Speakers Profile Renewables in an Interconnected Energy System

26 November 2019

in Japanese

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  • Miho Kurosaki
    Head of Japan and Korea Research, BloombergNEF
    Miho Kurosaki leads analysis and research on energy industry in Japan and Korea. The team covers topics including impact of the energy market liberalization, new downstream business models and the future of electrified transport. She served as a committee member of climate change advisory panel for Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Prior to joining BNEF, she developed Bloomberg’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) analytics platform as Bloomberg’s senior ESG analyst. She also worked for a London based environmental research firm as an analyst covering environmental risks in portfolio management. Miho holds an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London and a BA in Economics from Keio University.
  • Huang Kun
    Deputy Division Director of Membership Division, Cooperation Bureau, Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO)
    Kun Huang received her PhD degree from Manchester Business School, UK. Her research focuses on energy and economic policy design, electricity market construction and cross-border strategic investment in energy and electricity development etc. As an expert in electricity market and mechanism area, she has been involved in Chinese electricity market reform and energy transition policy design. During the last ten years, she published a series of academic papers in top journals and books, covering cross-border energy interconnection and trading, electricity market reforms and energy transition prospects etc. Dr. Huang has been invited by many international institutes, universities and organizations to deliver speeches and training programs.
  • JiYeong Yang
    Senior Manager, Power System Planning Department, Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO)
    JiYeong Yang has been in charge of developing Northeast Asian Super-grid Projects as a Project Manager since 2018. He has been involved mainly in a planning, designing, O&M of transmission. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Electric and Electronic Engineering from Yonsei University.
  • Ryuichi Yokoyama
    Professor Emeritus, Waseda University / CEO, Energy and Environment Technology Research Institute
    Ryuichi Yokoyama received the degrees of B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, in 1968, 1970, and 1974 respectively. After working in Mitsubishi Research Institute, from 1978 through 2007, he was a professor in the Faculty of Technology of Tokyo Metropolitan University. Since 2007, he had been a professor of the Graduate School of Environment and Energy Engineering in Waseda University. His fields of interests include planning, operation, control and optimization of large-scale environment and energy systems, and economic analysis and risk management of deregulated power markets. Now, he is a Professor Emeritus of Waseda University, a Life Fellow of IEEE, a Senior Life Member of IEE of Japan, a member of CIGRE. He is also Chairmen of Standardization Commissions of Electric Apparatus in METI Japan, Director of Consortium of Regional Autonomous Microgrid and CEO of the Energy and Environment Technology Research Institute.
  • Hiroshi Takahashi
    Professor, Tsuru University
    Hiroshi Takahashi specializes in public policy and energy policy. He obtained doctoral degree from the University of Tokyo and master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and currently serves as Professor at Tsuru University. His former career includes Deputy Director at IT Policy Office of Cabinet Secretariat, Assistant Professor at the University of Tokyo, and Research Fellow at Fujitsu Research Institute. He has actively participated in the policy formation of Japan’s electricity system reform and renewable energy deployment as a Member of Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy as well as Special Advisor to the Cabinet Office. He is the author of "Energy Policy Studies" published in 2017 by Iwanami Shoten and “Market Liberalization of Electric Utilities” published in 2011 by Nihon Keizai Shinbun Shuppan-sha.
  • Takeo Kikkawa
    Professor, Graduate School of Innovation Studies, Tokyo University of Science
    Takeo Kikkawa graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1975 and completed the doctral course in the Graduate School of Economics at the University of Tokyo in 1983. In the same year he became Full-time Lecturer at the Department of Business Administration at Aoyama Gakuin University. Between 1987 and 1993 he served as  Associate Professor at the university. In 1993 he became Associate Professor of  the Institute of Social Science at the University of Tokyo, and in 1996 Professor at the university. In 2007 he was  appointed Professor of the Graduate School of Commerce and Management at Hitotsubashi University. He is currently  Professor of the Graduate School of Innovation, Tokyo University of Science since 2015.
  • Seokhwan Jeon
    Senior Manager, Power System Planning Department, Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO)
    Seokhwan Jeon has been working for Korea Electric Power Corporation since 2003 and involved in a  number  of projects and  has  considerable  experiences in planning,  design,  management  of transmission construction and O&M. In particular, he was involved in the development of HVDC related technology at KEPCO. He completed the Advanced Engineering course at the Pennsylvania University in 2005 and received his MSc in Electrical Engineering from Korea University in 2018. He has been in charge of developing Northeast Asian Super-grid Projects as a Project Manager since 2017.
  • Douglas J. Arent
    Deputy Associate Lab Director, Scientific Computing and Energy Analysis (SCEA), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
    Douglas J. Arent is Sr. Visiting Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, serves on the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Steering Committee on Social Science and the Alternative  Energy  Future,  is  a  member  of  the  National  Research  Council  Committee  to Advise  to  U.S.  Global  Change  Research  Program  (USGCRP),  and  is  a  Member  of  the Keystone Energy Board. He also serves on the World Economic Forum Future of Electricity Working Group, and is a member of the International Advisory Board for the journal Energy Policy and for Energy Academy Europe. His research interests are centered in energy and sustainability and he has published on topics of clean energy, renewable energy, power systems, natural gas, and the intersection of science and  public  policy.  Arent  has  a  Ph.D.  from  Princeton  University,  an  MBA  from  Regis University, and a Bachelor's of Science from Harvey Mudd College in California.
  • 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.
  • Izumi Kaizuka
    Principal Analyst, Manager, Research Division, RTS Corporation
    Izumi Kaizuka is the manager of Research Division of RTS Corporation, Tokyo. She has been Japan’s representative of Task 1, information exchange and communication working group of IEA PVPS since 2003. She is one of the authors of “IEA PVPS ApplicAtions”. She has been working for various research projects on PV for the government, agencies and organizations and manufacturers in Japan and overseas. She received PVSEC Special Award in Novemebr 2017 for her contribution of dissemination of PV power generation. She has been invited to various PV conferences in Japan and overseas; EUPVSEC, InterSolar, etc.
  • Yasuharu Sato
    General Manager, North East Asia Business Department, Strategic Business Division, SB Energy Corp.
    Yasuharu Sato joined SB Energy Corp. in 2019 and is General Manager of North East Asia Business Department at SB Energy Corp. responsible for overseeing business development including renewable energy projects in North East Asia and the promotion of Asia Super Grid project. Previously he worked for CTI Engineering International Co., Ltd. (CTII) and served as General Manager of Urban Infrastructure Division to manage its division’s business operation as well as the studies of ODA power development projects in Asian and African countries. He also worked for the Tokyo Electric Power Company, Inc. (TEPCO) for 16 years and was involved in overseas power development projects. For domestic business, he was in charge of basic design/material procurement/construction supervision of 66kV overhead transmission lines, and operation and maintenance works of TEPCO’s overhead transmission lines of which voltage ranging from 66kV to 500kV.
  • 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 affiliate Professor of Industrial Energy Policy at Chalmers University of Technology.
    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 as Industrial Growth Executive of the European company InnEnergy.
    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 2018.
  • Teruyuki Ohno
    Executive Director, Renewable Energy Institute
    Joined Renewable Energy Institute in 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 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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