Helfried Brunner

Helfried Brunner

Dipl.Ing, MSc

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Research interests

Helfried Brunner studied Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, specializing on Power Engineering at the University of Technology Graz and Innovation and Technology Management at the University for Applied Sciences Technikum Vienna. Since 2004 he is with the AIT - Austrian Technology of Technology. As thematic coordinator for power system planning and operation he is responsible for the strategic competence development and the project portfolio in this topic. He is Austrian Alternate ExCo member within the IEA International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) and member of CIRED Technical Committee. Helfried is member of board of the National Technology Platform Smart Grids Austria and AIT representative within the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) Joint Program on Smart Grids. From 2008 – 2017 he was lecturer in the field of electricity networks at the University for Applied Science Technikum Vienna and University of Technology Vienna.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Innovation and Technology Management, Master, Changes in the electricity supply – Future solutions for distribution grids with a high density of decentralized power generators and the necessary framework conditions for innovations

Sept 2007Mar 2009

Award Date: 18 Mar 2009

Electrical Engineering/Power System Engineering, Master, Electrical load profile analysis on buildings at Graz University of Technology, Graz University of Technology

Oct 1996Mar 2004

Award Date: 18 Mar 2004

External positions

IEA TCP International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) - Austrian Delegate

6 Mar 2017 → …

Technologieplattform Smart Grid Austria

1 Jul 2010 → …


  • TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering


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