Dr. Eng. Mihai PAUN
Vice-President Romanian Energy Center – CRE

Dr. Mihai PAUN is Vice-President & co-founder of the Professional Association – Romanian Energy Center (CRE) acting in Brussels.

Experience of more than 30 years in the electricity industry, at managerial and executive level in electricity Transmission, Distribution and Generation, in both national and international environment. Active in coordination of EC and EIB funded Projects on Cybersecurity, Digitalization of the Electricity Sector, Smart Grids, Critical Infrastructure Protection and Grid Investments.

Senior Project Manager at EIB and Mediterranean Transmission System Operators for Electricity – Med-TSO for 2 and 2 years respectively. Network and System Development adviser at the European Networks of Transmission System Operators for Electricity – ENTSO- E for more than 6 years, responsible for the preparation of the non-binding European-wide Ten-Year Networks Development Plan – TYNDP, HV Electricity Infrastructure, Smart Grids, Electricity Highways.

Energy Policy and Networks adviser at EURELECTRIC – Union of the Electricity Industry in Brussels for more than 8 years.

Member of the Board of the Electricity Distribution System Operator ELECTRICA – Electricity Distribution Subsidiary ”Electrica Distribuție Muntenia Nord” SA (EDMN) – 4 years.

Head of Innovation Section & EU Programs and Projects Manager at CRE.

Rapporteur – WG Regulation in BRIDGE Initiative – Cooperation group of Smart Grids and Energy Storage H2020 projects.

Appointed Member of the European Economic and Social Committee – ECOSOC Section for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society – TEN/211; Independent Expert evaluator for the EC FP6, FP7 H2020 Energy and ICT Projects.

PhD degree in Power Engineering and a Master degree in Financial Management and Banks.