Senior Advisor, Friedrich Alexander Universität / Siemens AG, Germany
Christian Grenz is a senior advisor at Siemens Financial Services GmbH. He has an electrical engineer background with a subsequent degree in international business administration. He benefits from more than 20 years of working experience in the field of project and export finance, especially in the telecom and energy industry. In recent years his focus has been on large offshore wind farms, gas-fired power stations and electricity transmission lines. He is an expert in electricity market designs, auction mechanisms and public funding programs for renewable energy as well as backup capacity sources. Based on the expertise acquired, he is working since 2014 on a thesis in economics with a focus on investment incentives in deregulated electricity markets, characterized by a growing share of intermittent renewable energy sources as well as an increase in cross-border and cross-sector interactions. His work has recently been selected as one of the best contributions in an international competition made jointly by Eurelectric and Florence School of Regulation on the design of the European electricity market(s) of the future.
- Electricity markets need redesigning - how to make clean energy and security of supply profitable
Supporting electricity grids as wind power reaches new heights