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Mr Gailliez Amaury

Battery Business & Operations Director
Renault / EV Business Unit
  • nl.renault.be
  • Mr Gailliez Amaury

    After training as a Software & Electronics Engineer until 1991, Mr Amaury worked for 9 years at Alcatel Mobile Phones. He joined the Renault Group in 2001 and successively held the positions of E-Business Manager, Aftersales Director (based in Dubai) and Customer Logistics Director. In November 2016, he was appointed as Battery Business and Operations Director for the EV Commercial Sales Division.

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Mr Jorge Andrey

Lawyer
HOLTROP SLP Transaction & Business Law
  • www.holtropblog.com
  • Mr Jorge Andrey

    Jorge Andery Sterner is specialised in renewable energies, climate change and energy transition. He advises economic actors on regulations and business models based on renewable energies such as self-consumption, as well as in regard to energy storage, electric vehicle and smart grids. Jorge has advised public entities regarding energy transition and climate change policies and regulations, as well as green public procurement. He participates regularly in the working groups and conferences of amongst others, following associations: UNEF, APPA and AEPIBAL.

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Mr Andreas Belderbos

PhD researcher
KU Leuven
  • www.kuleuven.be
  • Mr Andreas Belderbos

    Master of Science in Engineering, Energy at the University of Leuven, 2013. PhD candidate at the University of Leuven on the topic of energy storage via synthetic fuels in high-RES energy systems.

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Dr Davide Beretta

Researcher/PM
EIFER
  • www.eifer.kit.edu
  • Dr Davide Beretta

    Master in Management, innovation and Technology at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa (MBA). Master Degree in Physics, specialisation in Astrophysics and Plasma Physics. Davide Beretta is Project Manager and Research Scientist in Eifer since July 2015, starting from November 2016 he has also been Project Leader of CHP Project. From 2010 he has been Responsible for Fuel Cell Laboratory in Edison R&D Centre, previously Junior Researcher at the same facility. His aim fields of activity is testing on energy generation devices, from subsystem to entire system. He has several years of experience with fuel cells (PEM AND SOFC). his expertise ranges from experimental techniques (EIS, in-situ, ex-situ, polarization curves, data acquisition, etc) through test design and plan, protocol definition, to data analysis. He was involved in European and Italian projects as project manager.

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Mr Charlie Blair

Managing Director
Gravitricity Limited
  • www.gravitricity.com
  • Mr Charlie Blair

    Charlie Blair is Managing Director of Gravitricity Limited, a mechanical grid-scale storage technology company based in Edinburgh. He has 15 years experience managing innovation and research projects around emerging energy technologies and is an expert in early stage technology commercialisation. Charlie has worked with global and national Utilities to help understand the energy transition and with start-up technology companies who are making that transition happen. Gravitricity uses electrically driven winches to raise and lower very heavy weights in vertical shafts, providing balancing services to help electricity grids cope with the transition to renewables and electric vehicles.

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Prof Dr Klaus-Dieter Borchardt

Director responsible for the Internal Energy Market, DG Energy
European Commission
Prof Dr Klaus-Dieter Borchardt
  • Prof Dr Klaus-Dieter Borchardt

    Prof Dr Klaus-Dieter Borchardt holds a law degree from the University of Hamburg (1974-1979) and a PhD from the Free University of Berlin (1985). Since 1987, Mr Borchardt is a Civil servant at the European Commission where he served in different Directorates General (“Employment, Social Affairs and Education”, Legal Service, Agriculture and Rural Development) and as first Deputy and then Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel (Agriculture and Rural Development). Mr Borchardt also worked as a Member of the Cabinet of the German Judge at the European Court of Justice in Luxemburg. Since April 1st 2013, he is Director responsible for the Internal Energy Market in the Commission Directorate-General for Energy. Mr Borchardt is Teaching Professor at the Faculty of Law at the Julius-Maximilians-University in Würzburg since 2001.

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Mr Andy Bradley

Director
Delta Energy & Environment (Delta-ee)
  • www.delta-ee.com
  • Mr Andy Bradley

    Andy has over 30 years experience in the energy industry and since 2010 he has been a director at Delta-ee, focusing on the energy transition from old energy to new energy. Andy's primary responsibility is the development of Delta-ee's Research Services enabling clients to develop new strategies, business models and customer propositions for the energy transition. Andy works closely in partnership with EASE in the development and production of the European Market Monitor on Energy Storage (EMMES) reports. Prior to Delta-ee, Andy had roles with Wood Mackenzie and BP Oil International, and has a Natural Sciences degree from Cambridge University.

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Dr Etienne Briere

Executive Vice President R&D Program on Renewable Energy, Storage and Environment
EDF
  • www.edf.fr
  • Dr Etienne Briere

    Graduate from the Ecole Centrale de Paris (1984), he passed a PhD in Energy in 1987. He joined EDF R & D in 1987, where he held various positions in the field of fluid mechanics, energy and environment.

    From 1999 to 2003, he was responsible for EDF R & D Program on Environment and Nuclear Radioprotection. Then in 2004, he became head of a department of EDF R & D on fluid mechanics, energy and the environment and renewable energy.

