Dolf Gielen

Dolf Gielen
Director, Innovation and Technology Centre (IITC) of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Dolf Gielen is the director of the IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre (IITC)since January 2011. The IITC is located in Bonn, Germany, and supports the IRENA member countries in accelerated technology development and deployment through technology cost information and project development assistance, assistance with energy transition planning, and innovation strategies.
Before joining IRENA, Dr. Gielen was Chief of the Energy Efficiency and Policy Unit at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Vienna. In that capacity, he managed a number of large projects involving energy efficiency and renewable energy (including those in Sri Lanka, Ukraine and India). Previously, he was a Senior Energy Analyst in the Energy Technology Policy Division of the International Energy Agency, Paris.

Dr. Gielen has a PhD in Energy and Materials Modelling from the Technical University of Delft. He graduated with an MA in Environmental Sciences at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands.

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