Wiener Netze GmbH, Austria
Hans Taus is vice head of the department of regulatory affairs of Wiener Netze GmbH since 2013 and has more than 10 years of experience in the electricity power sector. Wiener Netze GmbH is the Distribution System Operator of Vienna and the surroundings, serving about 2 million customers, with electricity, gas, district heating and fibre optic networks. Besides the regulatory issues he was coordinating and working in diverse R&D-projects regarding Smart Grids. Hans Taus is also active on the European level within GEODE (the Voice of local Energy Distributors across Europe) and representative of GEODE in Expert Group 3 of the Task Force Smart Grids of the European Commission. Hans Taus graduated in Power Engineering at Vienna University of Technology.