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International Workshop
Getting Power from Wind and Sun Speakers

8 March 2018

  • Bert Maes
    Co-CEO Nemo Link Ltd & CEO Eurogrid International (Elia Group)
    President of the Board of Directors of Ampacimon

    - Eurogrid International owns 100% of 50Hertz, one of the biggest Transmission System Operators of Germany (former East Germany region). Eurogrid International is owned for 60% by Elia group and for 40% by Industry Fund Management.
    - Nemo Link Ltd: UK company which is 50% owned by National Grid UK and 50% owned by the Elia group. Its main asset is the interconnector under construction between Belgium and the UK. Commissioning date is foreseen in the beginning of 2019. As CO-CEO, Mr. Maes is mainly responsible for PMO, Finance, Regulation, Legal & Commercial operations.
    - Ampacimon: Start-up in Liège, coming out of the University of Liège. Ampacimon is active worldwide and is mainly specialized in Dynamic Line Rating technology

    Since April 1, 2005, Mr. Maes is working for the Elia group active in different senior management roles like Head of Investor relations and M&A, Managing Director of Eurogrid GmbH (Germany – Berlin) and Head of Business Development
    From May 11th, 1998 till March 2005, Mr. Maes was active in the banking industry working for Dexia and Delta Lloyd Securities. He was a Head of Institutional Sales & Research. He was also Member of the board of directors of Privast Capital Partners, a private equity fund in which Delta Lloyd Securities participated.
    He started his career in September 1992 at Arthur Andersen leaving this company on May 10th, 1998 as audit manager.
    He has a master in Applied Economics from the University of Antwerp.

  • Yeren-Ulzii Batmunkh
    Head of Investment Division, Policy Planning Department, Ministry of Energy, Mongolia

    Yeren-Ulzii Batmunkh is Head of Investment Division of Policy Planning Department of the Ministry of Energy, Mongolia. The division is responsible for regulating power sector projects financed by government. Besides current position, he is working as secretary of Science and technology committee of the ministry.
    Prior to the current position, he was a senior officer in Strategic Policy and Planning Department and responsible for integrated policy and planning in the department especially for drafting policy documents and update on legal environment of the sector.
    Before the enrollment to ministry, he worked in research and implementing agencies under the ministry as a researcher and specialist in field of power supply and demand projection, feasibility studies of new projects and power system extension plan of the country.
    His obtained Bachelor Degree in power system automatization at University of Science and Technology of Mongolia and Master Degree in energy policy planning at University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

  • Takuya Yamazaki
    Director, New and Renewable Energy Division, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Department, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
    After joining the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in 1996, as the first assignment in METI, Mr. Takuya Yamazaki involved in the Second Electricity System Reform of Japan in 1999, which introduced retail competition and secured open access to transmission lines of incumbent power companies for new entrants. After that, Mr. Yamazaki has been assigned to a wide range of policy matters including building a scheme to promote entrepreneurship, establishing National Information Security Center to enhance Japan’s information security and developing FTA frameworks between Japan and Asian countries, and promoting the concept of exporting Japanese infrastructure business abroad such as water and power generation. From 2012 to 2015, as Director for Electricity Market Reform, Mr. Yamazaki was in charge of the Japan’s electricity system reform project, which introduces full retail competition and unbundling transmission and distribution sectors of the incumbents etc..
    In his current capacity since 2016, Mr. Yamazaki has been tackling with the challenges to integrate properly renewable energy to Japanese electricity market.
    Mr. Yamazaki received BA in Law from Univ. of Tokyo in 1996 and MA in International Public Policy from School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) John’s Hopkins University in 2007. He held visiting scholarship at Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies of SAIS in 2008.
  • Carlos Gascó Travesedo
    Senior Advisor, International Corporate Affairs, Iberdrola SA