    From 2008 to 2010, he was Executive Vice President R&D Finance Management. Since October 2010, he took the responsibility of the Storage, renewable energy and environment R&D program at EDF R&D.
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Dr Koen Broess

Business Leader - Storage
DNV GL
  • www.dnvgl.com
  • Dr Koen Broess

    Koen Broess has a PhD in biophysics and a master degree in chemistry. He is responsible as business manager for business development on storage in the region Benelux, Northern Europe, Middle East and Africa. He has more than 10 years of experience in storage projects, new services and business models in the energy market. On national level, he was involved in the Dutch climate agreement, roadmap energy storage and the roadmap of electric vehicle batteries for the Dutch government.

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Mr Torsten Buddenberg

Power Energy Solutions Business
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe
  • www.emea.mhps.com
  • Mr Torsten Buddenberg

    Torsten Buddenberg studied Applied Technical Mechanics in Clausthal-Zellerfeld and finished his studies in 1998. Already in 1997, he joined the INPLAKO GmbH as Project Manager for steel industry projects. In 2003 he moved to the RWE Solutions GmbH as the Head of the Mechanical Design for flue gas cleaning systems. In 2006 he was hired by Hitachi Power Europe GmbH as a Proposal Manager for AQCS. 2014 Hitachi Power Europe GmbH became part of the JV Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH, where he took over responsibility in the Power Energy Solutions Business (PESB).

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Mr Jason Burwen

Vice President of Policy
Energy Storage Association
  • energystorage.org
  • Mr Jason Burwen

    Jason Burwen is the Vice President of Policy for the Energy Storage Association, leading the U.S. industry’s federal, RTO, and state policy engagement since 2015. Previously, Mr. Burwen was the Associate Director for Energy Innovation at the Bipartisan Policy Center, where he directed research and advocacy on U.S. energy R&D and tax policy and served as staff director of the American Energy Innovation Council, a group of CEOs led by Bill Gates. Mr. Burwen has also consulted to utilities on demand response program design and evaluation for FSC Group/Nexant and reviewed renewable energy procurement for the California Public Utilities Commission.

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Mr Franck Cecchi

Executive Vice President Industrial Standby
Saft
  • www.saftbatteries.com
  • Mr Franck Cecchi

    Franck Cecchi is the Executive Vice President of Saft, Managing Director of Industrial Standby, one of the four Business Divisions of Saft.

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Ms Eva Chamizo Llatas

EASE President,
Director of European Affairs and Head of the Iberdrola Brussels Office
Iberdrola
  • www.iberdrola.com
  • Ms Eva Chamizo Llatas

    Eva Chamizo Llatas has been the Director of European Affairs and Head of the Iberdrola Brussels Office since October 2015. Eva holds a Masters and Bachelor in Law, she is member of the Government´s Legal Service (Cuerpo de Abogados del Estado) on voluntary leave. Prior to this, she worked as an attorney in the private sector.

    She is an expert in European Union Law and was Head of the Legal Service of the Spanish Permanent Representation to the European Union from July 2001 until September 2015.

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Mr Jorgo Chatzimarkakis

Secretary General
Hydrogen Europe
  • www.hydrogeneurope.eu
  • Mr Jorgo Chatzimarkakis

    Following diverse political positions in Germany, Mr Jorgo Chatzimarkakis was a Member of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2014 (ITRE, ECON, CONT). He was then appointed Ambassador-at-Large for the Greek government during the financial crisis. Since 2016, he is Secretary General of Hydrogen Europe, the European Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association. Mr Chatzimarkakis was born in Duisburg, Germany. He holds German and Greek nationality, and a degree in Political Science from the University of Bonn.

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Mr Patrick Clerens

Secretary General
European Association for Storage of Energy
  • ease-storage.eu
  • Mr Patrick Clerens

    Mr 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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Mr José Cotta

Head of Unit Advanced Energy Production
European Commission / DG RTD
  • ec.europa.eu
  • Mr José Cotta

    José Cotta graduated in Mathematics from the University of Lisbon, Portugal in 1978 and has a PhD in Logic Programming. He was a researcher in the National Laboratory for Civil Engineering in Lisbon and joined the European Commission in 1986 where he has held various management positions. He is currently the Head of Unit for Advanced Energy Production within the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission.

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Mr James Cox

Director
Poyry Management Consulting
  • www.poyry.com
  • Mr James Cox

    James is the Director in charge of Poyry's market analysis tea, leading work in European electricity markets on valuation, market projections and model development. His recent work on storage has focused on the economic case for batteries in a transition to 2050; de-rating factors for batteries; and the impact of a rapid take-up of retail batteries on electricity markets.

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Mr Peter Duffy

President
Irish Energy Storage Association
Mr Peter Duffy
  • Mr Peter Duffy

    Peter Duffy graduated from University College Dublin (engineering) and Fordham University, New York (MBA). He worked in ESB for 29 years in power stations, corporate training, regulation and commercial. After forming Enercomm International consultancy he worked in Ireland, Israel, Croatia, Russia, Serbia and Kosovo, advising the new Government there. In recent years he has been involved in developing power plant projects in Ireland with emphasis on flexibility and system services. He was a member of the Grid DS3 Advisory Council in Ireland. He is passionate about harnessing renewable energy and combatting climate change, with energy storage playing a significant role.

