Director of ICAEN
Assumpta Farran was Born in Barcelona in 1968, she holds a degree in Physical Sciences in the specialty of Physics of the Atmosphere and Geophysics from the University of Barcelona. She has taken the master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the Catalan Institute of Technology and postgraduates in Atmospheric Chemistry (UNED) and atmospheric modeling at the UPC (ITEMA). With regard to the field of energy, it has training in renewable energies, a single European energy market, electric pool and European CO2 emissions trading among others. In the field of public management, she has participated in the training programs in Strategic Management and Management of public-private collaboration (ESADE) and Innovation and Leadership in Public Management (IESE).
She is currently Director of the Catalan Institute of Energy (ICAEN), the Energy Agency of the Generalitat de Catalunya, the public body responsible for the development and execution of the Catalan energy policy, Energy efficiency and renewable energies. Under his leadership, ICAEN is leading the Catalan agreement for the energy transition and is carrying out several strategic projects to start this necessary transition to a new energy model, more sustainable and social, among others: the Plan for the deployment of the recharge infrastructure for the electric vehicle in Catalonia, the development of the Table for photovoltaic consumption or the energy efficiency plan for the buildings of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
From 2011 to 2016, she has been the general director of Environmental Quality of the Ministry of Territory and Sustainability, where she has led the approval and development of the Plan for Action for the Improvement of Air Quality in the The Conurbation of Barcelona has promoted the drafting and approval of environmental taxation for polluting atmospheric emissions in the field of industry and commercial aviation as well as the introduction of discounts for clean vehicles in the tolls of the Generalitat road network where, emphasizes the gratuity of electric vehicles as a fiscal tool for its development. It also highlights in the field of energy efficiency the approval of the decree implementing the law on the regulation of outdoor lighting as well as within the framework of the directive on industrial emissions the publication of the “Guide to the best techniques available for the “Energy efficiency in the industrial sector”, the management of the second Kyoto period of greenhouse gas emissions trading in the industrial sector and energy generation as well as the Plan for reducing the polluting emissions of large combustion plants and electrical generation.