Deputy Director, Innovation and Technology Centre,
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
World Hydropower Congress | 14-16 May 2019 | Paris
Roland Roesch is Deputy Director at the Innovation and Technology Center of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
Previously, Roland was a Professor for Energy Economics at the University of Applied Science in Darmstadt where he worked for 15 years in the Oil, Gas and Utilities Industry for Shell and E.ON. He was a General Manager for Shell and Head of Division, Project Leader, Project Executive and Technical Project Developer at E.ON. Before joining E.ON, Roland worked as an Energy Market Consultant for Lahmeyer International and a researcher for renewable energies.
Roland has solid business experience in energy markets, energy economics and energy strategies, renewable integration management, energy project development and project financing. He currently leading the IRENA Renewable Energy Project Development Guideline initiative known as IRENA Project Navigator. This is as well as leading on Innovation, Grids and Flexibility for the Power Sector Transformation and IRENA´s work on Hydropower.