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Michele Pissarello

Enel
Senior Business Development Manager
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  • Michele Pissarello

    Michele Pissarello is responsible for the Energy Storage Business Development within Enel Global Thermal Generation. The unit is dedicated to the development of utility-scale energy storage solutions for stand-alone and hybrid (Storage + Thermal Generation) applications. Michele has 8 years of experience in the energy storage sector and currently chairs EASE’s Working Group 2 (Applications & Economics) within the Technology & Value Assessment Committee. Prior to joining Enel he worked at Toshiba, developing Smart Grid applications in EMEA, and Tesla, managing C&I sales in South EU. Michele holds an MBA from Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business (MIP).

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Gianni Chianetta

Greening The Islands
Director
  • www.greeningtheislands.net
  • Gianni Chianetta
    Co-Chairman Global Solar Council, Vice President & Head of International Affairs, CEO of The Green Consulting Group, Director of GreeningTheIslands.net. 

    After spending some years in the area of sales and project management for some companies such as Parke-Davis, Capsugel, Wilkinson Sword, Warner Lambert, Tetra, and others, he has been a leading figure in the energy sector since 2000, first as External Affairs Director in the Italian Division of BP then as MD for BP Solar Italy. President of Assosolare (Italian PV Industry Association) for three consecutive terms. He has negotiated the five Feed-in Tariffs arrangements with the Government which have caused the PV installed capacity to grow from 0,035 GW to more than 18 GW. He has also chaired the group of solar energy enterprises in the Industry National Committee of the Ministry of the Environment and has been one of the founders of the Global Network of National PV Associations (NNPVA) in 2007, and in 2015 of Global Solar Council, the unique global association representing the solar PV industry.

    Educational Background - Degree in Mechanical & Management Engineering; masters at: Middlesex University (London); Kellogg School of Management (Chicago); SDA Bocconi Milano (Milan); Istituto de Empresa (Madrid).




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Terji Nielsen

SEV
Head of R&D
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  • Terji Nielsen

    Terji Nielsen is Head of R&D at SEV, the Faroese Power Company, with main focus on the company’s vision of a 100% renewable electricity sector by 2030 in the Faroe Islands.
    Main interest is integrating renewable energy in islanded hybrid power systems, resource assessment and techno- economic analysis of realistic roadmaps in hybrid power systems.
    He holds an engineering degree from Denmark (Aarhus University School of Engineering) and an MBA from Germany (BEUTH University of Applied Sciences), and have more than 20 years of experience from his various positions in the Power Company SEV.




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Michael Lippert

Saft
Marketing and Business Development Manager
  • www.saftbatteries.com
  • Michael Lippert
    Michael Lippert is Marketing and Business Development Manager for Saft’s Transportation, Telecom and Grid Division. He is holding a degree in European Business Studies in France and Germany and has been working for more than 20 years in different international sales and marketing positions at Saft for Railway, Traction and Stationary markets. His current responsibilities cover strategic and operational marketing for Industrial Battery Markets, in particular market and product development for Renewable Energies and Smart Grids.
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Konstantinos Kyparissis

Public Power Corporation S.A. (PPC)
Director of Storage & Islands Energy Transition Unit
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  • Konstantinos Kyparissis
    Kostas studied Mechanical Engineering in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, completing his thesis in Otto-von-Guericke University. He holds an MSc in Applied Energy from Cranfield University and a European Master in Human Rights and Democratisation from University of Padua, carrying out his thesis in Åbo Akademi University.
    Since 2004, he has been working for Public Power Corporation in Greece, in various positions, starting from the company's new projects in upgrading thermal power plants located in West Macedonia: at first as on-site engineer and then by joining the Athens management team. His experience with energy in islands starts in 2013, when he was appointed Director of Chios island autonomous power plant. He moved back to Athens in 2017 as Head of Business Evaluation Section of the Business Development Division. On May 2019, he was appointed Director of the newly formed Storage & Islands Energy Transition Unit.
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Fernando Morales Rojo

Highview Power
Lead Analyst
  • www.highviewpower.com
  • Fernando Morales Rojo

    Fernando Morales is the Lead Analyst at Highview Power. A firm dedicated to the design and development of large-scale, long-duration energy storage solutions for grid scale applications using liquid air as the energy vector. Fernando has 7 years of experience in the energy storage sector and currently chairs EASE’s Hybrid Storage Systems Task Force whose aim is the assessment of the technical requirements and business cases for hybrid energy storage systems. Prior to joining Highview he worked at BP Alternative Energy Ventures. Fernando holds an MBA from Imperial College London.

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Patrick Clerens

European Association for Storage of Energy
Secretary General
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  • Patrick Clerens

    Patrick Clerens studied law at the University of Saarbrücken and the University of Mainz. Since 1996, he has worked as a consultant for a private company specialising in European Affairs in Brussels. In his capacity as Brussels Representative of different European associations, he has been involved in the climate and energy field since 2003

    He has managed the European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) office in Brussels as Secretary General since its establishment in September 2011. Since then, EASE has grown from the initial 13 founding members to almost 40.

