Dr. Manuel Sánchéz Jimenéz

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Dr. Manuel Sánchéz Jimenéz
Team Leader Smart Grids


Dr.-Ing Manuel Sánchéz Jimenéz joined the Commission in 1996 within the Renewable Energies Unit in Directorate General for Research. During twelve years he coordinated the areas of “Integration of Renewable Energies” and “Smart Energy Networks” and launched the European Technology Platform “Smart Grids” in 2006.

From 2007 he has substantially contributed to set up of a new sector for “Information and Communication Technologies solutions for Energy Efficiency” at the Directorate General for the Information Society and Media. Since 2009 he is the Team Leader for Smart Grids at the Directorate General for Energy.

He launched the European Task Force for Smart Grids in November 2009 and presently chairs the Commission’s Reference Group for Smart Grids. He holds degrees of Engineering (University of Seville, Spain) and Dr.-Ing. (University Kassel, Germany). Before his arrival at the Commission, he was the Director of the Plataforma Solar de Almería of the Spanish Ministry of Industry and Energy, the largest solar test centre in Europe.

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