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Dr. Marcus Merkel

Marcus Merkel is graduated in Bachelor of Science (Dipl.-Ing) in Mechanical Engineering and Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Marcus is expert in grid operation, regulation management, network integration of renewable energy sources, energy policy, standardization, association work, smart metering and smart grids.

In 2019 he founded on the job Merkel Consulting to provide his knowledge on the Energy transition within International projects.

He supported the German GIZ as Expert to set-up a national project in India on advancements in operational maintenance of private DISCOMs.

Furthermore he supports as Expert on the 2nd German-Brazilian Energy Day in Rio de Janeiro.

Marcus Merkel is Senior Advisor to the Board of Management at EWE NETZ since January 2012, he holds a Honorary post as Co-Chair of the Eurelectric Working Group on Institutional Frameworks and is Owner of Merkel Consulting since March 2019.

Marcus Merkel has over 25 years’ experience in the energy sector. He started his career in EWE AG, a German Utility, as sales engineer in 1993. In 2006 he joined EWE NETZ, a Distribution System Operator for electricity, natural gas, water and telecommunication of the EWE Group, as project manager and between 2009 and 2011 he worked as Manager in the Office of Regulation Management. In his current position he is supporting and advising the Managing Director and the Board of Management of EWE NETZ. He is mandated to participate in different expert and working groups in Germany and on European level.

Since almost ten years Marcus is active contributor to the work of Eurelectric – representing the power sector in over 32 European countries, speaking for more than 3,500 companies in power generation, distribution & supply. Since 2011 he contributes as Eurelectric Expert to the work of the European Commission Taskforce on Smart Grids.

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