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Mr Gauthier Dupont

Director Power Business Batteries
NGK Europe GmbH
  • www.ngk-e.de
  • Mr Gauthier Dupont

    Gauthier has over 20 years of international experience in the fields of power systems, renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainability, with firms from Belgium, Germany and the UAE. Throughout his career he has worked with decision makers in industry and governments on the highest level, sharing his expertise and vision. Gauthier joined NGK Europe GmbH as Director of Power Business Batteries end of 2017, with the goal of developing NAS® battery system in Europe and beyond, thereby actively contributing to the transition toward a Smart Grid with 100% renewable energy.

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Dr Pablo Eguia

Assistant Professor
University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU
  • www.ehu.eus
  • Dr Pablo Eguia

    Pablo Eguia is Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Mr Eguia is the leader of GISEL research group at UPV/EHU with over 15 years of experience in power system analysis and integration of renewable energy. Mr Eguia is the principal researcher of several publicly and privately funded research projects and works as a consultant for different companies in the renewable energy sector, from inverter manufacturers to plant developers. Mr Eguia is PhD in electrical engineering specialized in power systems with high penetration of renewable energy.

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Mr Jan-Hendrik Ernst

Key Account Manager
Maxwell Technologies
  • www.maxwell.com
  • Mr Jan-Hendrik Ernst

    Jan Ernst is an Energy Storage professional with background in Quality, Engineering, Application Engineering and business development for products, systems and solutions for international B to B Energy storage markets, in various industrial areas such as Power Grid, Renewables, Industrial and transportation.

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Mr Jose Miguel Estebaranz Pelaez

Technology & Innovation Lead Engineer
Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios
  • www.grupocobra.com
  • Mr Jose Miguel Estebaranz Pelaez

    José Miguel Estebaranz Pelaez is Industrial Engineer specialised in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain). MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering from Cranfield University (UK). He is currently Technology and Innovation Lead Engineer at COBRA and the coordinator of GRIDSOL project which aims at providing flexible generation and grid stability through Smart Renewable Hubs. Work experience at leading energy companies at generation, transmission, distribution and retail businesses. He has background and expertise in power systems, power generation technologies, energy markets, energy policy, energy storage, electric vehicles, smart grids and project management.

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Mr Duncan Gibb

Project Manager & Analyst
REN21
  • www.ren21.net
  • Mr Duncan Gibb

    Duncan Gibb is a Project Manager and Analyst at REN21, where his main focus is on producing the annual Renewables Global Status Report (GSR). The GSR is REN21's flagship publication that tracks worldwide trebds and developments in renewable energy policy, markets and industries, energy access and contemporary issues, including system integration of renewables. Prior to Paris, Duncan worked at the German Aerospace Centre on technology assessment of thermal energy storage systems, where he co-authored the international publication Applications of Thermal Energy Storage in the Energy Transition. Duncan holds a Masters in Renewable Energy Management from the University of Freiburg and a Bachelor of Engineering from Dalhousie University.

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DI Gottfried Goekler

Head
Vorarlberger Illwerke AG
  • www.illwerke.at
  • DI Gottfried Goekler
    • Education: graduated in Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Graz
    • 1997-2001 Assistant Professor at the Department of Hydraulic Structures and Water Resources Management at the Technical University of Graz.
    • Since 2002 expert for hydraulics and hydraulic structures at Vorarlberger Illwerke AG.
    • 2009 Head of the Design Department at Vorarlberger Illwerke AG
    • Since 2011 Head of the Civil Engineering Services Department at Vorarlberger Illwerke AG
    • Representative project manager of the pump-storage HPP Kops II (-450°MW / +525°MW) during the designing, planning and constructing phase and responsible for design and construction of HPP Obervermunt (-360°MW / +360°MW) and HPP Rells (-15°MW / +12°MW).
    • R&D: concerning hydropeaking, sediment management and residual water
    • member of the DWA working group for pump storage
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Mr Pablo Gonzalez

Manager
Frontier Economics
  • www.frontier-economics.com
  • Mr Pablo Gonzalez

    Pablo González is a manager at Frontier’s energy practice with more than 10 years’ experience in the electricity and gas sectors, with a focus on Spain, Portugal and Latin America.

    His work spans advice on price control reviews; transactions and greenfield investments (including both regulatory and commercial aspects); and litigation processes.

    Pablo’s reports have been submitted to regulators, courts and international tribunals and has provided expert testimony on network regulation to the Spanish Supreme Court.

    He has worked on storage issues on both Europe and Latin America, suggesting regulatory changes to better capture the value provided by storage, analysing ownership of batteries by TSOs (the topic of today’s presentation) and conducting cost-benefit analyses.
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Mr Augustijn Van Haasteren

Policy Officer
DG Energy, European Commission
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  • Mr Augustijn Van Haasteren

    Augustijn van Haasteren is a Dutch economist working for the European Commission. Since 2003, his assignments within the Commission relate to the functioning of energy markets. He currently works for the unit within DG Energy in charge of the electricity and gas wholesale markets where he prepared the market design related components of the Commission's Clean Energy for All European's package and currently coordinates the ongoing related inter-institutional process. He now also focuses on the future regulatory framework for the gas sector. Prioir to his assignments in DG Energy, he worked in DG Competition where he enforced the antitrust and merger control rules, including in the IT, and energy sectors.

