Marcel Bial is since May 2013 Secretary General of ESTELA, the European Solar Thermal Electricity Association. The main focus of ESTELA is to support the deployment of CSP solutions in Europe and the Euro-Mediterranean zone as a part of the global efforts of the RES sector to decarbonize the European power sector and to ensure a sustainable energy supply. Prior to joining ESTELA, Marcel served as head of System Development at the European Network of Transmission System Operators (ENTSO-E), following his position as Secretary General of the Union for the Coordination of Transmission of Electricity (UCTE) in Brussels from 2002 to 2009. He has an in-depth experience with the Brussels-based energy associations and stakeholders’ engagement across EU and non-EU countries. He also worked as consultant to EU-funded projects outside Europe and looks back on a 25-year of experience in the power industry with Verbund Group in Vienna (main utility in Austria).