Experts we work with
In creating content for this website, we collaborate with professionals from the energy and other energy-related industries, educational institutions, research institutes and other organisations whose mission is associated with energy supply.
David Batič is the Head of the Energy Market Development and Monitoring department at the Energy Agency of Slovenia. In his first position at the Agency, his focus was on developing a quality of supply regulation methodology and monitoring the market. His present responsibilities include energy market monitoring, REMIT, incentives for smart grids development, e-mobility, effective data interchange in energy markets, and business informatics.
As the Vice President of the Energy Data Interchange department at the Energy Industry Chamber of Slovenia, he is committed to the standardisation of business processes for electronic data interchange in energy markets at national and EU levels.
For iEnergy he provided input on Regulatory framework for energy flexibility.
Samo Fekonja is an expert on energy project management at Dravske elektrarne Maribor and the HSE Group. His responsibilities include the deployment of new technologies, especially smart grids and e-mobility, within the HSE Group.
Mr. Fekonja has coordinated several projects at EU level and is tasked with seeking new opportunities in the EU’s financial perspective. He is also an expert on information security and a certified information security management system auditor.
For iEnergy he provided input on Hydropower and flexibility.
Duška Godina has served as the Director of Slovenia’s national regulatory authority, the Energy Agency of Slovenia, since January 2016. She joined the Agency in 2005 as adviser to the director. In this position, she was involved in reaching the NRA’s key decisions; especially prominent was her role in drafting the applicable Slovenian energy law.
In accordance with the competence and mission of the NRA, Godina engages in Slovenian energy policy-making and implementation with the aim of ensuring a high quality, competitive and secure supply of energy for consumers while abiding by climate and environmental agreements and targets.
For iEnergy she provided input on Regulatory framework for energy flexibility.
Jurij Klančnik works at ELES as the Transmission System Operation Director. His main areas of expertise include power system operation and electricity markets, particularly in relation to cross-border transmission capacity allocation and procurement of ancillary services.
Klančnik serves as a member of various international bodies: the ENTSO-E General Assembly, CORE HLM, NBI SC, TSCNET, etc.
For iEnergy he provided input on Grid stability.
Darko Kramar is an expert on power system operation and electricity markets, and a member of staff at ELES, d.o.o., the Slovenian TSO for electricity.
At ELES, Kramar's responsibilities include the stability of the power system, ancillary services, cross-border transmission capacity, and power system balancing. He represents ELES in the ENTSO-E Operational Steering Committee, and serves as the deputy coordinator of the international development project FutureFlow.
For iEnergy he provided input on Grid stability.
Borut Rajer is the Director of Operations at Borzen. His responsibilities include control and development of market operator activities, and renewable energy activities of the Centre for RES/CHP.
Internationally, Rajer served several years as the head of the Working Group for Environmental Market at Europex, the Association of European Energy Exchanges, before being appointed Board Member in 2018.
For iEnergy he provided input on Variable power generation forecasting.
Uroš Salobir, Strategic Innovation Director, Eles d.o.o.
At Eles, Uroš Salobir is the director of Strategic Innovation, a division established to step up the development and implementation of innovation projects and harmonise them with the company’s key strategic goals.
Salobir has experience in power system operation, electricity markets, and national- and international-level coordination of infrastructure and technical information systems.
For iEnergy he provided input on Advanced grid-scale energy storage.
Matjaž Žvar works at the Krško nuclear power plant as the head of training and shift engineer in the control room, where he previously served as a reactor operator and senior reactor operator.
Žvar is a member of the Technical Working Group on Managing Human Resources at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). His participation in the technical support missions conducted by the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) confirms that the expertise and experience of the staff at NEK are valued internationally. Žvar is the Slovenian representative in the Utility Simulator Users Group (USUG). As perfect copies of control rooms, simulators are an indispensable part of nuclear training programmes.
For iEnergy he provided input on Nuclear energy and security of supply.