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Ms Eva Jacques

Project Coordinator
Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation
Ms Eva Jacques
  • Ms Eva Jacques

    Eva Jacques is Project Coordinator at Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation, responsible for the day-to-day management of R&D demonstration projects and commercial projects, mainly in the area of demand side management, energy storage and the connected electric home. She is also heavily involved in project dissemination and contributes to the company's languages and has been a key member of the Project Management Office at Glen Dimplex for three years, prior to which she worked in challenging roles in London, Moscow and Brussels including in international trade and EU events.

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Mr Behaghel Jean-Baptiste

Director
Blue Solutions
  • www.blue-solutions.com
  • Mr Behaghel Jean-Baptiste

    Jean - Baptiste Behaghel holds a degree in engineering from the Ecole Centrale Paris. He joined the Bolloré Group in 2007. In 2016 he incorporated Blue Solutions, the battery division of the Group. He is Director of Blue Storage which develops Energy Storage Solutions using the LMP (Lithium Metal Polymer) technology, an own-developed fully solid battery. He coordinates the work of R&D, operational and commercial teams to offer high performance products and solutions for utilities, developers, integrators. Key advantages of Blue Solutions are: a wide global network, a sustainable supply chain (no cobalt, no solvent nor rare minerals), a high safety level (no thermal runaway), and high performances, especially in hot environments (no cooling requirements, steady capacity, high calendar and cycle life).

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Mr Charles Esser

High-Level Administrator
Council of European Energy Regulators
  • www.ceer.eu
  • Mr Charles Esser

    Charles Esser works with CEER's Customers and Retail Markets Working Group and Distribution Systems Working Group. He previously was a self-employed consultant in the energy sector, an analyst with the International Energy Agency, and the energy analyst of the International Crisis Group. He has a Master's degree in International Economics and International Relations.

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Dr Hans Wolf von Koeller

Head of Energy Policy
STEAG GmbH
  • www.steag.com
  • Dr Hans Wolf von Koeller

    Dr. Hans Wolf von Koeller is Head of Energy Policy since 2014 and represents STEAG in Berlin and Brussels. Previously, he was Head of Corporate Development. He joined STEAG in 1999 and inter alia took over project management of power plant projects. Dr. von Koeller is graduated economist.

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Dr Joris Koornneef

R&D Lead Large Scale Energy Storage
ECN part of TNO
  • www.tno.nl
  • Dr Joris Koornneef

    Joris Koornneef has a background in Science & Innovation Studies at Utrecht University studying the social, technical and economic success/fail factors for energy technologies. He holds a PhD on the health, safety and environmental impacts of Carbon Capture & Storage. At ECN part of TNO he is responsible for the assessment and advancement of large scale energy storage technologies; and involved in mapping EU’s energy storage potential. He is member of the EASE network, specialized in the field of subsurface (thermal) energy storage options.

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Ing Wiebrand Kout

CTO
Elestor BV
  • www.elestor.nl
  • Ing Wiebrand Kout

    Wiebrand Kout (Founder & CTO): 18 years of experience in developing innovative electrochemical technologies.

    Professional experience:

    – HyET BV : Developed world’s first 1,000 Bar electrochemical hydrogen compressor.Managed company growth from 2-12 fte.

    – Spark Holland BV: Lead Engineer at 17 M€ turnover high tech company (Liquid Chromatography equipment).

    – NedStack BV: Designed and field tested first mass produced PEM fuel cell in Europe. Worked on the first 1 MW PEM fuel cell system in Europe.
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Dr Marek Kubik

Market Director
Fluence
  • fluenceenergy.com
  • Dr Marek Kubik

    Marek leads Fluence’s regional client solutions team, overseeing the development and coordination of Energy Storage proposals across UK&I, Middle East and Africa.He has 8 years experience in energy, including an instrumental role in the development of the UK’s first fully commercial battery storage array.Marek is a TEDx speaker and 2017 honouree of the Forbes 30 Under 30; a list that recognises the most important young entrepreneurs, creative leaders and brightest stars in their respective industries. He holds a Masters in Engineering from Durham University and an Engineering Doctorate from the University of Reading.

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Mr Michael Liedtke

Senior Vice President Business Development
Skeleton Technologies GmbH
  • www.skeletontech.com
  • Mr Michael Liedtke

    Michael is driving the business of Skeleton Technologies as Senior Vice President Business Development. He has a well-earned reputation of a pioneer in the use of ultracapacitors in the automotive sector. He has held leading positions in the industry fields of automotive, transportation and aerospace.

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Ms Shuo Lin

Global Market Researcher
CNESA (China Energy Storage Alliance)
  • en.cnesa.org
  • Ms Shuo Lin

    Shore Lin joined the ES industry in 2010, establishing CNESA. She served as Managing Director of CNESA from 2010 to 2012. She started her work by organising and writing the first Energy Storage White Paper in 2011 and also led the first bi-lingual monthly newsletter, Energy Storage Industry Trend. Together with the CNESA team and members, she also led to organise CNESA’s first Energy Storage Summit, Energy Storage International Conference 2012. Now she serves as CNESA Global Market Researcher and partially responsible for the overseas connection. Shore’s major experiences are in research and consulting.

