Allan BAKER MD - Global Head of Power SOCIETE GENERALE , United Kingdom
Susana BANARES Head of Demand Side Management RED ELECTRICA , Spain
Wolfgang BERNHART Partner ROLAND BERGER STRATEGY CONSULTANTS , Germany
Anders BIRKE Lead IT Architect DONG ENERGY , Denmark
Fabrizio BIZZARR Head of Innovation, Scouting and Selection ENEL GREEN POWER , Italy
He is the Head of Innovation scouting and selection at Enel green Power. He’s managing several innovative project with a budget of around 50M€. In the past, Head of solar Centre of Excellence of Enel Green Power, previous head of the New Tecnologies engineering department, taking care of all new activities related to renewable energy; he has been involved in the Enel Distribution (low, medium and high voltage) carrying out the planning, project management and construction activities. He developed a long standing experience in the technological plants building (especially electrical and HVAC) working for some engineering company proposing some advanced tecnologies like solar thermal, photovoltaics and fuel cells in the customer’s plant; innovative UPS system and redundancy of telecommunications apparatus. He has been actively participating to the Enel.si start up, a franchising company, having the responsibility of technical Dpt. He write some publication about renewable energies and electrical applications He his, also an expert in safety service.
Frede BLAABJERG Professor, Institute Of Energy Technology AALBORG UNIVERSITY , Denmark
Frede Blaabjerg is Professor in Power Electronics and Drives at Aalborg University, Denmark and has been working with this for more than 20 years together with industry. His is editor in Chief of IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics and has also been distinguished lecturer for IEEE Power Electronics and Industry Application Societies. His main fields are renewable energy, energy efficiency and adjustable speed drives.
Jos BLOM Director, Energy Storage Programme ALLIANDER , Netherlands
Jos Blom (1959) has a long history in the world of energy. The last 2 years as a Strategy & Innovation Consultant, with a focus on energy storage. Therefore a 4 year experience in the wide field of smart grids. Early this century he worked as an information manager and developed free market processes. His studies on university level has the wide range of Biology, IT, Finance and Energy. The combination of all those fields comes together at Alliander Strategy.
Nick BOYLE Chief Executive Officer LIGHTSOURCE , United Kingdom
Philippe CASSAGNE Chief Technology Officer GDF SUEZ , France
Philippe Cassagne is Chief Technology Officer in GDF SUEZ Energy Europe. He has 30 years of experience in the energy sector, first in Research & Development and then in international Business Development. His scope is now to make New Technologies and Business Models fit together. Philippe is an Engineer graduated from Ecole Nationale Sup?rieure des Mines de Paris. He also holds a Ph.D in Energy Sciences.
Nicolas CHASET Special Advisor in Energy Storage Policy at California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR’S OFFICE EDMUND G BROWN , United States
Fabrizio CIACCIA Senior Country Manager BYD , Italy
Fabrizio Ciaccia is an Electronic Engineer and since 2007 he has worked in the field of renewable energies, starting from a pure technical role and dealing with design, authorization and construction of both industrial and utility scale PV plants. He has then worked as a business development manager for rooftop and green field projects and, in 2012, he has joined BYD to start its energy storage sector expansion on the Italian market.
Gianluca CIPOLLETTA Head of Asset Management ERG RENEW , Italy
Since 2008, Gianluca is head of area managers team that follow up 1000+ MW operating wind farms in Italy. He has covered such position early in International Power plc (then became GDF Suez) and later in ERG Renew who is the italian wind energy producer leader. In that role he has been dealing with land right acquisition, negotiation with territory claim plaintiff, permits obtaining, contract signing up, commercial activities and he has been following up the energy asset performance. From 2005 to 2008, he was Sales Manager of Vestas (wind turbine manufacturer world leader) and later Business Development Manager from Asja. During such experience he consolidated both technical and commercial skills as far as all wind facility aspects are concerned from wind turbine to grid connection. overall all the project topics from wind turbine technology to grid connection issues. Gianluca began his career in 2001 as Electrical Project Engineer in Saipem – ENI group where he was engaged in several Oil&Gas projects in middle –east area following the engineering, procurement and construction of electrical items including PV system, UPS, switchgear and others. In 1999 he obtained a Master Degree from Università degli Studi Dell’Aquila in Electrical Engineering.
