adapted to each geographical zone (wind farms, solar or hydraulic power plants, biomass units) and their combination with storage solutions and additional benefits for the inhabitants and the development of the territories.

2017: Akuo initiates its own crowdlending platform, Akuocoop.

2018: Akuo’s first project based on floating solar technology is launched. This project invests land degraded by years of exploitation by a career of extraction of materials.

2019: Akuo joins forces with MAIF insurance company to create MAIF Transition fund, the first energy transition financing solution that also supports transition in agriculture

2019: Akuo Energy adds a new product to its catalog of solutions: the Sunstyle® photovoltaic roof.

My Sessions

Powering a climate neutral Europe by 2050: accelerators and missing links

Area 1

The European Commission will issue a ‘climate law’ to be announced in the spring of 2020. This law is likely to call for new European ambition on reaching carbon neutrality by 2050 which could mark/symbolise the beginning of a new legislative cycle on energy and climate policies. What are the most promising technology solutions available […]

Climate law Green deal