ICEE Conference

Keynote Speakers



M.Sc.Eng, PhD, Dr.Techn. Henrik Lund is Professor in Energy Planning at Aalborg University in Denmark and Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier international journal ENERGY. Prof. Lund was head of department from 1996 to 2002 and has served as head of several large research projects in Denmark as well as in Europe. Prof. Lund holds a PhD in “Implementation of sustainable energy systems” (1990) and a senior doctoral degree in “Choice Awareness and Renewable Energy Systems” (2009). Prof. Lund has more than 25 years of research experience and involvement in Danish Energy Planning and Policy making. Among others, Prof. Lund has been involved in the making of the Danish Society of Engineers’, proposal for a future 100% Renewable Energy Plan for Denmark. Prof. Lund was awarded a gold medal by the International Energy Foundation (IEF) for ”Best Research Paper Award” within the area “Energy Policies & Economics” in 1998. And Prof. Lund is the main developer of the energy system analysis model EnergyPLAN, which is used by various researchers and energy planners around the world. Prof. Lund has contributed to more than 200 books and articles and is the author of the book “Renewable Energy Systems - The Choice and Modeling of 100% Renewable Solutions.” (Academic Press, Elsevier 2014).




Graduated as a biologist and received his Ph. D. in Biology from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium. Until 2010 He was a professor and Chair of the human ecology department. He also lectures at the Technical University in Sofia (Bulgaria), at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece), and at Lisbon University (Portugal). He was a senior scientific adviser at the “Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek” (VITO), which is Belgium’s biggest environmental research organization. He is currently retired as an emeritus professor. Professor Hens’ specific area of research concerns the elucidation of interdisciplinary instruments for sustainable development. In this framework, he acted as the promoter of over 10 research projects on environmental management in ports in Vietnam and Cambodia. Luc Hens acts as an expert in environmental policy on several councils in Belgium. He is the European editor for the “International Journal of Environment, Development and Sustainability”.




Chairman of NEWES, New Energy Solutions. Consultant to several international organizations and national authorities. Invited Professor at the Technical University of Lisbon, MIT/Portugal Program. Chairman of APEEN (Associação Portuguesa de Economia da Energia - IAEE Affiliate).


First chairman of the Portuguese Energy Regulatory Authority. Founder and first chairman of the Council of European Energy Regulators. Co-founder of the Ibero-American Association of Energy Regulatory Authorities (ARIAE). Founder and member of the Executive Committee of the Florence School of Regulation. Prior to the regulatory experience, he worked in industry and at several European universities. Among many other functions, member of the European Commission Advisory Group on the Energy Roadmap 2050 and Chairman of the Green Tax Reform Commission set up by the Portuguese Government in 2014.


Author and editor of several books and articles. Graduated in power systems from Porto University and got the Dr.-Ing. degree from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.




Energy Economics Group, Institute of Energy Systems and Electric Drives, Vienna University of Technology


Reinhard Haas is university professor of Energy Economics at Vienna University of Technology in Austria. He teaches Energy Economics, Regulation and Competition in Energy markets, and Energy Modelling.


His current research focus is on (i) evaluation and modelling of dissemination strategies for renewables; (ii) modelling paths towards sustainable energy systems; (iii) liberalisation vs regulation of energy markets; (iv) energy policy strategies.


He works in these fields since more than  20 years and has published more than 60 papers in reviewed international journals. Moreover, he has coordinated and coordinates projects for Austrian institutions as well as the European Commission and the International Energy Agency.