Nicola COSCIANI Chief Executive Officer FIAMM , Italy
Andrew CROSSLAND Grid Energy Storage And Off-Grid PV Researcher DURHAM UNIVERSITY , United Kingdom
I am a PhD researcher at Durham University in the UK, working on energy storage projects with two DNOs. I have worked in the UK, Georgia, Dubai, Namibia, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. Outside of work, I enjoy squash and will always be found watching Formula One on a Sunday.
Mark DALE Innovation and Low Carbon Networks Engineer Western Power Distribution , United Kingdom
Mark has been with The Company all his working life, starting out in 1979 as an apprentice. Initially working in the metering department, Mark progressed through the Planning department working on LV and HV system design. For 15 years Mark managed a Network Services Team dealing with all aspects of Construction, Maintenance and Replacement, from LV through to EHV. In June 2012 Mark joined the Future Networks Team as an Innovation and Low Carbon Network Engineer, and is the Project Manager for the LV Templates and Sola Bristol Tier 2 projects.
Alice ETHERIDGE Balancing and Markets Manager, Energy Strategy and Policy NATIONAL GRID , United Kingdom
Alice Etheridge is Balancing and Markets Manager at National Grid in Energy and Strategy and Policy. She is responsible for developing National Grid’s future strategy on energy and whole systems balancing. Alice joined National Grid in 2013 after spending nine years working in the civil service, most recently at the Department of Energy and Climate Change on future electricity balancing and electricity demand reduction.
Michael GODDARD Director CAPLIN HOMES , United Kingdom
Dora GUZELEVA Head of Networks Policy OFFICE OF GAS AND ELECTRICITY MARKETS (OFGEM) , United Kingdom
Chris HARRAP Project FALCON Engineering Manager WESTERN POWER DISTRIBUTION , United Kingdom
Chris Harrap has worked in the energy industry for over 20 years. Having commenced his career in power generation through a variety of operational and engineering positions he moved through the UK electricity distribution with engineering and management roles. More recently Chris has worked as a consultant engineer in the distributed generation field, including energy storage applications. He is now Project FALCON Engineering Trials Manager at Western Power Distribution - the UK's largest Distribution Network Operator.
Erik HAUPTMEIER Corporate Research and Development Technologies - Power Networks and Storage RWE , Germany
Erik Hauptmeier is working for RWE Group Center, department of corporate R&D. His position is manager of technologies and he deals with the assessment of innovative technologies with respect to energy storage and electrical power networks along with the conduction of system studies of the energy system. In parallel he is leading the Strategy and Technology Committee of the European Association of Energy Storage - EASE. Prior to entering RWE he was working as deputy head of electrical network operations in chemical industries ensuring save operation of high, medium and low voltage networks for a local infrastructure and service provider. His qualifications include a PHD-degree from the Technical University of Dortmund regarding network integration of decentralised micro-CHP units.
Harry HOBBS Area Director of Engineering INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS GROUP , United States
Harry Hobbs is the Area Director of Engineering for the InterContinental Hotels Group. Harry is responsible for all engineering and energy decisions and operations at the InterContinental San Francisco at Moscone Center and the InterContinental Mark Hopkins. Under Harry’s leadership, the InterContinental San Francisco achieved LEED Gold certification. It is the largest LEED Gold recipient of existing hotel buildings in California, and the third largest in the U.S. The InterContinental Mark Hopkins is an 85-year old San Francisco historical landmark with stringent regulations around any upgrades or changes to the building. Even so, Harry was able to achieve an EnergyStar rating of 69 for the hotel. Before joining the InterContinental Hotels Group, Harry was with Sun Microsystems and prior to that he was Director of Engineering for Marriott International.
