Dr. Klaus Kasper
Dr. Klaus Kasper has over 30 years experience in the German power sector, much of it at Board-level. Klaus served on the Executive Committee of EnBW, Germany’s third-largest utility, from 1999 to 2002. As Chief Technology Officer, he was responsible for EnBW’s technical services, power stations, research and development. He was also one of four representatives from the power industry who signed the nuclear energy agreement with the German government in 2001.
From 1996 to 1998, as the technical expert on RWE AG ‘s Supervisory Board, Klaus was responsible for the conventional and nuclear power stations in Karlsruhe. During this time he ran the start-up of a cogeneration plant and a waste-to-energy gasification plant. Prior to that, Klaus was very involved in the coordination of the new energy industry in East Germany following reunification. Klaus joined RWE in 1978 with responsibility for nuclear and conventional power plant technology after serving as a scientific officer charged with reactor safety issues in the nuclear research plant FZ Jülich.
Klaus received a PhD in mechanical engineering from Aachen University, where he specialized in nuclear reactor engineering.