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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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Ms Eva Chamizo Llatas

President-Elect, EASE
Director of European Affairs and Head of the Iberdrola Brussels Office
  • 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 Gauthier Dupont

Director Power Business Batteries
NGK Europe GmbH
  • 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
  • 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 Jose Miguel Estebaranz Pelaez

Technology & Innovation Lead Engineer
Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios
  • 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 Valts Grintals

Senior Analyst
Delta Energy & Environment
  • Mr Valts Grintals

    Valts' main focus is on managing Delta-ee's Energy Storage Research Service and providing analysis and insights for Delta-ee’s Flexibility Research Service. He also provides support for a range of research and consultancy projects on various low carbon and renewable technologies. Before joining Delta-ee he worked in civil engineering industry as an assistant project manager for Katleri Ltd and as an electrical engineer for ABB Ltd. Valts brings to the company a background in distributed generation and electrical engineering.

    Valts holds an MSc in Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation from Heriot-Watt University and holds BEng in Power and Electrical Engineering from Riga Technical University.

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Dr Joris Koornneef

R&D Lead Large Scale Energy Storage
ECN part of TNO
  • 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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Dr Marek Kubik

Market Director
  • 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 Taavi Madiberk

Skeleton Technologies
  • Mr Taavi Madiberk

    Co-Founder of Skeleton

    Former Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Estonian Railways

    Serial Antrepreneur

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Ms Rowena McCappin

Project Director
Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation
  • Ms Rowena McCappin

    Rowena joined the Glen Dimplex Group in 2004 after successful careers in International Marketing in the pharmaceutical and beverage industries. With 20 years’ experience in International Sales and Marketing, Rowena took up the role of Project Director in Glen Dimplex in 2015, working mainly in the area of energy storage, demand side management and the connected electric home. Glen Dimplex was the coordinator of the RealValue Horizon 2020 Project and Rowena had the overall responsibility. Rowena is an active member of key lobbying associations in the energy sector in Brussels including Eurelectric and the European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) where she sits on the Executive Board. She was also highly involved in the Horizon 2020 Smart Grid and Energy Storage BRIDGE Initiative and was the Rapporteur of the Business Models Working Group until RealValue finished in May 2018.

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Mr Fernando Morales Rojo

Lead Analyst
Highview Power
  • 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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