Dr. Britta Buchholz is Vice President Global Product Manager for Microgrids & Distributed Generation at ABB since February 2016. Prior to this, she headed the department “Power Consulting” in Germany since 2014 and “Business development Smart Grids” for Central Europe and Germany at ABB from 2011-2013. From 2001 to 2011 she held various positions as manager of R&D projects and head of the grid planning department at the regional energy supplier MVV Energie Group in Mannheim, Germany. She holds a Doctor´s degree in Electrical Engineering with focus on renewable energy from Kassel University, Germany, and a Master in Industrial Engineering from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. She has gained broad international working experience. In CIGRE, she chaired the global study committee C6 “Distribution systems and dispersed generation” from 2014-2016 and was member of the Technical Committee. Further, she has been convener of the working group on “Asset Management for Distribution Networks with High Penetration of Distributed Energy Resources”. From 2007 to 2013, she lectured at Federal Swiss Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich.