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Helena Gerard

Helena Gerard

Senior researcher, EnergyVille/VITO

Helena Gerard (1984) received her MSc degree in Commercial Engineering, specialization finance, from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2007. At the same university she received an advanced master in Financial Economics in 2008. From 2008 till 2014, she worked for the energy company GDF Suez (ENGIE).' She occupied several positions in the field of sustainable energy and portfolio management. In 2014, she joined EnergyVille as senior researcher.' She is responsible for the development of the EnergyVille roadmap on energy market design and active system management. She is involved in both (inter)national research projects as well as commercial contract research in the field of market design and system operation. She participated amongst others in the European projects EvolvDSO (FP7) and Smartnet (H2020). She currently leads the work on market design in the European projects EU-Sysflex (H2020) and OneNet (2020) and is also co-chairing the BRIDGE working group on Regulation.'

Sponsors & Partners

Platinum Partner

  • Siemens AG


Gold Partner

  • Kaluza

Silver Partner

  • Rolls-Royce Solutions GmbH


  • Hiven Energy
  • PRIME Alliance
  • ProEnergy Services
  • Meters and More


Industry Partners

  • ANIE Federazione
  • ANIMA Confindustria
  • Avere
  • CHARGE Energy Branding
  • CO2 Value
  • COGEN Europe
  • currENT
  • dena
  • DERlab
  • E.DSO
  • EASE
  • Elettricità Futura
  • Energia Media
  • ETN
  • Eurelectric
  • Eurogas
  • Euroheat & Power
  • European Biogas Association
  • European Energy Retailers (EER)
  • Flow Batteries Europe
  • Generazione Distribuita (Distributed Generation)
  • Hydrogen Europe
  • IEC - International Electrotechnical Commission
  • IPPF
  • Lombardy Energy Cleantech Cluster (LE2C)
  • OSGP
  • Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico - RSE SpA
  • SmartEn
  • Start Up Energy Transition (SET)
  • T&D Europe
  • VDMA
  • VGBE Energy