EASY-RES Advisory Board - ENTSO-E
Norela Constantinescu is leading the research and innovation team of European Networks for Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E). She also leads the work of drafting ENTSO-E R&D Research Plans and R&I projects monitoring and applications activity. She leads the work related to the participation of ENTSO-E in Horizon 2020 projects and coordinates the Research, Development and Innovation Committee of ENTSO-E formed out of 35 TSOs members and the activities related to Horizon 2020 Intensys4EU and TDX Assist projects. She is working with market design, renewable integration storage, digitization. She is also leading the development and the implementation of Research and Innovation strategy of ENTSO-E. She is member of Governing Board of ETIP SNET and member of the WG1 Power System and WG4 Digitalization and Customer of ETIP SNET. Before she was working for 6 years with European Commission DG Energy leading on the SET Plan activities and being responsible for wind research and innovation activities and smart cities and communities. She obtained a Master Degree in energy engineering from University Politechnica Bucharest, Romania, she holds an MBA from Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Solvay School and post graduate studies in Applied Computer Science from Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She has recently obtained a diploma from Florence School of Regulation for Power System Regulation and Network Codes.
EASY-RES Advisory Board - EDSO
Florian Gonzalez has been EDSO’s Communications and Projects Officer since 2016. He holds two Master’s Degrees in European studies, from the University of Strasbourg and Bruges’ College of Europe. Since 2012, he has been working in the energy sector through experience in various organisations: France’s Ministry of Defence on EU security of energy supply, in consultancy firm CEIS, at the European Commission’s DG Energy and for France’s largest DSO Enedis. EDSO for Smart Grids (EDSO) is an international association, formed in 2010, representing leading European Distribution System Operators (DSOs) for electricity, cooperating to bring smart grids from vision to reality. The association now gathers 36 leading DSOs and associations throughout the European Union, connecting around 70% of all metering points in the EU. EDSO’s mission is to facilitate knowledge-sharing among DSOs, to contribute to European smart grid projects, to monitor European energy policies and contribute to the European institutions’ initiatives related to distribution grids. In the field of projects, EDSO for Smart Grids’ core mission is to foster knowledge-sharing and help its members to innovate through European projects. Since its creation in 2010, EDSO and its third-parties have gained a thorough knowledge of smart grid developments, TSO/DSO coordination, stakeholder engagement, data collection and customer relations through their previous projects such as Grid+, Meter-ON, REServiceS, EvolvDSO, Grid+Storage, Flexiciency and INTENSYS4EU.
EASY-RES Advisory Board - Policy Director, SolarPower Europe
Aurélie Beauvais is the Policy Director of SolarPower Europe, the European association representing over 200 companies and organization active across the Solar value chain. She develops and steers the implementation of SolarPower Europe’s political strategy, with the aim of shaping the European regulatory environment to enhance business opportunities for solar power in Europe. Prior to joining Solar Power Europe, she headed the European Affairs department of the French Union of Electricity (UFE) from 2012 to 2017. She holds a Double Master’s degree in Political Sciences and Public Affairs, delivered by the Political Science Institute of Bordeaux (SciencesPo).
Dr. Antonios Marinopoulos
EASY-RES Advisory Board - Technical Project Officer, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission
Dr. Antonios Marinopoulos is a Technical Project Officer in the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. Currently he is with the Electricity Distribution, Security and Markets Unit, working on European projects in the area of Smart Grids Interoperability and Energy Digitalisation. He has received the Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering and the PhD in Power Systems Engineering, in 2003 and 2009 respectively, from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. From 2010 to early 2017 he was with ABB Corporate Research Centre in Sweden, where he worked on renewable energy sources and energy storage grid applications as a principal scientist in various technology development projects. He is the author of more than 40 scientific papers in academic journals and conferences and a co-inventor of four granted patents in the field of solar and wind technology. His research interests cover the areas of power systems and renewable energy sources, distributed generation, and battery energy storage.
Carlos Martinez de Guereñu
EASY-RES Advisory Board - R&D Manager, Zigor
Carlos Martinez de Guereñu is the Innovation and Technological Development Manager of ZIGOR Research and Development A.I.E. He is responsible for a talented team who is leading the new product developments of ZIGOR. Mr. Guereñu is an expert in power conversion and electromagnetic compatibility. During his more than 20 years in R&D activities at Zigor, he has developed (as Power Engineer or as the Project Leader) high-end products such as ongrid and offgrid PV inverters, storage systems, industrial battery chargers, and emergency power systems. In 1998, he started working for Zigor as Manager and Engineer in the R&D Department. Previously, he worked for Saft Iberica, and Ikerlan. Mr. Guereñu holds a degree in Electronic Engineering by E.N.S.E.R.B in France, and a degree in Electronic Technical Engineering by Mondragon Universitatea. In 1995, he obtained a Master in Automation, Signal and Image Processing by the University of Bordeaux.
EASY-RES Advisory Board - Head of Market Intelligence, WindEurope
Daniel Fraile is Head of Market Intelligence at WindEurope (the European Wind Energy Association). He is responsible for a team of analysists and project managers working on a wide range of energy policy, including system integration, market design, onshore and offshore wind technology, financing and sustainability. He coordinates the development of WindEurope market reports and participation to EU-funded projects. He is also responsible for the coordination of various expert groups with the industry in the field of wind system integration. Before joining WindEurope in 2015, Daniel has worked on strategic management consulting in renewable energies at Hinicio, has worked for the European photovoltaic industry association, for the environmental NGO CAN-Europe and for Spanish utility Iberdrola. Daniel is a telecommunications engineer with a Masters in Renewable Energy. He has over 13 years of experience on energy and research policy, project management and international cooperation in the field of renewable energy.
EASY-RES Advisory Board - Senior System Integration & Digitalisation Analyst, WindEurope
Vasiliki Klonari holds a Civil Engineering diploma (AUTH, GR) and a PhD in Electrical Engineering (UMONS,BE) on the probabilistic analysis of power distribution grids. She worked as a post-doctoral researcher on the reliability analysis of offshore wind farms (ULB, BE). Since November 2018, she have been working for WindEurope as a Senior System Integration and Digitalisation Analyst. In this context, she coordinates WindEurope’s activities on grid connection, grid optimisation, interoperability, cybersecurity and digital O&M issues that impact wind system integration. Since 2018, she is the Co-Founder of a start-up company that specialises on the development and operation of second-life battery systems.