Head of Digital Network Technology
Kaspar Kaarlep holds a M.Sc in Engineering Physics from Tallinn University of Technology where he worked on applied mechanics for biorobotic systems. For the past 4 years Kaspar has been driving the digital grid transformation process in Elektrilevi, Estonia's largest DSO. The Digital Network Technology department is an interdisciplinary energy systems engineering and operations workshop. As Head of Department, Kaspar is responsible for Elektrilevi's Smart Grid development vision, execution methodology, technical architectures and cybersecurity. The operations side of the department handles Smart Meter operations, OT support systems and IT outsourcing coordination. In his previous roles of substation automation specialist and smart grid project manager, Kaspar worked on leading foundational smart grid projects, such as Elektrilevi's all-IP program, dynamic analytics for integrating renewables and on implementing OT asset management software. Kaspar's current development focus is divided between Elektrilevi's Strategic Cybersecurity Program and the Advanced Analytics Program - which is tasked with unlocking the full business value from Elektrilevi's smart meter roll-out about to be completed. When Kaspar is not busy managing the digitization of the power grid, you might find him hiking deep in Estonia's forests.