Since March 2017 Dr. Michael Stadler has been the area head of the Microgrid and Smartgrid department at Bionergy2020+. Before that Michael Stadler was a Staff Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California and leading the Grid Integration Group. He studied at Vienna University of Technology, from which he holds a Master’s degree in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. with honors in energy economics. He is a recipient of the PECASE Award of the White House. The Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. Michael was also the leader of the microgrid team and distributed energy resources team at Berkeley Lab and was leading the DER-CAM research program. He is also the CTO and founder of the Center for Energy and innovative Technologies (CET). He was leading a team of more than 40 researchers and students at Berkeley Lab. He is also a reviewer for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), ASHRAE, Applied Energy, Elsevier, European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ECEEE), European Transactions on Electrical Power, International Journal of Electronic Business Management, as well as Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Michael has published more than 220 papers, journal papers, reports, as well as 8 software tools in his 16 year career to date. Michael holds 8 software copyrights. Michael is also a senior consultant at Berkeley Lab and leading the DER-CAM/microgrid related work for the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) at Berkeley Lab.