    47 y.o. Married, two children.
    MSc in economics and business administration. Specialty: Economic Structure and Economic Development. Madrid, Universidad Autónoma, 1993. Back in 1998 he was Director of the Office of the Secretary of State for Economy, Energy. Prior, he was Adviser of the Spanish Vice-President of the Government and Secretary of the Treasury. Member of the Economic Policy Committee in the European Commission from 1997 to 2003. In 2005, he was the General Director of the Fundación de Estudios Financieros (Financial Studies Foundation) and Assistant Secretary General of the Instituto Español de Analistas Financieros (Spanish Institute of Financial Analysts).
    In 2007 Carlos Gascó joined Iberdrola Renewables as Head of the Prospective Regulation Department. In January 2011, he joined the Renewable Energy Direction of the International Energy Agency in Paris, as Senior Renewable Electricity Analyst. In 2012 and 2013 he returned to the public sector, as Senior Advisor to the Minister of Energy and later on Director of the Office of the President of SEPI (Spain’s Public Stake Holding Corporation).
    Currently Carlos Gascó is Senior Advisor for International Corporate Affairs in Iberdrola, the Spanish utility investing in different markets emerging and mature and largest developer of wind and renewables energy at global scale.

    Other current relevant positions:
    International Energy Agency (IEA) initiatives:
    - Peer reviewer of the World Energy Outlook (WEO).
    - Member of the Energy Security Advisory Panel (ESAP).

    OECD initiatives:
    - Member of the Emerging Markets Network initiative (Emnet).
    - Green Growth Working Party.

    IRENA’s Coalition for Action steering committee member.
    B20 China: Infrastructures Task Force member.
    B20 Germany: Energy, climate and resource efficiency Task Force Member
    B20 Argentina: Energy, Climate Change Task force Member.
    International Chamber of Commerce G20 Advisory Panel observer.
    Conseil de Cooperation Economique (CCE). Iberdrola representative and rapporteur of the renewable energy workgroup before the European Commission.
    Member of the Energy and Climate Work Group in the Real Instituto Elcano, the most relevant Spanish and Global private/public think tank

  • Philippe Lienhart
    Consultant Team Leader, ADB Strategy for NAPSI
    Strategy, Innovation and New Business Manager of Power System and Transmission Engineering Centre (CIST), Electricité de France (EDF).
    The Strategy for North East Asia Power System Interconnection (NAPSI) is a project by ADB which the proposed policy and advisory technical assistance will prepare a strategy for Northeast Asia Power System interconnection using Mongolia's abundant renewable energy. Philippe Lienhart, with his wide experience of over 35 years in the fields of electric power System, Transmission and Markets as well as a manager and an expert, leads the consulting team.
  • Teruhisa Oi
    Principal Energy Specialist, Energy Division, East Asia Department, Asian Development Bank
    Teruhisa Oi (Teru), who is a national of Japan, is a Principal Energy Specialist at Energy Division, East Asia Department of Asian Development Bank since 2004. Including the Strategy for Northeast Asia Power System Interconnection (NAPSI), he is responsible for leading projects in China and Mongolia such as district heating and cooling, energy efficiency, energy sector planning, and renewable energy.
  • Yoon Junghwan
    Senior Manager, Power System Planning Department, Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO)
    Mr. Junghwan YOON is Senior Manager of Power System Planning Department, Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO). He received his BSc in electrical engineering from Korea University of Technology and Education in 2007 and his MBA from University of South Carolina in 2018. He has been working in Korea Electric Power Corporation for 12 years. He has in involved in a number of projects and has considerable experience in planning, design, management of substation construction and O&M. Since 2011 he has been dedicated himself to development of overseas T&D projects in various countries. Now, he is charge of development of China-Korea-Japan Power Grid Interconnection Projects as a Project Manager. His major relevant assignments include:
    - Senior Manager, Power Planning Dept., KEPCO, Feb 2016 - Present
    - Senior Manager, Overseas Project Development Dept., KEPCO, Feb 2013 - Feb 2016
    - Assistant Manager, Overseas Project Development Dept., KEPCO, Jan 2011 - Feb 2013
    - Engineer, Power System Construction Division, KEPCO, Mar 2010 - Jan 2011
    - Engineer, Power Transmission District Office, KEPCO, Feb 2007 - Mar 2010
  • Shigeki Miwa
    General Manager, CEO Project Office, SoftBank Group / Representative Director & CEO, SB Energy
    Shigeki (Sean) Miwa holds several positions concurrently within the SoftBank Group including Representative Director & CEO of SB Energy Corp. (from 2017), General Manager – CEO Project Office (from 2016) at SoftBank Group Corp., Board Member of the Renewable Energy Institute (from 2014), Representative Director & CEO of Bloom Energy Japan Ltd.(from 2013) and Director of Clean Energy Asia LLC (from 2012). Before joining SoftBank in 2011, he worked for Mitsui & Co. Ltd., from 1991 mainly in the natural resources and energy sector, based in Tokyo, Sydney and Brisbane.
    Mr. Miwa graduated from Waseda University in Tokyo with a BA in history, received a Master of Financial Management and an MBA from the Graduate School of Management, Macquarie University in Sydney, and completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School in Boston.
  • Tomas Kåberger
    Chair of Executive Board, Renewable Energy Institute

