Eliano Russo

Job Title
3SUN Enel Green Power

Eliano has got 25 years' experience in the utility area with a strong focus on renewables, business development and strategy.
Since March 2022 he is Head of the 3SUN, a company of the Enel Group active in the manufacturing of both solar cells and panels aiming to commission the biggest European factory in July 2024.
Eliano joined the Enel Group in 2017 as Head of e-Industries in ENEL X where he was responsible for managing the B2B solutions on a global scale, as well as growing the customer base both in existing and new countries.
Before joining ENEL, Eliano has been working 8 years in E.ON where starting from 2014 he was Vice President Energy Storage, being responsible for the development of Energy Storage solutions globally.
Between 2012 and 2014 Eliano was also Director for Renewables in the MPX-E.ON Participacoes S.A., the Joint Venture established in April 2012 by E.ON and MPX to develop power generation projects in Latin America and before moving to Brazil - between 2011 and 2012 - he was Director of Business Development & Business Affairs in E.ON Climate & Renewables GmbH and Director of E.ON Carbon Sourcing GmbH.
He was also Board Member of EMIC (E.ON-MASDAR INTEGRATED CARBON Limited), the Joint Venture established by E.ON and MASDAR to develop energy efficiency projects in the Middle East and in South East Asia.
Before joining the E.ON Group - between January 2009 and April 2004 - Eliano Russo was Head of Carbon Strategy for the Enel Group.
Between 2008 and 2004 he also worked in China for the Sino Italian Cooperation Program where he supported both Enel and the Italian Ministry for Environment and Territory to identify, promote and develop CDM projects. In 2004 he was hired by World Bank as a short-term consultant.
Before that he joined the Consulting Division of Ernst & Young in Rome where he acted as an independent evaluator of projects co-financed by the Italian Government and the European Commission.
He was also a member of the Italian delegation that negotiated the Kyoto Protocol and focused mainly on the flexible mechanisms (Emissions Trading, Joint Implementation and Clean Development Mechanism).

June 14, 20232nd Block: High Level Panel Discussion With Representatives of the Different Parts of the Supply Chain


Further Content

Wes Stein, Chief Research Scientist for Solar Technologies at CSIRO

CSP – How Concentrated Solar Power Works

The smarter E Podcast Episode 150 | Language: English

September 14, 2023

With CSP we can achieve high temperatures of 150 - 1500 Celsius to drive power cycles or industrial processes such as cement production or green hydrogen. But how far along is CSP technology? Wes Stein will give us the answer to this and other questions.

Market Trends

PV Production: Can Europe Keep Up With the Rest of the World?

September 7, 2023

Even though the European Solar PV Industry Alliance is predicting that its own annual production capacity goal of 30 gigawatts (GW) will actually be exceeded by 2025, there’s still no guarantee that Europe will be able to catch back up with the international competition and secure a leading position again when it comes to PV production.

Dr. Hamed Beheshti and Ahmad Sandid

How Solar PV Is Helping to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals in Africa

The smarter E Podcast Episode 149 | Language: English

September 7, 2023

Africa has a huge untapped solar potential. The integrated solar water desalination project at Lodwar Hospital in Kenya is a flagship project that contributes to several Sustainable Development Goals.


PV-Symposium Brings Together Optimistic German-speaking Solar Industry

March 3, 2023

Innovations at the PV Symposium: Solar technology, sector coupling, promotion of renewable energies


EU energy transition initiatives ETIP SNET and BRIDGE present themselves

March 1, 2023

The EU initiatives ETIP SNET and BRIDGE will present themselves at a joint booth at EM Power Europe 2023.

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