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Dña. Leslie Herding

Current position:
Research Assistant
Association date:
SM26. P-405
Phone extension number:
+34 91 542-2800 ext. 2729


Leslie Herding was born in Wesel (Germany) in 1992. She obtained the Bachelor of Engineering at Technische Hochschule Köln in 2018 and the Master in Research in Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in Industry, Transport, Construction and Town Planning at UPV/EHU Bilbao in 2019. She gained practice in different research institutions (Fraunhofer ISE, German Aerospace Center). In September 2019 she joined the Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica (IIT) of Universidad Pontificia Comillas as a research assistant in the area of Smart and Sustainable Grids where she works in the assessment of electricity network requirements for the energy transition.

Areas of interest:

Integration of renewable generation in the electricity sector, electricity grid access and connection, smart connection agreements, electricity network modelling.

International Exchanges

  • Apr - Jul 2024, Grid Planning and Analysis Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Golden (United States of America).
  • Jun - Jul 2023, Power and Energy Systems Department, INESC-TEC. Porto (Portugal).
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Invited Conferences and Seminars

  • Seminar "SADSE seminar: A security-aware dynamic hosting capacity approach to enhance the integration of renewable generation in distribution networks". Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Feb 2024.
  • Conference "An aggregated cost model for estimating distribution grid investment under the energy transition: a Spanish case study" 31. Workshop des Student Chapters. Gesellschaft für Energiewissenschaft und Energiepolitik e.V.; y Technische Universität Dresden. Dresden (Germany). May 2023.
  • Seminar "Assessing the impact of RES penetration and geographical allocation on transmission expansion cost: a comparative analysis of two large-scale systems". Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jan 2023.
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