Speaker Details

Johannes Reichl

Pitch project: PEAKAPP

Johannes Reichl is an applied statistical researcher who develops advanced econometric methods while investigating the challenges facing society in the fields of energy and resource economics. He holds a doctoral degree in statistics from Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria.
He is a project manager at the Energy Institute at the Johannes Kepler University. His current research focuses on the development of energy efficiency measures, the quantification of energy savings from such measures, and methodologies for impact assessment of technology shifts and natural disasters. Taking a leading position in numerous national and international research projects concerning energy topics, he has contributed to research activities totalling around 25 million € in grant funding.
Currently he is the scientific coordinator and principal investigator of the Horizon 2020 project “Personal Energy Administration Kiosk application” (PEAKapp), a Work Package manager in the Horizon 2020 project “Social innovation Modelling Approaches to Realizing Transition to Energy Efficiency and Sustainability” (SMARTEES) and a Task Manager of the Horizon 2020 project “Innovative Large Scale Energy Storage Technologies & Power-to-Gas Concepts after Optimisation” (STORE & GO). Furthermore, he was the Legal, Ethical, Privacy and Policy Issues (LEPPI) Officer in the FP 7 project “Smart Grid Protection Against Cyber Attacks” (SPARKS) and the vice-coordinator of the FP7 project “Securing the European Electricity Supply Against Malicious and Accidental Threats” (SESAME). He is also the chief developer of the software package www.blackout-siulator.com and authored numerous publications in top-rated journals like Nature Energy and Energy Economics.
He has organised and moderated a number of high level policy maker workshops on energy related topics, such as the 2016 workshop “Smart Grids Security Requirements: Economic, Legal and Societal Aspects” in the European Parliament, Brussels, and the 2012 workshop “Emerging Malicious Threats to Electricity Infrastructure: Awareness and Preparedness of Professionals in TSOs and National Security Agencies” in the European Commission, Directorate-General for Home Affairs, Brussels.
He has published his research in the top journals of his discipline and written several books and book chapters on energy security and energy policy.


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The project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 820482.