Patrick BIARD

Deputy Secretary General,
Head of International Affairs at Auvergne-Rhône Alpes Energy Environment (FR)

Patrick is the Head of International Affairs at Auvergne Rhône-Alpes EnergyEnvironnement (AURA-EE), the regional
energy and environment agency in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France. He has been involved in the energy sector since 1990, working for the energy industry in particular energy management systems for about 20 years at international level in Asia, Italy, USA and for the energy agency since 2009.

Patrick has coordinated or been involved in over 20 EU projects. He is currently the project coordinator of the Alpine Space ALPGRIDS project focusing on energy communities and microgrids.

Patrick has been expert to the rapporteur of the Committee of the Regions for the 2012 EU directive on Energy Efficiency. He’s nowadays leading the Action Group of the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP) on sustainable energy.

In the news

From Retrospection to Prospection: a Conversation on Energy Efficiency Priorities

We invited our Secretary General Seamus Hoyne and Deputy Secretary General Patrick Biard for a thought-provoking exchange on FEDARENE’s policy priorities for 2022.

Seamus Hoyne re-elected as FEDARENE’s Secretary General

On the 14th September 2021, during the 2021 FEDARENE General Assembly, FEDARENE members elected Seamus Hoyne once more as their Secretary General.