Louis-Marie JACQUELINE Development Director, Innovation Department ENEA CONSULTING , France
Hans JORGEN KOCH Deputy Permanent Secretary of State DANISH ENERGY AGENCY , Denmark
Juan JOSE ALBA RIOS Vice President, Regulatory Affairs ENDESA , Spain
Sir David KING Government Representative For Climate Change and Former Chief Scientific Advisor OFFICE OF FOREIGN SECRETARY WILLIAM HAGUE , United Kingdom
Michael KOLLER Energy Storage Specialist EKZ , Switzerland
Michael Koller holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry and a M.Sc. in Energy Science and Technology (passed with distinction), both from ETH Zurich. He joined the Elektrizitaetzswerke des Kanton Zurich (EKZ, Utility of the Canton Zurich) in 2011 and is responsible for the development of business cases for distributed energy storage . His interests and activities at EKZ include advanced control strategies for grid integration of distributed generation and storage resources, battery technologies and the provision of ancillary services. EKZ is one of the largest electrical utilities in Switzerland with a broad distribution grid supplying around 1 Million customers.
Jean-Paul KRIVINE Project Director, Smart Energy-Smart Home EDF , France
Jean-Paul Krivine, Electrical engineer. 20 years R&D (IT, Artificial Intelligence) in several businesses (Oil drilling, electricity) with several roles (experts, project director, head of department). 6 years in charge of coordinating EDF Group international collaborative projects for residential customers (EDF affiliates in France, UK, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary). Current position: Project Director Smart energy & Smart Home at EDF in France. Also Vice-Chairman of the French Smart Home Association (called Agora), gathering utilities, telco companies, manufacturers, etc.
Marielle LIIKANEN Senior Advisor ENERGY MARKET INSPECTORATE , Sweden
Luca LO SCHIAVO Deputy Director – Infrastructure Regulatory Division AUTORITÀ PER L’ENERGIA ELETTRICA E IL GAS (AEEG) , Italy
Luca Lo Schiavo is currently Deputy Director of the Infrastructure Regulation Division at the Italian Regulatory Authority for Electricity and Gas (AEEG). He has been working at AEEG since its constitution in 1997, acting also as Executive Officer for IT (2009-2011) and as Deputy Director for service quality regulation and consumer affairs (2000-2008). In 2012 he has been seconded as national expert at ACER (the European Agency for Cooperation of Energy Regulators). He is member of the ACER Electricity Working Group (Infrastructure TF) and of CEER Task force for quality of supply and smart grids. In the past he worked for the Department of Public Administration within the Italian Prime Minister Office and in management consulting companies. He obtained a degree in Industrial Engineering at the Technical University of Milan, Italy and a post graduate qualification in policy analysis at the Institute des Hautes Etudes d’Administration publique in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Samuele LUPATINI Sales & Marketing Manager FIAMM , Italy
Italian Engineer, has built up his experience in Sales and Marketing roles internationally. He joined FIAMM in 2008 as Marketing Manager in Industrial BU after leaving Swarovski group in 2008. He continued to striving in his career directing Business & Marketing Intelligence and Corporation Communication at FIAMM. He is now directing Global Sales & Marketing teams for Energy Storage Solutions.
Colin MACDONALD Head of Solar BRITISH GAS , United Kingdom
Keith MACLEAN Policy and Research Director SCOTTISH AND SOUTHERN ENERGY , United Kingdom
Luis MALUMBRES Head of R&D IBERDROLA , Spain
Jorg MAYER General Manager BSW SOLAR , Germany
Abdul MUHAIMIN MAHMUD Superintendent Electrical Engineer PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT OF MALAYSIA , Malaysia
Mr Mahmud is a senior engineer at the Public Works Department of Malaysia since 2003. He has professional experience in renewable energy for rural electrification program as well as on-grid system, specifically in Solar photovoltaic hybrid system. He is a committee member for Work Group Solar PV for Standards & Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM) and Solar PV Monitoring Project for the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water of Malaysia.
