As a director, Konstantin Staschus advises European utility clients on strategies to lead and shape the energy transition towards more renewables and climate protection. One key direction is how to leverage digitalization, especially the energy cloud and platforms in both the regulated network business and the competitive utility business. Konstantin specializes in TSO/DSO cooperation; data exchange; power system flexibility; sector coupling with gas, mobility, and heating; R&D prioritization; grid planning; and network code implementation.
Prior to Ecofys, a Navigant company, he was with Pacific Gas and Electric, USA, where he held management positions in German utility associations, including six years as managing director of VDN, the association of more than 400 German electricity transmission and distribution system operators.
In 2009, Konstantin began his mandate as the first Secretary-General of ENTSO-E in Brussels. ENTSO-E has many EU legal mandates including 10-year network development plans, R&D planning, and network codes on connection conditions, market, and operational rules. Since 2017, he has worked in the Berlin office of Ecofys – a Navigant Company – as director and also consults part-time for ENTSO-E to chair Cigré’s Study Committee C1 and vice-chair the European Technology & Innovation Platform “Smart Networks for Energy Transition.”
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