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Mr Taavi Madiberk

CEO
Skeleton Technologies
  • www.skeletontech.com
  • Mr Taavi Madiberk

    Co-Founder of Skeleton

    Former Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Estonian Railways

    Serial Antrepreneur


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Mr Andrea Lolli

E-Mobility Business Development Manager
Global Enel X
  • www.enelx.com
  • Mr Andrea Lolli

    Andrea has a Masters in Economy and Marketing, he is currently employed in the Enel X subsidiary of Enel SpA. His activities include corporate development programs management, ranging from B2B strategic partnerships, advocacy support to Enel EU representatives for E-Mobility topics and managing founding projects. He is primarily involved in technology strategy planning aimed at unlocking innovative business models at global level, in order to secure new sources of value in the fast evolving framework of energy industry in mature and emergent markets. He has been also involved in a wide range of EU funded projects on electric mobility, at different technology readiness levels, such as those funded through Connecting Europe Facilities program (EVA+, E-VIA FLEX-E and Central European Ultra Charging) Before joining Enel, he has worked in Telecom Italia SpA - Internet Service Provider Tin.it

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Dr Geoffrey May

Director
FOCUS Consulting
  • www.focusbatteryconsulting.com
  • Dr Geoffrey May

    Geoffrey May has many years of experience in the battery industry. He was CTO of Hawker Batteries (now EnerSys) for many years and then had the same position with FIAMM before setting up his own consulting business, Focus Consulting. He works closely with the International Lead Association and the ALABC on energy storage applications for lead batteries. He has an MA and a PhD from the University of Cambridge and is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials and a Chartered Engineer.

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Mr Rodolfo Martinez Campillo

Head of Infrastructure Regulation
Iberdrola
  • www.iberdrola.com
  • Mr Rodolfo Martinez Campillo

    Mr Rodolfo Martinez is an Electronics Engineer from the School of Engineering of Madrid. He holds a PDD degree in Business Administration by IESE. In 1996 he joined the Generation unit at Iberdrola as Manager of the Generation Control System with responsibility over the technical and regulatory development of the electricity market design. From 2000 to 2014 he headed the department of electricity market operation with responsibility in the dispatch of Iberdrola's generation fleet in Spain and Portugal. Member of the board of the Iberian Electricity Market Operator from 2012 till 2014. Since 2014, he joined the Global Regulation Direction as Head of the Infrastructure Regulation Department, with global expertise on the regulation of transmission, distribution and distributed energy resources.

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Prok DI Peter Matt

Senior Executive Advisor
Vorarlberger Illwerke AG
  • www.illwerke.at
  • Prok DI Peter Matt
    • education technical University Munich (master degree)
    • From 1987 Vorarlberger Illwerke AG – civil engineer for hydro power (hydraulic calculations, numerical simulations, design team for hydro power plants)
      (e. g. Untere Ill, HPP Alberschwende, HPP Klösterle, HPP Uhl III [India], project manager: HPP Litzwerk Schruns, Reservoir Rifa, Kops II
    • Since 2002 Head of civil engineering and construction of new hydro power plants.
    • Since 2009 Head of civil engineering and debuty senior engineer
    • Since 2011 Head of Engineering and senior engineer illwerke vkw (responsible for design and construction of new hydro power plants, refurbishing and uprating of generation systems)
    • Since 2017 Senior executive advisor, lobbying hydropower, pumped storage, WFD
    • Member of managing boards ATCOLD, AGAW, SF-Hydro, ÖWAV, VÖU
    • Chair: Österreichs Energie, WFD-group, ÖWAV hydraulic biology and eco engineering
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Mr Leonardo Meeus

Professor Vlerick Business School & Florence School of Regulation
Vlerick Business School
  • www.vlerick.com
  • Mr Leonardo Meeus

    Leonardo Meeus is Professor and Partner at Vlerick Business School in Brussels where he directs the Energy Centre, and where he teaches strategy beyond markets. He is also a professor of the Florence School of Regulation at the European University Institute where he directs the online courses on the EU Clean Energy Package and the EU Electricity Network Codes. He is active in EU Horizon 2020 research projects; and publishes in academic journals, such as Energy Economics, and Energy Policy. He is a member of the Academic Panel of the UK energy regulator, Ofgem, and a member of the International Association for Energy Economics. Leonardo is a commercial engineer with a PhD in electrical engineering from KU Leuven.

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Dr Raphaël Meyer

CEO
Lancey Energy Storage
  • lancey.fr
  • Dr Raphaël Meyer

    Dr Meyer holds a PhD in material sciences, in the field of Si photovoltaics. This work has been done in CEA (Grenoble - FR) and has lead to different publications and patents.

    After one year of preparation and one deposited patent, he creates Lancey Energy Storage with Gilles Moreau (ex-CEA in Grenoble) and Hervé Ory, a serial entrepreneur.

