Christian Buchel is the Deputy-CEO, Chief Digital & International Officer (CDIO), of Enedis (ex-ERDF), the distribution system operator in charge of operating, developing and maintaining the medium-voltage and low-voltage power grids across 95% of mainland France. He is also the Chaiman of EDSO for Smart Grids, the European association representing leading electricity distribution system companies that are cooperating to make the European smart grids vision a reality. Prior to this, Christian Buchel held various top-management positions within the EDF Group. He was notably a Member of the Board and COO of Energie Baden-Württemberg (EnBW) in Germany as well as CEO of Electricité de Strasbourg. In the late 1990s, he also served as an advisor to EDF’s CEO. During his career, he has held both managerial and operational responsibilities, covering the entire value chain of the electricity industry. Christian Buchel holds an engineering degree from the Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité (Supélec) and was a research fellow at CERN, Geneva, shortly after the end of his studies.
Session II : ENTSO-E seen from outside - achievements & expectations (13/11)