Off-Grid: Decentralized Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

09:00 am - 10:30 am
ICM München
Room 14 C

We take a look at the latest developments in decentralized water-energy-food supply technologies and systems.

09:00 am - 09:05 amWelcome and Introduction

Dr. Philipp Blechinger

Head of Unit Off-Grid Systems

Reiner Lemoine Institut gGmbH

09:05 am - 09:17 amProductive Use of Renewable Energy (PURE) as Driver for a Green Development

Stefan Trittler

Head of Innovation / Project Principal

Asantys Systems GmbH

09:17 am - 09:29 amFurther Speaker to be Announced

09:29 am - 09:41 amFurther Speaker to be Announced

09:41 am - 09:53 amDecentralised Renewable Energy Innovations to Boost Agri-Sector Productivity & Address Global Food System Challenges

Deepak Mohapatra

Senior Officer - Business & Market Development

Alliance for Rural Electrification

09:53 am - 10:30 amQ&A Round

Deepak Mohapatra, Alliance for Rural Electrification

Senior Officer - Business & Market Development


Deepak Mohapatra works as the Senior Officer - Business & Market Development at the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), a leading global business association representing the decentralised renewable energy (DRE) sector for provision of energy access in developing and emerging countries. He works closely together with more than 200 ARE Members, as well as international and local partners to improve market conditions, facilitate capacity building, and establish favourable environment enabling business for private sector companies in DRE space across the globe. Previously Deepak worked at a German NGO called 'Lernen - Helfen - Leben e.V. as a Project Coordinator. He holds MSc. in Renewable Energy Management from Technical University of Cologne (TH Köln), Germany and B.Tech. in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT), India.

Stefan Trittler, Asantys Systems GmbH

Head of Innovation / Project Principal


Stefan Trittler has been active in the off-grid market for 15 years, during which he has held a number of roles including engineering, project management, sales and R&D. Prior to his current position as Head of Innovation / Project Principal at Asantys Systems GmbH, he was employed as Project Principal and Engineering Manager at PowerGen Renewable Energies Ltd, active as mini-grid developer and operator in East and West Africa. Previously, Stefan Trittler was Technical Expert Hybrid Systems at juwi AG, responsible for system design, engineering and project management of various international off-grid systems. Before that, he gained experience in technical sales of off-grid systems at Energiebau Solarstromsysteme GmbH and HAWI Energietechnik AG. In addition to his off-grid experience, he has travelled to numerous countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America and has a special focus on rural electrification in these regions.

Dr. Philipp Blechinger, Reiner Lemoine Institut gGmbH

Head of Unit Off-Grid Systems


Philipp is an international expert in island energy supply and rural electrification. He conducted a PhD in engineering about 'Barriers to implementing renewable energies on Caribbean islands' at the TU Berlin. In 2011, he joined the Reiner Lemoine Institut and he started to develop the Off-Grid Systems Research Unit, which he is currently heading. Within the Unit, he develops and manages projects and strategic processes. In 2019 Philipp was appointed Visiting Scholar in the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) of the University of California, Berkeley as part of the C-BEAR+ project and he is a selected member of the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) at the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Since 2020 he is also leading the RLS-Graduate School on Energy System Transition with currently 6 PhD students.

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