Interviewees and Project-Related Activities

Below is a list of my interviewees and project-related activities, with links to the relevant blog posts. (Links will be added as the relevant posts become live.)

[Jump to Country: Germany, India, South Korea, Japan, ChileOther]

// Germany
Cooperatives and Municipalities
Ecologic Institute
  • Andreas Prahl — Researcher (energy and climate)
  • Benjamin Görlach — Senior Fellow (environmental economics)
  • Katharina Umpfenbach and Andreas Graf — Senior Fellow (energy and resource efficiency policy) and Researcher (climate, energy, and biodiversity), respectively
  • R. Andreas Krämer — Founder and Director Emeritus
EUREF campus
  • Andreas F. Raab — TU Berlin, Forschungscampus Mobility2Grid Project
  • Felix Creutzig — Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)
  • Franziska Kaiser — Forschungscampus Mobility2Grid Project
  • Mauricio Rojas — Innovation Center for Mobility and Societal Change (InnoZ) GmbH
  • Sohail Ahmad — Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)
Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy
Independent Consultants
Smart Grid Platform Baden-Württemberg
  • Albrecht Reuter — Chairman; Fichtner IT Consulting AG
  • Jürgen Treiber — Assessor; Smart Grid Development OHG
  • Stefen Tenbohlen — Treasurer; Institute of Power Transmission and High Voltage Technology at University of Stuttgart
RWTH Aachen
Technical Practitioners
University of Freiburg (Albert-Ludwigs University)
University of Stuttgart’s Research Center for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Studies
  • Ortwin Renn — Professor
  • Pia Johanna-Schweizer — Senior Researcher
  • Sandra Wassermann and Sophia Alcántara Rodriguez — Researchers
Wolfhagen Energie Offensive
  • Christina Sagar-Klauß — Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics
  • Elisabeth Stark — Stadtwerke Wolfhagen
  • Manfred Schaub — ENERGIE 2000 e.V.
Other
Events
  • FINESCE “Utility 4.0” Project Final Conference
  • S3C Project Final Conference
// India
Academia
  • Anant Sudarshan — Energy Policy Institute at University of Chicago (EPIC)
  • Kaustubh Dhargalkar — Welingkar Institute of Management
  • Krithi Ramamritham — IIT Bombay
  • Manoj Gulati — IIIT Delhi
  • Nipun Batra — IIIT Delhi
  • S. A. Khaparde — IIT Bombay
Consultants
  • Chanmeet Singh Syal — Mercados Energy Markets India, Consultant to CERC
  • Rajul Saxena — NPTI
Distribution Companies
  • Gopal Saxena — BSES Delhi
  • Pavan Rajappa — BESCOM
  • MSEDCL (multiple employees)
  • TATA Power Mumbai (multiple employees)
Government
  • India Smart Grid Forum (Reji Kumar Pillai, C. Amritha, Amol Sawant, Hem Thukral, and Akshay Ahuja)
  • Nipen Kumar Deka — Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission
Rural Electrification
  • Aalekh Sharan — International Innovation Corps Fellow
  • Bijit Biswas — Husk Power Systems
  • Kunal Amitabh — DESI Power
  • Mrinalini Penumaka —  International Innovation Corps Fellow, World Bank
  • Nikhil Jaisinghani — Mera Gao Power
  • Paras Loomba — Global Himalayan Expeditions
  • Simpa Networks (multiple employees)
  • Smart Power India (Disha Banerjee and Samit Mitra)
Smart Grid Companies
  • Amarjeet Singh — Zenatix Solutions Pvt. Ltd, IIIT Delhi
  • Customized Energy Solutions (Harsh Thacker, Netra Walawalkar, Vinayak Walimbe, and Rahul Walawalkar)
Think Tanks
  • Alekhya Datta — TERI
  • Ashwini Chitnis — Prayas
  • Debajit Palit — TERI
  • Priyavrat Bhati — Centre for Science and Environment
  • Shirish Garud — TERI
Other
  • Ankit Verma — NPTI
  • Nikhil Kolsepatil and Ashish Verma — ICLEI South Asia
  • Raghav Mittal — SunAlpha Energy
  • Srinivasan Iyer — Ford Foundation
  • USAID (Priya Sreedharan, Apurva Chaturvedi, and Anurag Mishra)
  • V. Subramanian — Indian Wind Energy Association, Former Secretary of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
Events
  • DESI Power Site Visit (Araria, Bihar)
  • Energy Storage India (3rd International Conference & Exhibition on Energy Storage & Microgrids in India)
  • ISGF-VJTI Joint Certificate Course on Smart Grids Session at TPDDL
  • National Workshop on “Renewable Energy for Empowering Women and Livelihood Generation in Jute Sector”
  • TERI Gram Campus Tour
// South Korea
Interviewees
  • Chan-Kook Park — Korea Energy Economics Institute (KEEI)
  • Changsun Jang and Sejin An — Green Technology Center Korea (GTCK)
  • Chung-hwan Lim — Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO)
  • Dong-Joo Kang — Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI) and International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN)
  • Hee Tae Lee — Hanwha S&C
  • J.D. Lee — KT Corporation
  • Jiyeon Shim — Danish Embassy in Seoul
  • Johnny (Junseong) Lee — Korea Energy Technology Evaluation & Planning (KETEP)
  • Jong-Arm Jun — Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI)
  • Jong Cheon Son — Korea Smart Grid Institute (KSGI)
  • Jun Ill Yoon — Hyosung Corporation
  • K. D. Lee — Korea Energy Economics Institute (KEEI)
  • Nick Kim — SNE Research
  • Sang-il Kim — Korea Power Exchange (KPX)
  • Seung Ill Moon — Seoul National University (SNU)
  • Sohn Chang Hee — LSIS
Events
  • Jeju Island Smart Grid Center and Interoperability Center Tours
  • KEPCO Smart Grid Station (Guri Branch Office) Tour
  • LS Tower Smart Grid Tour
  • Magok Smart City Facilities Tour
// Japan
Interviewees
  • Andrew DeWit — Rikkyo University
  • City of Yokohama
  • Eri Isono — Toshiba
  • Hideo Ishii — Waseda University
  • Hiroki Kudo — Institute of Energy and Economics Japan (IEEJ)
  • Hitomi Tanaka — Toyota City
  • Jun Hashimoto and Junichi Watanabe — Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute, AIST (FREA)
  • Kazumi Ueda — New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
  • Kaoru Yamaguchi — Institute of Energy and Economics Japan (IEEJ)
  • Kazuhiko Hanaoka — Fuji Electric
  • Kazuhiko Ogimoto — University of Tokyo
  • Kenji Yamaji — Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE)
  • Saya Mizuno — Ministry of Environment
  • Shigeru Bando and Hiroshi Asano — Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI)
  • Takashi Iwamoto — Keio University
  • Tom O’Sullivan — Mathyos
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government
  • Yuichiro Shimura — Mitsubishi Research Institute
  • Yukari Hino — Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry
Events
  • International Smart Grid Action Network Public Workshop
  • Smart Common City Akashidai Visit
  • Toyota City Ecofultown Tour

