European Solar Thermal Electricity Association

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Lobbying Costs

400,000€ - 499,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.25 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European Solar Thermal Electricity Association   (ESTELA)

    EU Transparency Register

    347776811076-78 First registered on 03 May 2013

    Goals / Remit

    ESTELA is a European Industry Association created to support the emerging European solar thermal electricity industry for the generation of green power in Europe and abroad, mainly in the Mediterranean region.

    ESTELA involves and is open to all main actors in Europe : promoters, developers, manufacturers, utilities, engineering companies, research institutions.

    Main EU files targeted

    Initiative for Global Leadership in Concentrated Solar Thermal Technologies - Updated Implementation Plan
    Revision of the EU’s electricity market design
    Updated Nattional Energy and Climate Plans
    Innovation Fund Expert Group (IFEG)
    Clean Energy Transition Partnership (CETPartnership)
    Horizon Europe (HE) work programme
    PACT FOR SKILLS - Renewable Energy Skills Partnership
    Validation Workshop – Study on R&I to strengthen European clean energy security


    Head Office
    Rue de l'Industrie, 10
    Brussels 1000
    EU Office
    Rue de l'Industrie, 10
    Brussels 1000


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 20 Apr 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Marcel Bial 07 Mar 2020 06 Mar 2021
    Ms Amelie ANCELLE 07 Mar 2020 06 Mar 2021
    Mr Andres SOUZA 04 Oct 2019 03 Oct 2020
    Mr Andres SOUZA 09 Feb 2018 06 Feb 2019
    Mr Marcel Bial 27 Oct 2017 18 Oct 2018
    Mr Marcel Bial 15 Jun 2016 11 Jun 2017
    Mr Marcel Bial 23 Jun 2015 16 Jun 2016
    Mr Marcel Bial 19 Jul 2014 23 Jun 2015
    Mr Marcel Bial 07 May 2013 04 May 2014

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Trade and business associations

  • Networking


    None declared

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    400,000€ - 499,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    Grant European Union's Horizon Europe research and innovation programme - Grant Agreement No 101075408 224,016€
    Grant European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme - Grant Agreement No 823802 5,284€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    400,000€ - 499,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Innovation Fund Expert Group#E03593# #Member #C#Industry

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    CST4ALL project funded from the European Union's Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 101075408

    Other activities

    One of the main activities of ESTELA and its members is to collaborate with EU Institutions to develop solar thermal electricity and its industry in Europe and abroad.

    Another core activity in close collaboration with the academia is to produce and co-ordinate studies on scientific, technical, economic, legal or policy issues to further develop solar thermal electricity technologies.

    Finally, ESTELA considers of paramount importance to raise awareness by disseminating information about solar thermal electricity and the European Association through means of organising meetings, workshops, conferences and other events to promote solar thermal electricity.

  • Meetings


    3 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 22 Sep 2021 Location Video Conferencing
      Subject Draft Climate, Energy and Environmental State aid Guidelines.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Kadri Simson
      Portfolio Energy
      • Laure Chapuis-Kombos (Cabinet member)
      • Tatiana Marquez Uriarte (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 15 Nov 2018 Location Madrid
      Subject State of play and future developments of Renewable Energy in Europe
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Miguel Arias Cañete
      Portfolio Climate Action &amp; Energy
      • Miguel Arias Cañete (Commissioner)
    • Date 08 Jun 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Information meeting on the current situation of the Solar Thermal Electricity industry
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Miguel Arias Cañete
      Portfolio Climate Action &amp; Energy
      • Yvon Slingenberg (Cabinet member)
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