Nina MUNZKE Team Leader, Electrical Energy Storage KARLSRUHE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (KIT) , Germany
Nina Munzke studied Process Engineering (M.Sc.) with a focus on regenerative energies and renewable raw materials at Brandenburg University of Technology. She finished her studies in 2012 conducting a thesis with the topic “Case study on self-sufficient energy supply for a rural municipality” at the research institute Solites in Stuttgart. Prior to this, she graduated in International Business at ESB Reutlingen in 2008. Between 2009 and 2011 she worked for two different research projects in the field of CO2 reduction in flue gas using microalgae within E.ON Hanse AG and GMB GmbH. She spent 2006 in Spain and 2008 in France for studies and an internship. Currently, Nina Munzke is working at KIT for the project Competence E and leads the team stationary electric energy stores since 2013.
Caroline NIJLAND Business Development Director FOUNDATION RURAL ENERGY SERVICES (FRES) , Netherlands
Denis O'LEARY Head of Smart Energy Technologies ESB NETWORKS , Ireland
Denis O’Leary graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from UCC in 1980, and joined the Electricity Supply Board (ESB). In his time with ESB, Denis has served in a number of positions mostly in Distribution and Transmission Networks planning and construction. Denis was appointed Networks Operations Manager for ESB Networks in 1997 and as Head of Asset Management and Regulation in 2003 . He has recently taken up the position of Head of Sustainability and Systems, with specific responsibility for ESB's Smart Networks , Smart Metering , I.T. and Telecomms strategies. Denis is also ESB's representative on the Eurelectric Smart Grids Committee, and is a member of EPRI's Distribution Executive Committee on Intelli Grids.
Adam OLSZEWSKI Head Of Department Of Innovation ENERGA OPERATOR , Poland
Head of Dept. of Innovation in Energa Operator. Responsible for DSO innovative projects involving both technical and customer issues. Polish representative for Eurelectric WG Smart Grids / Network of the Future and member of EDSO Smart Grid Task Force.
Manfred PILS Director Market and Regulation AUSTRIAN POWER GRID , Austria
Tomas PODGAJNIAK Chief Executive Officer ENERCO , Poland
Kevin POPPER Consultant, Cleantech Research AZURE INTERNATIONAL , China
Kevin Popper is a research consultant for Azure International with a strong concentration on energy storage and related technologies. Since joining the Azure Team, Kevin has developed some of the first quantitative models for valuing energy storage applications in China. He also manages the development of comprehensive databases covering both the Chinese and international markets. He also has hands-on manufacturing experience; at Metalwerks PMD in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he set up testing facilities and assisted with process development for a number of novel specialty alloys.
Emmanuel POULIQUEN Principal Industry Specialist INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION , United States
Emmanuel Pouliquen is Principal Industry Specialist for the Energy Efficient Machinery (EEM) Sector within International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector financing arm of the World Bank Group. At IFC he has promoted and appraised over 50 investment projects totaling more than $5Bn, exceeding $0.8 Bn in closings for IFC own account (equity, quasi-equity and loans, from mature businesses to early stage ventures). Prior to joining IFC he has accumulated over the last three decades a wide scope of operational experience in technology and industrial fields ranging from advanced software engineering, to general management of industrial entities, completed with global investment and venture capital industries exposure.
