Dr. Alejandro Gesino
Market Design Renewable Energy
Born in 1977 in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Graduated as Informatics Engineer in 2005 and since 2010, holding a PhD degree "Magna Cum Laude" at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Kassel, Germany, in the field of “Power reserve provision with wind farms”. Dr. Gesino has more than 14 years of a comprehensive international experience in the renewable energies sector, particularly regarding “Markets and System Integration of RES”. Currently Dr. Gesino is working at TenneT Germany as Referent from “Market Design Renewable Energy”, representing TenneT at ENTSO-E Working Group RES. His main fields of interest are Power Systems and Markets, Ancillary Services provision with RES, Renewable Energy Technologies, Distributed Generation, Grid Integration of RES, Regulatory Issues, Grid Codes, Energy policy as well as Energy Storage and System Flexibility.
Chair, IEA Wind Task 25
Principal Scientist, VTT
Dr Hannele Holttinen is Research Coordinator and Principal Research Scientist in wind integration group at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (MSc in 1991, PhD in 2004, Helsinki Technical University). She has worked for VTT since 1989 in different fields of wind energy research including resource assessment and measurements, production and failure statistics as well as offshore and arctic wind power feasibility.
Since 2000, her main interest is the impact of wind on power systems and electricity markets. She acts as Operating Agent of the IEA international collaboration on power system operation with large amounts of wind power (IEA WIND Task 25) since 2006 and is active in EU Wind Energy Platform TPWIND since 2007. She chaired IEA Implementing Agreement on Wind Energy in 2011-12.
Head of Grid Integration
Eckard Quitmann was born 1967 in Darmstadt, he is married, has one son and lives in Bremen, Germany. His interest and involvements in the renewable energies and especially photovoltaics dominated his Electrical Engineering studies at the RWTH Aachen University. After his degree in 1996, he worked in several different wind energy companies as sales- and internation-al project deleopment engineer also intervening in the political area of the federal German Wind Energy Association (BWE).
In 2004 he joined ENERCON in the Sales- Grid Integration division and as of 2010 he is head of this divi-sion. In the ongoing discussions of Grid Codes, and Grid Connection conditions he communicates the ENERCON electric qualities and characteristic to the power system operators worldwide. Focus is on the continuous development and system optimization to meet the grids demands with today’s wind parks. Since the end of 2010 he is actively working as a representative of the wind energy manufacturers within the FNN work group to develop technical connection conditions for the German high voltage power system.
DTU Wind Energy
Poul Sørensen has been in the Technical University of Denmark since 2007, where he holds a professorship in Wind Power Integration and Control. Before that, he was 20 years in the Wind Energy Department at the former Risø National Laboratory. He plays a leading research role in significant National Danish, Nordic and European funded R and D projects, where he performs R and D together with other leading universities, industry companies and grid operators.
He has been active in IEC standardisation work since 1997, and is now convening the working group preparing new standards IEC 61400-27 on electrical simulation models for wind power.
Dr. Kurt Rohrig
Fraunhofer Institute IWES
Dr. Kurt Rohrig is deputy director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy Systems Technology (IWES) and head of the R and D division “Energy Economy and Grid Operation” at IWES.
Dr. Rohrig was significantly involved in the development of the “Renewable Combi-Plant”. He is member of the German work group of CIGRE and member of IEEE PES. On European level, he contributes to the European Technology Platforms Smart Grids (working group “Network Operations”), Wind Energy (working group “Grid Integration”), European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) Wind Energy and the European Academy of Wind Energy EAWE. In 2009, Dr. Rohrig received the German Award for Climate Protection.