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Dipl. Ing. Benoît Bletterie

Dipl. Ing. Benoît Bletterie


Senior Engineer



Competence Unit

Electric Energy Systems




+43 50550 6355


+43 505506390


TECHbase Vienna, Giefinggasse 2, 1210 Vienna


Field: Smart Grids

Main Research: Smart Grids; Distributed Energy Resources; Network planning and operation; Voltage control; Power system studies; Inverter Modelling; Photovoltaics; Standardisation

Experience: M.Sc. (DI) degree in Electrical Power Engineering (2001) from Supélec and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (double degree). - As Senior Engineer responsible for power system simulations in the smart grids context. - Project acquisition and management of national and European research projects as well as consulting and industrial projects. - Work package leader in various FP 5-7 Projects (e.g. DGFACTS, MetaPV, IGREENGrid). - Organisation and training events for distributed energy sources modelling. - Mentoring and supervision of diploma thesis. - Active member of several standardisation working groups. - Intensive publication (journals and conferences).

  • 2011-: Senior Engineer
    AIT / Vienna
  • 2009-: Lecturer
    Fachhoschule Technikum Wien / Vienna
  • 2008-2008: Visiting scientist
    Tecnalia / Bilbao, Spain
  • 2003-2010: Researcher
    AIT / Vienna
  • 2007: CENELEC TC8X WG3
  • 2011: “Smart Grids Pioneer“ Award, Smart Grids Week Linz 2011
  • 2010: “Smart Grids Pioneer“ Award, Smart Grids Week Salzburg 2010
  • 2007: „Best Paper Award“, 17th Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, Fukuoka, Japan, December 2007


  • On the characterisation of PV inverters' efficiency—introduction to the concept of achievable efficiency
    Author(s): B. Bletterie, R. Bründlinger, G. Lauss
    Journal: Progress in Photovoltaics, 19 (2011) ; 423-435
  • Development of innovative voltage control for distribution networks with high photovoltaic penetration
    Author(s): B. Bletterie, A. Goršek, T. Fawzy, D. Premm, W. Deprez, F. Truyens, A. Woyte,B. Blazic, B. Uljanic
    Journal: Progress in Photovoltaics, 20 (2012) ; 747-759
  • On the Stability of Local Voltage Control in Distribution Networks with a High Penetration of Inverter-Based Generation
    Author(s): Filip Andrén, Benoit Bletterie, Serdar Kadam, Panos Kotsampopoulos, Christof Bucher
  • Optimisation of LV networks with high photovoltaic penetration – balancing the grid with smart meters
    Author(s): B. Bletterie, S. Kadam, M. Stifter, R. Pitz, A. Abart
    Conference IEEE PowerTech 2013, Grenoble, France
    Proceedings IEEE; IEEE PowerTech 2013
  • Local voltage control by PV inverters: first operating experience from simulation, laboratory tests and field tests
    Author(s): B. Bletterie, A. Stojanovic, S. Kadam, G. Lauss, M. Heidl, C. Winter, D. Hanek, A. Pamer, A. Abart
    Conference EUPVSEC, Frankfurt, Germany
    Proceedings EUPVSEC; EUPVSEC
  • Energieverteilungsnetze im urbanen Raum (Bachelor) (2009)
    Fachhoschule Technikum Wien
  • Elektrische Netze (Master) (2009)
    Fachhoschule Technikum Wien

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