    Lancey has currently 15 employees, and the production of its innovative electric radiator has started in 2018.
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Mr Fernando Morales Rojo

Lead Analyst
Highview Power
  • www.highviewpower.com
  • Mr 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 6 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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Mr Xavier Moreau

Strategy & Policy Advisor
Nuvve
  • nuvve.com
  • Mr Xavier Moreau

    Xavier has a background in customer experience in energy technologies and develops energy innovation and marketing strategies. Xavier began his career as a management consultant. Then with Schneider Electric, he directed global sales operations, coordinated electro-intensive key accounts, before eventually leading the strategy and marketing of its Electric Utility segment. Now a strategic advisor, Xavier develops for corporations and start-ups such as Nuvve, deep insights of complex changes in electric utilities and renewables industries. He carries out strategic market expansion initiatives. Xavier Moreau has strong expertise in microgrids, decentralised energies, electric mobility, vehicle to grid, energy data and electricity markets.

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Mr Matteo Neri

International Business Development – Energy Solutions
Terna SpA
  • www.terna.it
  • Mr Matteo Neri

    Matteo is a Chartered Civil Engineer with more than 10 years of International experience in the renewable energy sector (Generation, Energy Storage, Smart grids). Previously he spent other 10 years in the civil engineering sector (construction, water treatment and networks). He currently serves as Energy Solutions Commercial Manager at the International Business Development Department of TERNA (the Italian TSO).

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Mr Marcus Newborough

Development Director
ITM Power
  • www.itm-power.com
  • Mr Marcus Newborough

    Marcus is Development Director of ITM Power, a manufacturer of PEM electrolysers and hydrogen systems. Previously he was Professor of Energy Systems at Cranfield University and Heriot-Watt University. He has over 30 years experience in energy systems and energy utilisation, has published over 100 scientific papers on micro-generation, hydrogen energy systems and demand side management. In recent years he has been heavily involved in the development of power-to-gas systems for energy storage, and in the UK and French H2Mobility initiatives. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2013.

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Mr Mark O'Malley

Chief Scientist, Energy Systems Integration and Senior Research Fellow
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • www.nrel.gov
  • Mr Mark O'Malley

    Chief Scientist, Energy Systems Integration, Senior Research Fellow at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, on sabbatical from University College Dublin where he holds the Chair of Electrical Engineering, Chair of the Energy Systems Integration Group (ESIG) Research and Education Working Group. 2017 James M. Flaherty Visiting Professor at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. A foreign member of the US National Academy of Engineers, Member of the Royal Irish Academy and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and has received two Fulbright Fellowships. Recognized as a world authority on Energy Systems Integration and Grid Integration of Renewable Energy.

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Mr Robert O'Rourke

Electricity Networks Manager
Commission for Regulation of Utilities
  • www.cru.ie
  • Mr Robert O'Rourke

    Over 10 years regulatory experience in the electricity and gas industries. Current responsibilities include the regulation of the transmission and distribution network companies in Ireland, and the integration of renewables and new technologies onto the system. Ireland has made significant progress in the implementation of an ambitious programme to securely operate the power system with large scale renewable penetration.

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Mr Fernando Peran

Head of Hydro Electromechanical Technical Services
Iberdrola
Mr Fernando Peran
  • Mr Fernando Peran

    Electrical Engineer, Technical Service of the Hydro Power Division, Iberdrola Renovables, Industrial Engineering Degree, Major in Power Engineering, Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Madrid, Spain). He is responsible for technical support in hydro power plants owned by Iberdrola Renovables. He is also involved in the electrical overhauls of the units and their main elements, including the definitions of engineering criteria in Iberdrola's new developments such as San Esteban II, La Muela II, San Pedro II, and Tamega.

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Dr Efstathios Peteves

Head of Knowledge for Energy Union in the Energy, Transport and Climate Directorate
Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission
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  • Dr Efstathios Peteves

    Stathis Peteves is Head of Knowledge for Energy Union in the Energy, Transport and Climate Directorate.

    He has been working for the Commission since 1987 addressing issues such as advanced materials technologies, power generation, alternative fuels, energy technologies assessment and modelling in support of energy technology and energy policy. The key activities of his Unit include techno-socio-economic assessments of energy technologies, energy technologies/systems modeling, energy technology innovation and critical materials.His current focus is the energy technology pillar of EU's energy & climate change policy, the Strategic Energy Technologies Plan (SET-Plan). He leads the Commission's Strategic Energy Technologies Information System (SETIS), the scientific and technical support tool to the decision making of the SET-Plan governance and the monitor and assessor of EU's energy technology innovation progress.

    Stathis holds degrees from the National Technical University of Athens, the George Washington University (MSc) and the University of Florida (PhD). He has authored more than 100 publications and 4 books.

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Ms Marie Petitjean

Research Engineer
CEA
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  • Ms Marie Petitjean

    Marie Petitjean specialises in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells - Electrolysis (hydrogen or syngas production) She obtained a PhD in Material Science on SOFC Cathode development from Dijon University. She has been a research engineer since 2004 at CEA-LITEN (Grenoble) and has been involved in electrochemical testing from cell to stack level in the SOFC/HTSE field.

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Dr David Jorge Antonio Post

Head of Business Development for the Global Thermal Generation
Enel Global Thermal Generation S.r.l.
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  • Dr David Jorge Antonio Post

    David post is the Head of Business Development for the Global Thermal Generation business of the Enel Group, which includes Enel's energy storage developments. As such he is also Board Member of EASE (European Association for Storage of Energy).

