David de Jager

Urban Energy

Standort: Utrecht, Niederlande

David de Jager (MSc Physics, Utrecht University, 1982-1988) has extensive experience in the area of RES deployment. For several years he was responsible for the Dutch statistics on RES and as a consultant he contributed to the RES target setting by the Dutch energy sector. As a consultant he contributed to the strategy development of several multinational utilities. He has performed several studies on renewable energy technology development, financing and deployment. In recent years he concentrated on the interaction of policy instrument design and (costs of) financing. Currently he has the following main assignments:

  • as Associate Director at Ecofys, and
  • as Operating Agent for the IEA Implementing Agreement on Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (www.iea-retd.org).

His programme and process management skills are excellent. As manager of the predecessor of the current Strategy Division of Ecofys, he contributed to the growth and internationalisation of this field. He was previously assigned as senior staff member to the Technical Support Unit of Working Group 3 of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, www.ipcc.ch). As such he contributed to the scoping of IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report, and was as process manager responsible for WG3’s contribution to the IPCC/TEAP Special Report on Safeguarding the Ozone Layer and the Global Climate System. He also acted as senior consultant to the board of Econcern in developing large-scale offshore energy supply systems, according to the so-called POSEIDON vision. In 2010/2011 he acted as Review Editor for the IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SSREN) (Chapter 11: Policy, Financing and Implementation). As Operating Agent for the IEA-RETD he is responsible for the programme management of international project- and communication activities related to large-scale deployment of renewable energy.