    Tomas Kåberger has been the Chair of Executive Board of Renewable Energy Institute since its foundation in 2011. Academically, he got an MSc in Engineering Physics, a PhD in Physical Resource Theory, and Docent in Environmental Science at Chalmers. He has been professor in International Sustainable Energy Systems at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University, and he is currently Professor of Industrial Energy Policy at Chalmers University of Technology and serves as Distinguished Visiting Expert of bio-energy technology at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou.
    Industrially, he has had leading roles in companies providing fuels and technology in the bio-energy industry, another company developing sustainable energy solutions for the automotive industry, and a company operating wind power plants. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Vattenfall, and the board of Industrifonden, an industrial investment foundation. Politically, he has served on board of Swedish and European Environmental Citizen’s organizations, several Swedish Government Committees developing energy and environmental legislation, and China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development as a member of a task force on Low-Carbon Industrialization Strategies. From 2008 until 2011 he was Director General of the National Swedish Energy Agency.
    He is also a member of the Swedish Climate Policy Council established in January 2018.

  • Teruyuki Ohno
    Executive Director, Renewable Energy Institute

    Before joining Renewable Energy Institute in August 2013, Teruyuki Ohno served as the Director General of the Bureau of Environment, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, for three years, covering a broad range of environmental issues including energy, climate change, waste management, pollution control, natural environment, and sustainable development. His notable achievements include reducing air pollution and PM emissions through “No Dirty Diesel Vehicle Strategy in Tokyo”, and implementing Japan’s first Cap-and-Trade Program in Tokyo in 2008, involving the industries and building a grand consensus. His active leadership in promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency has formed the foundation of Tokyo’s energy policy. He was awarded Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards by California Air Resources Board in 2014. His latest publication is "Energy Strategies of Municipality Governments" (Iwanami, 2013, Japanese). He also serves as part-time lecturer at the University of Tokyo, and a member of Seoul International Energy Advisory Council (SIEAC).

  • Mika Ohbayashi
    Executive Director, Renewable Energy Institute

    Mika Ohbayashi is a founding member and Director at Renewable Energy Institute since August 2011. Before joining the Institute, Ohbayashi worked for International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi as Policy and Project Regional Manager for Asia Oceania. She served as Deputy Director at Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies for 8 years since its establishment in 2000. She also worked for UKFCO at the British Embassy to Japan, as Advisor for Climate Change Projects and Policies before joining IRENA, and started her carrier in the energy field by joining Citizens' Nuclear Information Center in 1992. She coordinates many scientific study projects, takes leadership to team up various networks including national parliamentarians and local authorities, domestically and internationally to improve sustainable energy society. She was awarded the Global Leadership Award in Advancing Solar Energy Policy by the International Solar Energy Society (ISES) in 2017.

  • Tatsuya Wakeyama
    Senior Researcher, Renewable Energy Institute
    Tatsuya Wakeyama Ph.D. joined Renewable Energy Institute in April 2012. He works on energy scenario analysis considering renewable energy integration in Japan by using AMPL (A Modeling Language for Mathematical Programming). His expertise ranges from resource engineering to geothermal energy and geographic information system (GIS). By using GIS, he has studied renewable energy potential evaluation and spatial planning for wind energy. At Renewable Energy Institute, he has published “Grid Operation for Massive Deployment of Renewables –a Comparison between Japan and Europe” (2016).

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