    Before, he lead the business development activities in the US and Canada for Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA) and was Board Member of Tradewind and Geronimo Energy, as well as a Board Member for the Utah Infrastructure Board, an advisory role directly appointed by the Governor.

    Prior to joining EGPNA, Mr Post was the Deputy Director of Business Development and Strategy for Endesa in Latin America and in Europe, and occupied several board positions. Mr Post was Senior Associate at McKinsey & Company. Mr Post holds an MBA from Columbia Business School (with Sigma Bea Gamma award) and Doctorandus degree from the Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (with special honors).

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Mr Dominique Ristori

Director General, DG ENER
European Commission
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  • Mr Dominique Ristori

    Dominique Ristori has worked in the European Commission since 1978 and has held several senior positions. Prior to his current posting, he was Director-General of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) from 2010 to 2013. Between 2006 and 2010 Mr Ristori was Deputy Director General of DG Energy and Transport. From 2000 to 2006, as Director in charge of General Affairs and Resources in DG Energy and Transport, he was responsible for interinstitutional relations; enlargement and international relations; coordination of energy and transport research; internal market, state aids, infringements and public service obligations; passengers' and users' rights, as well as central management of human and budgetary resources. Between 1996 and 1999, he was Director in charge of European Energy Policy in DG XVII (Energy).

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Ms Chiara Redaelli

Senior Economist
Ofgem
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  • Ms Chiara Redaelli

    Chiara leads the work in Ofgem on electricity storage. This includes: clarifying the regulatory framework for electricity storage, developing policy on storage ownership by networks operators, and working on storage networks charging and connections. For several years, she has been working on developing policies to facilitate the transition to a smart and flexible energy system, having developed Ofgem's flexibility strategy, as well as participating in ACER and CEER experts groups on flexibility, including storage and demand-side response.

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Mr Mauricio Remacha

Head of Regulatory Affairs Department
Red Eléctrica de España
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  • Mr Mauricio Remacha

    Mauricio Remacha is a Mining Engineer, specialised 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, occupying several positions in REE since 2002.

    Since 2016, he is the Head of Regulatory Affairs Department of REE.

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Mr Maroš Šefčovič

Vice-President in charge of Energy Union
European Commission
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  • Mr Maroš Šefčovič

    Maroš Šefčovič is Vice President of the European Commission, in charge of Energy Union. His area of responsibility includes leading the Project Team “Energy Union”, establishing a European Energy Union by connecting infrastructures, enforcing legislation and increasing competition to help drive down costs for citizens and businesses and boost growth, working to prevent energy shortages, diversifying sources of energy imports and ensuring a united European voice in negotiations to improve our energy security, helping to mobilise additional investment in power grids, renewable energy installations and other energy infrastructure, improving energy efficiency for buildings; with a binding target of 30% less energy use by 2030 and many more.

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Mr Chris Cook

Senior Research Fellow
Institute for Strategy, Resilience & Security, University College London
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  • Mr Chris Cook

    Chris has been a market developer for two decades, including six years as a Director of the International Petroleum Exchange (ICE Futures Europe), where he was responsible for designing the UK natural gas 'Balancing Point' futures contract & market.

    In 1998 Chris invented and developed OilClear, the first shared market transaction confirmation Fintech backbone of global energy exchanges. Since 2011 he has been a Senior Research Fellow at the institute for Strategy, Resilience & Security at University College London where he researches and develops Energy (and other) Fintech institutions & instruments.

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Mr Luca Lo Schiavo

Deputy Director of Infrastructure Regulation
ARERA (Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and Environment)
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  • Mr Luca Lo Schiavo

    Luca Lo Schiavo is Deputy Director of the Infrastructure Regulation Department at the Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy (ARERA, formerly AEEGSI/AEEG), where he works since 1997.

    He is member of the ACER Task Force on Infrastructure and of CEER Working Groupon Distribution Systems.

    He is an expert of quality of service and smart grids. He is co-author of the book “Service quality regulation in electricity distribution and retail” (Springer, 2007). He is co-author of regulatory papers awarded with the ICER Distinguished Scholar Award for the paper in 2012 and with the ERRA Regulatory Research Award in 2017.
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Dr Katrin Schweren

Head of Regulatory and Public Affairs
tiko Energy Solutions
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  • Dr Katrin Schweren

    Katrin has been with Swisscom Energy Solutions/tiko since its founding year in 2012. Currently she is Head of Regulatory and Public Affairs. Previously she has worked as a scientific assistant to MEPs, at the European Consumers Association-BEUC-, Swisscom Fixnet, Swisscom Ltd Headquarter and with Swissgrid the Swiss TSO.

