People

Kristof May

Kristof May was born in 1983 in Torhout, Belgium. He received the M. Sc. degree in political science: European studies form the University of Ghent in 2006 and the master degree in general economics in 2009 from the University of Ghent. Currently working as a researcher at KU Leuven in the research group Electa, dept. of Electrical Engineering. His fields of interest include security of supply, smart grids and economical regulation of distribution grid operators.

Ronnie Belmans

Ronnie Belmans received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering in 1979 and the Ph.D. degree in 1984, both from the KU Leuven, Belgium, the Special Doctorate in 1989 and the Habilitierung in 1993, both from the RWTH, Aachen, Germany. Currently, he is a full professor with the KU Leuven, teaching electric power and energy systems. His research interests include techno-economic aspects of power systems, power quality and distributed generation. He is also guest professor at Imperial College of Science, Medicine and Technology, London-UK. June 2002 – May 2010 chairman of the board of directors of ELIA, the Belgian transmission grid operator.  Since June 2010 honorary Chairman of the board of directors of ELIA, CEO of EnergyVille and Executive Director of Global Smart Grid Federation.

Philippe Van Dievel

Philippe Van Dievel was born in 1990 in Duffel, Belgium. He received the M.Sc. degree in commercial engineering from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in 2013. Currently, he is working towards a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at KU Leuven in the research group Electa, dept. of Electrical Engineering. His fields of interest include smart grids, demand response, distribution grid tariffs and economic regulation of distribution grid operators.

Dr Kristof De Vos

Kristof De Vos is currently working as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium. He is working for the division of electrical systems (Electa), which is part of the department of electrical engineering (ESAT). He received his master in commercial engineering in 2008 at the Faculty of Business and Economics of the KU Leuven. In 2013, he obtained his PhD in electrical engineering at the KU Leuven, analysing the system impact of variable renewable energy sources, and their impact onback-up capacity requirements. Today, his research focuses on the market and regulatory aspect of power systems, focusing on the integration of renewable and smart grid technologies. Kristof is member of the E-Market group in Energyville.