Grid integration help desk

Grid integration help desk

The help desk is designed to provide answers to specific, concise questions around the topic of grid integration of renewable energies. Questions should be limited in scope to allow a turnaround time of a few days.

The help desk is open to all partners of the SAGEN Programme.

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Expert Team

  • Mushwana Poller Lilje

    Crescent Mushwana

    Crescent Mushwana has over 19 years’ experience in power sector, primarily power system planning and substation design for Eskom and Southern African Power Pool (SAPP). He holds a M.Eng. Degree in electrical engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.

    Dr. Markus Pöller

    Dr. Markus Pöller has over 24 years of experience in the areas of power system planning, power system operations, power system analysis and power system modelling in Europe, Africa, Asia and America. Since he came to South Africa for the first time in 1998, Markus Pöller was regularly involved in power system projects in South Africa and Namibia.

    Dr. Peter Lilje

    Dr. Peter Lilje has 26 years of experience in the areas of power system modelling and analysis, power system operation, power system failure investigations and generator testing & commissioning.

    Horne Obert Khadhraoui

    Jonathan Horne

    Jonathan Horne is Managing Director of M.P.E. LTD, the U.K. branch of M.P.E. He is responsible for the operation of the U.K. activities of M.P.E. and is involved in British and international power system consultancy projects. Before joining M.P.E. in 2013, Jonathan worked as a Grid Connection Manager with Orsted (since 2012), Project Manager and Engineer with National Grid (since 2005) and SONI LTD (since 2002).

    Marko Obert

    Marko Obert has over 10 years of experience in the areas of transmission system planning, transmission system modelling, power system flexibility and techno-economic analysis of power systems with a special focus on the grid integration of renewables. He is a power system modelling expert and he is the main developer of ORT, a software for operating reserve prediction.

    Hamdi Khadhraoui

    Hamdi Khadhraoui joined M.P.E in 2017 as a Power System Consultant where he participates in the implementation of projects related to RE integration including the elaboration of technical guidelines, grid impact studies and grid planning with high penetration level of vRE.

    Limitation of Liabilities
    In no event shall Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH or any of the experts answering questions posted to the Help Desk be liable for any indirect, special, incidental or consequential loss, damage or expense of whatever nature arising from the answers or advise given.
    The views and opinions expressed by the experts answering the questions posted to the Help Desk do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.