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Andrea Martinez

Sinloc / EU Island Facility NESOI
Deputy Managing Director / Project Coordinator
  • www.sinloc.com
  • Andrea Martinez
    Andrea Martinez has over 25 years of experience in the infrastructure and local development market space. He is actively involved in the deployment of several technical assistance EIB ELENA schemes, ESIF financing platforms, Horizon 2020 projects aimed at accelerating the energy transition process. He is Deputy Managing Director at Sinloc - Sistema Iniziative Locali SpA, an investment and advisory company, participated by ten leading Italian Banking Foundations. Since 2011 he is Key Account and Investment Team Manager of JESSICA Urban Development Funds in Sicily, Sardinia and Campania. Since 2014 he is member of the Steering Committee of Green Building Council Italy and has been board member of several special purpose vehicles involved in energy and urban regeneration. Starting from October 2019 he is Project Coordinator of the EU Island Facility NESOI.
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Enrique Troncoso

Enercy B.V / BIG HIT project
Managing Director / Technical Coordinator
Enrique Troncoso
  • Enrique Troncoso

    Dr Enrique Troncoso is managing director of Enercy B.V., a leading consultancy focused on innovation, project development, project management and technical support for the delivery of the energy transition and circular economy. He is a senior engineering consultant and has worked in renewables, energy storage and clean energy vectors for the past 20 years, including 8 years with Boeing Research & Technology. His background includes technical project management, technology and product development and commercialization of low carbon technologies. Dr Troncoso has developed and coordinated several demonstration & deployment hydrogen programs across Europe, and is currently focusing on the delivery of integrated deployment projects including hydrogen and biogas as clean energy vectors. He is the technical coordinator of the BIG HIT project, and also works as a technical advisor to the European Commission on technology innovation and low carbon energy & transport programs.


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Yen-Haw Chen

Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER)
Deputy Director
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  • Yen-Haw Chen
    Yen-Haw Chen received his Ph.D. degree in Marine & Ocean Engineering from National Taiwan University in 2003. From 2003 to 2009, he was a researcher at National Applied Research Laboratories, Taiwan. Currently, he is a researcher, Deputy Director of Research Division I of Taiwan Institute of Economic Research and Committee member of office of Energy and Carbon Reduction in Taiwan. He was a recipient of Literati Awards for Excellence 2000. His research interests include industrial economics, technical economic analysis of new energy and smart grid, science and technology policy. His current devotion is the development of renewable energy certificate mechanism, energy technology innovation, and to organise the voluntary renewable energy market in Taiwan.
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Brittney Elzarei

European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE)
Senior Policy Officer
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  • Brittney Elzarei
    Brittney Elzarei is Senior Policy Officer at EASE, the European Association for Storage of Energy. Since joining EASE in 2016, she has supported the association’s advocacy efforts and activities across a range of topics: energy storage technologies, applications, business cases, R&D needs, storage in the EU electricity network codes, and the ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ Package. Prior to joining EASE, she worked in a Brussels-based public affairs consultancy on projects in the agri-food and pharmaceutical sectors. She obtained her degree in Political Science from the Free University of Berlin in 2012.
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Pierrette Griaux

Enedis
Operations Manager
  • www.enedis.fr
  • Pierrette Griaux
    Ms Pierrette Griaux studied industrial engineering at the University of Troyes (France) and Universidad de Technologia of Buenos Aires (Argentina). She obtained her degree in 2009 and started working as project manager in the nuclear sector before joining Enedis in 2013 as operation manager in charge of grid maintenance and construction. Since January 2019, she has been working on smart grid development and more specifically on the French demo of the H2020  “Interflex” project. She works on different topics such as technical and operational issues, market design and business models regarding regulation system.
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Olli Kuronen

Eunice Energy Group
Executive Vice President of Finance and Business Development
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  • Olli Kuronen
    Olli Kuronen is Executive Vice President of Finance and Business Development for Eunice Energy Group (EEG). EEG is one of the pioneering renewable energy companies in Greece, the first to operate commercial hybrid energy system with battery storage in Greece.
    In EEG, Olli has been involved with development and management of the group’s business portfolio and funding strategies. Recently, he has focused on building up EEG’s prosumer business portfolio that includes the combination of digitalisation, storage and renewable energy production.
    Before joining EEG, he was a Managing Director of Private Energy Market Fund (PEMF), a private equity fund for renewable energy investments in the late 90’s. Prior to PEMF, he worked as Principal Banker for European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London.
    Olli Kuronen has 20 years experience in developing and investing in renewable energy and energy service businesses.
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Mauricio Remacha

Red Eléctrica de España
Head of Regulatory Affairs Department
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  • Mauricio Remacha
    Mauricio Remacha is a Mining Engineer, specialized in Energy by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He also has a PMD for TSOs by IESE. He has more than 18 years of experience in the energy sector, working in REE since 2002 in different positions in the company. Since 2016 is the Head of Regulatory Affairs department of REE.


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Etienne Radvanyi

EDF
Microgrids Manager
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  • Etienne Radvanyi
    Mr Etienne Radvanyi has been working at EDF Systèmes Energétiques Insulaires for two years. His work focuses on microgrids’ energy transition. These microgrids are mainly located in French Guyana, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon and île de la Réunion. Previous to this position, he worked for EDF R&D on storage systems: technology, ageing and interest for electric networks.
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