 

// Chile
Interviewees
  • Carlos Finat — Asociacion Chilena de Energias Renovables A.G. (ACERA)
  • Claudio Seebach — Generadoras de Chile
  • Eduardo Calderón A. and Alex Alegría M. — Transelec
  • Fernando Farías Ellies — Climate Change Division, Ministry of Environment
  • Francisca Martinez — Smart City Santiago Project, Chilectra
  • Francisco Leiva Ibañez — Fundación Chile
  • Gabriel Guggisberg — Ministry of Energy
  • Guillermo Jiménez E. — Centro de Energía, Universidad de Chile
  • Hector Lagunas, Cristian Herrera, and Marisela Ricke — GTD Ingenieria Consultores
  • Isabel Rojas Astorga — Division of Information and Environmental Economy, Ministry of Environment
  • Javier Bustos — Energy Policy and Forecasting Division, Ministry of Energy
  • Matthias Grandel — GIZ Chile
  • Mauricio Tapia Callegari — Regional Ministry Secretary of the Coquimbo Region, Ministry of Energy
  • Nicola Borregaard — Division of Sustainable Development, Ministry of Energy
  • Jean Paul Zalaquett — Chilectra
  • Ricardo Cofré Mesa — Peñalolen Municipality
  • Roberto Celis P. — Agencia Chilena de Eficiencia Energética (AChEE)
  • Rodrigo Castillo — Asociación de Empresas Eléctricas
  • Sergio Luna — Pattern Energy
  • Vartan Ishanoglu — ENGIE Factory

 

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