Ole Langniss

CEO & Co-Owner, Oli Systems

Dr. Ole Langniss founded OLI Systems GmbH in 2016, a start-up for the digital energy economy focused on blockchain for distributed energy management. OLI has built up several blockchain based local power markets. Further he leads Dr. Langniß – Energie & Analyse, a consultancy company based in Stuttgart, Germany. Currently, he serves as the deputy leader to C/sells, a large scale smart grid project with a budget of € 100 million.

He holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering from Technical University Berlin and a PhD in Economics from Stuttgart University. His work focuses on strategies and policy instruments for an accelerated deployment of renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency technologies. He has worked in over 50 countries and assisted governments among others in the Caribbean, China, Cuba, European Union, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan, Senegal, South Africa and Vietnam in establishing favorable framework conditions for renewable energy technologies. His engagement with Chinese government has stretched over almost 15 years. He served as Operating Agent to the International Energy Agency. He has authored more than 90 publications among them three books, and was Lead Author of IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). He is founding member of the Smart Grids-Platform Baden-Wuerttemberg where he served as a managing director. Previously he has worked for consultancy Fichtner, Germany, as Department Head at the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research, Germany, Post-Doc at Lund University, Sweden, Guest Researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, USA, and as a Senior Scientist at German Aerospace Center.

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