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Speakers Profile Renewables Integration into the Japanese Power Grid by 2030A Frequency Stability and Load Flow Analysis

17 December 2018

in Japanese

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  • Gunter Scheibner
    Senior Advisor, Elia Grid International (EGI)
    With more than 39 years of experience in power systems, Gunter Scheibner is one of the most experienced experts within the Elia Group. He currently supports EGI as a senior advisor in International projects. From 2012 to Oct. 2018, he served as Director of System Operations at 50Hertz. For more than 10 years he was Head of Coordination and Network Billing Department at 50Hertz. From 1989 to 2002 he was Deputy Head of VEAG Dispatch Control Centre. During this period Gunter conducted various studies with regard to the deregulation and liberalization of energy markets. Gunter has extensive know-how about the electricity markets in Ukraine, Russia and other CIS countries. In 1997 he was responsible for the transfer of operational know-how for the interconnection of Ukraine and UCTE/CENTREL systems. Furthermore, he conducted various workshops for the German-Russian Cooperation Initiative in Electricity System and Market Development. Gunter Scheibner studied Electrical Grids and Systems at the Polytechnical Institute Leningrad in Russia and is fluent in Russian language. 
  • Tatsuya Wakeyama
    Associate Professor, Global Energy Research Alliance Unit, Kyushu University / Senior Research Fellow, Renewable Energy Institute
    Tatsuya Wakeyama (Ph.D.) is Associate Professor at Kyushu University Platform of Inter/Transdisciplinary Energy Research. He joined Renewable Energy Institute (REI) in April 2012, and since April 2018, he serves as Senior Research Fellow. At REI, he researches on energy scenario analysis with the case of high integration of renewables by using AMPL: A Modeling Language for Mathematical Programming. His expertise are; resource engineering, geothermal energy and geographic information system (GIS). He holds a Ph.D. from Kyushu University on renewable energy potential evaluation by using GIS.
  • Peter Merk
    Power Systems Expert, Power System Operations and Security, Elia Grid International (EGI)
    Peter Merk (Dipl. Eng.) is a power system operation and security expert at EGI. He graduated in 2010 from the University of Aachen with a Masters in Electrical Power Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems. Prior to joining EGI he worked for 5 years at Younicos, a Berlin-based battery system developer where he was responsible for the power conversion systems and power system studies team.
    Since joining EGI he has become the key expert on grid operational planning methodologies for accommodating renewables, including topics such as congestion management, balancing reserves and grid security analysis.
  • Dimitri Pescia
    Senior Associate, Agora Energiewende
    Dimitri Pescia is Senior Associate at Agora Energiewende, a leading German think-tank in the field of power sector transformation, where he is responsible for international energy policies and global energy transition. He previously worked for the French Department of Economic Affairs – international network of the Treasury – at the French Embassy in Berlin from 2008 to 2013. Head of section Energy and raw materials, he worked to reinforce the French- German bilateral cooperation and conducted numerous studies about the German energy, environment and raw material policies. From 2005 to 2007 he worked as a scientific policy officer for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with a focus on energy efficiency, transportation and engineering. Native French speaker, Dimitri Pescia holds a Master of Science in Physics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) and an Imperial College London International Diploma in Physics.
  • Yoh Yasuda
    Project Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Faculty of Economics, Kyoto University
    Yoh Yasuda received his BE, MS and PhD degrees from Yokohama National University, Japan in 1989, 1991 and 1994, respectively. He joined Department of Electrical Engineering of Kansai University as a research assistant in 1994 and served as an associate professor of the department. In 2000, he started his career as a researcher on wind energy and now his research interests is in lightning protection of wind turbine and wind integration study. He was appointed as Project Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University in September 2016. He is a board member of Japan Wind Energy Association (JWPA). He is also a member of several international committees including IEA Wind Task25 (Large amount of wind power), IEC/TC88/MT21 (Power quality of wind power), PT24 (Lightning protection of wind turbine) and WG27 (Wind turbine modeling). He wrote several books including ”Renewables and Power Systems in the World: Wind Power” (Impress R&D), "Real Ability of Wind Power that No Japanese knows" (Ohmsha) and translated books into Japanese such as "Wind Power in Power Systems" (Ohmsha) and so on.
  • Hideyuki Ohnishi
    Regional General Manager, North Asia, GE Renewable Energy
    Hideyuki Ohnishi joined GE in 2010 as the Country Executive for GE Energy in Japan. In 2012, he was named as the Country Executive for GE Power & Water as well as North Asia Sales Leader for Distributed Power including Aeroderivative gas turbine and gas engine. In March 2016, he was appointed as Country Executive, GE Power Japan for the key customer in the industrial sector, and from August 2016, he has served as Regional General Manager, North Asia, GE Renewable Energy.
    Ohnishi finished his Master in Synthetic Chemistry of Engineering Science from Osaka University in 1988. His academic specialization was the development of new photovoltaics and fuel batteries.
  • Takao Tsuji
    Associate Professor, Division of Intelligent Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Yokohama National University
    After earning a Doctorate in Engineering from Yokohama National University in 2006, Takao Tsuji started his career as Research Associate at the Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical Engineering at Kyushu University. In 2007, he became Assistant Professor at the Division of Intelligent Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at Yokohama National University, and assumed his current position in 2011. His research focuses on studies on the coexistence of renewable energy and distributed power sources with conventional power systems.
  • Teruyuki Ohno
    Executive Director, Renewable Energy Institute
    Joined Renewable Energy Institute in November 2013. Teruyuki Ohno has actively participated in the policy formation of Japan’s climate change measures as a member of the subcommittee of the Long-term Low Carbon Vision led by the Ministry of the Environment Japan. Before joining the Institute, he 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 also serves as part-time lecturer at the University of Tokyo, a member of Seoul International Energy Advisory Council (SIEAC) and Adviser for ICLEI Japan and Board Member for WWF Japan. 
    He was awarded Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards by California Air Resources Board in 2014. His publications include "Energy Strategies of Municipality Governments" (Iwanami, 2013, Japanese) among others.
  • Mika Ohbayashi
    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.

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