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Mr Oliver Schmidt

Researcher
Imperial College London
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  • Mr Oliver Schmidt

    Oliver analyses the future cost of energy storage technologies and their value in low-carbon energy systems as doctoral researcher at Imperial College London. He has an engineering background with a focus on renewable energy technologies from ETH Zurich and Imperial College London. Following his degree, he worked as management consultant for a European utility. Oliver is the founder of Storage Lab, research hub providing insights on energy storage www.storage-lab.com

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Mr Enrique Meroño Sierra

Head of Quality and New Initiatives
Iberdrola
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  • Mr Enrique Meroño Sierra

    Enrique Meroño serves as Head of Quality & New Initiatives within the Innovation, Sustainability & Quality Division of Iberdrola S.A. and he is Chairman of the Mobility Working Group of EASE (European Association for Storage of Energy). Previously, he had several roles in the Generation Business in Spain and Mexico. He holds an Industrial Engineering Degree from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Industrial (ETSII) of the Universidad of Comillas (ICAI) and Global Energy MBA at Warwick University (UK).

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Mr Lars Stephan

Senior Manager Regulatory Affairs
Aggreko
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  • Mr Lars Stephan

    Lars is an expert on energy markets and regulation for storage globally. Trained as a political scientist he holds multiple degrees from universities in Germany and the Netherlands. Before joining Younicos, Lars worked in communications for the European Parliament and a German communication think-tank, managing communication campaigns during elections and referendums. At Younicos Lars is responsible for monitoring and influencing market and regulatory developments in the energy sector globally and translating them into opportunities for Younicos’ customers in storage, microgrid and hybrid markets under Aggreko’s energy-as-a-service model.

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Dr Piotr Szymanski

Director for Energy, Transport and Climate
Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission
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  • Dr Piotr Szymanski

    Piotr Szymanski hails from Warsaw, Poland. He studied physics at Warsaw University, and went on to complete a PhD in experimental particle physics at the Institute for Nuclear Studies in Swierk, Poland. He worked as a research associate at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK and the J-W Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main, Germany as well as a Staff Member at the European Organisation for Particle Physics (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland. He holds a habilitation in Physics and is the author or co-author of more than 200 scientific papers in various fields of particle physics.

    He was also Head of the Department for Interdisciplinary Applications of Physics at the Institute for Nuclear Studies in Swierk, Poland. Dr Szymanski was Director of Nuclear Safeguards at the European Commission in Luxembourg, which is responsible for the verification and inspection of the non-diversion of nuclear materials at all civil nuclear installations within the European Union. He was nominated JRC Director on 1 July 2016. In his capacity as JRC Petten Site Director, he is responsible for about 250 staff working in areas including Energy (nuclear and non nuclear), transport, and indicator assessment as well as site support services. He also leads the JRC Directoraate for Energy, Transport and Climate which brings together about 350 staff based in Petten (NL), Ispra (IT), Seville (ES) and Brussels (B).

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Dr Rahul Walawalkar

Executive Director, India Energy Storage Alliance
Customized Energy Solutions India Pvt. Ltd.
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  • Dr Rahul Walawalkar

    Dr Rahul Walawalkar is President & MD of Customized Energy Solutions (India). He leads the Emerging Technologies practice for CES globally. Rahul is founder and Executive Director of India Energy Storage Alliance since 2012. He served as board member for Energy Storage Association, USA during 2009-15 and currently serves as Vice Chair for Global Energy Storage Alliance. In 2014, he was nominated as part of Standing Committee on Energy Storage and Hybrid systems by MNRE and is currently working on drafting the national energy storage mission. Rahul holds a Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. Under Rahul’s leadership CES has received various awards including IPPAI Power Innovation Award for creation of IESA in 2016-17, Brad Roberts Award for outstanding industry contribution by ESA in 2016, USAID’s PACEsetter Fund Award for MICRO initiative in 2016 and CII Innovative Energy Services Award for Tata Power Demand Response program in 2012. He was recognized with India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) President’s Award in 2018 for outstanding contribution to growth of smart grids in India.

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Dr Ioannis Tsiropoulos

Scientific / Technical Project Officer
Joint Research Centre, European Commission
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  • Dr Ioannis Tsiropoulos

    Dr Ioannis Tsiropoulos is a project officer at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, where he works on energy scenarios, data analysis and knowledge synthesis. His main focus is on the energy transition and the development of the energy system. He critically evaluates deployment scenarios and assumptions therein in order to assess the impact of technological innovation and technology options. In the past, Ioannis has worked as a researcher on energy systems at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University.

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Dr Eveline Weidner

Scientific Officer
DG Joint Research Centre, European Commission
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  • Dr Eveline Weidner

    Dr Eveline Weidner has a background in material research and her recent scientific work focused mainly on hydrogen storage and safety topics. Her other activities include providing support to standardisation and to the Fuels cells and Hydrogen Joint undertaking. She has been working for the European Commission since 2007 and has been in the Energy Storage Unit in Petten, Netherlands since 2013.

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Dr Jan Tytgat

Director Government Affairs
Umicore
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  • Dr Jan Tytgat

    Jan Tytgat obtained a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Leuven (Belgium). He joined Umicore in 1987 and has assumed several managerial positions (laboratories, purchasing and battery recycling) before joining Umicore's Government Affairs department in 2012. In current position as Director Government Affairs EU-Benelux, he is in charge of the relation with public authorities on sustainable mobility, energy, trade and recycling. He is a Member of the Board of Recharge (the European Association for Advanced Rechargeable and Lithium Batteries) and of EBRA (The European Battery Recycling Association).

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