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Interview with Mag. Doris Guttmann, Program Manager at the Technical University (TU) Vienna - Academy for Continuing Education

Since 2005, the Academy for Continuing Education (ACE) has been the central contact for postgraduate education at TU Wien. In a world that is increasingly shaped by technology, the University supports participants in achieving their individual goals and shaping the future. Through the knowledge of theirrenowned lecturers, TU Vienna bridges the gap between research and business and combines scientific know-how with practical applicability. In this episode, we get to take a look behind the organisation of high-level education. Ms. Guttmann gives us interesting insights and makes us want to invest a little more in our education.

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Interview with Mr.Angel Nikolaev, Manager at the Black Sea Energy and Research Centre (BSERC)

The Black Sea Energy Research Centre is an association of energy experts prominent in the different fields of the energy science and practice. The Centre was created in 2007 in Sofia, Bulgaria, as a non-profit organization, aimed to continue and build upon the achievements of the Black Sea Regional Energy Centre established in 1995 by an initiative of the European Commission and the countries of the Black Sea Region. 

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Interview with Mr. Stefan Zach,  Head of Corporate Communication, EVN

Based on state-of-the-art infrastructure, EVN provides its home market with electricity, natural gas, heat, drinking water and wastewater treatment, waste incineration and related services from a single supplier. The energy business abroad includes retailing electricity in Germany, Bulgaria and Macedonia, and natural gas in Croatia. Additionally energy business includes electricity production in Macedonia, Bulgaria, Albania and Germany.

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Interview with Mr. Sageder, Area Sales Manager Europe, GLOBAL Hydro

GLOBAL Hydro is a worldwide renowned name in the field of hydropower plant technology, specialized in Kaplan, Pelton and Francis turbines with capacities of 100 kW to 30 MW. Find out more about how the company contributes to the planet’s future by responsively managing the natural resource, water and strives to develop sustainable technology, drawing inspiration from water.

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Interview with Mr. Dumeier, CEO of  WEB Windenergie AG

W.E.B is active in the renewable energy business since 1995 and operates and owns more than 520 MW of power plants in seven countries on 2 continents. W.E.B is Austria´s largest citizen participation company in the field of renewable energies and has more than 4.400 shareholders. The international W.E.B power plant park includes facilities in Austria, Germany, France, the Czech Republic, Italy and Canada.

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Interview with Mag. Lukas Schirnhofer, Managing Director of Polytechnik GmbH

Polytechnik GmbH has been supporting its customers for 54 years from the industrial and business sector as a technological development partner to switch to a CO2 neutral energy supply. The company helps custumers in the construction and implementation of biomass combustion plants. During this process, the small family enterprise turned into the globally active POLYTECHNIK group over the past decades.

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Interview with Lukas Scherzenlehner CEO of CLEEN Energy AG

CLEEN Energy is a full-service provider for energy solutions. It provides customers with a one-stop shop: From concept, financing, implementation and running an energy facility – this is all taken care by us. The customer has one single point of contact and enjoys various synergies from receiving such services from one single provider.

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Interview with Sales Director Günther Scharrer from WWS Wasserkraft GmbH

The fourth interview was conducted with Sales Director Mr Günther Scharrer from WWS Wasserkraft GmbH. This Austrian company creates individual solutions for their customers that go far beyond the supply and installation of turbines.

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Interview with the Area Sales Managers of Central Eastern Europe and Baltic States, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Middle East at Fronius 

The third interview was conducted with Ms Verena Huber (Area Sales Manager Central Eastern Europe) and Ms Mariella Doppelbauer (Area Sales Manager Baltic States, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Middle East). Fronius is one of Austria's most innovative companies. It is also a global technology leader and works for a better and cleaner future, with the vision of 24 hours of sun, together for 100% renewable energy. 

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Interview with the Head of Small Hydro Division of the Voith Hydro GmbH & Co KG

The second interview was conducted with Mr Radu Cârja, the Head of Small Hydro Division of the Voith Hydro GmbH & Co KG, which is an independent operating unit and the technological competence center for small hydropower within the Voith Group. The company combines all core competencies from the turbine design to the entire E&M equipment, design and manufacturing to after-market service under one roof – and underpins all this with more than 90 years of experience in the field.

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Interview with the Acting Head of State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine

In our new interview section, you will be able to gain first-hand understanding about what it is like to work in the renewable energy sector from leading experts in Central and Eastern European countries as well as from Austrian technology leaders. In this first interview, we learn from Mr Kostiantyn Gura, newly appointed Acting Head of State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine (SAEE), as he tells us how he and his organization shape the energy future of Ukraine. 

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