Jens Boemer, Ph.D., is a Senior Technical Leader in the Grid Operations and Planning group of the Power Delivery and Utilization Sector at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).
In his current position, he leads 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 wind generation and distributed solar photovoltaics for bulk power system reliability studies, and consulting on strategic planning for integration of renewables. Boemer is contributing to timely revisions of IEEE Standard 1547, particularly on the frequency and voltage ride-through sections and was lead author of an EPRI white paper that gives recommendations for the minimum ride-through requirements from a bulk system perspective.
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.