On Monday, Paulius Butkus took up the position of Head of Development and Innovation of the EPSO-G group of energy transmission and exchange companies. With nearly 10 years of experience in the energy sector, Paulius Butkus will be responsible for coordinating the preparation of the energy transformation study, the development of the Group’s innovation, data analytics and management, and other development activities.
For the past four years, Paulius Butkus has been working as the RDI Strategy & Stakeholder Engagement Manager at ENTSO-E, the European Network of Transmission System Operators in Brussels. As part of the Network, he was responsible for the development and implementation of the innovation strategy and cooperation with international institutions, and was involved in the preparation of the European Commission’s innovation funding programmes and the initiation of international projects.
Previously, Paulius Butkus has worked for “Litgrid” and ESO, where he led electricity market development and innovation projects and was responsible for the initiation of the national datahub in Lithuania.
According to Mindaugas Keizeris, CEO of EPSO-G, the group of companies carrying out the study on Lithuania’s energy transformation and implementing the offshore wind park and other strategic electricity and gas infrastructure projects will benefit greatly from the many years of experience in the energy sector, as well as from his participation in international innovation and development projects.
Paulius Butkus holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Physics from Vilnius University and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Doctorate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Vilnius Gediminas Technical University. He has published 11 scientific papers and presented papers at dozens of international scientific and business conferences.
The EPSO-G Group consists of the management company EPSO-G, its five direct subsidiaries “Amber Grid”, “Baltpool”, “Energy cells”, “Litgrid” and “Tetas”, and the indirectly controlled “GET Baltic“. The rights and responsibilities of the sole shareholder of EPSO-G are implemented by the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania.