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May 20–21, 2015 – Berlin, Germany

Jens Hempel

TÜV Rheinland Industrie Service GmbH, Grid Automation/Smart Grid Services

Mr. Jens Hempel is responsible for the Smart Grid Competence Center at TÜV Rheinland. In

his function he is (amongst others) engaged with the KNX, EEBus Initiative, the IP500

Alliance, the G3-PLC Alliance and the UCA International Users Group. He regularly

participates in Smart Home activities with focus on communication protocols and information

security. Being member of CIGRÉ he promotes the Grid Automation Service initiative of

TÜV Rheinland.

Prior to his engagement in Cologne, Germany he was involved in projects concerning

renewable energy (Wind, Fuel Cells, Solar Thermal, PV) and energy storage (Li-Ion,

Ultracapacitors) in the TÜV Rheinland Japan and India Offices. He’s engaged in IEC CAB

IECEE PSC WG2 with regards to Energy Efficiency and Smart Grids.

In his professional past he worked with NEC and Infineon, being involved in standardization

and interoperability testing.