Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Gregor Taljan received his Electrical engineer diploma and PhD degree from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2005 and 2009, respectively. In 2007, Gregor was a visiting scholar at the University of Waterloo, Canada and a visiting researcher at the Institute of Electrical Power Systems at the Graz University of Technology in Austria. He is currently with Energienetze Steiermark GmbH, the main Distribution System Operator of the Styria region, Austria, where he was originally responsible for Asset Management, medium voltage grid planning and connection of renewables to the Grid. Since 2014, Gregor is a senior specialist for Smart Grids and manages in this position several Smart Grid projects. He is an active member of the Technology platform Smart Grids Austria and EDSO for Smart Grids. His research interests are in the use of hydrogen in power systems as well as operation, control, economics and reliability of power systems, Smart Grids, Local Energy Communities including different storage technologies.