Jens Boemer, Ph.D., is Principal Technical Leader in the Transmission Operations and Planning group of the Power Delivery and Utilization Sector at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).
He leads EPRI’s strategic research on integrated transmission & distribution planning and operations, including projects on the grid integration of renewable and distributed energy resources with a focus on power system stability issues. His areas of expertise include interconnection guidelines, aggregated modeling of distributed solar photovoltaics for bulk power system reliability studies, and DER communications and control. Boemer has gained industry reputation for leading the timely revisions of IEEE Standards 1547 and 1547.1.
Boemer is uniquely skilled to balance power system aspects from a technical viewpoint with stakeholder interests to create practical solutions for the overall benefit of society. This enables him to support technical and regulatory decision making with solid technical foundation.
Jens Boemer joined EPRI in November 2014 with 10 years of experience in technical and regulatory requirements that helped to facilitate the German “Energiewende” (energy transition). In 2013/2014 he studied at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, in the Intelligent Electrical Power Grids group of the Electrical Sustainable Energy department from where he obtained a Ph.D. degree in 2016. Until October 2012 Boemer was Senior Consultant in the Power Systems and Markets Group at the Ecofys premises in Berlin, Germany. He received his Dipl.-Ing. in Electrical Engineering from Technical University of Dortmund, Germany, in 2005 where he specialized on power systems and renewable energies.
Boemer is member of IEEE, CIGRÉ, and VDE.