David PURDY Director, Energy Efficiency Deployment Office DEPT OF ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE , United Kingdom
Atiur RAHMAN Honourable Governor BANGLADESH BANK , Bangladesh
Bill ROGERS Head of Energy Efficiency GREEN INVESTMENT BANK , United Kingdom
Bill has been involved in both private equity and the energy industry for over 15 years. In his early career Bill worked for both Shell and McKinsey before spending 10 years as a private equity investor. Most recently Bill was Managing Director at Hudson Clean Energy Partners, a leading clean energy investment firm, where he was responsible for their global Energy Efficiency & Smart Grid activities. Bill is currently acting head of Energy Efficiency at the Green Investment Bank, and sits on the Advisory Board for DECC’s Energy Efficiency Deployment Office.
Luis Manuel SANTOS MORO Head of R&D HC ENERGIA , Spain
Born in 1996 and has a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Oviedo (1991) and a Master in Business Administration from the Instituto Universitario de la Empresa of Universidad de Oviedo (1994). He joined HC Energ?a in 1996 were he was responsible for the Engineering Office of Distribution. Since 2007 he is in charge of R&D at HC Energ?a.
Maurizio SCARAVAGGI Country Manager NUR ENERGIE , Italy
Basil SCARSELLA CEO UK POWER NETWORKS , United Kingdom
Basil Scarsella is the Chief Executive Officer of UK Power Networks, owned by the Cheung Kong Group. This is the largest Distribution Network Operator in the UK, distributing electricity to over 8 million homes and businesses. It has over 5,000 employees in its regulated and non-regulated areas and generated over ?1.3bn of revenue in 2010, with revenue of over ?200m per year for the non-regulated business, which has long-term contracts with high profile customers such as the London airports and the London Underground. Prior to taking up the appointment at UK Power Networks, Mr. Scarsella was the CEO of Northern Gas Networks from 2005, also owned by the Cheung Kong Group, distributing gas to 2.5 million homes in the north east of England. From 1998, Mr. Scarsella was the CEO of ETSA Utilities, a privatised electricity distribution business in Australia. Between 1994 and 1998 he was General Manager of ETSA Power Corporation, responsible for electricity distribution, retailing, field services and customer services. Before joining ETSA Corporation in 1994 he was Group Planning and Finance Manager at the South Australia Gas Company (SAGASCO).
Reza SHAYBANI Chairman BRITISH PHOTOVOLTAIC ASSOCIATION , United Kingdom
Olivier VALLEE Partner NATUREO FINANCE , France
Olivier Vallee CFA follows the energy storage space for Natureo Finance, a cleantech investment bank located in Paris. Raised in Silicon Valley and fluent in French and English, he holds a Physics degree from the University of California and an MBA from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chauss?es in Paris and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Prior to joining Natureo Finance in 2010, Olivier held positions in investment banking and asset management, including sell-side analyst for technology boutique Hambrecht & Quist (now JP Morgan), hedge fund advisor for Park Place technology fund, head of research for Dynamic Decisions, head of investment technology for Sogeposte (now Banque Postale Asset Management), manager of projects at the European Program in Advanced Continuing Education and head of computing for the Western Behavioral Sciences Institute.
Jurgen WEISS Principal THE BRATTLE GROUP , United States
Jurgen Weiss is a Principal with The Brattle Group, an international economic consulting firm, where he heads the firm’s climate change practice. He specializes in climate change and carbon market analysis, renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage and electric utility economics. He advises public and private clients on issues related to moving energy systems away from fossil fuel use, including the economics of renewable energy and storage, integration of renewable energy into the existing grid, the design of incentive structures for low carbon technologies and the design of market structures to accommodate an increasing share of renewable generation. Prior to joining The Brattle Group, Dr. Weiss was the managing director of Point Carbon’s global advisory practice, a director at LECG and a consultant with Booz. He holds a Ph.D. in business economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Columbia University.
Martin WILCOX Head of Future Networks UK Power Networks , United Kingdom
Sam WILKINSON Research Manager, Inverters, BoS & Energy Storage IHS SOLAR , United Kingdom
John ZAHURANCIK Vice President of Energy Storage AES , United States
Pierre BERNARD Secretary General ELIA GROUP , Belgium