Dieter recently joined TNEI in Manchester as a Specialist Consultant in the Networks and Innovation division. He has more than 20 years of electrical engineering-, international project management- and consulting experience in various areas of the electrical industry. This includes managing large wind farm construction projects, distribution network reliability modelling and planning, asset management, smart grid initiatives, and techno-economic feasibility studies for network expansion and renewable projects.
Dieter’s career started at Eskom, South Africa’s national power utility, where he was a chief engineer responsible for, amongst others, the telecommunications and SCADA systems of the distribution and transmission power networks.
Subsequently, as a consultant he led several assignments and teams on a wide range of subjects, the most notable of which was the development of an operational strategy for Eskom, the development of an asset management strategy, and a new planning and substation design standard to improve network reliability. Other assignments he managed include the development of a 30-year energy forecasting model for Transnet, the feasibility study and preliminary design of a 400kV transmission network in Tanzania, and the development of a smart metering pilot project in Cyprus.
More recently Dieter was a project manager for an EPC company responsible for the design, engineering, and construction of the electrical balance of plant, including 400/132 kV substations and 132kV power lines, for two large wind farms in South Africa.
Dieter has technical, management consulting, and project management experience in South Africa, Botswana, United Kingdom, Cyprus, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Germany.