Crossing borders

Amprion's grid is located at the heart of Europe. Together with international partners, many employees are working to ensure that Europe achieves its climate targets. We'd like to introduce some of them to you.

Amprion's grid is located at the heart of Europe. Together with international partners, many employees are working to ensure that Europe achieves its climate targets. We'd like to introduce some of them to you.

“There aren't many jobs where you get to talk to people from 35 different countries in a short period of time. It also means you're constantly getting to know new angles on your own work. Not only does it give me valuable new experiences, I also draw a lot of energy from it.”

Yannick Jonat (27)

Leader of the administrative team of Joachim Vanzetta, boss of the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E)

“It's a stroke of luck to work at the interface of Europe's transmission system operators – and to help build a climate-friendly energy system in partnership with other countries. In this way, my job enables me to fight for an issue that's also close to my own heart.”

Lisa Beuger (41)

International Regulation Management Consultant

“In order to keep our grid stable, we are constantly coordinating with our European partners. For example, I talk to and exchange information with the Swiss TSO Swissgrid. Together with Amprion, they coordinate Europe's interconnected grid and are therefore a key partner for us. Communication runs smoothly – which isn't just down to the common language.”

Sebastian Olivares (28)

is a system services engineer

“I was born in Alsace, France, and have lived in Germany for many years. I'm at home in both cultures. This helps me when I consult with my colleague from the French transmission system operator RTE. We regularly exchange information about the best components and their suppliers – helping us to support each other across national borders.”

Jérémy Unterfinger (37)

is an electrical engineer and develops new components for overhead lines

“Unilateral national initiatives are of no use at all when it comes to setting up a climate-friendly and secure energy system for Europe. The more countries that cooperate, the better. We are currently working on integrating the Baltic states into Europe's Continental Synchronous Area. I think it's great to be involved in such a politically important project.”

Dr. Andreas Roehder (35)

works in Asset Management and passed the baton
to Axel Müller on 1 February 2021

“The future A-North DC link will see us use an innovative cable technology, for which only a few manufacturers are qualified. That's why we put our trust in international suppliers when we invited tenders for the cable systems – and also because we trust them to supply the most cost-effective solution. The two contracts – covering a total contract value of around 1 billion euros – were awarded to an Italian and a Japanese company.”

Stefan Schlemper (45)

Head of Purchasing Transmission System Requirements

TextHeimo Fischer
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