Chairman of the Supervisory Board confirmed

08.01.2019

Dr. Rainer Pflaum, CFO of TransnetBW, one of the four German power transmission system operators (TSOs), has been confirmed as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of TSCNET Services. Dr. Pflaum was elected Chairman for the first time at the beginning of 2016 and now confirmed for the coming three years.

Due to the ongoing implementation phase of security coordination and capacity calculation services for several European regions and new requirements from the Clean Energy Package recently published by the European Commission, TSCNET Services is facing growing challenges and increased needs of close cooperation links to other RSCs in Europe. With the re-election of Dr. Pflaum, the shareholders of TSCNET Services therefore ensure competence and continuity in the Supervisory Board of the company with today 15 TSOs from twelve European countries as shareholders.

Dr. Rainer Pflaum, CFO of TransnetBW, has been confirmed as Chairman of the Supervisory Board (picture: TransnetBW)

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> Open TSCNET Services press release (pdf, 119kB)
> Open Vita Dr. Rainer Pflaum, corporate website TransnetBW (pdf, 127kB)

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Doris Barnert joins Supervisory Board

11.07.2018

Doris Barnert, Head of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer of Swissgrid, the Swiss electricity transmission system operator (TSO), has been appointed a member of the Supervisory Board of TSCNET Services, the Munich-based Regional Security Coordinators (RSC) for the European electricity transmission grid.

“As an RSC, TSCNET plays an important role in the secure operation of the European transmission network. We welcome Swissgrid’s commitment and the expansion of financial competence represented on our board,” said Dr. Rainer Pflaum, Chairman of the TSCNET Supervisory Board, who has been a member of the Management Board of the German TSO TransnetBW since 2010. The TSCNET Supervisory Board consists of representatives of a group of 14 European Transmission System Operators who are the shareholders of TSCNET Services GmbH.

Doris Barnert graduated as an architect from ETH Zurich and holds an MAS in Corporate Finance and an Executive MBA HSG. On 1 April 2017 she was appointed member of the Executive Board and Chief Financial Officer of Swissgrid. “The increasing importance of the RSCs in Europe and the central role of Switzerland in the European transmission grid will make this supervisory role an interesting opportunity to support the further development of TSCNET Services,” said Ms Barnert.

Doris Barnert, Head of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer of Swissgrid, has been appointed a member of the Supervisory Board of TSCNET Services.

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> Open TSCNET news release (pdf, 119kB)

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Supervisory Board visits TSCNET’s premises

18.09.2017

The Supervisory Board of TSCNET Services advises and supervises the management of our company. Therefore good communication and close cooperation is crucial. Last Tuesday, the Supervisory Board held a meeting at our premises in Munich, Germany, and paid a visit to our Operator Room, the most visible part of our services provision as a Regional Security Coordinator (RSC) for transmission system operators (TSOs) in Europe. On this occasion, the board members observed the daily coordination process between TSCNET and the Operators of the TSOs. Besides, our Management Team and one of our Operators conducted a presentation on our core services, the operational processes at TSCNET, and regional transmission grid coordination in general.

“TSCNET plays an important and an increasingly significant coordination role, especially as fluctuating renewable generation is increasingly replacing thermal generation,” said Rainer Pflaum, Chairman of the Supervisory Board and CFO of TransnetBW, one of the four German TSOs and a TSCNET shareholder. “For TSOs today, isolated management of their own transmission networks is not sufficient anymore. The day-ahead forecast of grid status, capacity and potential remedial actions needs to be calculated based on a common model that uses data sets of the individual TSOs participating. These calculations are an important basis for each TSO to make decisions about what action to take. TSCNET is doing a great job here,“ commented Pflaum.

Jesień Leszek, the Director of the Department of International Cooperation of the Polish TSO PSE, who joined the Supervisory Board recently, emphasised the visit’s information value: “Experiencing the daily video conference, called DOPT, with all the participating TSOs and its preparations gave a deep insight about the efforts TSOs have to make to keep the interconnected systems stable. I am used to see these processes from the perspective of PSE’s dispatching centre – it was revealing to also see the other side now.” In addition, Leszek feels vindicated in counting on cross-border cooperation: “It was the combined efforts of all the TSOs facilitated by  TSCNET that made us overcome the difficulties and secure electricity supply across this huge part of Europe.”

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Leszek Jesień joins TSCNET Supervisory Board

06.09.2017

TSCNET Services, one of the European Regional Security Coordinators (RSCs), welcomes a new elected member to its Supervisory Board. Professor Leszek Jesień is the head of the Institute of International Relations and Sustainable Development at the Collegium Civitas University in Warsaw, Poland. Jesień is also closely associated with TSC member PSE, the Polish transmission system operator (TSO). At PSE, he holds the position of Director of the Department of International Cooperation.

Leszek Jesień habilitated in social studies at the Polish Academy of Sciences, and holds a PhD in political sciences from the Warsaw University. Among other things, he advised three Polish Prime Ministers and was chief negotiator of Poland’s accesion to the EU. TSCNET is glad to henceforth bank upon the expertise of a renowned authority in the fields of European and Polish energy policy.

> See PSE press release (html)

 

Picture: PSE

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New board chairman at TSCNET Services

26.02.2016

Dr. Rainer Pflaum, member of the Executive Board of TSC member TransnetBW GmbH, one of the four German transmission system operators (TSOs), is the new Chairman of TSCNET Services’ Supervisory Board, effective immediately. Mr Pflaum, previously Deputy Chairman, was named by the Supervisory Board and succeeds Mel Kroon, CEO of the Dutch-German TSO TenneT. The company’s Supervisory Board represents the shareholders and both supervises and advises the company’s management.

“As renewable energies add a larger and larger proportion of energy to the grid, TSCNET supports TSOs in Europe by rendering impactful services and encouraging a trans-national perspective in order to maintain and even improve the high standards of system security,” Mr Pflaum said. “For this purpose TSCNET combines  the expertise of all the companies cooperating. I look forward to promoting the consistent further development of TSCNET’s processes and services, and to contribute my share to further strengthening security of supply in Europe.”

Picture: TransnetBW GmbH

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